By EW Staff
Updated February 10, 2006 05:00 AM
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Credit: Ice Age 2: The Meltdown: Blue Sky Studios

Second chapters worked big-time for Toy Story and Shrek, so here comes round 2 for wooly mammoth Manny (Ray Romano) and his CG pals. The gentle giant discovers he’s among the last mammals on earth. He wants a family and targets a female wooly named Ellie (Queen Latifah). But because she’s been raised with two noisy possums (American Pie‘s Seann William Scott, and Josh Peck, costar of Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh), she thinks she’s a possum herself. Says director Carlos Saldanha of Ellie, ”Her backstory is, she’s got an identity issue.” (March 31)