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Ice Age: Continental Drift
(2012)
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Composed and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Conducted by:
Edie Lehmann Boddicker

Co-Orchestrated by:
John Ashton Thomas
Dave Metzger
Andrew Kinney
Rick Giovinazzo
Randy Kerber
Brad Dechter
Germaine Franco

Additional Music by:
Paul Mounsey
Helene Muddiman
Beth Caucci
Victor Chaga

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(July 10th, 2012)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if your sense of humor jives with John Powell's insanely creative methods of bringing fresh ideas to a concept past its prime.

Avoid it... if you seek consistency in these inherently schizophrenic Powell efforts, for this ride is even wilder than its two predecessors.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,256
WRITTEN 7/14/12
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Ice Age: Continental Drift: (John Powell/Various) For some critics and audiences, the allure of the Ice Age franchise melted away sometime over its first decade, leaving the 2012 entry, Ice Age: Continental Drift, a tiring exercise in redundancy. Still, the fourth film charmed audiences out of hundreds of millions of dollars and was immediately deemed successful enough to warrant yet another sequel. The leading trio of a mammoth (Manny), a sloth (Sid), and a sabre-toothed cat (Diego) continue their unlikely friendship and once again discover themselves in a predicament that requires a perilous journey. In this case, they find their civilizations threatened by the breakup of the continents, a circumstance caused by, without fail, the squirrel named Scrat who has spent the entire franchise chasing allusive acorns in a parallel storyline. The shattered ice sheet causes various bizarre animals to team up, build ice-ships, and become prehistoric pirates, a variety of antagonists blocking the returning characters from reuniting with their friends and family. The story is indeed redundant and thus vacuous, but the appeal of the returning cast and 3D imagery will keep nine-year-olds entertained while parents seek something more substantive to digest. The vocal talents for Ice Age: Continental Drift include a number of great singers, but don't expect their contributions to influence the soundtrack outside of the end credits and, by consequence, in John Powell's original score. Powell needs no introduction to those familiar with either the Ice Age series or animated films of the 2000's. He has written the music for so many of these types of films that they have come to dominate his career and possible cost him his sanity. If you believe that a healthy sense of humor is a mask for the loss of one's mind, then perhaps Powell has already gone around the bend. With each successful animated effort (at least for the silly side of the genre, which represents most of his output), he meanders with even less focus through musical genres that have nothing intuitively connected to the subject at hand. For Ice Age: Continental Drift, he infuses the Latin, bluegrass, pop, and classical genres into a frantic mixture that is so wild that it surpasses the most schizophrenic nature of his prior assignments. Yes, it's still an Ice Age score in line with his previous efforts for the concept, and it's better than its immediate predecessor, but expect a greater range of pizzazz and heroism in this choppy ride. That also means a return of the impressive constant in Powell's music for these films: the unnecessary intelligence of his compositions.

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Scrat's Fantasia
Zack - September 15, 2012, at 10:38 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 58:08
• 1. Morning Peaches (2:22)
• 2. Schism (2:28)
• 3. Storm (3:50)
• 4. No Exit Gutt (5:37)
• 5. Escape From Captivity (3:02)
• 6. New Loves (4:50)
• 7. Hydraxes/Prison Talk (2:57)
• 8. Diversion (3:57)
• 9. Pirating the Pirates (4:37)
• 10. Teen Cave (4:42)
• 11. Sirens (2:35)
• 12. Land Bridge Trap (8:22)
• 13. Herd Reunion (3:08)
• 14. Scrat's Fantasia on a Theme by LVB* (5:30)
* composed by Ludwig Von Beethoven

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The insert includes a list of performers and a note from Powell about the origins of "Scrat's Fantasia on a Theme by LVB."
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