This news is sure to draw collective groans from animation fans, particularly given the rate at which the quality of the films is plummeting (just have a gander at their Rotten Tomatoes scores), but so long as they keep bringing in the mammoth (no pun intended) numbers that they are doing (Continental Drift, the fourth film in the series, made almost $875 million worldwide), Fox and Blue Sky will keep making Ice Age films. And the fifth one is coming in 2016.
The fifth instalment in the $2.8 billion grossing Ice Age series has taken the 15th July, 2016 spot previously occupied by Anubis (an Egyptian adventure film loosely based on Bruck Zick's book The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights). Anubis has made a big step back to 23rd March, 2018.
Given that I've not particularly enjoyed an Ice Age film since the second one, seven years ago, I'm very uninterested in a fifth instalment. But if, by chance, you're still excited about a new Ice Age film: Hi. Nice to meet you. I heard rumours that you were out there somewhere!
Nonetheless, Blue Sky do have some exciting films on their radar, like 2015's Peanuts film, and Anubis, and Carlos Saldanha's Ferdinand. It just seems that we're going to have Blue Sky's slate forever punctuated by umpteen Ice Age movies...