Ice Age short Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe got the full trailer today. Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters. Stars Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Lopez, Stephanie Beatriz, Adam DeVine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
“He basically rearranges the solar system to become the one we know of today,” said producer Lori Forte of the short’s story to USA Today. “The thing we love most about Scrat is his perseverance and always getting knocked down and always getting back up, all with the single focus of getting or burying his nut. He’s very Chaplin-esque in a way, that dignity (where) there’s always another chance and never gives up no matter what happens to him. But (Scrat’s) just so delightful because he’s also a little bit of a departure. Our ‘Ice Age’ characters are rooted a little more realistically, and we can do anything with Scrat.”