SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D
SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D is a cel-shaded 4-D film simulator ride based upon the popular television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It can be found at many aquariums and theme parks across the world; the ride consists of a pre-show which leads into a stadium seated auditorium. The ride is in 4-D; the effects on the ride vary at different parks. Water spray, wind, leg ticklers and smells are found; the ride once appeared at Camp Snoopy in Mall of America as a film rotation of The Mystery Mine Ride. Instead of being in 4-D with special effects, the ride was in 3-D, the seats would move. In fall 2007, the Mystery Mine Ride, which once housed SpongeBob SquarePants: The Ride, was demolished to make way for SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge roller coaster, part of the park's transformation into Nickelodeon Universe. In 2008, SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D came to Nickelodeon Family Suites. On April 19, 2013, Nickelodeon Family Suites premiered a sequel called SpongeBob SquarePants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue.
The film begins with Painty the Pirate about to sing the television series theme as usual, but he instead pops out of the painting and throws the riders into Bikini Bottom. The audience ends up in The Krusty Krab, where SpongeBob SquarePants welcomes them and shows them how to make a Krabby Patty by pointing at the ingredients with his spatula; when preparing the Krabby Patty, SpongeBob accidentally loses a pickle. The pickle bounces out of the restaurant into Patrick Star's hand on a pogo stick. Patrick steals the pickle. SpongeBob, not knowing why, tells the riders to find Patrick on his bubble bike, destroying half of Bikini Bottom. While going through Jellyfish Fields, SpongeBob plummets down the vertical road into Rock Bottom, where a fish pops the bubble bike by biting it; the force of the pop hurdles SpongeBob into the air, landing in the Chum Bucket where Plankton is holding the real Patrick hostage, revealing that the pickle thief was a robotic version of Patrick. The robot pursues SpongeBob, only to be unplugged by Patrick.
Plankton is crushed by his robot, SpongeBob recovers the pickle. Sandals enters the Chum Bucket to eat his patty. Sandals starts swelling and he explodes, leaving only his eyes and feet, he says that he is allergic to pickles and walks away. SpongeBob says, "Well, pickle-culiar," and laughs again. Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants and The Jellyfish Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star Rodger Bumpass as Squidward Tentacles Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs Mr. Lawrence as Plankton Dee Bradley Baker as Sandals Patrick Pinney as Painty the Pirate List of 3D films List of amusement rides based on television franchises Official Production Website Behind the Voice Actors page
An amusement arcade is a venue where people play arcade games such as video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, merchandisers, or coin-operated billiards or air hockey tables. In some countries, some types of arcades are legally permitted to provide gambling machines such as slot machines or pachinko machines. Games are housed in cabinets; the term used for ancestors of these venues in the beginning of the 20th century was penny arcades. Video games were introduced in amusement arcades in the late 1970s and were most popular during the golden age of arcade video games, the early 1980s. Arcades became popular with children and adolescents, which led parents to be concerned that video game playing might cause them to skip school. A penny arcade can be any type of venue for coin-operated devices for entertainment; the term came into use about 1905-1910. The name derives from the penny, once a staple coin for the machines; the machines used included: bagatelles, a game with elements of billiards and non-electrical pinball, early forms of non-electrical pinball machines, fortune-telling machinery, slot machines, coin-operated Amberolas peep show machines, which allowed the viewer to see various objects and pictures Mutoscopes love tester machines.
Coin operated shooter gamesPenny arcades led to the creation of video arcades in the 1970s. Arcades catering for video games began to gain momentum in the late 1970s with games such as Space Invaders and Galaxian and became widespread in 1980 with Pac-Man and others; the central processing unit in these games allowed for more complexity than earlier discrete-circuitry games such as Atari's Pong. During the late 1970s video-arcade game technology had become sophisticated enough to offer good-quality graphics and sounds, but it remained basic and so the success of a game had to rely on simple and fun gameplay; this emphasis on the gameplay explains why many of these games continue to be enjoyed as of 2018, despite the progress made by modern computing technology. The golden age of video arcade games in the 1980s became a peak era of video arcade game popularity and earnings. Color arcade games became more prevalent and video arcades themselves started appearing outside their traditional bowling-alley and bar locales.
