The Croods: A New Age
Finally, after years of waiting, fans will get to see a brand new adventure in The Croods: A New Age. DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures have released the first trailer online. It features the voice talent of returning stars Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, Catherine Keener as Ugga Crood, Emma Stone as their daughter, Eep; Ryan Reynolds as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran. They’re joined by new stars Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Phil Betterman, Leslie Mann (Blockers) as Hope Betterman, and Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi) as their daughter, Dawn.
The director of the film is Joel Crawford. He has worked on multiple DreamWorks Animation films, including Trolls and the Kung Fu Panda franchise. It is produced by Mark Swift (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted).
When their cave is destroyed, The Croods search for a new place to live. When they find their new location, another family already lives there. A New Age Trailer introduces a new family the Bettermans. When The Bettermans take in The Croods, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the two families. The cavemen family meet a more modern family. The Bettermans have an elaborate treehouse, amazing inventions, and irrigated acres of fresh produce.
Quote from Director Joel Crawford
At its heart, this movie is about friendship. These two very different families learn that their future is brightest together
Quote from Nicholas Cage
The Croods family is hilarious and adventuresome both on- and off-screen. I adore this movie, and I promise you will have fun. I can tell you working with Joel and Mark and the entire production team on this sequel was in the spirit of the movie itself—high energy, a little slapstick, totally inventive and free…with a ton of heart.
Quote from Emma Stone
I have such a strength crush on her ability to pick stuff up and throw it across the room, plus how she moves at a high speed. I love that whatever Eep wants to do physically she has the strength to do it.
Quote from Ryan Reynolds
I love playing around with this character, and I love how open to it Joel was. I really think all films are kind of a ‘waxing-and-waning’ process of creating, discarding and creating again. The script, the production and the editing are all varying degrees of writing, and it’s the thing I love most about my job.
Animation is just inherently different than live action. It’s a process of whittling and listening to the film as you go. Allowing time to discover new threads and character beats is probably the single best part about working in the genre.
Universal moved up the release date of this animated adventure from its original Christmas release date to a Thanksgiving slot. Universal The Croods: A New Age, is available on November 25.