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THE CROODS A NEW AGE SCORING BIG THIS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

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(clockwise, from top left) Sandy Crood (Kailey Crawford), Grug Crood (Nicolas Cage), Thunk Crood (Clark Duke), Gran (Cloris Leachman), Eep Crood (Emma Stone) and Ugga Crood (Catherine Keener) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford.

Directed by Joel Crawford, The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to being forced to come out into the light and leave their cave forever. But now that the pack has managed to navigate the end of the world, they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family

   The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved…except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.

 The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate treehouse, amazing inventions, and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When the Bettermans temporarily invite the Croods into their home filled with creature comforts, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between this cave family and a modern one.

Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.

(from left) Guy (Ryan Reynolds) with his pet sloth, Belt, and Dawn Betterman (Kelly Marie Tran) with her pet sloth, Sash, in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford.

The Croods: A New Age features the voice talent of returning stars, led by Academy Award® winner NICOLAS CAGE (Leaving Las Vegas) as Grug Crood; CATHERINE KEENER (Get Out) as Ugga Crood; Oscar® winner EMMA STONE (La La Land) as their daughter, Eep; RYAN REYNOLDS (Deadpool series) as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; CLARK DUKE (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Eep’s brother, Thunk; and legendary Academy Award® winner CLORIS LEACHMAN (The Last Picture Show) as Gran Crood. 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. Key vocals are also provided by two-time Oscar® winning sound designer RANDY THOM (The Incredibles, The Right Stuff, and creator of the vocalizations for Night Fury dragon Toothless in the How to Train Your Dragon series).

(from left) Ugga Crood (Catherine Keener), Grug Crood (Nicolas Cage), Guy (Ryan Reynolds), Eep Crood (Emma Stone) holding Dawn Betterman (Kelly Marie Tran), Hope Betterman (Leslie Mann) and Phil Betterman (Peter Dinklage) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford.

The epic comedy-adventure is directed by JOEL CRAWFORD, who has worked on multiple DreamWorks Animation films, including Trolls, Shrek and the Kung Fu Panda franchises, and is produced by MARK SWIFT (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted). The film is written by KEVIN HAGEMAN & DAN HAGEMAN (The Lego Movie) and PAUL FISHER & BOB LOGAN (The Lego Ninjago Movie), from a story by returning The Croods writer-directors KIRK DeMICCO and CHRIS SANDERS. The music for The Croods: A New Age is by composer (and DEVO front man) MARK MOTHERSBAUGH (Thor: Ragnarok, The Lego Movie, The Royal Tenenbaums).

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