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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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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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$135,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$187,165,546 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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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 (The Magic Sword: 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 »

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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 »

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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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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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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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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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Joyous fun
24 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

In my life as a parent of a 10 and 12 year old, I have been to see a lot of animated kids movies, some of them quite painful to sit through. This one ranks at the top. The action, the humor, the characters, the plot, all rolled up in to a big ball of fun. I was belly laughing with my kids the whole way through it. And the message is lovely to boot. Excellent casting...the chemistry between the characters stood out in a way I never thought a cartoon could, no doubt due to the talent of the actors and standout animation (not something that I'm usually all that dazzled by.) It was the interaction, along with thoughtful humor of what is important in life, that really put this over the top for me. The complete implausibility of the plot didn't even mildly annoy me, the way stories of this genre sometimes do.

I could actually stand to watch this a second time. Well done Hollywood, please put this level of thought in to more children's movies.


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