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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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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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Before the film's release, DreamWorks Animation was suffering from major disaster box office returns and generally mixed word of mouth reception for Rise of the Guardians (2012). While the film did gross more than its $145 million budget, it still did not turn a profit for DreamWorks due to its high production and marketing costs, forcing the studio to take an $83 million write-down. This marked the first time that the studio had lost money on an animated film since Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003). As a result of this combined with other factors, in February 2013, the studio announced it was laying off 350 employees as part of a company-wide restructuring. If had The Croods (2013) bombed even worse than Guardians, the studio would lay off even more employees and might face the potential possibility of a bankruptcy. The Croods (2013) then opened on March 22, 2013 to glowing positive reviews and widely enthusiastic acclaim from audiences, eventually earning more than $186 million in the U.S. and over $583 million worldwide, earning its place to be sixth highest grossing film of the year (so far), besting Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and World War Z (2013). It remarkably helped DreamWorks' earnings rise higher from $162.8 million to $213.4 million in the second quarter of 2013 - one of the best financial earnings ever received in the company's history. See more »


The direction the sun sets changes from the beginning of the movie to the end. Initially the sun sets in the direction of the Croods' hunting grounds (two knuckle warning). But, they spend the majority of the movie heading towards a mountain in the opposite direction, which is where the sun sets for the remainder of the film. 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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After the end credits, three prehistoric elephant-mice come on-screen and play music with their trunks like trumpets. See more »


References Clash of the Titans (1981) See more »


Written by Lindsey Buckingham
Performed by Alan Silvestri and the USC Trojan Marching Band
Arthur C. Bartner (as Dr. Arthur C. Bartner), Music Director
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Beautiful on so many levels
22 March 2013 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Take a child to see this beautifully made, thoughtful, animated feature. I went by myself, but the theater was full of children, and their laughter at the myriad slapstick humor added so much to the experience. Which is better;staying safe or taking risks? This is the premise of "The Croods" as the Crood family and Guy, a newcomer, experience tectonic plate shifts and other violent geologic events together. Interspersed with these big changes, though, are Eden-like ecosystems where the colors are vibrant and inviting. Emma Stone, Nicholas Cage, and Ryan Reynolds are perfectly cast. I will be buying this movie when it comes to DVD.

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