- "That's right sweetheart. Welcome to the Ice Age."
- ―Ellie speaking to Peaches about their home the herd had returned to.[src]
Ellie was a female mammoth that was part of a herd of different animals that were all brought together and the second mate of Manny. She is the deuteragonist of Ice Age: The Meltdown, a major character in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift and a supporting character in Ice Age: Collision Course.
After surviving the flood, Ellie and Manny had a daughter whom they named Peaches.
Easygoing and lively, Ellie lived life well, which is attributed to her adoptive upbringing as a possum rather than a mammoth. Ellie was close to and protective of those she loved and took up any challenges with strength and resolve, loving her family and friends all the way.
As a calf, Ellie was separated from her own herd of other mammoths and was soon lost in a snowstorm. Ellie, frightened and alone, called out for her herd, but she could not find them. Taking refuge near a great willow tree shaped like a mammoth, Ellie found shelter from the bitter cold and wind, along with a mother possum, who smiled kindly at Ellie and took it upon herself to adopt her as a daughter, alongside her own children, two possum babies named Crash and Eddie.
As a young mammoth, Ellie had no idea that she was different from the other children she played with: Ellie believed she truly was a possum. She had no clue as to why none of the possum boys found her attractive and, unaware of her vast size in comparison to possums, tried to take a piggyback ride from her grandmother, whose back was hurt horribly once Ellie sat on her.
Leading the Animals
During spring, Ellie was hoping to get the family together, talking about it to Peaches while crushing berries. Peaches commented that she would rather be with her friends and that she is unsure if she wants to start a family. This shocked Ellie and she tried to get Manny to come out of the den and talk to her. Later, after Manny went on an egg adventure, Ellie and her family spend some time together.
AnniversaryAfter it was done and Manny walked into the area, with fresh cut logs with fruit in them, Ellie and the other ice age mammals jumped up from their hiding places. Crash and Eddie chanted Manny's name, along with all the other ice age mammals. One called out that he forgot, and Ellie became sad and disappointed. Manny, trying to think of words to say, say fireworks brighten the sky. Ellie, surprised and amazed, like the rest of the animals, watched. She asked him how he did it and Manny, though he didn't do it, said he couldn't reveal his secrets. Julian commented to Manny and Ellie that he would miss them so much when Peaches and him left. Peaches then choked on her apple, and told Julian she hadn't told them. Manny and Ellie were shocked. But, not long after, Diego told them that they had a problem, an asteroid heading toward them. They ran and hid in an ice cave until it was over.
When they got out the cave, their friend, Buck escaped the dino world and became the leader of the herd, taking them through, to a crash-site. They followed Buck into a forest where they were hit with an electrical storm. While Peaches was trapped by the lightening, Manny didn't understand why Julian wasn't helping her. He then broke the rock cliff, though Julian warned him. Manny and Ellie were stuck as the purple lightening zapped around them. Diego was able to save them. Buck went inside the forest, and saved a "baby." It turned out to be a pumpkin, and the herd thought it was rather strange. Buck named the pumpkin Bronwyn. Manny and Ellie decide to try and get Julian and Peaches to stay. With the help of Sid, Granny, Crash, and Eddie, Ellie tried to convince Peaches it was too dangerous alone. She had Crash and Eddie be Peaches' distressed kids, Sid be a beast, and Granny be evil. Peaches handled it well though. Buck told the herd to rest for the night. In the morning they found that Granny was gone.
Personality and Traits
Ellie is a beautiful female brown-furred mammoth with bright red hair, slightly straighter tusks, and green eyes. One thing that sets her apart from other female mammoths, as Manny had stated, is her rather enormous butt, which he admits is quite attractive.
Ellie is a loving and caring mammoth who doesn't let anyone walk all over her though. Though a little confused at the start, Ellie grows to have a kind, motherly and cheerful personality. When times get tough, however, Ellie shows she's not afraid to take action and also proves to be a good leader, such as when Sid was taken to the Dinosaur World or when the animals became terrified of the continental drift. She also shows that she doesn't take any offense when told of her habits, such as when Manny complimented her big butt or when a Diatryma chick asked if the water she squirts out her trunk tasted like boogers (to which Ellie sheepishly admits "sometimes").
Ellie is Manny's current wife. The two love each other very much and are married. At first, Manny and Ellie weren't too fond of each other and disagreed, but in the end they bonded, Manny saved her, and she agreed to stay with him. Later they even end up having a daughter. The couple often has disagreements but stay positive and even agree to attempt to win back there daughter to stay with them rather than go with her mate. Manny and Ellie almost always are seen walking together.
