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Scrat Returns in Disney+’s ‘Ice Age: Scrat Tales’ Shorts

Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge once again voices the chronically hapless saber-toothed squirrel, now joined by the mischievous Baby Scrat; see key art and images from the new series, hitting the streamer on April 13.

Disney+ has released key art and images for Ice Age: Scrat Tales, a series of six all-new animated shorts starring Scrat, the hapless saber-toothed squirrel made famous in Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age hugely popular feature film adventures and hilarious short films. The series debuts on the streamer April 13.

In the new short series, Scrat experiences the ups and downs of fatherhood, as he and the adorable, mischievous Baby Scrat, alternately bond with each other and battle for ownership of the highly treasured Acorn. Oscar-winning director and Blue Sky Studios founder Chris Wedge returns to voice Scrat, with Karl Wahlgren voicing Baby Scrat. The series is produced by Anthony Nisi, with Robert L. Baird and Andrew Millstein serving as executive producers.

The six upcoming shorts are as follows:

  • Nuts About You – directed by Michael Berardini and Donnie Long. Story by Michael Berardini.Scrat meets his son Baby Scrat and experiences the pure joy of being a new parent—until Baby Scrat sees The Acorn for the first time.
  • LoFi Scrat Beats to Sleep/Chill to – Directed by Donnie Long and Matt Munn. Story by Donnie Long.Scrat pounds out a percussive lullaby to get a crying Baby Scrat to fall asleep.
  • X’s and Uh-O’s – Directed by Donnie Long and Drew Winey. Story by James Young Jackson and Drew Winey.Scrat demonstrates for Baby Scrat how to plant The Acorn, but Scrat is really the one being taught a lesson.
  • Nutty Reflections – Directed by Donnie Long and Eric Prah. Story by Galen Tan Chu.Scrat and Baby Scrat run after The Acorn into a dark cave, which resembles a creepy funhouse hall of mirrors.
  • Teeter Toddler – Directed by Jeff Gabor and Donnie Long. Story by Galen Tan Chu.Thanks to a dodo bird, Scrat and Baby Scrat end up on opposite sides of a log held up by a single branch.
  • Nut The End – Directed by Lisa Allen Keane and Donnie Long. Story by Michael Thurmeier.The Acorn goes flying off a cliff. With it seemingly gone forever, can Scrat and Baby Scrat live in harmony?

Source: Disney+

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