December 4, 2013

The Croods – What you need to know about this prehistoric family flick
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The Croods – What you need to know about this prehistoric family flick

The Croods, the animated adventure that showed us the adventures of a family finding their way through a fictional prehistoric world known as The Croodaceous. It took over $580 million at the box office and is released on DVD & Blu-ray on Monday (December 9). Here’s everything you need to know about it:

 

What’s the background?

The film tells the story of Eep, a girl in a family of cavemen living and hunting and fighting to survive. After their cave is sadly destroyed, the family are forced to leave their home and must travel through the strange land of The Croodaceous…

 

Who provides the voices?

The Croods has quite the voice cast. Easy A star Emma Stone plays Epp while Nicholas Cage and Catherine Keener voice Grug and Ugga, Mother Crood and Father Crood.

Also on duty is Ryan Reynolds, who voices young heartthrob Guy and Cloris Leachman, who plays the Grandmother of the Croods.

 

Who’s behind the camera?

The film is directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, DeMicco was previously behind the camera on animated flick Space Chimps and also wrote the scripts for Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie and Racing Strips, while Sanders co-directed 2010 smash hit How To Train Your Dragon.

The pair also wrote the screenplay and are already confirmed to pen and direct the sequel.

The Croods
The Croods Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders

Are there any DVD extras we can look forward to?

Lots. There are plenty of deleted scenes, a feature on how the characters were drawn and brought to life, an inside look at the world of DreamWorks Animation and a number of other bonus bits.


So is it any good?

It’s very lightweight and a little low on laughs, but it’s very entertaining and it’s fantastic for young children. If you’re looking for a very family-friendly film to stick on over Christmas, then this could well be exactly what you’re looking for.

 

The Croods is released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday (December 9). 

 

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