DirectorGalen Tan Chu
Karen Disher WriterJon Vitti, Mike Reiss Release dateOctober 20, 2008 (2008-10-20) (UK)
December 9, 2008 (2008-12-09) (US) DirectorsKaren Disher, Galen T. Chu Production companiesBlue Sky Studios, HIT Entertainment CastJohn Leguizamo (Sid), Chris Wedge (Scrat), Shane Baumel (Whiny Beaver Boy), Paul Butcher (Smarty Pants Molehog Boy), Sean S. Cunningham (Glyptodon Boy), Karen Disher (S'more) Similar moviesMickey and the Beanstalk, Orphan's Picnic, Clock Cleaners, Mickey's Amateurs, Moving Day, Tugboat Mickey
Surviving Sid is a 2008 computer-animated short film from Blue Sky Studios, starring Sid the Sloth of Ice Age and a cameo appearance by Scrat. It is the third in the series of Ice Age short films, the other two being Gone Nutty and No Time for Nuts. Unlike the first two Ice Age short films, Surviving Sid focuses on Sid and a small animal group of camping children. Directed by Galen Tan Chu and Karen Disher, the short premiered on December 9, 2008, on the Horton Hears a Who! DVD and Blu-ray.
2 weeks after the events of the second film, Sid takes a school of children out on a camping trip from home, only to find that he is not a very good guide and the children are bored. In a cameo appearance, Scrat has swallowed his acorn and is struggling to keep it down. He coughs it up and it is stolen from him. The camping trip leaves some of the children somewhat traumatized. Sid tries to pick a flower, but somehow this has led to a tree falling, which then hits a rock, which causes a chain reaction and hits a series of larger rocks, until eventually hitting a large iceberg. The iceberg then carves out a u-shaped valley, which Sid later names the Grand Canyon. Afterwards the kids get so annoyed with Sid that it ends with them tying him up. 20,000 years later on present day, it shows a father and son beaver looking over the Grand Canyon with the son asking who made it. The father replies "Nature or a being with infinite wisdom."
The short film was released with the Horton Hears a Who! Blu-ray and DVD, which was released in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2008, and in the United States on December 9, 2008.
As of July 2009, it is also available as a free "Video Podcast" in the USA iTunes Store, and on the PlayStation Network.