Blue Sky Studios just announced that “Ice Age 5” will hit theaters this coming July 2016. After its predecessor hit a skyrocketing $2.8 billion in the global box-office, it came as no surprise that the animation company wanted to do another film in the “Ice Age” franchise.
According to Venture Capital Post, Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation plans to continue the blockbuster family franchise after hitting box-office records for its first four films: “Ice Age” (2002), “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (2006), “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift”.
The recent “Ice Age: Continental Drift” took in a massive $874.9 million in box-office worldwide, as well as $714 million internationally. Meanwhile, Fox has not released yet any details for “Ice Age 5”, though the a lot of the main voice characters is set to come back including Ray Ramano voicing Manny the Wooly Mammoth.
Originally, the July 2016 date is set for “Anubis”, another Blue Sky and Fox Animation title. “Anubis” is now set to premier 2 years later, on March 23, 2018 to give way to “Ice Age 5.”
“Anubis” is based loosely on the novel of Bruce Zick which is about a mummy’s curse that results to an unplanned trip to the Egyptian underworld.
“Ice Age 5” is set to release just one week after an undisclosed Marvel film and two weeks after the release of “Independence Day” sequel of Fox.
Also, “Ice Age 5” rivals with 2 more animated films: Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Dory”, a sequel to “Finding Nemo” and Dreamworks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 3” as all is set to be released Summer 2016.
There you have it on the latest news on Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation, “Ice Age 5”. Are you excited to see the latest film in the franchise? Do you think it will be able to break the box-office records set by its predecessors? Sound off in the comments below.
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