Designers experimented with a wide variety of game genres, while developers still had to work within strict limits of available processor-power and memory. The era saw the rapid spread of video arcades across Western Europe and Japan; the number of video-game arcades in North America, for example, more than doubled between 1980 and 1982, reaching a peak of 13,000 video game arcades across the region. Beginning with Space Invaders, video arcade games started to appear in supermarkets, liquor stores, gas stations and many other retail establishments looking for extra income; this boom came to an end in the mid-1980s, in what has been referred to as "the great coin-op video crash of 1983". On November 30, 1982, Jerry Parker, the Mayor of Ottumwa, declared his city the "Video Game Capital of the World"; this initiative resulted in many firsts in video game history. Playing a central role in arcade history, Ottumwa saw the birth of the Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard and the U. S. National Video Game Team, two organizations that still exist today.
Other firsts that happened in the Video Game Capital of the World included: the first video-game-themed parade the first video game world championship the first study of the brain waves of video-game champions the first billion-point video-game performance the first official day to honor a video-game player High game-turnover in Japanese arcades required quick game-design, leading to the adoption of standardized systems like JAMMA, Neo-Geo and CPS-2. These systems provided arcade-only consoles where the video game ROM could be swapped to replace a game; this allowed easier development and replacement of games, but it discouraged the hardware innovation necessary to stay ahead of the technology curve. Most US arcades didn't see the intended benefit of this practice since many games weren't exported to the US, if they were, distributors refused to release them as a ROM, preferring to sell the entire ROM, sometimes the cabinet as a package. In fact, several arcade systems such as Sega's NAOMI board are arcade versions of home systems.
The arcade industry entered a major slump in mid-1994. Arcade attendance and per-visit spending, though not as poor as during the 1983 crash, declined to the point where several of the largest arcade chains either were put up for sale or declared bankruptcy, while many large arcade machine manufacturers moved to get out of the business. In the second quarter of 1996, video game factories reported 90,000 arcade cabinets sold, as compared to 150,000 cabinets sold in 1990; the main reason for the slump was increasing competition from console ports. During the 1980s it took several years for an arcade game to be released on a home console, the port differed from the arcade version. In the late 1990s, a bar opened in the new Crown Casino complex in Melbourne, Australia named Barcode
A clown is a comic performer who employs slapstick or similar types of physical comedy in a mime style. Clowns have a varied tradition with significant variations in performance; the most recognisable modern clown character is the Auguste or "red clown" type, with outlandish costumes featuring distinctive makeup, colourful wigs, exaggerated footwear, colourful clothing. Their entertainment style is designed to entertain large audiences. Modern clowns are associated with the tradition of the circus clown, which developed out of earlier comedic roles in theatre or Varieté shows during the 19th to mid 20th centuries. Many circus clowns are a key circus act in their own right; the first mainstream clown role was portrayed by Joseph Grimaldi. In the early 1800s, he expanded the role of Clown in the harlequinade that formed part of British pantomimes, notably at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden theatres, he became so dominant on the London comic stage that harlequinade Clowns became known as "Joey", both the nickname and Grimaldi's whiteface make-up design were, still are, used by other types of clowns.
The comedy that clowns perform is in the role of a fool whose everyday actions and tasks become extraordinary—and for whom the ridiculous, for a short while, becomes ordinary. This style of comedy has a long history in many cultures across the world; some writers have argued that due to the widespread use of such comedy and its long history it is a need, part of the human condition. The "fear of clowns," circus clowns in particular as a psychiatric condition has become known by the term coulrophobia; the "clown" character developed out of the zanni "rustic fool" characters of the early modern commedia dell'arte, which were themselves directly based on the "rustic fool" characters of ancient Greek and Roman theatre. Rustic buffoon characters in Classical Greek theater were known as sklêro-paiktês or deikeliktas, besides other generic terms for "rustic" or "peasant". In Roman theater, a term for clown was fossor "digger; the English word clown was first recorded c. 1560 in the generic meaning "rustic, peasant".
The origin of the word is uncertain from a Scandinavian word cognate with clumsy. It is in this sense that "Clown" is used as the name of fool characters in Shakespeare's Othello and The Winter's Tale; the sense of clown as referring to a professional or habitual fool or jester developed soon after 1600, based on Elizabethan "rustic fool" characters such as Shakespeare's. The harlequinade developed in England in the 17th century, it was here. A foil for Harlequin's slyness and adroit nature, Clown was a buffoon or bumpkin fool who resembled less a jester than a comical idiot, he was a lower class character dressed in tattered servants' garb. The now-classical features of the clown character were developed in the early 1800s by Joseph Grimaldi, who played Clown in Charles Dibdin's 1800 pantomime Peter Wilkins: or Harlequin in the Flying World at Sadler's Wells Theatre, where Grimaldi built the character up into the central figure of the harlequinade; the circus clown developed in the 19th century.
