A few days before Christmas, 20th Century Fox announced that Scrat, the prehistoric squirrel/rat from the “Ice Age” franchise, was getting his own short film, titled “Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up.” The short was shown in theaters in 3D with Gulliver’s Travels, but you can now watch it online using the player below or in High Definition QuickTime here!
The short 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.