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Let the beat drop
―Lance Sterling[src]

Lance Sterling is the main protagonist of Spies in Disguise. He is a highly ranked spy working for the U.S. government.



Lance is a tall African American man with brown eyes, big eyebrows, and a large goatee. He usually wears a black/blue tuxedo. However, in his pigeon form, Lance has bright blue upper feathers and jet black lower feathers. A bow shape color can be seen on his chest.

Powers and Abilities

  • Skilled Super Spy: Being a highly trained spy, Lance is skilled with various spy-based abilities such as stealth, hand-to-hand combat, and usage of high tech gadgets.
  • Sleepy Night-Night: Lance is able to knock his enemies out cold via a karate chop technique dubbed "sleepy night-night". However, as a pigeon, this is less effective.
  • Pigeon Physiology: After accidentally ingesting one of Walter's experiments and transforming into a pigeon, Lance gains various pigeon traits such as flight, full 360 degree vision, and an urge to eat food from the ground. Lance can also use his beak to cut through various materials; this is evident during the hotel chase where Lance uses his beak to free himself and Walter while tied to a falling pillar.



  • Just like Tiana in Princess and the Frog, Lance is an African-American who gets stuck in animals body for most of the movie.
  • Lance's voice actor Will Smith previously voiced Oscar in the 2004 DreamWorks animated film, Shark Tale, who is also the main protagonist of the film.

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Theatrical films
Ice Age (2002) • Robots (2005) • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) • Horton Hears a Who! (2008) • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) • Rio (2011) • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) • Epic (2013) • Rio 2 (2014) • The Peanuts Movie (2015) • Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) • Ferdinand (2017) • Spies in Disguise (2019)
Upcoming films
Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild (2022), Nico and Pedro (TBA)
Cancelled films
Nimona (2022)
Short films
Bunny (1998) • Gone Nutty (2002)