‘Ice Age 5’ Lands July 2016 Release Date From 20th Century Fox

The four films in the hit animated franchise have grossed more than $2.8 billion worldwide

20th Century Fox has announced it is moving forward with another installment in the blockbuster “Ice Age” franchise.

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.

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It’s unclear which voice cast will return for “Ice Age 5,” though 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.

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The hit animated series hails from Blue Sky Studios, which is owned by Fox.