The modern circus derives from Philip Astley's London riding school, which opened in 1768. Astley added a clown to his shows to amuse the spectators between equestrian sequences. American comedian George L. Fox became known for his clown role, directly inspired by Grimaldi, in the 1860s. Tom Belling senior developed the "red clown" or "Auguste" character c. 1870, acting as a foil for the more sophisticated "white clown". Belling worked for Circus Renz in Vienna. Belling's costume became the template for the modern stock character of circus or children's clown, based on a lower class or "hobo" character, with red nose, white makeup around the eyes and mouth, oversized clothes and shoes; the clown character as developed by the late 19th century is reflected in Ruggero Leoncavallo's 1892 opera Pagliacci. Belling's Auguste character was further popularized by Nicolai Poliakoff's Coco in the 1920s to 1930s; the English word clown was borrowed, along with the circus clown act, from many other languages, such as French clown, Russian кло́ун, Greek κλόουν, Danish/Norwegian klovn, Romanian clovn etc.
Italian retains Pagliaccio, a Commedia dell'arte zanni character, derivations of the Italian term are found in other Romance languages, such as French Paillasse, Spanish payaso, Catalan/Galician pallasso, Portuguese palhaço, Greek παλιάτσος, Turkish palyaço, German Pajass, Yiddish פּאַיאַץ, Russian пая́ц. In the early 20th century, with the disappearance of the rustic simpleton or village idiot character of everyday experience, North American circuses developed characters such as the tramp or hobo. Examples include Marceline Orbes, who performed at the Hippodrome Theater, Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp, Emmett Kelly's Weary Willie based on hobos of the Depression era. Another influential tramp character was played by Otto Griebling during the 1930s to 1950s. Red Skelton's Dodo the Clown in The Clown, depicts the circus clown as a tragicomic stock character, "a funny man with a drinking problem". In the United States, Bozo the Clown was an influential Auguste character since the late 1950s; the Bozo Show premiered in 1960 and appeared nationally on cable television in 1978.
McDonald's derived Ronald McDonald, from the Bozo character in the 1960s. Willard Scott, who h
A carnival game is a game of chance or skill that can be seen at a traveling carnival, charity fund raiser, amusement arcade and amusement park, or on a state and county fair midway. They are commonly played on holidays such as Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest. Carnival games are operated on a "pay per play" basis. Prices may range from a small amount, for example 25 cents, to a few dollars per play. Most games offer a small prize to the winner. Prizes may include items like toys, or posters. Continued play is encouraged. Multiplayer games—the "Watergun" game is one example—may change the size of the prize with the number of players. In a more difficult game, including the "Baseball and Basket" or "Stand the Bottle", a large prize may be awarded to any winner. Carnival games have a poor reputation in some areas; this may be that some carnival games utilize optical illusions or physical relationships that make it hard for a player to judge the game's difficulty. Some operators have run games that are rigged to take advantage of unsuspecting players.
In many areas, these games are tested by local law enforcement to find unfairly run games. At amusement parks, the carnival games are owned and operated by the park owner; the games are installed in permanent buildings stationed around the park. A traveling carnival may, however, be made up of multiple independent game concession owners; these independents owners contract their games with the carnival operator. Carnival games of this type are mounted to towable trailers that enable the game to be moved from site to site. However, there a still some free-standing game booths; these carnival games are set up in rows along the midway area along with the rides. Games of chance are favorite carnival games. A random outcome gives all players the chance of winning a prize. An example of a carnival game of chance is the "Dime Pitch" game; the objective is to toss a coin onto a horizontal board. The marks on the board are the same diameter as the coin thrown. By covering the mark on the board with the coin, the player wins.
