DreamWorks Animation is Bringing 'The Croods' Back for a Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
April 17, 2013
If you didn't get enough preshistoric, caveman family antics with DreamWorks Animation's The Croods last month, then here's some good news. The studio is moving forward with a sequel to the film which featured the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Clark Duke, Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman, and they're already in negotiations to bring them back. The studio also announced Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders (the team behind How to Train Your Dragon) are returning as writers and directors. It's good news for the studio after layoffs followed the box office failure of Rise of the Guardians.
The Croods has already pulled in $144 million domestically and worldwide the numbers are up to $242 million to date. The question is where the sequel might go since we've already dealt with the "end of the world" scenario. Honestly, while The Croods was entertaining and had some gorgeous animation, I couldn't help but find that the similarities to How to Train Your Dragon made the film feel like a retread in disguise. Many of the same themes, character arcs, conflicts and resolutions were very similar to DWA's other hit film, and I just hope they're not getting lazy. Either way, it'll be fun to have Cage back in action since his voicework was one of the most entertaining parts of the whole film. Stay tuned.