In the early 2000s, significant changes took place in the animation industry, and hand-drawn designs gradually gave way to three-dimensional modeling. The Toy Story and Shrek series are known as the pioneers of this genre, but without a doubt one of the most important franchises of the time that was underestimated was Ice Age and its sequels. The first installment of the franchise was released in 2000 and follows the adventures of an extinct group of extinct mammoths named Mani, a talkative lazy landlord named Syed, and a predatory tiger named Diego. They could bring a baby safely to his human tribe. The Ice Age soon attracted the attention of many audiences around the world and became a series of feature and short films, all of which took place at a time when humans still did not rule the planet.
In each new sequel of the Age Glacier introduces new main characters Manny, Syed, and Diego to their new characters, and their complex and silly relationships advance the story. Some of these characters, such as Ellie and Peach, became permanent members of the group and appeared in most episodes. In fact, when Mani and his companions faced an emergency and their lives were threatened, friendships formed, families grew, and enemies were defeated. In this article, we will take a look at the most popular characters in this franchise based on their personal appeal to the audience.
10- Peach ( Peaches )
Mani felt for a long time that he was the last mammoth left on the planet until suddenly He met another surviving member of an endangered species, Ellie, who apparently had little faith in being a mammoth and lived in the style of an opossum! Manny and Ellie soon married, and They had a daughter named Peach. Considering the mammoth lineage of Peach, it is obvious that it will become the focal point of the story of the next Ice Age sequels, which of course was not always good. It is not far from the mind that Peach was present in the story as a clich of "bad-tempered teenager" due to his young age. He was more rebellious than his parents, wanted more freedom, and openly ignored his best friend Lewis, a blind mouse, in order to look cool and cool in front of his new mammoth friends. The fact that Peach often portrayed Manny's worst moral qualities as a protective father seemed too clich and boring in many respects. Despite his immature behavior, Peach was ultimately a brave and He is kind, he loves his friends and family, and he is willing to risk his life to protect them. She goes through the storm of adolescence and puberty, becoming a grown-up woman who marries a mammoth named Julian and starts a family. Blowasky reached his oak
9- Grandmother ( Granny )
Syed is not only the happiest character of the Ice Age, but also probably the happiest lazy person on Earth, but his personal life before meeting Diego and Mani was very sad; Syed's family considered him so annoying that in order to get rid of him, they left him alone to pull his so-called kilim out of the water alone. In "Ice Age: Continental Drift", Syed's family finally returns, and of course, before they disappear again, they leave the old grandmother and her misery with him!
Syed's grandmother is a lazy person Wrinkled and trembling, God is always two steps away from death, and of course, in complete disbelief, he refuses to meet the angel of death. Of course, despite her slender appearance, she is a cunning old woman who can do anything with the help of a sharp tongue and, of course, her cane. He claimed to have a lovable pet, and others thought he had probably rotted in a shroud by now, but it soon became clear that he was in fact a very lively whale. Any dangerous situation often upsets the group. However, he eventually becomes a valuable member of Syed and Mani, and the audience is overjoyed that his grandmother decided to stay in Geotopia as a young lazy person.
8- Roshan ( Roshan )
Subsequent episodes of the franchise were fantasized; From the impact of meteorites to time travel and piracy, however, the first part of the Ice Age was an exception to this rule and had a relatively more realistic approach. The story of this episode in the Paleolithic era It passes and begins with a brutal and terrifying scene in which a woman named Nadia tries to escape from predatory tigers and save her small child named Roshan. Nadia finally manages to pass Roshan to Syed and Mani with her last effort and then drowns in the water. Mani does not want to have anything to do with Roshan at first and wants to leave him alone, but eventually he is attracted He becomes cheerful and not afraid of wild animals and decides to take care of him. From now on, Roshan will be accompanied by the evil Mani, Seyed Sarkhosh and Diego Makar, so that he may reach his family.
Undoubtedly, this lovable character is Roshan, who gives a special style to the story throughout the Ice Age. Although he was only present in the first part of this franchise, his influence is quite noticeable in other parts as well; Because it connects Syed, Diego and Mani to each other and forms their eternal triangle.
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7- Crash and Eddie ( Crash and Eddie )
Every child adventure movie needs comedy moments; In the main film Ice Age, Seyed played this important role, but over time, he became more mature, and as a result, the franchise needed to introduce new cute characters to carry the burden of animation humor, in this situation, Eddie and Crash as Eli brothers , Of course, was opened from the opium race to the collection. They first appeared in "Ice Age: The Meltdown". Join other animals to migrate to a safe place. In the middle of the road, they came across two opossums named Eddie and Crash, who came to visit their niece; A mammoth that has grown up in the style of opium!
Krish and Eddie, despite their small size, prove very quickly that they can do amazing things with their acrobatic movements and a lot of energy. The two Banmak brothers are present in the film mainly to create funny moments, but because they really care about their family, they gradually join Mani and her friends, and they have a more prominent presence in the following episodes. You can always count on Eddie and Crash as well as using trees as catapults or racing with wood to make everything look more vibrant.
6- Ellie Mani as unofficial leader of the Ice
Age franchise The story is heartbreaking; He used to have a
wife and children but was killed by human hunters. For a long time,
Manny was not interested in re-establishing a family and considered
himself a lone mammoth who had to continue his journey and
eventually die as an elderly mammoth, but when he meets Ellie,
Elie Mammoth is a giant who was raised by a family of opossums and now considers himself one of them and behaves exactly like a genuine opossum. Eli is in many ways the opposite of Mani; He is comfortable, warm-hearted and good-natured, and soon becomes friends with Diego and Syed. When Mani finally manages to convince Ellie about her mammoth biology, they get married.
