Get your egg-puns ready, FOX has announced a new Easter-theme special featuring the cast of “Ice Age”. The animated event will serve as a lead-in for FOX’s more serious Easter contribution “The Passion”.
The new special will bring Taraji P. Henson, Seth Green and Wendy Williams into the franchise, along with Gabriel Iglesias, Lili Estefan and Blake Anderson from “Workaholics”. They will be joining the original Ice Age crew including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Keke Palmer and Queen Latifah.
The new special “ICE AGE: THE GREAT EGG-SCAPADE” will also be available on Digital HD the following day.
Scrat, Manny, Sid, Diego and a few new friends will all be included when the special airs on Sunday, March 20 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), leading into THE PASSION (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
In ICE AGE: THE GREAT EGG-SCAPADE, harried prehistoric bird mom Ethel (Taraji P. Henson, EMPIRE) entrusts her precious, soon-to-hatch egg to Sid (John Leguizamo). When she recommends him to her neighbors – a condor mom (Wendy Williams), Cholly Bear (Gabriel Iglesias) and Gladys Glypto (Lili Estefan) – business booms at his new egg-sitting service. However, dastardly pirate bunny Squint (Seth Green, FAMILY GUY), who is seeking revenge on the ICE AGE gang, steals, camouflages and hides all the eggs. Once again, with Squint’s twin brother, Clint (Blake Anderson), assisting, Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and the rest of the gang come to the rescue and take off on a daring mission that turns into the world’s first Easter egg hunt.
During the special, don’t miss an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming, all-new animated feature film “Ice Age: Collision Course,” premiering in theaters Friday, July 22, 2016.
ICE AGE: THE GREAT EGG-SCAPADE arrives on Digital HD the day after broadcast at iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Video, Sony Playstation Store, Microsoft Movies & TV and MGo.
ICE AGE: THE GREAT EGG-SCAPADE is a production of Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios. Lori Forte, Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha are executive producers. John C. Donkin serves as producer and Ricardo Curtis serves as director.