And in front of The Peanuts Movie we, rather inexplicably, have a prequel to the new Ice Age movie. Let’s just say that poor lil Scrat still hasn’t got ahold of that nut and this time around, his quest takes him down-down-down into the ice-caps until he accidentally activates a buried alien spaceship. Yeah. Like that. Scrat has always been the best thing about this franchise, but that was already fairly faint praise way back in the first movie, so by this time, he’s gotten rather long in the tooth (pun intended and on the level of the humor in this short). I won’t act like I don’t appreciate a physical gag. I laughed out loud twice, I think, particularly in a brilliant shot that is, I think, a straight-up riff on a bit from Gravity. But it’s mostly just, well, you know. 2 stars.
tl;dr – animated short is only five minutes, but even the best thing about the Ice Age franchise has gotten pretty tired; just give him the damn nut already. 2 stars.