Another example of a game of chance is the "Birthday" game. Players place their bets on a rail mounted strip that has months and holidays written on it. Many players choose the month of their birth for their bet. A random player is selected to throw a large multisided die into a designated center area of the booth; the die thrown has corresponding months and holidays written on the different sides. The month, color or holiday that shows on the top of the thrown die, when it stops, will indicate the winner. In the "Pingpong Ball and Fish Bowl", players throw pingpong balls at a table filled with rows of empty small fish bowls. If the player gets a ball in the bowl, they win a goldfish. A game like the "Duck Pond", geared for young children, may offer a winner every time; the player selects a rubber duck, floating at random in water. Writing on the bottom of the duck reveals the prize won. Games of skill are another favorite carnival game; these games may test a players aim at hitting a target with either a weapon.
Some games of this type are the "Cross Bow Shoot", the "Milk Bottle" game, or the "Balloon and Dart" game. Other skill testing games challenge the physical abilities of the player. One example of this type of game is the "Rope Ladder Climb". In this game, the player must keep their balance while climbing an angled rope ladder that can pivot and invert the player; the object of the game is to climb the ladder, without falling off, ring a bell at the end of the climb. Another game that tests the physical abilities of the player is "Ring the Bell"; the player uses a large mallet to strike a pivot board on the game, this causes an indicator to be driven vertically up an indicator scale board. By hitting the pivot hard enough, the indicator will ring a bell mounted at the top of the indicator scale board indicating a win. Cover the spot is a game that involves covering a giant red spot with five smaller discs dropped by hand. Carnival games are viewed or portrayed as dishonest, due to past history that may not apply to modern-day games and operators.
The term "mark" originated with the carnival. When dishonest carnival game operators found someone who they could entice to keep playing their rigged game, they would "mark" the individual by patting their back with a hand that had chalk on it. Other game operators would look for these chalk marks and entice the individuals to play their rigged game. Rigging a carnival game may be done in many different manners depending on the game. For example, the "Ball and Basket" game may be rigged by moving the "A" frame onto which the basket is mounted; this would change the trajectory of the ball. Another method has the operator leaving a ball in the basket for the demonstration which absorbs the energy of the tossed ball, enabling the ball to stay in the basket, remove it when the mark plays, which makes the ball much more susceptible to bouncing out. In a game like "Ring Toss", the blocks that the prizes are attached to are cut in such a way as to ensure the ring will not fit; the "Balloon and Dart" game can be rigged by underinflating the balloons or by using dull point darts.
Some games may be rigged to play or dishonestly and can be switched by the game operator. The "Milk Bottle" game can be rigged this way. On a rigged game, one of the milk bottles is heavier than the others. Depending on how the bottles are stacked will determine if the player will win. So
Las Vegas the City of Las Vegas and known as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known for its gambling, fine dining and nightlife; the Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities, it is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations; the city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, television programs, music videos.
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century. Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, according to a 2018 estimate, the population is 648,224 with a regional population of 2,227,053; as with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the primary city is used to describe areas beyond official city limits. In the case of Las Vegas, this applies to the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester; the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled there 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago. A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829.
Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, California in 1829. The area was named Las Vegas, Spanish for "the meadows," as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as the desert spring waters needed by westward travelers; the year 1844 marked the arrival of John C. Frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont Street is named after him. Eleven years members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies; the fort was abandoned several years afterward. The remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city. 1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas.
At that time, Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks. This year witnessed the beginning of construction on nearby Hoover Dam; the influx of construction workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression. The construction work was completed in 1935. In 1941, the Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery School was established. Known as Nellis Air Force Base, it is home to the aerobatic team called the Thunderbirds. Following World War II, lavishly decorated hotels, gambling casinos, big-name entertainment became synonymous with Las Vegas. In the 1950s the Moulin Rouge opened and became the first racially integrated casino-hotel in Las Vegas. In 1951, nuclear weapons testing began at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. During this time the city was nicknamed the "Atomic City". Residents and visitors were able to witness the mushroom clouds until 1963, when the limited Test Ban Treaty required that nuclear tests be moved underground.
The iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, never located within municipal limits, was created in 1959 by Betty Willis. During the 1960s, corporations and business powerhouses such as Howard Hughes were building and buying hotel-casino properties. Gambling was referred to as "gaming"; the year 1995 marked the opening of the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas's downtown area. This canopied five-block area features 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000 watts of sound from dusk until midnight during shows held on the top of each hour. Due to the realization of many revitalization efforts, 2012 was dubbed "The Year of Downtown." Hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of projects made their debut at this time. They included The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and DISCOVERY Children's Museum, Mob Museum, Neon Museum, a new City Hall complex and renovations for a new Zappos.com corporate headquarters in the old City Hall building. Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides.
