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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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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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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 »


[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 »


Followed by The Croods 2 (2018) 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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Excellent movie for the whole family to enjoy!
17 March 2013 | by (Fairfield, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a sneak preview this afternoon. This was a very enjoyable movie for our whole family. Me and my husband sat there and laughed frequently, being completely enthralled with the story and graphics. Meanwhile, my daughter and my 7 year-old grandson sat with us, and they also were laughing throughout most of the movie. It has something for people of all ages to enjoy. It was heartwarming, and at times, it totally pulls on your heartstrings, too. The characters were appealing, and the type you find yourself rooting for as time goes by, and the animals that interact with the humans frequently stole the show! I know that some critics will have issues with some of the fantastic creatures that are seen, and they may take issue with the extraordinary things that The Croods are able to do physically. I knew going into this movie that this movie was a work of fiction, though, and therefore I was able to suspend my expectations of reality, and go on the ride that Dreamworks wanted to take me on. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and took this movie for what it was - a lighthearted comedy about a family going through changes, and how they deal with those changes. I would definitely recommend this as a great movie to see!!

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