SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are bringing the mammoth new Ice Age-branded theatrical experience Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4-D to venues globally, starting this summer.
Featuring exclusive, brand-new footage, the film will premiere first at the Central Park Zoo in New York City and Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. It will debut soon after at the San Diego Zoo, Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Alton Towers in the U.K., Gardaland Park in Italy and Madame Tussauds Shanghai.
Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4-D is a fully immersive, high-energy addition to the animated film franchise. This nine-minute re-invention features all new content and transforms the 2007 Academy Award-nominated short film into an extended eye-popping adventure in which the manic saber-toothed squirrel Scrat is pulled into an epic odyssey in time-travel. From the Coliseum of Ancient Rome to the dance floor of Studio 54, Scrat survives everything from Excalibur to the Titanic as he chases after his beloved acorn that’s been accidentally lost in time.
“This newly enhanced 4-D adventure underscores the global success of the Ice Age franchise, which continues to dominate as a fan favorite,” says Greg Lombardo, senior vice president, global live and location-based entertainment, Fox Consumer Products. “The quality of this experience will set a new benchmark for the industry and is sure to build anticipation for the release of Ice Age 5 in July 2016.”
“We are excited to work with Fox and Blue Sky to bring Academy Award quality animation to our guests,” says Mike Frueh, senior vice president, licensing and distribution, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. “The constant surprises in No Time for Nuts makes this one of our most exhilarating 4-D experiences yet.”