The Croods are back with their second adventure! After facing and surviving their fair share of dangers and disasters, the cave family is now going to encounter the biggest threat that will turn their world upside down and make them reconsider everything they hold so true: Another Family!
In the quest of finding a new and safer place to call home, the prehistoric family discovers a hidden paradise, which they believe is going to be their ultimate home. But there's one teeny tiny problem: The place is already taken by another family, 'The Betterman's,' who seems to be more evolved and modern.
The betterman's (focus on the 'better'!) have more advanced innovations and better living style. They take in the Croods as the world's first houseguest, and it's only a matter of time when the tension rises to the point when everything feels so lost.
But another problem strikes, that requires both families to keep their differences aside and to be united, and draw strength from each other in order to forge a future together!
The timing of this movie is perfectly fitting!
When the human species are battling an invisible enemy and struggling to survive in reality, the Croods family has returned to teach us and show us what it takes to survive.
And, as they say, 'the pack survives.' We just can't stop but draw relevance from this movie as how crucial it is to support each other and wear masks for the sake of your own and your loved ones' survival, isn't it?
Well, the movie is going to hit cinemas on 25th November 2020.
And if you're indecisive whether or not it's a movie worthy of your time and money, you'll be fascinated to learn these five fun facts, reactions and surprising facts about The Croods: A New Age that will help make up your mind and fuel your excitement:
1. The Croods: A New Age is the longest wait for a sequel for DreamWork Animation film to date!
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Initially, the film was cancelled as per the request of Universal Pictures in November 2016 because of some problems during the production. In September 2017, the production resumed.
That is like the longest wait for a DreamWorks Animation movie’s sequel to date, as it's going to release 7.5 years after The Croods (2013), surpassing the 5 year gap between the first two Kung Fu Panda movies.
2. The movie is Joel Crawford's directorial debut
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Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, the Directors of The Croods (2013), are not returning for a sequel. In October 2017, it was announced that Joel Crawford would replace them as Director and Mark Swift would be on board as the Producer.
Joel Crawford has been working at DreamWorks since 2006. He worked as the story artist in many movies such as Kung Fu Panda 1, 2 & 3, Shrek Forever After, Rise of the Guardians, and now he's joining in as the director of DreamWorks' upcoming movie The Croods: A New Age. It'll be exciting to see what he has in store for us!
3. It will star the returning voices of Ryan Reynolds, Emma Watson, Nicholas Cage, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman….
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All the original star casts are returning for The Croods sequel, with new voices joining in, including Peter Dinklage as Phil Betterman, the patriarch of the Betterman's, Leslie Mann as Hope Betterman, Phil's wife, and Kelly Marie Tran as Daw Betterman, the Betterman's' only daughter.
At first, the studio originally wanted Kat Dennings to voice Daw but settled with Kelly Marie Tran. Just by the way, it is the first animated sequel for Nicolas Cage lending his voice as Grug in The Croods.
4. Studio moves the release date a month earlier
Universal Pictures originally scheduled to release their upcoming animated family comedy sequel The Croods: A New Age, on December 23, 2020. But now the Nicolas Cage and Emma stone starred-film will now hit the theatres a month earlier on November 25, 2020, for Thanksgiving weekend.
The announcement comes days after when Warner Bros' decided to push back the release date of Wonder Woman 1984 from October 2, 2020, to December 25, 2020. They thought that the animated sequel wouldn't perform well against Wonder Woman, so they decided to release it a month earlier.
As of now, the animated sequel will go up against another animated movie of Pixar's Soul.
5. The film crew had to work from home because of the pandemic
The movie production has already been a long, tormented road, with its development getting cancelled and delay in the release date. After Universal acquired the animation studio, it was announced that production had been resumed with its new 2020 release date.
But then another problem struck: the pandemic!
As the movie is animated and most of the work can be done through computers, the studio hasn't paused the movie's production and, instead, continued with its full operations with artists and filmmakers working from home.
So, who's excited about the movie now? Because we are for sure!