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Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

by Jenoa Haymor on Jun.27, 2010, under Animation, Comedy, Family

Director: Tim Hill
Countries: UK, USA
Length: 78 min
Language: English
Gross: $140,225,000 (Worldwide) (16 December 2006)
IMDb: 4.80 (2642 votes)

Actors

Breckin Meyer (Jon Arbuckle), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Liz Wilson), Billy Connolly (Lord Dargis), Bill Murray (Garfield), Ian Abercrombie (Smithee), Roger Rees (Mr. Hobbs), Lucy Davis (Abby), Lena Cardwell (Teenage Tourist), Veronica Alicino (Veterinary Assistant), Jane Carr (Mrs. Whitney), Oliver Muirhead (Mr. Greene), JB Blanc (Hotel Porter), Vernee Watson-Johnson (Tourist #2), Russell Milton (Bobby), Ben Falcone (American Tourist)

Storyline

Jon goes to London to be with Liz and Garfield sneaks with him. Meanwhile a deceased Queen gives everything to her cat Prince XII. Her only heir Lord Dargis becomes jealous and tries to kill Prince. Garfield & Odie sneaks out to the streets of London. Lord Dargis throws Prince in the river and ends up in the sewer of London. SMithee the butler believes he found Prince but it was really Garfield and Jon find Odie with Prince and mistakes him for Garfield. Now the Castle animals must keep Garfield safe and keep him thinking he’s royal to save their lives.

