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Ice Age
(2002)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Gregory Jamrok
Rebecca Liddle

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(May 14th, 2002)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you find yourself often revisiting David Newman's predictable comfort zone of proficient, though not memorably spectacular orchestral music.

Avoid it... if you expect the frenetic zeal of the many action sequences in Ice Age to form any kind of cohesive personality.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #275
WRITTEN 7/6/02, REVISED 2/17/09
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Ice Age: (David Newman) Among a young, but growing group of completely computer generated films to come from Hollywood, the Ice Age film of 2002 wasn't remembered as much for its actual merits as it was for its immensely popular marketing campaign pushed by 20th Century Fox. While technically outmatched by its competition in the genre, Fox brilliantly used a subplot in the film to drive Ice Age to fiscal success solid enough to warrant a 2006 sequel. In both films, the unlikely group of a mammoth, sloth, and tiger traverse the Earth because of the planet's shifting climate, taking their silly, slapstick comedy along for their ventures. More interesting in both films is Scrat the sabertooth squirrel, the primary selling point in the trailers, and his futile attempts to catch that ever elusive acorn. It wasn't surprising that most adults wanted more of the squirrel and less of the squabbling lead animals and cute baby in Ice Age, but the picture more than sufficed for children who didn't care about the plot's endless series of not-so-funny fallacies of logic. Returning to score another animation film for Fox was David Newman, whose contribution to the scene was not only overwhelmed by his peers at the time (including Randy Newman), but who would be replaced by Fox with their eventual resident animation scorer, John Powell, for the sequel (Powell had already made a name for himself by writing music for several animation productions at the time, including Shrek). The two Ice Age scores by the different composers don't have much, if any, structural similarities in terms of thematic continuity, but they serve their duties in the genre with equal orchestral zeal. A talented composer in many genres, Newman had established the knack for providing energetic scores for films that normally wouldn't be known best for their original music. Ice Age is such an example, with most of the focus regarding the soundtrack focused on song placement rather than score usage.



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655 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.28 Stars
***** 146 5 Stars
**** 155 4 Stars
*** 177 3 Stars
** 95 2 Stars
* 82 1 Stars
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Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - June 4, 2007, at 7:18 a.m.
1 comment  (1601 views)
wat was that song when they were walking, it wasnt one of the songs without words   Expand >>
poopoo - February 2, 2006, at 6:56 p.m.
7 comments  (5022 views)
Newest: June 15, 2006, at 3:15 p.m. by
Kramer211
songs
brad - January 10, 2005, at 8:55 p.m.
1 comment  (1858 views)
Six Feet Under Theme - Opening Travel Theme - SIMILAR!
QJimbo - April 30, 2004, at 5:03 p.m.
1 comment  (2239 views)
In need of this song!!   Expand >>
Sophie - January 29, 2004, at 12:28 p.m.
2 comments  (2610 views)
Newest: February 4, 2004, at 6:26 a.m. by
Booger
The traveling song   Expand >>
Michael - December 27, 2003, at 2:48 a.m.
1 comment  (2566 views)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 34:28
• 1. Opening Travel Music (1:17)
• 2. Angered Rhinos (2:14)
• 3. Humans/Diego (1:43)
• 4. Tigers Going for Baby (3:12)
• 5. Dodos (0:42)
• 6. Fighting Over the Melons (2:01)
• 7. Walking Through (1:25)
• 8. Baby's Wild Ride (1:56)
• 9. Checking Out the Cave (3:43)
• 10. Running from the Lava (2:27)
• 11. Baby Walks (1:34)
• 12. Tigers Try to Get Baby (5:41)
• 13. Giving Back the Baby (6:26)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the film or score.
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