Manny is Ellie's husband, and the two love each other more than anything on their lives. They are almost always seen walking together. The couple often has disagreements, but stay positive. The met in Ice Age: The Meltdown, when the mammoths were thought to be extinct. When they first met, Ellie didn't know she was a mammoth and thought she was a possum, a fact that irritated Manny. Against Manny's will, Sid invites Ellie to escape the meltdown with them and she accepts. Manny ends up accepting, but gets annoyed even with the meaningless stories told by Ellie, and insists on convincing her that she is a mammoth, much to her annoyance. In one of his efforts to convince her that she is a mammoth, Manny fails and Ellie ends up thinking that he is a possum as well. After Cretaceous and Maelstrom's attack, Ellie told Manny that facing Cretaceous was the bravest thing she ever saw. Though Manny at first thought she was praising him, she later claims that for the opossums courage is stupidity, and that mammoths are being extinguished by not learning to flee, another fact that increases Manny's irritation. However, during the night, Ellie sees the tree in which Crash and Eddie's mother adopted her and has a flashback of that day. At that same time, Ellie finally realizes that she is a mammoth, and leaves with Manny in a walk, which the two end up bonding each other.
However, when Manny tells Ellie that now they have the chance to save their kind, Ellie gets offended for thinking Manny is flirting with her. Ellie then forces him, Sid and Diego to travel with her, Crash and Eddie at night to escape the meltdown. However, after standing on the edge of a cliff, the two apologize to each other, and Ellie admits that he exaggerated. The two even save Diego's life together. The next morning, Manny and Ellie have another disagreement upon arriving in front of the geyser field. Ellie tells Manny to go around the field, but Manny insists on passing through the field due to time. Ellie, Crash and Eddie turn around, Manny, Sid and Diego cross the field. After crossing the field, Manny begins to look desperately for Ellie, showing that his has fell in love with her. After Crash and Eddie inform him that Ellie is trapped in a cave, Manny desperately moves forward to save her. After defeating Cretaceous and Maelstrom, Manny successfully saves Ellie.
After surviving the meltdown, Manny and Ellie face a herd of mammoths, and finally realize that they are not the last of their kind. Since they are no longer the last of their kind, Manny and Ellie initially believe that they have no more reason to be together, and say goodbye for one another sadly, as they both developed a love for each other through their journey. However, after hearing Sid and Diego's advices, Manny develops courage enough to ask Ellie to stay with him, regardless of whether the two are no longer the last of their kind, and Ellie accepts.
In Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ellie is pregnant with a baby mammoth, and Manny tries to protect her and impress her at all costs. Because of Manny's eagerness to have a child, he would eventually make false alarms of when the baby would be born. After Sid is kidnapped, Manny is reluctant to let Ellie go with him to save Sid, worrying about her and the risk of losing his wife and future child. On their journey, Manny decides to use a code word to mean that the baby is borning, and he choices the word "Peaches". At the end, the two (along with their friends) rescue Sid, and the baby is born. The couple choose to name their daughter Peaches, due to that word being the code that meant Peaches was borning. After returning to their world, Manny and Ellie (along with their friends) reunite with Peaches as a happy family.
In Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, the couple tries to have a happy christmas with their daughter. After Peaches goes with Sid, Crash and Eddie to find Santa Claus, Ellie asks Manny to believe on Christmas' magic. Manny is initially reluctant, but Ellie ask him to do it for Peaches. After discovering Santa Claus was real, Manny reunites with Ellie and Peaches and have a happy Christmas.
In Ice Age: Continental Drift, Manny gets separated from Ellie and Peaches due to Pangea's division. Manny then efforts everything to reunite with his family, and would never give up for them. Manny was seemingly willing to sacrifice himself to save Ellie and Peaches after the two were kidnapped by Gutt's crew. After defeating Gutt and his crew, though, Manny finally reunites with Ellie and Peaches.
Ellie at first is a little protective of her brother and plays with them a lot. Crash and Eddie often find safety being on her tusks and are also very protective of their sister.
Peaches is Ellie's daughter. When she grew up to be a teenager, Ellie often comforted her and gave her advice. She, as well as Manny, wanted Peaches to stay with them rather than her mate, and tries to teach her about how hard it is being out by herself. Peaches and Ellie later bond and celebrate saving the world by using their possum skills.
Ellie and Sid are friends, and Ellie is very protective of him, like when she helped rescue him from Momma Dino. Ellie seems to be one of the few people that really cares about for Sid.
Ellie is rarely seen interacting with Diego, but they appear to be on good terms.
is okay i am on your side.
Ellie and Buck are friends, and Ellie seems to respect him, asking for his help in searching Sid.
Unlike Manny, Ellie is more welcoming towards Julian. However, she still disapproves of him moving on the road, as she states she thought that he and Peaches were going to stay next door to them.
Ellie and Louis are friends. She clearly sympathizes with how he tries to show how supportive he is to Peaches and how she worried about his safety when the continental drift occured.
Behind the Scenes
Ellie was voiced by a singer named Queen Latifah.