'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and 'The Artist' Combined for 'The Scratist'
With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we're probably going to be seeing a whole lot of The Artist throughout the ceremony as it's likely to take more more than a few awards. Until then, we get a slightly skewed take on the Best Picture nominee as Ice Age: Continental Drift has taken advantage of the hype surrounding the movie to craft a new trailer for the forthcoming animated sequel inspired by Michel Hazanavicius' homage to the silent film era. The Scratist features the acorn hunting prehistoric squirrel, this time in black and white, complete with a big band score. It's actually pretty charming. Watch it below!
Here's the fun new Ice Age: Continental Drift trailer titled The Scratist, found via GeekTyrant:
Here's a synopsis for Ice Age: Continental Drift, co-directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier at Blue Sky Studios: One of filmdom's most beloved trios - Ice Age's Manny, Diego, and Sid - embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates. And Scrat's reunion with his cursed nut catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before. It arrives in theaters on July 13th, 2012.