Quotes

  • Jon Arbuckle: Liz, will you marry me?
    [shows the ring to Liz]
    Liz Wilson: Yes.
    [Everyone starts clapping]
    Garfield: You know a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s.
  • Garfield: [to Odie] Okay, blockhead. Time to bust out of here and catch up with Jon. First let’s grab some chow before I eat your liver,
    [in a 'Hannibal Lecter'ish voice]
    Garfield: with some fava beans a nice Chianti.
    [Garfield and Odie get off the bed]
    Garfield: [to housekeeper] Uh, sorry, we left a bit of a mess in the bathroom, thanks.
  • Nigel: Got it. Could have just come down and told me that, couldn’t he? Alright, listen up. Barnyard newsflash. I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Which would you like to hear first?
    Christophe, Bolero, Eenie, McBunny: The bad news.
    Nigel: Lord Dargis just threw Prince in the river.
    [animals panic]
    Winston: Okay, give me the good news.
    Nigel: He was in a lovely picnic basket.
    Eenie: If he throws us in the river, we’ll never survive!
    Christophe: You’re ducks, you could swim.
    Eenie: Oh.
    Preston: [enters the barnyard with a scroll] Winston, I’m next in line for the throne.
    Bolero: Uh-oh. This could get ugly.
    Preston: [rolls out the scroll] I have here a new list of rules for governance.
    Winston: Preston, I hardly think that’s necessary.
    Preston: Rule number one. The barnyard animals congregate entirely too close to the castle. We house pets need our space.
    McBunny: Oh, you’ve got enough space, laddie, right between your ears!
    [animals laugh]
    Preston: You take that back! I command you! As your new king…
    Winston: Look. There’s still a chance Prince may find his way back here. In the meantime, Claudius, you go into the castle and find out what Dargis is up to.
    I, Claudius: I’m on it. I’m your mouse on the inside.
    Winston: I’ll see what I can learn from my end.
  • Garfield: This is a huge mistake, Jon. One of your biggest. Don’t roam. Stay home. Odie and I are not just going on for the ride.
    [Odie runs over Garfield and leaps into the car]
    Garfield: [spits out some grass] This is actually an intervention.
  • [sees two dogs on a horse-driven cart]
    Garfield: Hey, Odie, it’s one of those royal corgis.
    [also sees the queen on the cart]
    Garfield: Hey lady, you got any leftover liver?
    [no response from the queen]
    Garfield: Ah, stuck-up little punk. Oh, I know she heard it, they had the top down. Odie… Odie?
    [Odie starts peeing on a British soldier's foot]
    Garfield: D’uh-oh! Odie, no, don’t do the ugly American thing!
    [soldier looks down at Odie]
    Garfield: [running away with Odie from the soldier] The British are coming, the British are coming! Well, you made him crack anyway.
  • Preston: It’s the real Prince. The genuine article.
    Prince: Yes, my friends, I have returned to you at this, our darkest hour. So tell me Winston, what exactly is Lord Dargis up to?
    Winston: He intends to level our homes and kill us all.
    Prince: O… kay. Well, in that case, I decree that we pack our bags and get our scraggy bottoms out of here. Perhaps to the castle next door.
    Garfield: Oh boy.
    Nigel: Well, that was inspirational.
    Bolero: Brilliant.
    McBunny: I am so fired up.
    Garfield: You know, I’ll have to believe we can do better.
    Preston: I thought you were leaving.
    Garfield: Hey. Button the beak, Froot Loops, or I’ll stick that thing on backwards. Look, Lord Doofus is just another bully. And what do we do to bullies?
    Meenie: Well, generally, we run from them.
    Garfield: No, we don’t leave. We stand and we kick royal butt. Trust me, if you beastsssss can bake a two-cheese lasagna, you can beat Dargis.
    Preston: Well, do you have a plan, Garfield?
    Garfield: Tell you what. For the duration of this battle I would prefer to be called “G-Cat”. And we, have two plans.
  • [after being served a plate of Carlyle log]
    Garfield: Ugh. Does a Great Dane live here?
    Winston: It’s your Carlyle log, my lord. A savory of liver and spleen served in a sleeve of sheep’s intestines.
    Garfield: And… you’re supposed to eat it? What is this, Fear Factor? Intestines, spleen?
    [pushes the plate away]
    Garfield: I’m the king, right?
    Winston: Prince, actually.
    Garfield: Same difference, I rule. Yes?
    Winston: Yes, Your Highness.
    Garfield: Great. Well, feed this to the humans, and just bring me a piping hot dish of lasagna. Okay?
    Winston: I’ll see to it at once, sire.
  • [Prince is handed a plate of lasagna]
    Prince: Good Lord! What gruel is this?
  • Garfield: I’m the king of the cul-de-sac. That’s what I’m talking about. Jon and I have everything I could ever want. Food in the fridge. Cable and satellite. And don’t forget, lasagna. That’s right. It’s good to be king.
  • Garfield: Look at this room, for example. How are you gonna liven this place up?
    Winston: But sire, this castle is centuries old.
    Garfield: It’s a museum. It’s boring. And you know what’s missing when your crib is a museum? It’s called fun!
    Winston: Fun?
    Garfield: It’s not that hard, you just need a running start at something. Just… whoa…
    Winston: This is gonna end up so badly.
    [Garfield slides across the floor and bumps into a table which sends a flower vase falling to the floor]
    Garfield: It was already cracked.
    Winston: Ha-ha. Nothing escapes you, sire.
    Garfield: Yeah, I like the way this feels. You slide, baby. Whoa…
    [knocks over a china vase and breaks it]
    Garfield: D’uh oh.
    Winston: Don’t worry about that. That one was cracked as well.
    Garfield: [leans against a statue] Oh, I can relax. Oops.
    [the statue tips over, knocking down all the other statues in succession]
    Dargis: [enters the museum] What the… Oof!
    [last statue falls on Dargis]
    Dargis: Smithee! Get this thing off me!
    Garfield: Oh, let’s go try another room.
    Winston: Good idea, sire.
  • Garfield: You know what, I’ve got two words for that guy: you’re fired.
    Winston: If only it were that simple, sire.
  • McBunny: Keep still. They’re reading Lady Eleanor’s will.
    Christophe: I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
    Eenie: I can’t watch. If Lord Dargis gets the estate, we’re done for!
    Meenie: We’re done!
    McBunny: Quiet!
  • Garfield: Okay.
    [jumps onto the table]
    Garfield: Hold it right here, all you animals. What goes on here, Winston?
    Winston: We’re preparing the royal lasagna, sire. Unless you prefer another dish.
    Garfield: Did you say dish? Lasagna’s not a dish, windbag. It’s a way of life. A state of being one’s perfect achievement. What did the Indians serve to the Pilgrims? Lasagna. What did Marie Antoinette scream to the rebel? “Let them eat lasagna.” What did Neil Armstrong say when he landed on the moon? “That’s one small slice of lasagna.” It’s not a dish. It’s the stuff of dreams. It’s the food of the gods. It’s what’s for lunch.
    Winston: Well, it seems we’ve already mucked it up.
    Garfield: You just need a little guidance, that’s all.
  • Preston: Hogwash! This cat is mocking us at every turn.
    Winston: Preston, calm yourself. He’s only doing what’s best for us.
    Preston: How much longer should we sustain this charade?
    [Garfield peeks into the door]
    Preston: I can’t believe this cat is so stupid as to think he is actually erotic.
    Winston: Well, he does. And house cat or not, we need him.
    Garfield: Wha – ? House cat?
    Winston: Just have a little patience.
    Preston: Patience? Fine. Admit it, Winston. This buffoon couldn’t groom the paws of a real king.
    Garfield: Buffoon?
  • Garfield: Come, my pumpkin windbag. We’re ready to roll.
    Winston: Roll? Where to?
    Garfield: You know, to the hotel, to Jon.
    Winston: Your master? The one who’s leaving you for his new wife?
    Garfield: He’s not leaving me. It’s more of a… temporary insanity thing.
    Winston: Garfield, your master started a new life. It’s time for you to begin yours. Come on, I wanna show you something.
  • [a duck takes a dip into the pool]
    Dargis: [shoos away the duck] You savage beast! How dare you! Get out of here! Smithee! There’s something in the pool, Smithee!
    [Smithee comes with a towel]
    Dargis: [dries himself] There’s a duck in my pool, Smithee! A duck!
    Smithee: A duck, sir?
    Dargis: Filthy wild animal soaking itself in my pool. What do you intend doing about it?
    Smithee: I shall… speak to the duck, sir? Oh by the way, the solicitors are here for the reading of Lady Eleanor’s will.
    Dargis: Excellent. In a few moments I’ll be the master of this entire state. And from this day on things will be done my way.
  • [after being locked in a dungeon by Dargis]
    Garfield: [from inside a sack] You creep!
    Dargis: There’s more than one way to skin a royal cat!
    Garfield: I’m not a royal cat, I’m a self-centered house cat! Wait!
    [gets out of the sack and runs to the door]
    Garfield: Why, you think I’m gonna crack in here? Uh-uh. No. This is gonna be a treat. I’m finally gonna have some quality alone time. I’m gonna write that novel I’ve been putting off. I’m gonna learn a couple of foreign languages, I’m gonna start a whole new workout regimen. I’m gonna lose all this. Get myself in top physical condition… thank you! Yeah, I love it here. You’ve done me an enormous favor. Who’s laughing now?
    [laughs timidly]
  • Garfield: What do they want, blood? I have been eating and sleeping my heart out for these animals. Still not enough. Like I’m as good as a royal cat could be?
    [Garfield and Prince start mirror-playing against a bush doorway]
    Garfield: [after Prince collapses face first] Aha! I so… knew you weren’t me.
    Prince: And you must be Garfield.
    Garfield: How do you know my name?
    Prince: I’ve lived your life for the past few days. Yes, if ever a man loved a cat, it’s your Jon. Return to him, Garfield. Return to your home.
    Garfield: Your Highness, you don’t have to tell me twice. Bye-bye.
  • Jon Arbuckle: Garfield? Odie, wh-wh-what are you doing here?
    Prince: Garfield? What the devil is a garfield?
  • Nigel: You chaps know me, I’m no snob, right? But this cat is too much.
    Preston: That is an embarrassment to our whole way of life.
    Nigel: He’s a disgrace to the furry race. “My pillow isn’t soft enough, my TV remote won’t work…”
    Winston: Don’t get your knickers in a twist. I know he’s a pain in the neck but we just gotta keep him safe till Monday.
    [ducks trumpet]
    Garfield: Yeah, my loyal and fragrant subjects. Please, thank you. Briefly, I hate Mondays. I hate ‘em. Therefore I decree, from this day forward, there will be no more Mondays.
    Eenie, Meenie: What?
    Garfield: Got it? Today is Tuesday, then. Happy Tuesday, everybody.
    Christophe: Yeah, I think he’s lost it.
