It's a world-shaking event: Scrat, the prehistoric squirrel/rat - and breakout star of the blockbuster Ice Age movie franchise - headlines his own short film, Scrat's Continental Crack-Up, in 3D. The short can be seen only at showings of the 20th Century Fox comedy Gulliver's Travels, which arrives in theaters everywhere December 25.
You can take a look at a brief preview of this animated short below:
The special holiday treat sees Scrat still scrambling after the cursed acorn he's been craving since the first Ice Age film. Only this time, the chase has world-changing consequences. Forget what you've learned in geology about the continents forming as a result of massive tectonic shifts and volcanic eruptions tearing land masses apart. Scrat's Continental Crack-Up reveals that these seismic... crack-ups... came about from Scrat's nutty misadventures.
Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth film in the franchise, is set for release in 3D on July 13th, 2012. The story picks up after Scrat's continental cataclysm, which has triggers the greatest adventure of all for Ice Age's intrepid trio - Manny, Diego, and Sid.