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Gladys (aka Granny) is a major character of Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ice Age: Collision Course.
She is voiced by Wanda Sykes, who also voiced Stella in Over the Hedge.
An elderly ground sloth, Granny was part of a small family of ground sloths that had grown tired of her and pushed her off on her grandson, Sid, which they also had left behind. Granny, at some point in her life, had taken on a pet whale she dubbed Precious, though none of her family believed the pet actually existed.
Granny become irritated by others easily, hitting at any that annoyed her with her walking stick. Often unkind and bitter to all, Granny usually didn't express gratitude to anyone that helped her, but was fond of at least some of her kin, Sid being one. Though still in her right mind regardless of age, Granny did not perceive certain situations with the same approach that others did, notably in considering Gutt's with his threats, as "a nice monkey", and even after being tied up and forced to walk the plank by Gutt's crew, thought she was having a "lovely cruise."
Granny was stooped and shrunken with age, being devoid of the buck teeth typical to sloths or any of her other teeth. Granny used a walking stick which doubled as a weapon with which to hit people who bugged her and she wore a shawl-like patch of grey fur over her faded purple pelt, which hadn't seen a bath or washing in decades and released enough oil to cause the water around her to develop a bright sheen and kill off several fish once and a shark when she stepped into water. Along with this, Granny's scalp hair had become thin and grey, to the point of being scraggly.
- None of the characters (except for Teddy), not even Granny herself, refer to her using her real name, Gladys.
- Sid, Precious, Shira and Buck are the only characters Granny ever adressed or referred to by their names, though she only mentions Shira and Buck's name once each and she calls Sid by his full name Sidney instead of his nickname.
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