"Ice Age" is a family friendly animation with characters who you will fall in love with the second you meet them! To set a children's adventure-packed comedy during a historical era is very clever to me; it is a way to introduce children to pivotal past events on Earth without boring them as if it were a lecture.
You cannot deny that the best part of the entire franchise is Sid The Sloth; what a character! He is so lovable for being so silly and hyper. His attitude paired with the calm, cool and collected Manny and Diego made the perfect trio of infectious characters to lead this movie to great expectations.