    Winston: Like I said, we just gotta keep him safe till Tuesday.
  • Garfield: Holy cow. I could hear my footsteps. Mom… Dad… I’m home.
    Winston: Your highness!
    Garfield: You’re talking to me, froggy?
    Winston: It’s me, your trusty servant, Winston.
    Garfield: Hey…
    [shows off some fighting moves]
    Garfield: Warning, I don’t fight fair. I scratch, and I bite.
    Winston: It’s alright, sire. All is well now, your home.
    Garfield: Home? A retirement home, a happy home? So what is this… is this an insane asylum? Am I being kidnapped?
    Winston: Ha, ha, ha. Very funny, sire. Your loyal subjects await you. They need to be comforted by your word.
    Garfield: Hey… trust me, windbag. There’s no way I’m gonna give a speech to a bunch of deranged…
    Winston: And then of course, following your words, a royal feast.
    Garfield: [interested] I think I’m just gonna do a tight two minutes, see if that will calm ‘em down, okay?
  • Garfield: [jumps onto a table] We gotta put an end to this torture.
    [meaning the soft music]
    Garfield: Time for a new DJ.
    [switches the track to a loud fast-paced song]
  • Prince: So it’s hide-and-seek you want to play? Alright, I’ll count to 100.
    [Rommel barks]
    Dargis: Hello, Rommel!
    Prince: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…
    [Dargis continues walking with Prince in the basket]
    Prince: 35, 36, 37, 38…
    [Dargis approaches the river]
    Prince: 96, 97, 98, 99, 100. Alright, fair warning. Ready or not, here I co – - me!
    [Dargis throws the basket in the river with Prince in it]
    Dargis: Bon voyage, Prince!
    Prince: Oh, dear me. I may have misjudged the old boy. Perhaps he is somewhat of a scoundrel. After all, this is *not* the way one plays hide and seek.
  • Garfield: Bus driver, pull it over. I’ve got a pie belch coming that might break windows.
    [burps loudly]
    Garfield: Aaahh.
    [Smithee stops in front of Carlyle Castle, gets out, and opens the door for Garfield]
    Smithee: Come on, Prince.
    Garfield: [gets out of the car] Yeah, yeah, I used to be known as Prince, but you can just call me, Ga – r – field.
    [awestruck by the castle]
    Garfield: Wow. Get a load of this dump.
  • [gets his butt stuck in the door of the play castle]
    Garfield: Does this make my butt a little too big?
    Winston: Put your leather glove on.
    [blows a stinker in Garfield's butt]
    Winston: Ooh, darn it. Well struck, sire. Nice chord. Strong finish. Should we have a look at the kitchen?
    Garfield: Did I hear you say… the kitchen?
  • Garfield: And there’s the time I got hit by that car,
    [scratches a line on the wall]
    Garfield: and the time I ate that six-day-old halibut.
    [scratches another line on the wall]
    Garfield: That’s only seven lives. I got two more. I’m gonna get out of this.
    [a rock falls, creating a hole in the wall]
    Garfield: Bingo.
    I, Claudius: [pokes his head through the hole] Winston and I have come to your rescue.
    Garfield: Took you long enough. What, did you finally hear my stomach growl?
    I, Claudius: [enters the dungeon] No, but we heard your tiresome monologue. Bad halibut indeed.
    [a rock moves, revealing an escape path from the dungeon]
    Winston: Let’s get you out of here, your royal highness.
    Garfield: Winster.
    Winston: The solicitors are here. We have to move quickly.
    Garfield: Huh.
    Winston: Then we lunge in, your royal highness.
    Garfield: Yeah, you can drop that shtik, drool boy. I heard you and the bird. How about the “house cat” part? I love that.
    Winston: Oh, all right, all right, so we weren’t exactly honest. We had to do it. What would you have done?
    Garfield: Save your breath, chubby cheeks. I shall abdicate my throne and return to my TV chair.
    Winston: You’re our only hope.
    Garfield: The only hope of the hopeless.
  • Jon Arbuckle: Garfield, since when do you say “no” to lasagna?
    Prince: …You do realize I’m a cat, don’t you sir?
  • Prince: [holding up lasagna plate] Please sir. May I have some more? [gives big eyes]
  • Jon Arbuckle: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Garfield, what are you doing?
    Garfield: I’m security, pal. Just protecting you from yourself.
    Jon Arbuckle: Garfield, you’ve caused enough trouble today. Now you have food, water, and company.
    Garfield: [points at Odie] Which one is he?
    Jon Arbuckle: Be good.
    Garfield: Jon, he’s hilarious. Be careful, she’s a maneater!
    [Jon closes the door]
    Garfield: Oh no. He’s under her spell.
    [Odie still looks for the hamburger in the cabinet]
    Garfield: Okay, Odie, I’ll give you one small clue… *it’s not in there!*
  • Winston: Oyez, oyez. Prince XII has returned.
    [ducks trumpet]
    Garfield: Thank you windbag, for that flobbering introduction. Hello, everybody!
    [animals look in astonishment]
    Garfield: Hey, listen up…
    [flicks Winston's nose]
    Garfield: is this an audience or a landscape? Okay, great to be back here at the palace. I look out, I see a sea of… of dumb barnyard animals. I’m here in your country to break up a romance between the guy who owns the house I live in and a girl who’s way out of his league. I know that whatever it is that you have, there’s some sort of affliction that produces this glazed look behind your eyes. I hope you defeat it. Wish I could take everybody home with me. Thank you.
    [walks away]
    Garfield: I killed.
    Winston: Very funny, sire. Well done.
    Nigel: I didn’t realize it was amateur hour.
    Eenie: What’s up with Prince?
    Christophe: Oh, he’s on the catnip again.
    I, Claudius: Hold on, chaps! Have I got news for you!
    McBunny: What’s the word, Claudius?
    I, Claudius: Dargis is going to bulldoze the barnyard and feed us to the tourists!
    Nigel: Let him try. He’ll have to deal with these fists of fury first, wouldn’t he?
    [animals complain]
    Winston: Calm yourselves, everyone. We’re alright as long as Prince is alive.
    McBunny: Well, obviously, that feline is not Prince, you idiots!
    Preston: He’s not even a cat formerly known as Prince.
    [animals argue]
    Winston: Wait, he doesn’t have to be Prince. He just has to look like him. If he fooled me, he’ll fool them.
    McBunny: But what’s to stop Dargis from getting rid of this cat too?
    Winston: McBunny’s right. We must protect this cat at all costs. Our fates rely on it.
  • Prince: [after falling out of hotel window] Sore bottom, a little disorientated, but undeterred!
  • Garfield: Hey, Mario Andretti. You’re driving on the wrong side of the road, and I’ve got an entire pie in my stomach.
    Smithee: Don’t worry, Prince. You’ll feel better when we get back to Carlyle.
  • Jon Arbuckle: [dries Prince with a towel] Mr. and Mrs. Jon Arbuckle… Liz Arbuckle… Elizabeth Arbuckle.
    Prince: Listen, you dolt. There’s been a coup d’etat. Attempted murder most foul. I am Prince XII of Carlyle.
    [smoothens fur]
    Prince: [to Odie] You there, with the wise and thoughtful look. Hello. Convince this man there’s been a mix-up.
    Jon Arbuckle: [comes out of the bathroom with a blow-dryer] Garfield, I want you to be at my wedding party.
    Prince: Wedding party?
    Jon Arbuckle: Think you can hold a basket of flowers in your mouth?
    Prince: Enough with the frooming, you dunce. My subjects face mortal jeopardy.
    [gets off the bed]
    Prince: [to Odie] Dog, approach.
    [Odie approaches Prince]
    Prince: We must plan my escape, and I’m relying on your expedience and cunning.
    [Odie begins chasing his tail]
    Prince: [sighs] Okey-dokey, new plan.
  • Winston: [End scene, in pool] Great party, sire!
    Garfield: Yep. When the going gets tough, the great ones party.
  • Liz Wilson: [to Jon] Don’t let Odie out of your sight they might deport him.
    Garfield: [very interested] *Deport* Odie? Ooh, I like this country already! Oops…
    [the table tips over and the bag and Garfield fall onto the floor]
    Garfield: [getting up] OK, I’m gonna need a litterbox, a Room Service manual and the TV remote and, in that order. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in my office.
    [walks towards the bathroom]
    Jon Arbuckle: [looks into his bag and gets surprised that his clothes are gone] Where are my clothes?
    Garfield: [in the toilet] Cool. My very own cat tub.
    [turns on the buttwasher and turns it back off immediately after being squirted by water]
    Garfield: Gol-ly!
    [spits some water out]
  • Jon Arbuckle: What am I gonna do? How am I supposed to find Garfield? London’s very big.
    [Odie fetches some newspaper from the trash can and hands it to Jon]
    Jon Arbuckle: [after reading the headline] I don’t care about some alien love baby, okay? I’m worried about Garfield.
    [Odie jumps on Jon and licks him, telling him to turn the paper over]
    Jon Arbuckle: Okay Odie, you know what, you’re being a real…
    [reads the article about Prince]
    Jon Arbuckle: “Lady Eleanor Carlyle inherits her entire estate to her beloved cat Prince XII.” Maybe somebody mistook this cat for… Garfield! Come on! Good boy!
  • Garfield: Careful. That’s high-quality American cardboard you’re tossing around in there. Beautiful, fellas. Hang the plasma over the slip-and-slide.
    Winston: Sire, a word?
    Garfield: Jowls, my lad. Guess what your enlightened, all-powerful ruler has brought to the castle.
    Preston: Oh, I can’t wait to hear this.
    Winston: Don’t tell me, a Renaissance painting.
    Garfield: Foosball, you know, foosball.
    Winston: Fo-fo-fo-foosball?
    Preston: What do you think this is, a pub?
    Garfield: Just because we don’t have opposable thumbs, doesn’t mean we don’t play bargains.
    Winston: Yes sire, but I feel your life is in danger.
    Garfield: Listen, Winnebago, if I may call you that. When history speaks of me, and she will, I wanna be remembered as the Party Prince.
    Winston: As you wish.
  • Veterinary Assistant: They’re gonna be fine, Jon.
    Jon Arbuckle: You know, Garfield’s never stayed in a kennel before, so I’m afriad he might have some separation anxiety.
    Veterinary Assistant: [assuring] No. He’s probably fast asleep in his cage by now.
    [in the cage room, Garfield and Odie are in a cage and Garfield shouts while striking the cage door]
    Garfield: YOU HEAR ME WARDEN? I HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT!
    [strikes the cage door again]
    Garfield: ANYTHING I SAY CAN AND WILL BE HELD AGAINST ME IN A COURT OF LAW!
    [shakes the cage door]
    Garfield: AND I HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TOO, PAL!
    [stomps the floor of the cage]
    Garfield: AND IF I GET A FOREMAN, ONE MUST BE PROVIDED FOR ME BY THE COURT!
    [Garfield shakes the cage door very hard, causing it to swing open with him on it]
    Garfield: NEVER MIND!
    [Garfield lets go of the cage door and falls to the floor]
    Garfield: I just broke out!