Much of the landscape is arid with desert vegetation and wildlife. It can be subjected to torrential flash floods, although much has been done to mitigate the effects of flash floods through improved drainage systems; the peaks surrounding Las Vegas reach elevations of o
A Ferris wheel is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright by gravity. Some of the largest modern Ferris wheels have cars mounted on the outside of the rim, with electric motors to independently rotate each car to keep it upright; these wheels are sometimes referred to as observation wheels and their cars referred to as capsules, however these alternative names are used for wheels with conventional gravity-oriented cars. The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The generic term Ferris wheel is now used in American English for all such structures, which have become the most common type of amusement ride at state fairs in the United States; the current tallest Ferris wheel is the 167.6-metre High Roller in Las Vegas, which opened to the public in March 2014.
"Pleasure wheels", whose passengers rode in chairs suspended from large wooden rings turned by strong men, may have originated in 17th-century Bulgaria. The travels of Peter Mundy in Europe and Asia, 1608–1667 describes and illustrates "severall Sorts of Swinginge used in their Publique rejoyceings att their Feast of Biram" on 17 May 1620 at Philippopolis in the Ottoman Balkans. Among means "lesse dangerous and troublesome" was one:...like a Craine wheele att Customhowse Key and turned in that Manner, whereon Children sitt on little seats hunge round about in severall parts thereof, And though it turne right upp and downe, that the Children are sometymes on the upper part of the wheele, sometymes on the lower, yett they alwaies sitt upright. Five years earlier, in 1615, Pietro Della Valle, a Roman traveller who sent letters from Constantinople and India, attended a Ramadan festival in Constantinople, he describes the fireworks and great swings comments on riding the Great Wheel: I was delighted to find myself swept upwards and downwards at such speed.
But the wheel turned round so that a Greek, sitting near me couldn't bear it any longer, shouted out "soni! soni!" Similar wheels appeared in England in the 17th century, subsequently elsewhere around the world, including India and Siberia. A Frenchman, Antonio Manguino, introduced the idea to America in 1848, when he constructed a wooden pleasure wheel to attract visitors to his start-up fair in Walton Spring, Georgia. In 1892, William Somers installed three fifty-foot wooden wheels at New Jersey; the following year he was granted the first U. S. patent for a "Roundabout". George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. rode on Somers' wheel in Atlantic City prior to designing his wheel for the World's Columbian Exposition. In 1893 Somers filed a lawsuit against Ferris for patent infringement, however Ferris and his lawyers argued that the Ferris Wheel and its technology differed from Somers' wheel, the case was dismissed; the original Ferris Wheel, sometimes referred to as the Chicago Wheel, was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr..
With a height of 80.4 metres it was the tallest attraction at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where it opened to the public on June 21, 1893. It was intended to rival the centerpiece of the 1889 Paris Exposition. Ferris was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Pittsburgh, bridge-builder, he began his career in the railroad industry and pursued an interest in bridge building. Ferris understood the growing need for structural steel and founded G. W. G. Ferris & Co. in Pittsburgh, a firm that tested and inspected metals for railroads and bridge builders. The wheel rotated on a 71-ton, 45.5-foot axle comprising what was at that time the world's largest hollow forging, manufactured in Pittsburgh by the Bethlehem Iron Company and weighing 89,320 pounds, together with two 16-foot-diameter cast-iron spiders weighing 53,031 pounds. There were 36 cars, each fitted with 40 revolving chairs and able to accommodate up to 60 people, giving a total capacity of 2,160; the wheel carried some 38,000 passengers daily and took 20 minutes to complete two revolutions, the first involving six stops to allow passengers to exit and enter and the second a nine-minute non-stop rotation, for which the ticket holder paid 50 cents.
The Exposition ended in October 1893, the wheel closed in April 1894 and was dismantled and stored until the following year. It was rebuilt on Chicago's North Side, near Lincoln Park, next to an exclusive neighborhood; this prompted William D. Boyce a local resident, to file a Circuit Court action against the owners of the wheel to have it removed, but without success, it operated there from October 1895 until 1903, when it was again dismantled transported by rail to St. Louis for the 1904 World's Fair and destroyed by controlled demolition using dynamite on May 11, 1906; the Wiener Riesenrad is a surviving example of nineteenth-century Ferris wheels. Erected in 1897 in the Wurstelprater section of Prater public park in the Leopoldstadt district of Vienna, Austria, to celebrate Emperor Franz Josef I's Golden Jubilee, it has a height of 64.75 metres and had 30 passenger cars. A demolition permit for the Riesenrad was issued in 1916, but due to a lack of funds with which to carry out the destruction, it survived.
