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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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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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Are you better off now than you were 4 million years ago? See more »


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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

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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Trivia

The film was announced in 2005 under the working title "Crood Awakening", originally a stop motion animated film being made by Aardman Animations as a part of a five-film deal with DreamWorks Animation. John Cleese and Kirk De Micco (Quest for Camelot (1998), Space Chimps (2008)) had been working together on a feature based on Roald Dahl's story The Twits, a project that never went into production. DreamWorks got a copy of their script and liked it, and invited Cleese and DeMicco over to take a look at the company's ideas to see if they found something they would like to work with. They chose a basic story idea about two cavemen on the run, an inventor and a Luddite, and wrote the first few drafts of the script. With the departure of Aardman in beginning of 2007, the rights for the film reverted to DreamWorks, and Cleese went on to other projects. See more »

Goofs

During the second scene with the Punch Monkeys, when Guy hands one a banana, the monkey's fingers pass through the banana when he squeezes it. See more »

Quotes

[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

The opening DreamWorks Animation logo at the beginning of the film is done in the style of a prehistoric cave painting and a 3D ember floats out of the screen before the logo. See more »

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Soundtracks

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Morning
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Written by Edvard Grieg
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Loved it!!!
24 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never written a review on a movie before no matter how good or bad. But this movie really deserves high praise! I had brought the kids to see a few other animated movies before this like Wreck-it Ralph and Rise of the Guardian, but they turned out to be somewhat boring and unengaged. So I went into this not expecting much, it was more for the kids. To my surprise, I LOVED IT! It's different, funny, smart, and adventurous. I found myself giggling through most of the movies and at other times astounded by the visual effects. I also see my kids and other kids sitting at the edge of their seats at times. It is great for all ages. The picture was stunning and saturated with imagination. Dreamworks has outdone themselves with this one. I highly recommend taking your family to see this!


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