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Facts

  • Billy Conolly admitted in an interview that when he was offered the role of Lord Dargis in this sequel, he wasn’t aware that the first Garfield movie existed.

Goofs

  • When Liz is touring the castle, the guide states that the portraits of the past owners are painted by the Dutch master Van Dyck, while Van Dyck was born in Antwerp, Flanders (which is in present day Belgium, not in Holland) and thus was a Flemish baroque master painter.
  • When Garfield is using the TV remote at the hotel, it is backwards: pointed at him, not the TV.
  • When the parrot lands on the table at the end of the movie, he is by three empty Coke cans. In the next shot he is still on the table, but there are no Coke cans, and something else instead.
  • When Dargis is talking to Liz in the kitchen, he is wearing a brown suit. He then leaves the kitchen in pursuit of Garfield, and the next scene shows him in a black jacket and gray pants. There was no time to change clothes.
  • Carlisle is spelt both, CARLISLE (on the map), and CARLYLE (on street names and such).
  • The voice of the duck with the green head was female. Mallard ducks with green heads are male.
  • After John tells Garfield that he is going to ask Liz to marry him, Gerfield knocks Liz’s picture to the ground and we hear glass break. In the next shot, we see Liz’s picture on the table, and the glass is not broken.
  • When Jon is driving to the castle to find Garfield, he’s driving on the wrong side of the road. In the UK they drive on the left side. Jon was on the right side.
  • When Garfield first walks into Carlyle Castle, the pattern on the tiled floor is black diamonds with white stripes. In the next shot, when Garfield is yelling, “Mom, Dad, I’m home,” the pattern on the tiled floor changes.
  • When Prince comes out of the sewer, you can clearly see that he’s shaking some of the dirt off him. When it zooms out right when their owner comes by, the dirt dissapears, and then re-appears when it zooms back on Prince and Odie.
  • When Rommel is chasing Dargis after the animals fire the clay launcher at him, Dargis falls to the ground and looks behind him. As Rommel comes bounding around the corner, there are three people visible next to a stone sculpture. The camera switches to Dargis, and when the camera goes back to Rodney, the people are gone.

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Soundtrack

  • “The Angels Sang” Written and Performed by Ronnie James Courtesy of Smashtrax Music LLC
  • “Cat Scratch Fever” Written by ‘Ted Nugent’ Produced by ‘Ali Dee’ for DeeTown Productions
  • “Soul Limbo” Written by ‘Al Jackson Jr.’, ‘Booker T. Jones’ (as Booker T. Jones Jr.), ‘Donald Dunn’ and ‘Steve Cropper’ Produced by ‘Ali Dee’ for DeeTown Productions
  • “Glad All Over” Written by ‘Dave Clark’ and ‘Mike Smith (XVIII)’ Performed by ‘The Dave Clark Five’ Courtesy of Dave Clark London Ltd. By Arrangement with Nola Leone / Ace Music Services
  • “Movin’ on Up” Written by ‘Jeff Barry’ and ‘Ja’net DuBois’ (as Janet Dubois) Produced by ‘Ali Dee’ for DeeTown Productions
  • “Dixie” Written by ‘Daniel Decatur Emmett’
  • “Pump It” Written by ‘Will i Am’ (as Will Adams), ‘Apl.de.Ap’ (as Allan Pineda), ‘Nicholas Roubanis’, ‘Stacy Ferguson’ and Thomas Van Musser Performed by ‘The Black Eyed Peas’ (as Black Eyed Peas) Courtesy of A&M Records Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Contains a sample of “Misirlou” Performed by ‘Dick Dale and the Del Tones’ (as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones) Courtesy of Dick Dale Records
  • “De Camptown Races” Written by ‘Stephen Foster (III)’
  • “Rule Brittania” Written by ‘Thomas Augustine Arne’
  • “Show You How to Do It” Written by ‘Paul Crowder’ and Katy Parks Performed by Kakapo Courtesy of Doghouse Studios
  • “Pizzicato from Sylvia” Written by ‘Léo Delibes’
  • “Let’s Move” Written by Terence Yoshiaki Graves, ‘Mike Fratantuno’, and ‘Brian Lapin’ Performed by ‘Transcenders’ (as The Transcenders)
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

by Jenoa Haymor on May.02, 2010, under Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Director: Eric Darnell
Country: USA
Length: 89 min
Languages: English, Italian
Budget: $150,000,000
Gross: $179,982,968 (USA) (22 February 2009)
IMDb: 7.20 (7029 votes)

Actors

Ben Stiller (Alex), Chris Rock (Marty), Chris Rock (Additional Zebras), David Schwimmer (Melman), Jada Pinkett Smith (Gloria), Sacha Baron Cohen (Julien), Cedric the Entertainer (Maurice), Andy Richter (Mort), Bernie Mac (Zuba), Alec Baldwin (Makunga), Sherri Shepherd (Mom), Will i Am (Moto Moto), Elisa Gabrielli (Nana), Tom McGrath (Skipper), Tom McGrath (Lemur #1)

Storyline

The sequel of the first movie, the New York Zoo Animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, still stranded on Madagascar, started to leave the island. All of a sudden, they landed in the wilderness of Africa. There, Alex soon meet the rest of his family and starting to have trouble communicating with them after much of his time at the Central Park Zoo.

