Ready for more misadventures from your favorite woolly mammoth, saber-toothed tiger and sloth? Good, because Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth installment in the lucrative series, delivers the same old, same old.

Here’s the premise: Scrat, the determined prehistoric squirrel obsessed with that cursed acorn, causes a continental cataclysm that separates Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary) and Sid (John Leguizamo) from the rest of the herd, including Manny’s wife Ellie (Queen Latifah) and their teenage daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer). Set adrift, the trio encounters a band of nefarious pirates, run by a mean primate named Captain Gutt (Peter Dinklage), who want to stop them from getting back home. Fat chance!

It’s not so bad reuniting with these colorful characters we’ve grown to love since the first Ice Age. Romano, Leary and Leguizamo have perfected their inner, semi-prehistoric animal banter and definitely provide the majority of the humor. Seann William Scott and Josh Peck as Ellie’s possum “brothers,” Crash and Eddie, also return to add to the proceedings. As for some new voices in Continental Divide, there’s hip-hop stars Drake and Nicki Minaj as teenage woolly mammoth friends of Peaches; Game of Thrones star Dinklage as the evil monkey Gutt; Wanda Sykes as Sid’s senile (or is she?) Granny; and Jennifer Lopez as a sleek tigress pirate named Shira. Yeah, Diego gets a love interest.

But for all the good intentions and familiar humor, Continental Divide ultimately becomes another retread in the franchise. Perhaps it isn’t quite as lame as the third installment, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, but Divide far from reaches the same level as the original 2002 Ice Age. From Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox, the original served as one of the first non-Pixar CGI animated movies to become a hit (along with DreamWorks’ 2001 Shrek) and told a sweet story about three misfit animals trying to return a human baby to his tribe. As par for the course, the studio only saw dollar signs and didn’t feel the need to keep up with the same quality in the sequels. I guess they really can’t all be Pixar.

At least Ice Age has Scrat. For all the other dumb antics and cheesy feel-good moments in the sequels, the little squirrel that could still is the funniest damn thing about the series.