Their family gradually grows into their daughter Peach and son-in-law Julian. This mammoth family forms the basis of the later films of the Ice Age franchise. Elie proves to be more confused than Mannywald, but is fully prepared to protect her family in the face of danger. The love between Manny and Ellie is also inspiring for Syed and Diego, encouraging them to find the right match in the following episodes.>
5- Diego ( Diego )
Even the idea that a dagger-toothed tiger could turn into a cool and lovable animated character is strange, but the Ice Age digger proved that it is quite possible. He also has an excellent background that makes the audience deeply connected to this predatory tiger; In the first part of the Ice Age, Diego was a member of a herd of dagger-toothed tigers who sought to hunt down and eat a human baby named Roshan, who was guarded by Mani and Syed. Diego, who did not want to face Mani directly. , Pretends to help save the child for him and Syed, despite secretly guiding them to the tigers' ambush. In the middle of the road, Diego feels a fundamental change in the depths of his heart and decides to protect Mani, Syed and the child like his family. He betrays his herd and together with the mammoth and the lazy of the story, they form a new and, of course, unfamiliar group.
He struggles but eventually realizes the value his new family brings him in life. They brought is much more important than his instinct to separate. In the final films of the Ice Age franchise, Diego completely immerses himself in the role of an older brother/uncle and even begins a romantic adventure with a beautiful female tiger named Shira.
4- Mani ( Manny )
Ice Age of Many The plot of the story is about a mammoth named Mani and the improbable relationships he establishes on a journey called life. Manny was one of the first characters to be portrayed in the first episode as a grumpy and anti-social creature, but in reality he was suffering from the hidden pain of losing his wife and children and wanted to continue on his own so that he would not experience this unbearable suffering again. Mani eventually reluctantly took over the leadership of their bizarre group and helped Syed and Diego bring Roshan to his family. Manny's anti-social tendencies gradually faded along the way, and at the end of the film he decided to stay with Diego and Syed as his new friends. Manny later formed a new family with his wife Ellie and daughter Peach, whose relationship formed the basis of later Ice Age episodes.
The nature of this mammoth is not unlike polytheism or even Batman; Because behind his serious and nervous face is the real pain of past trauma. All this is hidden by his kind spirit, who wants to save the lives of others and is not afraid to risk his own life. Mani's biggest win in the Ice Age franchise is not overcoming enemies like Soto's dagger-toothed tiger, but opening his heart to love and exposing himself to vulnerability again is the most important thing he has done.
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3- Buck ( Buck )Buck Wilde is an adventurer who, despite his late arrival, soon became one of the franchise's most popular characters. Buck's first appearance was in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"; After a series of unexpected events, Syed goes to the underworld, home to dinosaurs that were thought to be extinct. Manny, Diego, Ellie and Peach go to this underground land to save Syed, regardless of the danger of being swallowed by dinosaurs.
This is exactly where Buck Wilde enters and his incredible acrobatic skills and Of course, a knife made of dinosaur teeth will make things right. Using the expert knowledge he has gained after years of being trapped in the basement, Bug can free Syed and his friends and help them get to Earth. Buck, despite having the opportunity to join them, eventually decides to stay in the land of the dinosaurs and leave only in times of danger; Like when he has to warn Mani and others about the danger of a meteorite hitting the ground. This strange weasel can be considered an amalgam of Indiana Jones, James Bond and Captain Jack Sparrow. The adventurous Buck, who easily deceives his bigger enemies and leads a dangerous life not out of compulsion but for fun, is one of the most fascinating characters of the Ice Age, and it is not surprising that his spin-off called "Ice Age: The Adventures of Buck Wild" (The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild).
2- ( Sid )
While the Ice Age franchise puts Mani's character at the center of most of its narratives, Syed is often the main motivator. Is the one who makes all things happen; Because he puts himself into life with passion and innocence, which is something Diego and Manny are unable to do. This is the passion with which Seyed convinces Mani to protect Roshan and hand him over to his family. . One of these moments is the third part where Sayyid finds abandoned eggs and since he thinks that their mother has abandoned them, he decides to protect them, but very soon the dinosaur returns to take back his children and Sayyid and Dar And his gang got into big trouble.
Syed is clumsy and helpless, but Manny and Diego are attracted to his stubborn desire to be friends with others, and they at least know and love him as their brother. If Mani is the think tank of the group and Diego is the executive arm, he is undoubtedly the heart of the group. He is also responsible for many of the film's comedic moments; Everything from his weird lips to his unique way of walking are all designed to make the audience laugh.
Syed, who was abandoned by his lazy family before meeting Manny and Diego, proves if your heart and mind Open to love, you can have another chance for happiness.
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1- Scrat ( Scrat )
So far we have written about most of the main characters of the Ice Age franchise, but the list can not be completed without a secret that the audience loves despite the occasional presence. The squirrel is a squirrel that always seems to be on the verge of a proper nervous breakdown. He appears in all Ice Age films but rarely connects with the main characters or stories. Of course, sometimes because of his disability, he creates troubles that form the basis of the story.
Skart is not very interested in the adventures of Syed, Diego, Manny or other characters. His main or in other words only interest in life is dealing with oaks and storing them. This simple wish is infinitely combined with the bad luck of the escort and causes troubles such as a huge slap or being thrown into space.
The adventures of the escort are often in conflict with other events of the Ice Age and in fact The world is on its own, but it does not matter to the audience who loves to watch this hysterical squirrel throw himself into the depths of hell for an oak. In many ways, Skirt can be seen as a return to the classic cartoons of the past, which relied on physical comedy to evoke more laughter instead of dialogue. This dumb squirrel is known for its unofficial magic throughout the Ice Age franchise due to its popularity among audiences.