Quotes

  • Skipper: That’s the second biggest slingshot I’ve ever seen, but I guess it’ll have to do.
  • Alex: Hey! Happy Slappers! Is there any reason to celebrate? Look at the plane!
    Skipper: We’ll fix it.
    Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this?
    Skipper: Grit, spit
    [Private spits]
    Skipper: and a whole lotta duct tape.
    [Rico pulls out a roll of duct tape]
    Skipper: We should be up and running in say…
    [Kowalski shows him an abacus]
    Skipper: six to nine months.
    Alex: Sixty-nine months?
    Skipper: No, six *to* nine months.
  • Gloria: Found any water yet?
    Moto Moto: No, just more diamonds and gold.
  • Gloria: What is this place?
    Melman: San Diego. This time, I’m 40% sure.
  • Skipper: [Looking at the blueprints for the plane] Very impressive, Kowalski. But will it fly?
    Kowalski: Yes, if you fold it here, here, and here. [Folds plans into paper plane and throws it]
    Skipper: Nice.
  • Nana: I’m not gonna stay out in the open and get attacked by more animals. I’m too old to die.
  • Alex: She’s got a gun! Let’s get out while we can! Pass it on!
    [monkeys chinese whisper it up the chain]
    Mason: He said, ‘Let’s have some fun and take out the dam. Basset hound’.
  • Julien: This is first class. Nothing personal. I’m just better than you.
  • Alex: I wanna prove to my dad that I’m a *real* lion.
    Marty: I suppose, to a *chocolate* lion!
  • Alex: Slow down! You’re gonna kill us! There’s got to be another way! Pass it on!
    [the monkey chain relays the message up to the plane]
    Mason: Don’t slow down. Kill us. It’s the only way. Basset Hound!
    Skipper: The best sacrifice is the one made by others.
    [Nana shoots through the plane's windshield and blows off the bobblehead doll's head]
    Skipper: Doll! MEDIC!
    [Private gets out the duct tape]
  • Nana: I know you!
    Alex: You!
    Nana: It’s the bad kitty!
  • Julien: [after Melman has announced he has only 48 hours to live] If I had only two days to live, I would invade a neighboring country, and force my own ideology on them, whether they wanted it or not.
  • Melman: Listen Mototo. You better treat this lady like a queen because you my friend, you found yourself the perfect women. If I was ever so lucky to find the perfect women I would give her flowers everyday and not just any flowers, okay? Her favorites are orchids, white, and breakfast in bed… six loaves of wheat toast with butter on both sides, no crust. The way she likes it. I’d be her shoulder to cry on and her best friend and I’d spend everyday trying to think of how to make her laugh. She has the most, most amazing laugh. Well that’s what I would do if were you.
  • Gloria: [to Moto Moto] Who’s your friend? Or is that your butt?
  • Melman: [as the plane is going down] I love you, Gloria! I always have!
    [Gloria is fast asleep; Alex and Marty stare at Melman]
    Melman: Like you love the beach, or a good book, or the beach…
  • Alex: I like to move it, move it!
    Gloria: He likes to move it, move it!
    Marty: She likes to move it, move it!
    Melman: We like to…?
    Lemurs: Move it!
  • Mason: Work will not continue until we discuss our terms with management. First up, maternity leave.
    Skipper: Maternity leave?
    [looks under table]
    Skipper: You’re all male!
  • Skipper: Operation tourist trap is a go.
    Private: Oh i like that one, thats a good one.
    Kowalski: It works on many levels sir.
    Skipper: You guys are a bunch of suck-ups.
    Kowalski: That too sir.
    Private: Oh Absolutely sir.
  • Alex: Tell them no! Pull up! They’ll kill us! There’s gotta be another way! Pass it on!
    [monkeys chinese whisper it up the chain]
    Mason: They say, ‘No pull up. Kill us. There’s no other way. Basset hound’.
    Marty: Are ya sure?
  • Moto Moto: Well, I promise the answer will always be ‘yes,’ unless ‘no’ is required.
  • Kowalski: Only two passengers unaccounted for, Skipper.
    Skipper: That’s a number I can live with! Good landing, boys! Who says a penguin can’t fly?
  • Melman: No, no that’s not it. Listen Mototo, you’d better treat this lady like a queen. Because you, you my friend… have found the perfect woman. If I was ever so lucky to find the perfect woman, I would give her flowers every day. And not just any flowers, okay? Her favorites are orchids. White. And I would bring her breakfast every day. Six loaves of wheat bread with butter on both sides. No crusts. Just the way she likes it. I’d be her shoulder to cry on and her best friend. And I’d spend every day thinking of ways to make her laugh. She has the most… amazing laugh. That’s what I would do, if I were you. But I’m not. So you do it.
    Moto Moto: Uhhh… What? Aaaanyways, where were we?
    Gloria: [sigh] I’m huge?
  • Gloria: So you must be Moto Moto.
    Moto Moto: The name so nice when you say it twice [Shows three fingers] .
  • Julien: [Mort wants to go on the plane] Stop him! He’s carrying scissors and hand cream!
  • [from trailer]
    Julien: [to Maurice, as they are in a plane] It’s more fun when you raise your arms up like this, ah ha ha ha!
  • Gloria: Julian, stop this! This is crazy!
    Julien: Oh, suddenly throwing a giraffe into a volcano to make water, is crazy!
  • Skipper: [to Alex] You! Pretty boy! Why don’t you and your friends dig a latrine, maybe find water.
    Alex: Hold on, hold on a second. Who made you… king of the plane wreck?
    Skipper: ‘Scuse me?
    [Rico pulls out and deploys a switchblade]
  • Julien: Whatever happened to the separation of the classes?
    Maurice: I’m sure this whole democracy thing is just a fad.
  • Alex: [to Marty] I broke your iPod!
  • Julien: [the animal herds are running towards the fiery volcano, planning on sacrificing Melman to the gods in hopes of creating water] Hurry up, before we come to our senses!
  • Skipper: Gently now, you just wanna kiss the ground, just a little peck, a smooch like you’re kissing your sister.
    [Plane violently lands and the tires break off]
    Skipper: I said kiss it!
  • Marty: That is definiteley not crackalackin’.
    Alex: It is lackin’ in the crackin’, my friend.
  • [Bulb on the fuel guage is flashing]
    Kowalski: Skipper, look.
    Skipper: Analysis
    Kowalski: It looks like a small incandescent bulb, designed to indicate something out of the ordinary, like a malfunction.
    Skipper: I find it pretty and somewhat hypnotic.
    Kowalski: That too sir.
    Skipper: Right. Rico, Maunal!
    [Catches the manual and smashes the bulb with it]
    Skipper: Problemo solved.
    Kowalski: Sir, we maybe out of fuel.
    Kowalski: What makes you think that?
    Kowalski: We’ve lost engine one, And engine two is no longer on fire.
    Skipper: Don’t look, doll, this might get ugly. [on the microphone] This is your captain speaking. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we will be landing immediately.
    [everyone claps]
    Skipper: The bad news is, we’re crash landing.
    [Plane goes on a dive]
    Skipper: When it comes to air travel, we know that you have no choice whatsoever, but thanks again for choosing Air Penguin.
  • Skipper: Pray to your personal god this hunk of junk flies.
  • Private: In case of a loss of oxygen, please place your masks over your faces to hide your terrified expressions from the other passengers.
  • Melman: What, you don’t have doctors here?
    Stephen: Well not any more.
    Melman: What if you catch a cold or something.
    Giraffe #2: We go over to the dying holes, and we die.
  • Alex: If you’re ever in Manhattan, feel free to call first.
    [Sees two lemurs picking each other's noses and eating the boogers]
    Alex: Seriously though, call, okay?
  • [from trailer]
    Julien: [King Julian has popped out from a cake] Hey, surprise, freaks! I am coming with you!
    Alex: Oh ho ho, no, thank you.
    Julien: Oh, *yes*, thank you. It is *my* plane!
  • Gloria: Is this place great or what?
    Alex: I’m going with “or what”.

More…

Facts

  • The aircraft used in the escape attempt is based on a Lockheed L-10 Electra, similar to one used by Amelia Earhart.
  • The song from this movie, “Time 2 Move It/I Like To Move It”, was used in a 2008 Chrysler car commercial.
  • A specially-made segment featuring Julien and Private was used as part of a 2008 Comcast Digital Voice commercial.
  • ‘Moto Moto’ means ‘Hot Hot’ in Swahili.
  • ‘Bernie Mac’’s last animated feature. This movie was dedicated to him.
  • The first Madagascar movie to release in IMAX.
  • All of the zebras in the film were voiced by ‘Chris Rock’.
  • Alex’s family birth-mark is shaped like the continent of Africa, including the island of Madagascar.
  • The film’s original title was Madagascar 2: The Crate Escape.
  • In the scene where Alex confuses another zebra for Marty, he makes the comment that they both “laugh alike and talk alike”, a reference to the 1963 sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” (1963), in which they use those exact words in the theme song.
  • ‘Jada Pinkett Smith’ plays the part of Gloria, the Hippo. Her daughter ‘Willow Smith’ plays Young Gloria in the movie.
  • The film’s plot of a scheming lion trying to usurp the throne from his brother by using the king’s son as a pawn is similar to the plot from Disney’s The Lion King (1994).
  • When the head penguin asks to kiss the head monkey the monkey replies, “Alright, but you’re so darned ugly” is a direct reference to Planet of the Apes (1968). In one scene Taylor (‘Charlton Heston’) says to Zira (‘Kim Hunter’) I’d like to kiss you Zira. Zira replies, “Alright, but you’re so damned ugly”.
  • Ville Valo, the lead singer of the Finnish band H.I.M. does the voice for “Moto Moto” in the Finnish version of the movie.
  • ‘Jeffrey Katzenberg’, the assistant CEO of DreamWorks does the voice of the boy knocked off the crescent moon by penguins when the DreamWorks logo comes up.
  • When the airplane takes flight, Alex looks out the window and sees Mort on the wing, messing with the engine. This is an homage to the classic “The Twilight Zone” (1959) episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” featuring a young ‘William Shatner’. It was also used in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) “segment 4″, starring ‘John Lithgow’.
  • The hippopotamus who asks if Alex is dancing about a plane crash is voiced by ‘Stacy Ferguson’, better known by her stage name, Fergie.
  • The sequel Madagascar 3 (2012) was confirmed months before this one came out.
  • Just as ‘Jada Pinkett Smith’’s daughter plays the role of the young Gloria, ‘Ben Stiller’’s son, ‘Quinn Dempsey Stiller’, plays the part of the young Alex.
  • A specially-made segment featuring Alex, Gloria, Melman, Marty, and the penguins was used as part of a 2008 McDonald’s restaurant commercial.
  • The line the English penguin delivers in his safety speech on the plane is the same safety tip that the rat gives the chickens in the Aardman film, Chicken Run (2000).

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Goofs

  • At the beginning of first Madagascar film, Marty celebrates his 10th birthday, which would put his birth year at late 1990s. However, in Madagascar 2 it is shown that Marty is already at the Central Park Zoo (as a cub) when Alex arrives, which happens in 1972.
  • The birthmark on Alex’s paw appears and disappears between shots.
  • In the scene where the penguins steal the tour jeep, the tour guide has no gun yet he has one when the humans pick up the old lady after the penguins leave with the jeep.
  • When they ram the dam you can clearly see the old lady purse fly into the water and go down with the dam but they later give it to Makunga.
  • The birth mark on Alex’s paw is never seen in the first movie.
  • In the very end of the movie, Alex glances at Marty’s butt, which has a bite mark supposedly made by Alex from the first movie. However, the mark cannot be seen in any other scene that shows Marty’s butt, such as the very first one when they are all shaking their butts with the music.
  • The newspaper headline showing Alex being rescued from his crate is dated ‘April 8, 1972′, yet World Trade Center 2 was not completed until 1973. This would also put Alex’s current age at around 36.
  • At the beginning of the film when the zoo-keeper places Alex on the newspapers on top of a stone table where Alex performs, the newspaper disappears moments later.
  • The title, “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” might appear to be misleading since Madagascar can be considered part of the African continent. However, whether Madagascar is strictly part of Africa is perhaps geographically debatable, and certainly politically debatable. Technically, Madagascar is an island east of Africa. Politically, there is no pan-African government, and attempts to have Madagascar integrated into the African Union have historically been abortive. Furthermore, considering the various botched plans involved in the plot, the filmmakers undoubtedly intended the subtitle “Escape 2 Africa” to be somewhat ironic.
  • There is a shot in which the monkey is cutting through the middle frame with a grinder, then in the next shot he actually completes the task on the rear one.
  • In fight between the old lady an Alex on the African road, at the end, we see a shot of the bus directly behind them, but after the fight, the old lady walks quite a ways to get to the bus.

