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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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Grug (voice)
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Eep (voice)
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Guy (voice)
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Ugga (voice)
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Gran (voice)
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Thunk (voice)
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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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cave | survival | journey | caveman | fire | See more »

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Meet the first modern family. See more »


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Rated PG for some scary action | See all certifications »

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22 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crood Awakening  »

Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$187,165,546 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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In March 2007, Chris Sanders (Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Lion King (1994), Mulan (1998), Lilo & Stitch (2002)) joined DreamWorks to direct the film, with intentions to significantly rewrite the script. In September 2008, it was reported that Sanders took over How to Train Your Dragon (2010) putting The Croods on hold, and thus postponing its original schedule for a year to a then planned March 2012. The film's final title, The Croods (2013), was revealed in May 2009, along with new co-director, Kirk De Micco. In March 2011, the film got another delay, being pushed back a year to March 1, 2013, and finally settled at March 22. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Grug rescued Douglas, he knew his name, but in fact Thunk found Douglas in Grug's absence and lost him before Ugga and Grug's return. See more »

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

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Referenced in The Big Review: Spring Trailer Park (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Shine Your Way
Written by Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard, Kirk De Micco, and Chris Sanders
Performed by Owl City and Yuna
Produced by Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri and Adam Young
Owl City appears courtesy of Republic Records
Yuna appears courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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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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