"Well it wasn't a nightmare, that's for sure. That was a great project with Allan Wolf, a film that had a really terrific script. I got to write all different kinds of music. We recorded it in Bulgaria, and here in Los Angeles. It's a soundtrack that's available, and it's one of my better efforts, I think."
"That was great! Mark Isham wrote the score, it's his film, and we went to Prague to record it. And so, it was really good, and we used very dark instruments, almost no violins, maybe three violins. The score was very dark, and the orchestrations were mostly violas and below. It sort of appealed to the Slavik snow. They're not actually Slavs, but in Prague, yeah."
"A fabulous score where Alexandre Desplat got to be unabashedly French, and yet have this very sort of modern texture of playing the old Julia, and the young Julie, and it was just a wonderful experience and marvelous orchestration on Alexandre's part."
(wiki) Roger Ebert gave the film three and a half stars out of four claiming that " Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the best of the three films about our friends in the inter-species herd of plucky prehistoric heroes. And it involves some of the best use of 3-D I've seen in an animated feature."  Lou Lumenik of the New York Post awarded the film 3 stars stating that the film is "much more of an emphasis on action in this nicely crafted, fast-paced sequel."
"That was a very dark Mark Isham score. Very artistic, very evocative. I remember that it interested me, of course, and I thought I had heard that the director of that film had heard my score to an obscure film I did."
"Was great simply because Mark Isham got to write a Jazz score, it was a period score, and my wife got to do these really fabulous arrangements, and Mark let her just go crazy. So it was great to be able to see my wife be able to be in her element on a film."