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Soundtrack

  • “The Traveling Song” Written by ‘Hans Zimmer’ and ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) Performed by ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) will.i.am Appears Courtesy of will.i.am music, inc./A&M Records
  • “More Than A Feeling” Written by ‘Tom Scholz’ Performed by ‘Boston’ Courtesy of Epic Records By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • “Born Free” Written by ‘John Barry’
  • “I Like To Move It” Written by ‘Erick Morillo’ and Mark Quashie Performed by Reel 2 Real featuring Mark Quashie (as The Mad Stuntman) Courtesy of Strictly Rhythm Records, Inc.
  • “I Like To Move It” Written by ‘Erick Morillo’ and Mark Quashie Performed by ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) will.i.am Appears Courtesy of will.i.am music, inc./A&M Records
  • “The Four Seasons: Spring (Allegro)” Written by ‘Antonio Vivaldi’
  • “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly” Written by ‘Ennio Morricone’
  • “Private Dancer” Written by ‘Mark Knopfler’
  • “Big And Chunky” Written by ‘Hans Zimmer’ and ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) Performed by ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) will.i.am Appears Courtesy of will.i.am music, inc./A&M Records
  • “It’s Raining Men” Written by ‘Paul Jabara’ and ‘Paul Shaffer’
  • “Prologue” from West Side Story (1961) Written by ‘Leonard Bernstein’ and ‘Stephen Sondheim’
  • “Copacabana (At The Copa)” Written by ‘Jack Feldman’, ‘Bruce Sussman’ and ‘Barry Manilow’ Performed by ‘Barry Manilow’ Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc. By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • “She Loves Me” Written by ‘Hans Zimmer’ and ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) Performed by ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) will.i.am Appears Courtesy of will.i.am music, inc./A&M Records
  • “New York, New York” Written by ‘John Kander’ and ‘Fred Ebb’
  • “Best Friends” Written by ‘Hans Zimmer’ and ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) Performed by ‘Will i Am’ (as will.i.am) will.i.am Appears Courtesy of will.i.am music, inc./A&M Records
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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)

by Jenoa Haymor on Apr.14, 2010, under Animation, Family, Fantasy, romance

Director: John Kafka
Country: USA
IMDb: 4.40 (651 votes)

Actors

Jennifer Hale (Cinderella), Tress MacNeille (Anastasia), Rob Paulsen (Jaq/Baker/Sir Hugh), Corey Burton (Gus), Holland Taylor (Prudence), Susan Blakeslee (Stepmother), Frank Welker (Pom Pom/Lucifer), Christopher Daniel Barnes (Prince), Andre Stojka (King), Carmen Carter (Singer), Gina La Piana (Bibidi bobbidy boo), Russi Taylor (Fairy Godmother/Mary Mouse/Beatrice/Daphne/Drizella), Susan Yezzi (Additional Voices)

Storyline

The movie explores Cinderella’s “happily ever after” life as a princess in 3 stories, with help from the Fairy Godmother. First, Cinderella’s awkward first days at the palace, when she tried so hard to fit in that she forgot to be herself. Second, how Jaq felt so left out that he wished to be a human. Third, how Cinderella taught one of her nasty step-sisters how to smile which leads to her own true love.

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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

by Jenoa Haymor on Jan.30, 2010, under Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Country: USA
Length: 91 min
Language: English
Budget: $80,000,000
Gross: $195,329,763 (USA) (3 September 2006)
IMDb: 6.90 (19341 votes)

Actors

Ray Romano (Manny), John Leguizamo (Sid), Denis Leary (Diego), Seann William Scott (Crash), Josh Peck (Eddie), Queen Latifah (Ellie), Will Arnett (Lone Gunslinger Vulture), Jay Leno (Fast Tony), Chris Wedge (Scrat), Peter Ackerman (Dung Beetle Dad), Caitlin Rose Anderson (Glypto Boy Billy/Beaver Girl), Connor Anderson (Rhino Boy/Beaver Boy), Joseph Bologna (Mr. Start), Jack Crocicchia (Elk Boy), Peter DeSève (Condor Chick)

Storyline

Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), and Diego (Denis Leary) are currently living in a large valley surrounded by an enormously high ice wall on all sides. When a waterpark begins to form, the trio discovers that the ice wall is actually a wall that is barely holding a massive body of water that could flood the valley to nearly a mile underwater. A vulture tells them that there is a boat at the other end of the valley that may save them all, but they only have 3 days to make it or die. Manny is having trouble facing the fact that he may be the last mammoth left. Along the way, they meet Ellie (Queen Latifah), a mammoth who thinks she is a possum, and her possum brothers Crash (Sean William Scott) and Eddie (Josh Peck). As they begin to travel together, Manny learns, with help from Diego and Sid, that having this new mammoth with them, may not be as bad as Manny makes it out to be while they try to escape the oncoming and continually threatening flood. During their journey, Scrat the sabre-toothed squirrel has his own hilarious adventures that eventually leads to something else entirely.

