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The Croods (2013)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 March 2013 (USA)
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After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.


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Complete credited cast:
Grug (voice)
Eep (voice)
Guy (voice)
Ugga (voice)
Gran (voice)
Thunk (voice)
Belt (voice)
Sandy (voice)


The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever. Written by DreamWorks Animation

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Meet the first modern family. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crood Awakening  »

Box Office


$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,639,736 (USA) (22 March 2013)


$187,165,546 (USA) (13 September 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Over the years, the story transitioned from a buddy comedy featuring the characters of Grug and Guy to a family-themed tale with a host of major characters. See more »


When the family goes out hunting for breakfast in "breakfast formation", Eep starts out on her fathers left side but is on his right side in the next shot. If it's a formation, you stay in position. See more »


[first lines]
Eep: With every sun comes a new day. A new beginning. A hope that things will be better today than they were yesterday. But not for me. My name is Eep. And this is my family, the Croods. If you weren't clued in already by the animal skins and sloping foreheads, we're cavemen. Most days we spend in our cave, in the dark. Night after night, day after day. Yep, home sweet home. When we did go out, we struggled to find food in a harsh and hostile world. And I struggled to survive my family....
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, three prehistoric elephant-mice come on-screen and play music with their trunks like trumpets. See more »


References V for Vendetta (2005) See more »


Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Morning
Written by Edvard Grieg
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VERY funny -- a very pleasant surprise!
23 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was talked into seeing this, and I have to shout it out, because it is a RIOT! I don't write many reviews, but when I love a film, I have to. If I have any complaint on this one, it's the title. I expected gross-out humor ("crude"). There isn't any, really. It's actually extremely unpredictable, subtle and extremely smart humor.

It has a story arc that you begin to somewhat anticipate, but you don't feel you're being patronized. Instead, you're left feeling that very intelligent people put this thing together in hopes that everyone would find something to love about it.

The cast is great, the animation is fun, and it's non-dizzying 3-D.

When I saw it, the entire audience clapped at the end, because we were entertained throughout, and found the ending really satisfying.

What else? Sweet emotions crop up because we can all relate to the family dynamics. Every family has the screw-up, the salt of the earth, the rebel, and the stubborn one. And it has one of the funniest babies ever put on film. A baby unlike any baby you'll ever see anywhere.

Very, very funny. Definitely recommend.

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