Following the demolition of
No Time for Nuts
No Time for Nuts is a computer animated short film from Blue Sky Studios, starring Scrat from Ice Age. Directed by Chris Renaud and Mike Thurmeier, it was released on November 21, 2006, on the DVD release of Ice Age: The Meltdown; the short follows Scrat on a chase after his nut, accidentally sent forward in time by a frozen time machine. No Time for Nuts was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, but won an Annie Award. Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel, while trying to find a place to hide his acorn, digs up a buried time machine over an ice-encased skeletal body of a human time traveler; the machine activates, stating the date that Scrat is in While sniffing around the machine, he accidentally presses a button on it, the machine powers up and zaps the acorn. Scrat gets mad and tries to beat up the time machine, but it zaps him too, sending him to the Middle Ages in 1250 AD, where he finds the acorn wedged under a rock. Scrat sees Excalibur, the sword in the stone, decides to use it to move the rock and get back his acorn.
He pulls out the sword but finds himself under attack by a group of unseen Robin Hood archers, uses the sword to block the arrows fired by the archers. He inadvertently frees the acorn in the process and takes it and the time machine and races off to find cover, only to hide in the barrel of a lit cannon; the cannon fires him into the path of hundreds of incoming arrows. The time machine zaps the acorn mid-flight and Scrat narrowly manages to activate the machine again for himself, he materializes in the Coliseum during Ancient Rome. Scrat reaches for his acorn, but is dragged off when his tail is caught by a passing horse-drawn chariot. Scrat tries to pull his tail off, begins to enjoy the ride just as his crotch bashes against a rock, he finds his acorn just as a fanfare sounds. He thinks it is victory music and introduces himself to the crowd like a triumphant gladiator, proudly holding up his acorn, he hears the growl of a lion coming from the tunnel behind him. He fires the time machine again before the lion can attack him, lands on an ice field.
He is overjoyed, thinking he is home, but he soon sees the ill-fated RMS Titanic appear out of nowhere, heading straight towards him. D. and on the frozen North Atlantic, the time and location of the ship's sinking. Scrat gets pressed into the iceberg that sank the Titanic by the ship's bow, the time machine zaps Scrat and the acorn as they fall from the iceberg, taking Scrat to the time of the first Ice Age movie, where he encounters his past self, the two Scrats fights each other for the acorn; the time machine is caught in the fight, it zaps the acorn out of sight yet again, much to the distress of both past Scrat and future Scrat. Shortly after, future Scrat gets zapped. Scrat is sent to many dangerous situations where he would have been killed had he not activated the time machine in time. Frustrated, Scrat punches the machine, which sends him into a strange dimension of floating musical instruments from the orchestra. Scrat spots his acorn but gets hit split into clones by a clock and grabs it just before being drawn into a wormhole along with his acorn and the time machine.
The wormhole lands Scrat in front of an enormous oak tree. Overjoyed at the sight of so many acorns, he tosses away his own acorn, which lands on and causes the time machine to fire again, but not before Scrat pulverizes it. Scrat attempts to remove the nuts from the tree, but soon discovers that it is only a monument of some sort, with a plaque on it reading "Here Stood the Last Oak Tree". Scrat is in the distant future in the year 200,000 AD, where oak trees are extinct and have all gone away, he realizes. He makes a dash for it, but the time machine somehow fires one final time, transporting the acorn right out of his paws right before the time machine collapses into pieces. Stranded in the acorn-less future, Scrat lets out a scream of frustration; the forever-lost acorn ends up floating behind the credits. Chris Wedge as Scrat Ray Romano as Manny John Leguizamo as Sid Denis Leary as Diego 2006: Annie Award—Best Animated Short Subject 2007: Academy Award—Best Animated Short Film In 2015, an extended nine-minute version of the short, featuring new footage with Scrat ending up in the Mesozoic era and in an American natural history museum in 2015 AD, was remade by SimEx-Iwerks into a 4D film, titled Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D.
Since the film has been shown at the San Diego Zoo, The Adventuredome in Las Vegas, NV, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Detroit Zoo in Michigan, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor (2018 onwa