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DreamWorks Animation's Caveman Comedy 'The Croods' First Trailer

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October 3, 2012
Source: Apple

The Croods

A gorgeous colorful poster for DreamWorks Animation's The Croods popped up last week, and now the caveman comedy from How to Train Your Dragon collaborators Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco has an official trailer. The animation is stellar, but I'm not so sure the voice of Nicolas Cage jives with hisĀ  character's design. This is merely a tease for the adventure in store for The Croods (instigated by Emma Stone's characters curiosity), and we don't even get a glimpse of Ryan Reynolds' character in the trailer. There's impressive imagery here, but we'll have to wait for another trailer to get a better idea of the story.

Here's the first trailer for DreamWorks Animation's The Croods originally from Apple:

How To Train Your Dragon collaborators Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco are co-directing this prehistoric animated feature film, which was also developed with the help of Monty Python troupe member John Cleese. The film follows The Croods, an introverted family, who find themselves guided out of their cave into this dynamic world by a resourceful newcomer (Ryan Reynolds) who may bring more stress than relief to the patriarch (Nicolas Cage) of the family. Catherine Keener, Emma Stone, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman also voice characters in the DreamWorks Animation film slated to theaters in 3D on March 1st, 2013.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/joshuaddisson Joshua Addisson Roach
    wow. does this look terrible or what?
  • http://twitter.com/txshurricane Jim
    She's never left the cave, yet she can perform acrobatic feats of marvel.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
      She never leaves the cave in the film, it's actually a dream because she got hit on the head in Kansas.
  • ion677
    As soon as I heard Nic Cage's voice, I completely lost interest.
  • Andy
    Why is it that this looks terrible? The imagery is great, and we don't yet know much about the characters or the plot, so on what basis is a judgment like that made?
  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
    I'm confused by the fireworks, pretty sure neanderthals didn't invent those...
    • http://twitter.com/incarnedine_v Dan Hibiki
      It's a twist ending like in The Village, except that it's in the future and on Pandora.
    • Andrea
      Probably they are not fireworks but stars exploding, which would be a nice image. How old are you guys commenting on this? I thought these animated films were meant for children and because of that suspension of disbelief is a must, unless you want to maintain that cars and toys CAN speak. I am sure my children will love this.
      • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
        I like to teach my kids about continuity and composition when it comes to film. I hate that people try to pass off bad films on children because they don't know any better. It's up to us as cinephiles to teach them the difference between a good movie and a bad one. Making the mistake of putting fireworks in a film before they were invented shows laziness and you're damn right my 6 year old son is going to point it out. Attention to detail makes a film great and I don't take my kids to see a movie just to waste a couple hours, I take them so they can learn from the art and learn how to create their own art correctly.
        • Andrea
          Why don't you let your children decide for themselves whether the movie is good or bad, irrespective of the fact that fireworks were invented by the Chinese? You are grasping at straws to maintain your point. You don't want to be like the father in the film, do you? Relax.
          • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
            It's a topic that I feel passionately about and I hate when people make blanket statements that it doesn't matter if a film is good as long as it makes back its money on gullible kids. Teaching our kids not to be gullible and to be able to recognize quality art is a very important thing. Generally kids enjoy every film they watch because A) they're kids, B) they don't have much to compare it to, and C) going to a movie is a special occasion so they enjoy the experience of the theater and think that's the same thing as enjoying the film itself. Teaching them what good art looks like will mold who they become in the future and therefore provide better entertainment for everyone someday. I also look to film, tv, and other art for my morals and values and would like to teach my kids to do the same so it pisses me off when a lazy editor throws some fireworks in a kids film because "they're just stupid kids and they won't notice."
          • Andrea
            I did not mention money at all. Matt, don't you think, in all honesty, that you are exaggerating? If you feel so strongly about this issue, my advice is: don't go and do not take your kids. I do hope, though, that they are allowed to watch films based on fairy tales, even though they are full of ogres, mice which can talk, birds that can saw, beasts which turn into blue princes, elephants which can fly, etc.
          • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
            You're completely missing my point and trying to paint me as being someone who doesn't condone the Melies style of film making, which is not the case. There's a difference between lazy writing and incorporating fantasy elements in your film, any first semester creative writing course will teach you that. I love Toy Story and accept that toys can talk and play in that film, but having them lift a car would've seemed unrealistic because they're toys and within the confines set up by the writer I assume they're not very strong. As in this film, I assume it's a family of cave people exploring the world for the first time. Seeing fireworks tells me that they ran out of money to render dinosaurs and needed to fill up some more time and were hoping that no one would notice. It takes me out of the world they set up for me to lose myself in, and that's exactly what a film maker should be trying to avoid. And yes, in this specific case of a film maker pandering to children I am over reacting a bit, but it's mostly for the sake of debate because I enjoy it. They might have an excellent explanation for the use of fireworks in the film that explains their time blunder.
          • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
  • http://twitter.com/Toonfed TOONFED
    When Merida realizes that she want to meet the world and change her destiny (and get rid of that white cave-girl afro) she decides to go out, and then Diego, Manny, and Sid, and the regular crazy old lady go out in a journey with her to discover the new world, inventing fireworks and color apparently
    • Nic
      that's exactly what I thought. Red haired female main character, with a roundish/oblong head, breaking away from what her family wants, climbing a cliff.... where have I seen this before...
  • Moviefan2247
    the prequel to Avatar?
  • Thexn
    Nicolas Cage's voice does not mesh with his character's overall look. The female protagonist is a cheap Brave knockoff. They say it is our world that will be affected by the Croods' adventure, but we never had animals of that sort exist on our planet before. Overall, this looks like a pass.
    • Lorenzo
      Actually, I think that this film was started long before Brave. The only thing it has in common with Brave is the red hair (which is not really red) of the heroine, which is the hair colour of Emma Stone. The comment on the voice not meshing with the character's overall look is priceless, though.
  • guilamu
    With english and french subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRVRviNnRTk
  • truong18
    the kids gonna go crazy for this shit
  • http://www.facebook.com/starty Miguel Garay Boszeta
    If they never left the cave, why they have animal fur as clothes? Except that, looks OK for me. In trust in Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch creator).
  • http://twitter.com/davide_coppola Davide Coppola
    The only thing I like is Jonsi's music and the Avatar rip-off imagery.

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