Prehistoric times; revenge; extinction; death of family members
- Sid is charged by two rampaging rhinos, and hides behind Manny with the two rhinos crashing into Manny. A push and shove match develops with the rhinos pushing Manny towards the edge of a cliff. Manny interlocks his tusks with the horns of one of the rhinos swinging the rhino around before releasing it sending the rhino flying through the air, while he uses his tusks like a forklift to pick up the second rhino and catapult it through the air.
- A sabre-tooth tiger talks about eating a human infant for breakfast and about how a group of hunters killed half of his pack and used their skins to keep warm.
- A pack of sabre-tooth tigers attacks a group of humans who ward off the tigers with spears; there is some snarling and crunching of spears but no injuries are depicted. A tiger corners a mother holding an infant and she hits the tiger across the face with a wooden club. A short time later the tiger corners the mother holding her infant on top of a cliff overhanging a raging river and she jumps into the water to escape.
- In one scene played for laughs to depict the extinction of the dodo bird we see: dodo birds falling into a volcanic crater, accidentally stumbling over a cliff face; we see a number of dodos knocked off a cliff face; actual deaths are not depicted.
- Manny is surrounded and attacked by a Soto and his pack of sabre-tooth tigers. Soto leaps at Manny, but Diego intervenes and attacks Soto. A tiger bites Manny on the foot while Manny uses a tree trunk to knock several tigers over a cliff face. Diego and Soto swipe at each other with their claws, with Soto hurling Diego against a rock knocking him unconscious. Soto is about to swipe Diego’s throat with his claws when Manny intervenes, using his tusks to throw Soto through the air and against a wall of ice. As the tiger lies on the snow, a row of sword-like icicles hanging above him begin to wobble. We do not see the icicles fall, but hear what sounds like swords cutting flesh with the inference clear that he is stabbed and killed by the falling icicles. When we next see Diego he appears to be injured and dying but in a later scene we see Diego alive and limping back to his friends.
- We hear Manny telling Sid “If you find a mate in life you should be loyal and in your case grateful”, to which Sid responds “I think mating for life is stupid, there’s plenty of Sid to go around”.
- Sid makes a comment about a female sloth going “praying mantis on me”.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
Nudity and sexual activity
- Mild flirting between Sid and female sloths
Nothing of concern, although plenty of associated merchandise.
- overgrown weasel; jerk; stinking drawl face; bone bag; little squirt; wormy; lumpy
Ideas to discuss with your children
- The importance of family
- Supporting and looking out for each other regardless of differences
- Self sacrifice, cooperation and compassion: On a number of occasions Manny displayed self sacrifice by both putting the need of other above his own and by placing his own safety and life at risk to save others.
- Cooperation: It was by cooperating that Manny, Diego and Sid were able to overcome a variety of obstacle throughout their journey and succeed in their mission.
- Manny demonstrated great compassion towards the human baby in his care even though adult humans were responsible for the death of his own family.
- Parents may wish to discuss how the film represents the need for individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures to be compassionate and understanding towards each other, and how these qualities can result in diverse groups overcoming insurmountable odds.