Scrat, the prehistoric squirrel/rat–and breakout star of the “Ice Age” movie franchise–headlines his own short film, “Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up,” in 3D. The short can be seen only at showings of the 20th Century Fox comedy Gulliver’s Travels, which arrives in theaters everywhere December 25.
The special holiday treat sees Scrat still scrambling after the cursed acorn he’s been craving since the first “Ice Age” film. Only this time, the chase has world-changing consequences. Forget what you’ve learned in geology about the continents forming as a result of massive tectonic shifts and volcanic eruptions tearing land masses apart. “Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up” reveals that these seismic…crack-ups…came about from Scrat’s nutty misadventures.
Ice Age: Contintal Drift, the fourth film in the franchise, is set for release in 3D on July 13, 2012. The story picks up after Scrat’s continental cataclysm, which triggers the greatest adventure of all for “Ice Age’s” intrepid trio — Manny, Diego, and Sid.
You can watch a 15-second teaser for the short below!