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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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Chunky the "Macawnivore" started out as a bit of a joke in the art department. Artist Leighton Hickman was bored with the drab colors intended for creatures in the desert scenes, and painted the saber-tooth tiger with bright "parrot" colors. The filmmakers liked the look for the "Macawnivore" so much that it made it to the final film. 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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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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Saw it, loved it, nuff said.
23 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was of course hoping that Dreamworks would have a hit here after the unfortunate demise of Rise of the Guardians (I actually enjoyed the first ROTG book but couldn't get through the second book) which killed that franchise. I saw The Croods on opening day at a matinée and I loved it. I laughed, I cried (yes, just a bit) and I had so much fun that I didn't want it to end (Dun Dun Daaaaa). I've been reading the early message boards and prior mixed buzz so I was a little worried here and it's unfortunate that folks are so quick to try and tear something down based on a trailer or someone else's opinion. Go see it for yourself and have fun! I give this 10 big stars and can't wait to add it to my collection. My only regret is that I went to the first showing rather than wait for the 3D screening. I'm a little jealous by some of the great 3D comments. Even in 2D, the animators create a wonderful world, make us feel good and really get us excited to get out and have an adventure.

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