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DreamWorks Introduces Whole New World in “The Croods: A New Age” Trailer

Yesterday, DreamWorks Animation released the first trailer for “The Croods: A New Age,” the sequel to “The Croods.”  It introduces a whole new family, and a whole new world.  And when change comes about, things are bound to get tricky.    

During the search for their new home, The Croods family meets The Bettermans family.  And they aren’t named The Bettermans for no reason.  Their lives are a little more advanced than The Croods in almost every aspect including food, shelter, and technology.  

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When the two decide to work together, cave family meets the modern family.  And just like “The Croods,” the sequel will focus on family values and their relationships, as well as survival in a new world.  

Watch the new trailer here

Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds will reprise their roles as Grug, Eep, and Guy, respectively.  Catherine Keener will also return as Ugga Crood, Cloris Leachman as Gran, and Clark Duke as Thunk.  They will be joined by Peter Dinklage who will voice Phil Betterman, Leslie Mann as Hope Betterman, and Kelly Marie Tran as their daughter, Dawn.  

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Official synopsis from Peacock Kids 

“The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family

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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 tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family. 

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. 

The Croods: A New Age 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 film is directed by Joel Crawford, who has worked on multiple DreamWorks Animation films, including Trolls and the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and is produced by Mark Swift (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted).”

About DreamWorks Animation

I am very grateful for DreamWorks Animation because they created my favorite movie of ALL time, which is How to Train Your Dragon.  All of their other works have been huge successes as well.  Such works include Shrek (2001), Madagascar (2005), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Bee Movie (2007), and many many more.  

The Croods: A New Age” is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 25, 2020. 

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