Quotes

  • Ellie: What about me is attractive?
    Manfred: Your… butt?
    Ellie: What about it?
    Manfred: It’s… big?
    Ellie: [flattered] You’re just saying that.
    Manfred: No, I mean it. It’s huge. Biggest darned butt I’ve ever seen.
    Ellie: That is really sweet.
  • Ellie: Hey, do we do any special tricks like roll over, or do we just throw our weight around?
  • Sid: Well, shave me down and call me a mole rat. You found another mammoth.
    Ellie: Where? Wait a minute. I thought mammoths were extinct. [pause] What are you looking at me for?
    Manfred: I don’t know. Maybe because you’re a mammoth?
    Ellie: Me? Don’t be ridiculous! I’m not a mammoth, I’m a possum.
    Manfred: Right, good one. I’m a newt. [Points at Diego] This is my friend, the badger, [Points at Sid]… and my other friend, the platypus.
    Sid: Why do I gotta be the platypus? Make him the platypus.
  • Lone Gunslinger Vulture: There is some good news, though. The more of you die, the better I eat. I didn’t say it was good news for you.
  • Sid: He’s coming around the corner, and he’s up by a couple of fifths. He’s ahead by a tusk! Oh, he’s beating Diego! Diego’s gonna go to the corner!
  • Sid: Hey, Manny, Diego, my bad mammals-jammmals. Want to give a sloth a hand?
  • Aardvark Dad: [questioning Manny] Say buddy, not to cast aspersions on your survival instincts or nothin’ but haven’t mammoths pretty much gone extinct?
    Manfred: What are you talking about?
    Aardvark Dad: I’m talking about *you* being the last of your kind.
    Manfred: Uh, your breath smells like ants.
  • Fast Tony: [trying to sell things to the other animals] Forget reeds! I present you with this revolutionary gizmo we call… bark! It’s so buoyant, it actually floats!
    Start Dad: [lewd] I’ll show *you* something that floats.
  • Sid: I’m gonna be the first one to jump off the Eviscerator, and then you guys are gonna have to start showing me some respect.
    Manfred: You jump off this, the only respect you’re gonna get is respect for the dead.
    Diego: Come on, Manny. He’s not that stupid. [Sid prepares to jump] But I’ve been wrong before.
  • Sid: Maybe we could rapidly evolve into water creatures.
    Diego: That’s genius, Sid.
    Sid: Call me Squid.
  • Manfred: I’m not going extinct!
    Aardvark Dad: [to his children] Kids, look. The *last* mammoth. You probably won’t another one of *those* again!
  • Manfred: I knew it! I knew I couldn’t be the only one!
    Ellie: Me too! Everybody falls out of the tree sometimes. They just won’t admit it!
  • Lone Gunslinger Vulture: [singing] Food, glorious food / We’re… anxious to try it!
  • Fast Tony: [stopping female ox] You, ma’am! You look like a big *fat* hairy beast. How you’d like to lost a ton or two?
    Female Ox: Uh! Would I ever!
    Fast Tony: Well, now you can, with Fast Tony’s miracle diet!
    Male Ox: Don’t listen to him, Vera. You’re already thin as a twig.
    [the two leave]
    Fast Tony: And I also have the perfect cure for your eyesight, my blind friend.
  • Stu: [he has a reed up his nose, as a product of Fast Tony] I can smell the ocean!
  • Eddie: [while looking down and around him] Crash, I told you not to drink before bed.
    Crash: [while looking down and around him] I didn’t do *this*! [looks behind him] At least not *all* of it.
  • Sid: I’m just trying to help you get over your fear of the water.
    Diego: Fear is for prey.
    Sid: Then that means the water has made you its prey.
  • [Mother condor towers over Scrat]
    Scrat: Peep.
  • Lone Gunslinger Vulture: It’s real alright, and it’s comin’ fast. I mean look around, you’re sittin’ in a bowl, the bowl’s gonna fill up, and no way out. Unless you can make it to the end of the valley. There’s a boat, it can save you.
  • Sid: If your species will continue, clap your hands.
    [clap clap]
    Manfred: Sid? I’m-I’m gonna fall on you again and this time, I will kill you.
  • Diego: [Crash and Eddie are playing on the ice] Hey, will you two take it easy? The ice is thin enough without you two wearing it down!
    Sid: Sure it’s thin. But it’s strong enough to hold a 10 ton mammoth and a nine ton possum.
  • Sid: Manny, look on the bright side; you have us!
    Diego: Not your most persuasive argument, Sid.
  • Manfred: Hey, kids. Who said you could torture the sloth?
    Diego: Manny, don’t squash their creativity.
  • Sid: [after an elaborate dance sequence which ends in him getting tied up] This is either really good or really bad.
  • Sid: Hey. Can you guys slow down? I’m dying here…
    [Vultures flying above]
    Sid: It’s just a figure of speech.
    [Runs away]
  • Sid: [Cholly has broken wind in his mouth] Well, don’t *that* put the ’stink’ in extinction!
  • Freaky Male: [seeing Sid about to jump off a waterfall] Look! Some idiot’s going down the Eviscerator!
    Manfred: [to Diego] Please tell me it’s not our idiot.
  • Manfred: You are so stubborn and hard-headed!
    Ellie: Well, I guess that proves it – I am a mammoth!
  • Manfred: Okay. Thanks to Sid, we’re now traveling together, and, like it or not, we’re gonna be one big, happy family. I’ll be the daddy, Ellie will be the mommy, and Diego will be the uncle who eats the kids who get on my nerves.
  • Sid: We’re going to live!
    [Water rises up to his ankles]
    Sid: We’re going to die!
  • Female Mini Sloth: Fire King avert flood. Join us, O great and noble flaming one.
    Diego: Whoa, not so fast there! Okay? You make a quality offer, but Fire King has a prior commitment. His herd needs him. He is the gooey, sticky… stuff that holds us together. He made this herd, and we’d be nothing without him.
    Sid: You mean it? Ohh! [Hugs Diego]
    Diego: Sid! Sid! I’m… That doesn’t mean “want to touch.”
  • Diego: [to the water] I am NOT your prey. I am NOT your prey. I am NOT… YOUR… PREY. [jumps in]
  • Sid: [singing to annoy Manfred] Stop, hey! What’s that sound? All the mammoths are in the ground!
  • Manfred: And so, in the end, the little burro reached his mommy, and they lived happily ever after. [Children cheer]
    Diego: Good job.
    Beaver Boy: Question. Why does the burro go home? Why doesn’t he stay with the rabbits?
    Manfred: Because… because he wanted to be with his family.
    Diego’s Bird Girl: I think he should go with the girl burro. That’s a better love story.
    Manfred: Okay. Well, when you tell your burro story, that’s what he’ll do.
    Elk Boy: Burro is a demeaning name. Technically it’s called a wild ass.
    Manfred: Fine. The wild ass boy went home to his wild ass mother.
    [Children laugh]
    Manfred: See, that’s why I called it a burro!
  • Cholly: [after breaking wind squarely in Sid's face] Sorry. My stomach hates me.
  • Lone Gunslinger Vulture: Y’all better hurry, grounds melting, walls tumbling and rocks crumbling, survive that, you’ll be racin’ the water. In three days time it’s gonna hit the geyser field. Boom!
  • [the ground has flooded overnight]
    Eddie: Crash, I told you not to drink before bed.
    Crash: I didn’t do this! At least not all of it.
  • Traffic Vulture: Parents: Please do not leave your children unattended. All unattended children will be eaten.
  • Sid: You guys won’t believe what happened to me just now!
    Diego: I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you were *sleepwalking*.
    Sid: Oh, no. I was kidnapped by a tribe of mini sloths.
    Diego: *That* was going to be my *second* guess.
  • [first lines]
    Mr. Start: Oy, this global warming is *killing* me!
    Mrs. Start: This is too *hot*, the Ice Age was too *cold*, what will it take to make you happy? Aah!
    [the ice that she is sitting on cracks and she falls into the water]
    Mr. Start: *This* I like!
  • Sid: Well, tomorrow’s the day the scary vulture said we’re all gonna die.
    [Falls asleep]
  • Eddie: What if we’re the last animals left alive? We’ll have to repopulate the earth.
    Crash: How are we supposed to do that? Everyone here is either a dude or our sister.
  • Sid: I Just did something involuntary… and messy.
  • Traffic Vulture: [giving "traffic report"] We’ve got an overturned glytpodont in the far right lane, traffic backed up as far as the eye can see.
    Lone Gunslinger Vulture: Ooh, and it looks as though there may be a fatality!
    Lone Gunslinger Vulture: [pause] I call the dark meat!
  • Eddie: [Manny has said something that Eddie didn't like] I’d rather be roadkill!
    Diego: *That* can be arranged.
  • Female Mini Sloth: [pointing at the falling sloth statue] Bad juju!
  • Manfred: We gotta listen to him, he was right about the flood!
    Fast Tony: I am? [confident] I mean, yes, I am!
    Elk Dad: Wait a minute, [to Manfred] *you’re* the one who said there wasn’t going to *be* a flood. Why should we listen to you?
    Manfred: Because we saw what’s up there. The dam’s gonna break, the entire valley’s gonna flood!
  • Diego: If anyone asks, there were fifty of ‘em… And, uh… They were rattlesnakes.
  • Manfred: Come on. Don’t listen to him. Fast Tony would sell his own mother for a grape.
    Fast Tony: Are you making an offer? I mean… No, I would not!
  • Manfred: [looking for Ellie] Have you seen a mammoth?
    Shovelmouth Male: No, sorry.
    Manfred: Have you seen a mammoth?
    Freaky Female: No, no I haven’t.
    Diego: Possum, about eleven foot tall?
    Aardvark Mom: Uh-uh.
  • Ellie: I thought fat guys were supposed to be jolly.
    Manfred: I’m not fat. It’s this fur. It makes me look big. It’s poofy.
    Ellie: Oh, okay. [to Crash and Eddie] He’s fat.
  • Ellie: [to Manny] You ain’t savin’ the species TONIGHT, or any OTHER night.
  • Beaver Dad: [after seeing the ice in the dam crack] Dam!
  • Sid: [Manfred doesn't want to shoot Crash from a tree] You’re never gonna impress Ellie like that.
    Manfred: I don’t want to impress her.
    Sid: Then why are you trying so hard to convince her she’s a mammoth?
    Manfred: Because that’s what she is! I don’t care if she thinks she’s a possum. You can’t be two things.
    Sid: Au contraire, mon “fered”. Tell that to the bullfrog, the chickenhawk, and the turtledove.
  • Sid: Look, I opened my camp! “Campo del Sid”. It means Camp of Sid.
    Diego: Congratulations. You’re now an idiot in *two* languages.
    Sid: Shh! Not in front of the K-I-D-Z. These little guys love me. Right, Billy?
    Glypto Boy Billy: Don’t make me eat you.
    Sid: Ah, they kid. That’s why they’re called “kids”!
  • Sid: No running, James! Camp rules!
    James: Make me, sloth!
    Sid: Make me, “sir”! It’s all about respect.
  • Molehog Kid 1: C’mon, Grandpa its time to go!
    Molehog Kid 2: The flood’s over!
    Molehog Grandpa: I’m not leaving this boat! This is my boat now!
  • Crash: [singing] I believe I can fly.
    [hits tree]
  • Dung Beetle Dad: [Pushing ball of dung] Do we have to bring this crap along? I’m sure they have crap where we’re going!
    Dung Beetle Mom: [Offended] Uh! This was a gift from my mother.
  • Fast Tony: It’s all part of my accu-weather forecast. The five-day outlook is calling for intense flooding followed by… the end of the world! And a slight chance of patchy sunshine later in the week.
  • Manfred: So, still think she’s the girl for me?
    Sid: Sure. She’s tons of fun, and you’re no fun at all. She completes you.
  • Start Girl: Sometimes I throw up!
  • Manfred: See this ground? It’s covered in ice! A thousand years ago it was covered in ice, and a thousand years from now, it will *still* be ice!
  • Sid: [tied up] This is either really good or really bad.
    [Sid looks down to see tar pit underneath him]
    Sid: Oh, no, no, no. Me fire-king. Why kill fire-king? A thousand years bad juju for killing fire-king.
    Female Mini Sloth: Superheated rock from the earth’s core is surging into the crust, melting ice built up over thousands of years.
    Sid: You are a very advanced race. Together we can look for a solution.
    Female Mini Sloth: [eagerly] We have one. Sacrifice the fire-king.
    Sid: That’s not very advanced.
    Female Mini Sloth: [pause] Worth a shot.
  • Manfred: Mammoths can’t go extinct; we’re the biggest animals on Earth.
    Diatryma Mom: Uh, what about the dinosaurs?
    Manfred: The dinosaurs got cocky. They made enemies.
  • Sid: [the group has just escaped from Cretaceous and Maelstrom, the two sea reptiles] What in the animal kingdom was *that*?
    Diego: I don’t know. But from now on, land safe, water… not safe.
  • [repeated line]
    Scrat: Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!
  • Molehog Kid 1, Molehog Kid 2: [trying to coax old hedgehog out of burrow] Come on, grandpa. Hurry! We’re gonna be late!
    Molehog Grandpa: Well. I ain’t leavin’! I was born in this hole and I’ll die in this hole.
  • Manfred: Hey, buddy, have you seen a mammoth?
    Glyptodon: I sure have, big as life.
    Manfred: Where?
    Glyptodon: I’m looking at him.
    Manfred: Not me! [leaves]
    Glyptodon: [to his friend, another glyptodont] Poor guy, doesn’t know he’s a mammoth.
  • Manfred: I don’t think her tree goes all the way to the top branch.
  • Fast Tony: [to Stu's empty shell] Stu, we made it! We’re gonna live!
    [pause]
    Fast Tony: Well, *I* am, anyway.
  • Eddie: Who’s gonna roll in that dung patch with me?
    Crash: [waking up] Dung patch?
  • Manfred: Uh, Diego, retract the claws, please.
    Diego: Oh… right… sorry.
    [Lets go]
    Sid: You know, if I didn’t know you better Diego, I’d think you were afraid of the water.
    [Diego grabs Sid's neck and chokes him]
    Sid: OK, Good thing I know you better.
  • Diego: Bad move, you miscreants!
    Eddie: Miscreants?
    Sid: Uh, Diego, they are possums.
  • Sid: You did it, buddy, you kicked water’s butt!
    Diego: Nothing to it. Most animals can swim as babies, you know.
    Sid: Yeah but not tigers. I left that part out.
  • Ellie: [annoyed with Manny suggesting they save their species] OK. We followed you during the day, now you’re coming with us at night.
    Manfred: But we can’t see at night.
    Ellie: Then enjoy the flood.
    Eddie: I can’t even look at him!
    Crash: [turns and looks at Manny] Pervert!
  • [last lines]
    Sid: Manny, who do you like better, me or Diego?
    Manfred: Diego. No contest.
    Ellie: Manny, you can’t pick favorites with your kids.
    Manfred: He’s not my kid. He’s not even my dog. If I had a dog, and that dog had a kid, and that kid had a pet, that would be Sid.
    Sid: Manny, can I have a dog?
    Manfred: No.
    Sid: Ellie, can I have a dog?
    Ellie: Sure, sweetie.
    Manfred: Ellie, we have to be consistent with them.
  • Sid: When the going gets tough, the great, party.

