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Surviving Sid
Film Information
Director Galen Tan Chu
Karen Disher
Music Michael A. Levine
Release Date March 10th, 2007 (UK)
April 1st, 2007 (US)
Run Time 7 min
Country USA
Language English
Preceded By No Time For Nuts
Followed By Scrat's Continental Crack-up
imdb id 1338677

Surviving Sid is a 2008 computer-animated short film from Blue Sky Studios starring Sid the Sloth of Ice Age and a cameo appearance by Scrat. It is the third in the series of Ice Age short films, the first being Gone Nutty released with the Ice Age DVD in November 2002. The second being No Time For Nuts on the Ice Age: The Meltdown DVD in November 2006.

Unlike the first two Ice Age short films Surviving Sid focuses on Sid the Sloth and a small group of camping children. This is opposed to the first two movies where Scrat the Saber-Toothed Squirrel was the lead role.


2 weeks after saving his friends from the flood, Sid, the Sloth, takes a school of children out on a camping trip from home, only to find that in typical Sid style, he is not a very good guide and the camping trip he takes with him don't have a very good time. Scrat makes a small cameo appearance in the short, he has swallowed his nut and is struggling to keep it down, in true Scrat style he coughs it up and it is stolen from him. The camping trip leaves some of the children somewhat traumatised. Sid tries to pick a flower, but somehow this has led to a tree falling, which then hits a rock, which causes a chain reaction and hits a series of larger rocks, until eventually hitting a large iceberg. The iceberg then carves out a u-shaped valley, which Sid later names the Grand Canyon. Afterwards the kids get so annoyed with Sid that they tying him up in the end.

At the end of the short movie (20,000 years later in the present day) it shows a father and son beaver looking over the Grand Canyon with the son asking who made it. The father replies "a nature or a being or creature with infinite wisdom."


Character Voice Actor/Actress
Sid John Leguizamo
Claire Emily Osment
Cindy Maria Lark
Scrat Chris Wedge
S'More Karen Disher
Whiny Beaver Boy Shane Baumel
Smarty Pants Paul Butcher
Beaver boy (present) Khamani Griffin
Beaver dad (present) John Hawkinson


The short film was released with the Horton Hears a Who! DVD and Blu-Ray, which was released in the United Kingdom on October 20th, 2008, and in the United States on December 9th, 2008.

As of July 2009, it is also available as a free "Video Podcast" in the USA iTunes store, and on the PlayStation Network.

External links[]

Ice Age
Ice Age (2002) • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) • Ice_Age: Collision Course (2016)
Gone Nutty (2002) • No Time For Nuts (2006) • Surviving Sid (2008) • Scrat's Continental Crack-up (2010) • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011) • Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)
Other clips
Falling for ScratteBuck: From Easel to Weasel
Video games
Ice AgeThe MeltdownDawn of the DinosaursContinental Drift
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