‘Ice Age’ & ‘Rio’ Spinoffs In Development At Disney+
UPDATE: On Thursday’s Disney Investor Day event, it was confirmed that an Ice Age spinoff starring Simon Begg as Buck was in the works.
Walt Disney Studios is trying to rework its creative structure since the merger with 21st Century Fox. As first reported by Discussing Film, Blue Sky Studios, a sublet of Fox, is developing spinoffs of popular franchises Rio and Ice Age for the Disney+ streaming service.
The report claims that the upcoming spinoffs will deviate from the main storylines and place the focus on side characters. The Rio spinoff will focus on Nico, a yellow canary voiced by Jamie Foxx, and Pedro, a red-crested cardinal voiced by will.i.am.
Additionally, the Ice Age spinoff will feature Buck, a British weasel voiced by Simon Pegg. However, it is unknown whether the original actors will reprise their roles.
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The marketing department for Walt Disney Studios has heavily promoted Blue Sky’s upcoming animated release Spies In Disguise, starring Will Smith and Tom Holland. The working relationship is clearly strong as the future of their joint animated features looks promising. Disney+ will be the home of several animated projects from Pixar, LucasFilm, and Marvel Studios as well.
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If this “Ice Age” spinoffs is dedicated to Buck the weasel, I hope so much that it will show how Buck found himself in the world of dinosaurs, what happened to him after his first meeting with Rudy as when he’s gone crazy, that there will be most of the music in the movie “Ice Age” of 2002:
Opening Travel Music, Angered Rhinos, Humans / Diego, Going For Baby Tigers, Dodos, Fighting Over the Melons, Walking Through, Baby’s Wild Ride, Checking Out the Cave, Running From the Lava, Baby Walks, Tigers Try to Get Baby, Giving Back the Baby, Send Me On My Way;
and that the series will also take place after the fifth “Ice Age” where we find the characters from this film as well as those of previous ones: the humans: the return of Nadia the mother of Roshan, Runar the father of Roshan, Roshan, the tigers with the teeth of saber: Zeke, Oscar, Lenny, maybe Soto having survived his wounds, the rhinos: Carl and Frank, the dodos, lazy: Jennifer and Rachel, the family of Sid: Zak, Marshall, Bertie, uncle Fungus, Milton, Sid’s father, Eunice, the mother of Sid; Mama Dino and her 3 babies, Roger, Gavin and Gertie, and Rudy (where there could be a similar fight to the t-rex and Blue vs. the indominus rex in Jurassic World but not only to but not least to jigsaw and bites) where the latter could end up catching and swallowing by Precious (like the catching mosasaur and killing the indominus rex in Jurassic World), and the worlds seen in the first Ice Age.