There are many animated films with animals as the protagonists, but the “Ice Age” series with prehistoric animals as the protagonists cannot be ignored.
Mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, giant sloths, how many audiences have learned about them from this movie.
The producer, Blue Sky Studios, has become a hot animation studio, and it can even compete with Pixar.
But unfortunately, Blue Sky Studios, which belongs to 20th Century Fox, did not escape the fate of being sold in the end.
With Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the rivals of the year became brothers, and the future of Blue Sky Studios was rewritten.
The new owner Disney did not give Blue Sky any chance, so on the 10th of this month, the studio officially closed.
Although it is claimed that it is because the capital turnover cannot be opened, everyone with a discerning eye can see that Disney’s abandonment is the main reason.
And the most regrettable thing for the audience is that there will be no sequel to the “Ice Age” series.
The series has 5 episodes in total, telling the story of the adventures of prehistoric animals during the Ice Age, but the squirrels at the beginning and end of each episode have touched the hearts of countless audiences.
It always seeks the nuts, but it always fails to find the nuts.
From the trailer to the feature film, and from the feature film to the extras, the nut that never gets eaten in the mouth also symbolizes the unfinished Blue Sky Studios to a certain extent.
And with the official closure, Disney+ finally released the ultimate side story from Squirrel——
“Ice Age: Scrat Tales”
Yes, Scott, the squirrel’s name is Scott!
There are 6 episodes in total, and each episode lasts about 3 minutes.
Steke first appeared in the opening credits of “Ice Age”, when he was constantly chasing the nut, even if it caused a landslide.
Although Scott does not have any main plot in “Ice Age”, its presence is to a certain extent more eye-catching than the protagonists.
It was so popular that every other year, Blue Sky Studios put out a little short film by Scott.
It’s like the continent is torn apart because of its obsession with nuts.
Or encounter aliens, etc., it can be said to be unrestrained, and people can’t help laughing.
Although it meets beautiful women in the third installment, love is still worthless in front of nuts.
So beautiful women can’t do it, what about children?
In the sideshow, Steer heard a screeching cry while searching for nuts in the jungle.
Peeling off the grass, it was a squirrel cub.
The cub has no parents, no food, and the only thing that calms it down is nuts.
As its cries grew louder, the large ice cone on the top of the mountain began to loosen.
Putting down the nuts can quiet the child, and taking the nuts can trigger a seismic volcano.
In an instant, Scott, whose mind was originally occupied by nuts, was suddenly divided into two.
Half nuts, half pups.
The nature of mammals is probably so simple and unpretentious. Although the cub is not Scott’s child at all, Lu Jian roars, and there is no reason to not recognize the child.
Scott is finally no longer a lonely squirrel, and the world finally has something as important as nuts to him.
But the sudden appearance of the cub also presented Scott with an unprecedented challenge.
When Scott, who sees nuts as life, turns into a super dad, the style of the whole story changes completely.
In order to coax children, it must be able to do acrobatics.
In order to coax children, it has to play the drums.
In order to coax children, it has to become the most beautiful DJ.
As the cub grew up day by day, the cute and harmless little guy finally showed his true colors.
Is there any reason why squirrels don’t love nuts?
How should Scott choose between the two?
It can be said that the animal images written by Blue Sky Studios are generally rather absurd.
Like the raucous sloth in “Ice Age” and the daring parrot in “Rio”.
The latter also launched a sequel because of its good box office results.
But Blue Sky Studios has always been able to add some naive cuteness to these guys.
In fact, in Hollywood, in addition to Disney and its Pixar, there are still animation studios that can be called names, only DreamWorks Pictures and Illumination.
The former has launched “Kung Fu Panda” “Shrek”, while the latter has “Minions” series and “Sing”.
DreamWorks Pictures and Illumination were always more entertainment-oriented when Pixar was still teaching people about life.
The shutdown was a heart-wrenching result for Blue Sky Studios, but there was nothing they could do about it.
In fact, as early as January, Blue Sky Studios also launched another small side story in “Ice Age”, “The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild”.
It’s just that Blue Sky, which was rumored to be abandoned by Disney at that time, was disillusioned and the budget was even more touching.
As a result, the entire film has almost been reduced to the texture of an online game.
And choosing “Ice Age: Scrat Tales” as their curtain call is largely to complete them as a great “Ice Age” series.
It is also very appropriate to start with this animal and let it end the curtain.
So what is Scott’s ending in this ultimate sideshow?
It’s old, it can’t walk anymore, it doesn’t have the sturdiness of the past, nor the flexibility of the past.
And the root cause of it being sick is the nut.
I saw it slowly closed its eyes, just like Blue Sky Studios who were saying goodbye to everyone.
However, when it really died, it realized that all this was a trick of the mouse cub.
It deliberately hides the nuts so that Scott can eat alone after he actually burps.
Scott is dying!
Blue Sky Studios has engaged in “borrowing the mouse to satirize the present”, and the abandoned Internet celebrities can only go to the ground?
But Scott’s last step to revive his soul still made many audiences laugh out loud.
Maybe it’s not over yet?
But the truth is that at the same time that the episode was launched, Blue Sky Studios updated Scott to eat nuts.
After 20 years, it has finally been eaten, and as the audience, our youth has also ended.
Of course, these IPs are still very profitable, so Disney did not intend to end there, but took over the sequels of the “Rio” and “Ice Age” series in all directions.
It’s just that there will be no blue sky in these films.