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The Croods (2013)

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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nicolas Cage ... Grug (voice)
Emma Stone ... Eep (voice)
Ryan Reynolds ... Guy (voice)
Catherine Keener ... Ugga (voice)
Cloris Leachman ... Gran (voice)
Clark Duke ... Thunk (voice)
Chris Sanders ... Belt (voice)
Randy Thom ... Sandy (voice)
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Storyline

"The Croods" are an eccentric family of cavemen, who survive the harsh terrain by living accordingly to a strict set of rules. But when their home is destroyed in the wake of an impending disaster known as "The End", they are forced to leave their home of shelter and security, and into the wilderness of the unknown to find a new home. Written by DreamWorks Animation

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Meet the first modern family. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crood Awakening See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,639,736, 24 March 2013

Gross USA:

$187,168,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$587,204,668
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Before this 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 Croods (2013) 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 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 The Croods (2013) had bombed even worse than "Guardians," the studio would lay off even more employees and 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 »

Goofs

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 »

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

After the end credits, three prehistoric elephant-mice come on-screen and play music with their trunks like trumpets. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Review: Spring Trailer Park (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Shine Your Way
Written by Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard, Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders
Performed by Owl City (as Owl City) and Yuna
Produced by Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri and Owl City (as Owl City)
Owl City appears courtesy of Republic Records
Yuna appears courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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Great family entertainer with awesome 3D effects
18 March 2013 | by praveen-shuklaSee all my reviews

This movie is very entertaining for viewers of all age groups. 3D effects are awesome. Kids will love it and so will parents.

Some scenes may remind of the beauty of Pandora in Avatar. Overall a great movie that will make you laugh and make you fall in love with characters.

The animals are out of the world and scenes are very colorful. Its a story of survival in midst of danger. It shows the emotions and challenges that families face today in cave man's life.

The movie shows the life of prehistoric humans. The movie also sheds light on relationships and bonds in family ties.


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