Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.—LUDLOW—FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) begins its 2017 movie series with the fun-oriented, animated tale “Ice Age 2” on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.
“Ice Age: The Meltdown” (also known as “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown”) is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios and released by 20th Century Fox. It is the first sequel to the 2002 computer-animated film “Ice Age.” It was directed by Carlos Saldanha, co-director of the original “Ice Age,” and the music was composed by John Powell. Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Chris Wedge reprise their roles of Manny, Sid, Diego and Scrat from the original film. They are joined by Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Will Arnett and Jay Leno. The plot focuses on the herd escaping an upcoming flood, during which Manny finds love.
Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), and Diego (Denis Leary) may have made it through the big freeze, but when the ice begins to melt, the heroic trio must warn the other inhabitants of their peaceful valley of the coming flood. As the ice age winds to an end, the animals of the Earth have taken warmly to the melting paradise that surrounds them. Despite the false comfort of a lush valley teeming with vegetation, however, great danger looms just over the horizon.
The film premiered in Belgium on March 1, 2006. It was eventually released in 70 countries, with the last release being in China. Three more sequels were released: “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” in 2009, “Ice Age: Continental Drift” in 2012 and “Ice Age: Collision Course” in 2016.
As with all FOLA movies, it is open to everyone and free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn and water are provided. For information, call 802-228-7239 or visit fola.us.
Characters from the “Ice Age” series of movies, Diego, left, and Sid, right, ponder the big ice melt and that it will mean flooding.