By Lauren O’Donnell, Synergy & Partnership Marketing Assistant Associate
Can you believe it’s been 20 years since we first saw Scrat begin the never-ending pursuit of his beloved acorn? I remember watching the Ice Age movies when I was younger and having many moments of laughter, especially during scenes with Scrat or Sid. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Ice Age and National Nut Day (yes, it’s a real food-based holiday that occurs annually on Oct. 22!) I gathered the coolest ways to celebrate Ice Age.
Shop the Ice Age product collection fit for the whole herd
Calling all acorn enthusiasts! Interact with Scrat by giving and taking away his beloved acorn with the Ice Age Goin Nuts Scrat Plush. Scrat sways and chirps excitedly when passed his acorn; he voices enthusiastic protest when the acorn is taken away. For even more Scrat fun, I am so excited about the Baby Scrat Plush with Sound Effects! Baby Scrat is so adorable and if you press his belly, you can hear sweet sounds and chitters.
Join the Paleolithic fun with The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild Figure Set. These seven unconventional friends are great for a display or for play!
The Ice Age Collector Plush Set includes four furry friends: Scrat the saber-toothed squirrel, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, Sid the sloth, and Buck the weasel. These four super-soft plushes can fill hours of imaginative roleplay. All these plushes look so soft and cuddly but my favorite of the group would have to be Sid with his fun pose!
Storytime is also play time with the Ice Age My Busy Book, an engaging book and toy in one activity kit!
Join in the Ice Age fun on social!
Search the hashtags #PassTheScrat and #IceAge20th on TikTok to join in the fun on National Nut Day! Fans can #PasstheScrat by making a video catching the plush and passing it along to the next person. The Scrat plush featured in the TikTok, along with other Ice Age products can be purchased here.
Stream the Ice Age Collection on Disney+
For those who want to chill out at home, check out your favorite movies and shorts in the Ice Age Collection on Disney+. Starting today, you can also choose Ice Age characters as your profile avatar! Must be 18+ to subscribe.
Experience the first Ice Age film in theaters for a limited time
At 175 select Cinemark, Marcus and Cinepolis theaters nationwide from Oct. 21 through Oct. 28, fans can watch the original Ice Age film on the big screen. Click here to purchase tickets. These theaters are also running product box sweepstakes to celebrate the release, with prizes that include Just Play Ice Age plush and collector figures, a Phidal book and Minecraft code.
Explore the world of Ice Age in Minecraft
Celebrate 20 years of Ice Age with Minecraft and Disney! Have you checked out the Ice Age Mash-Up in Minecraft? Explore Ice Age’s frozen wonderland while playing as your favorite character from the movies. You can help Scrat find his acorn, and even brave a ride down the Eviscerator!
Let me know in the comments below what you are doing to celebrate National Nut Day and the Ice Age 20th Anniversary! I will be celebrating by making a bowl of popcorn and watching my favorite Ice Age film, “Ice Age: The Meltdown!”