Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated buddy comedy-drama road film directed by Chris Wedge. The film was produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was released on March 15. 2002. It was followed by four sequels: Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), and Ice Age: Collision Course (2016).