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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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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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"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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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,639,736, 24 March 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$187,168,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$587,204,668
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DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first DreamWorks Animation film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature since Puss In Boots (2011). See more »

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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 »

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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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Performed by Alan Silvestri and the USC Trojan Marching Band
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Joyous fun
24 March 2013 | by susanmwordenSee 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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