India has taken a special place of honor with Fox Star Studios' 'Ice Age 4: Continental Drift' as the new chapter in one of the most successful film franchises of all time releases on 27th July 2012!
Recently the innovative creative team from the film released a most unusual and stunning video in preparation for the release featuring popular character Sid the Sloth with people from all over the world, including our Mumbaiites!
A Funky Sid rap video which had children dancing away in front of The Gateway of India was just the tip of the iceberg apparently!
Parts of this special India connect are two important characters included in the fourth installment of played by actors of Indian origin: Kunal Nayyar and Aziz Ansari!
'Ice Age 4' will witness exciting new environments and new and bigger adventures- the high seas, new islands and quite a few new characters that we have not seen before! Cinema's most beloved trios - Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon their greatest adventure and the trio comes across a rogue pirate ship!
The Big Bang Theory's famous 'Raj' aka Kunal Nayyar plays a character on the said pirate ship named Gupta (Yes he goes by an Indian name!), a prehistoric badger whose back is patterned with a skull and crossbones - the iconic pirate flag, the Jolly Roger!
Kunal speaks about his character, "I play a badger. A pirate badger. Gupta always wants to fly his white side, and nothing ticks off Gutt more than surrendering.
"How did he feel doing an animation voiceover in a recording studio? "Yeah, that I'm good at it because I have an innate ability to overact! So that stuff comes naturally to me.!"
Fellow Indian and popular stand-up comedian Aziz Ansari joins Kunal as a fellow pirate 'Squint', the pirate crew's smallest but scrappiest member - an over-caffeinated bunny with a Napoleon Complex.
"Squint's always ready to fight, but never gets to chop it up with anybody."
'Ice Age 4' apparently will be the biggest release for an animated film in India, both in terms of promotions as well as distribution reach and is going to be the first animated film to be dubbed in Tamil and Telugu, apart from Hindi.
Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, the film stars the popular voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah and many more illustrious names such as Jennifer Lopez, Peter Dinklage, etc.
Well India has definitely more to cheer as 'Ice Age 4: Continental Drift' 3D releases on 27th July 2012.