Watch ‘Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up Part 2’

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Scrat's Continental Crack-Up Part 2
Photo: 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox has debuted a second Scrat short film in advance of next year’s release of Ice Age: Continental Drift, which is set to hit theaters on July 13, 2012. This is the second in Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up shorts, the first of which debuted online all the way back in January and played in front of Gulliver’s Travels before that. This time around Fox is giving you the chance to watch the short online first as I suspect it will play in front of Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked on December 16.

This one picks up where the first one left off, but doesn’t really have much to do with the continental crack-up from the first short. Instead it appears to be more of a preview of events to come in the fourth Ice Age film as Scrat finds himself aboard a curious pirate ship of sorts where Manny (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego (voiced by Denis Leary) and Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo).

The synopsis for the short does give some insight, however, as to how Scrat’s misadventures play a role in the film to come:

Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences — a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these earth-shattering upheavals, Sid reunites with his long lost family, and the gang encounters a ragtag menagerie of colorful new characters determined to stop them from returning home.

I have included both shorts directly below, but you can also check them both out in HD at Apple.