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‘Ice Age 5’ Greenlit for 2016 Release

Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios officially green light Ice Age 5 for release in 2016.

Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios have officially green-lit Ice Age 5, according to a report by The Wrap.

The studio will release Ice Age 5 on July 15, 2016. The four films in the Ice Age franchise have grossed more than $2.8 billion worldwide.

No word yet on which voice cast members will return for Ice Age 5. The ensemble for 2012′s Ice Age: Continental Drift included Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Aziz Ansari, Joy Behar, Peter Dinklage, Drake, Nick Frost, Josh Gad, Nicki Minaj, Keke Palmer, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Seann William Scott, Patrick Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Alan Tudyk, Rebel Wilson and original Ice Age co-director Chris Wedge, who voices lovable squirrel Scrat.

Ice Age 5 will hit theaters one week after an unspecified Marvel movie and two weeks after Fox releases its Independence Day sequel. The hit animated series hails from Blue Sky Studios, which is owned by Fox.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.