The Croods: A New Age (also known as The Croods 2) is a 2020 American computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. A sequel to The Croods, the film was directed by Joel Crawford (in his feature directorial debut) with a screenplay by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Paul Fisher, and Bob Logan from a story by the original directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco. It features the returning voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman, with new cast members Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann and Kelly Marie Tran.
A sequel to The Croods was first announced back when the original film was released in 2013 with original directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DiMicco returning to helm the film. Its development continued through 2014 and 2015 until it was cancelled in November 2016 due doubts of proceeding with the project in response to Universal Pictures' acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. However, the project was revived in Septmeber 2017 with Joel Crawford replacing Sanders and DiMicco as director.
The Croods: A New Age was theatrically released in the United States on November 25, 2020 after facing several delays from an original November 2017 release date, and will be made available via Premium VOD on December 25. Critics called the film "a decent-enough follow-up" and praised the cast, although the story was lamented.
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- Sound Ideas, DOG - PUPPY, YELP, WHINE & BARK, ANIMAL
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