Disney has shared a trailer for Ice Age: Scrat Tales, an upcoming series of animated shorts set to debut on Disney+ next month. The series follows Scrat, the hapless but beloved saber-toothed squirrel from the Ice Age franchise, as he experiences the nuttiness of fatherhood.
Scrat is best known for his endless attempts at trying to store a single acorn to make it through the ice age. And true to form, Ice Age: Scrat Tales will continue that theme, only this time he'll be experiencing it with the adorably mischievous Baby Scrat. Despite their bond, they'll battle for ownership of the Acorn which, naturally, will result in some hilarious hijinks.
Ice Age: Scrat Tales features the vocal talents of Chris Wedge (Scrat) and Kari Wahlgren (Baby Scrat). Robert L. Baird and Andrew Millstein serve as executive producers with various directors and writers contributing to each of the episodes. All six episodes of Ice Age: Scrat Tales will be available on Disney+ starting on April 13.
Check out the titles along with a brief synopsis of each of the six shorts in Ice Age: Scrat Tales below:
“Nuts About You” – Directed by Michael Berardini and Donnie Long. Story by Michael Berardini. In “Nuts About You,” Scrat meets 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. In “LoFi Scrat Beats to Sleep/Chill to,” 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. In “X’s and Uh-O’s,” 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. In “Nutty Reflections,” 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. In “Teeter Toddler,” 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. In “Nut The End,” The Acorn goes flying off a cliff. With it seemingly gone forever, can Scrat and Baby Scrat live in harmony?
The Ice Age franchise first debuted in 2002 and has since spawned multiple sequels. All together, the franchise has generated over $6 billion in revenue worldwide, making it one of hte highest-grossing media franchises of all time. Earlier this year, Disney+ released the standalone spin-off film The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, which sits at just a 17% on Rotten Tomato.