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Facts

  • Some of the Scrat sequences (e.g., the fight with the piranha, the encounter with the baby bird) were originally conceived for the opening sequence of this film, but were cut for time.
  • ‘John Leguizamo’ prepared for his role by learning everything he could about sloths. He came up with the voice of Sid when he learned that sloths store food in their cheeks.
  • Animation took a relatively speedy eight months.
  • As an additional marketing ploy a special “anti-cell” spot was created with Syd complaining to the audience about a ringing cellular phone. The same was done for Brother Bear (2003), Robots (2005) and I, Robot (2004).
  • Diego doesn’t eat anything during the film.
  • Improvements in fur simulation made since the first film required subtle changes in the original character models. Sid, in particular, look fatter with the more natural fur.
  • Crash and Eddie, the possum brothers, bear a strong resemblance and similar demeanor to Pip and Pop, the twin otter brothers in Bear and the Big Blue House.
  • Scrat’s fight with the piranhas is a direct parody of Wo hu cang long (2000).

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Goofs

  • When Scrat’s finished fighting the piranhas, he gets his acorn out of the one on the bottom of the screen. Yet the one that actually swallowed the acorn was smacked off-screen to the right.
  • When Sid is tossed from the branches to the ground back at his camp, some younger animals are shown, and among them, a trunked, long-necked animal, who is gone in one shot, and then instantaneously appears on the other side of the screen.
  • When Crash jumps onto Diego’s shoulders, as he is reaching the ground, slow motion of the film reveals that part of his face disappears.
  • Condors don’t eat acorns.
  • When Manny looks into the pond at his reflection right before meeting Ellie, a leaf lands in the water creating a ripple. Manny’s reflection does not distort when the ripple goes through it.
  • At the beginning of the movie, Sid is stood at the top of the huge ice wall ready to jump down the waterfall, Manny and Diego are at the bottom on the floor watching him, they then say “wait there”, and even though it takes Sid a while to get up the wall, somehow a Mammoth and a Tiger appear at the top with Sid a few seconds later.
  • In the scene where Manny first meets Ellie then introduces Ellie to the others he calls her Ellie – when does he find out her name?
  • When Scrat sniffs for his acorn, submerged under the ice, his saber teeth are clearly not modeled before he sinks them into the ice.
  • As with the first film, most of the animals shown did not live either in the Ice Age, in the same location or the same time period.
  • While the two sea reptiles (Cretaceous and Maelstrom) were frozen in the ice, it is worth noting that in the era that they lived in, there was no place on Earth cold enough to generate ice.
  • When Scrat passes through the golden gates, he picks up two acorns. When he does this, you can see five acorns at the bottom of the screen. When he picks them up, there are no more acorns left and he’s now holding six acorns. He should be holding seven.
  • When Manny (Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) first meet, Ellie’s “brother” states that he would rather be roadkill than follow Manny and friends. This is odd, being that there were no cars, or even roads, at the time.

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Soundtrack

  • “Food Glorious Food” Written by ‘Lionel Bart’
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” Written by ‘Dorothy Fields’ and ‘Jerome Kern’
  • “For What It’s Worth” Written by ‘Stephen Stills’
  • “If You’re Happy and You Know It” Traditional
  • “One” Written by ‘Harry Nilsson’
  • “I Believe I Can Fly” Written by ‘R. Kelly’ (as Robert Kelly)
  • “Adagio from Spartacus” Written by ‘Aram Khachaturyan’ (as Aram Khachaturian)
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