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Go Back to Prehistory With the Croods

The Croods 2: Everything You Need to Know

The Croods 2: Everything You Need to Know

(03/24/2020)

Seven years ago, DreamWorks Animation took us back to the dawn of human history, and now it is almost time to see what happens next. In 2013, THE CROODS introduced a prehistoric family that just wanted to survive to see the next sunrise. THE CROODS is a unique animated movie, because its characters don't battle enemies or monsters — instead they face their own fears, and a landscape that is literally changing before their eyes.

This winter, THE CROODS 2 will take the family into a whole new type of experience. Here's everything you need to know about THE CROODS 2.

The Croods 2 Release Date

The Croods 2 Release Date

THE CROODS 2 will come to theatres on December 23. It's been a long process to make the sequel happen, because DreamWorks Animation, which made the original movie, was acquired by Universal Pictures in 2016. Prior to that acquisition, plans for a CROODS sequel were developed and then briefly shelved.

In late 2017, DreamWorks Animation and Universal announced that THE CROODS 2 was in fact happening. The big change from prior plans was that while original co-directors Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders were originally going to direct the sequel, the schedule change reduced their availability. Sanders made THE CALL OF THE WILD for Fox, while DeMicco is busy on the animated musical VIVO, for Sony Animation. Joel Crawford, who worked as a story artist on the excellent and underrated RISE OF THE GUARDIANS and as head of story on TROLLS, is directing THE CROODS 2.

Is There a Trailer for The Croods 2?

Is There a Trailer for The Croods 2?

There's no trailer for THE CROODS 2 as of yet. We expected to see footage at CinemaCon or attached to one of Universal's spring releases, but since the movie schedule is clear for the time being, we'll have to wait a little longer for the first CROODS 2 teaser trailer.

The Croods Sequel Cast

The Croods Sequel Cast

THE CROODS had a stellar voice cast, and fortunately the key players are set to return. Nicolas Cage will reprise the role of Grug, the Crood patriarch, while Emma Stone returns to voice Eep, Grug's curious and adventurous daughter. Ryan Reynolds will once again play Guy, the more advanced young man who helps lead the Croods to new horizons. Catherine Keener is back as Ugga Crood, as is Clark Duke, playing Thunk Crood.

There will also be new characters voiced by Leslie Mann (BLOCKERS), Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") and Kelly Marie Tran (STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI).

The Croods 2 Story

The Croods 2 Story

We don't know too much about the story in the CROODS sequel, but we have a broad outline. After the family escaped their cave and learned not to fear anything new in the original movie, the Croods will be tested as they encounter a new family, the Bettermans. Mann and Dinklage voice the strict and overprotective Betterman parents, while Kelly Marie Tran voices Dawn, their awkward and sheltered daughter. Dawn has never seen the other side of a wall that shelters her family — putting her in a position similar to where Eep Crood was in the first movie.

Expect THE CROODS 2 to develop the friendship between Dawn and Eep, as the more experienced Crood daughter helps her new friend embrace the challenges of life outside her home.

We'll have a lot more to tell you about THE CROODS 2 soon!



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