Meet a Dynamic Duo
As you’re about to see, this new trailer for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation adventure comedy film, The Croods, is a bit different. Mostly because in the beginning you get to meet co-directors and co-writers Kirk Demicco and Chris Sanders, who then introduce the characters and story line themselves! There’s probably no better way to do it.
Kirk Demicco was a screenwriter and co-producer of 2005′s Racing Stripes but made his directorial debut in 2008′s Space Chimps. But it’s Chris Sander’s excitement before the trailer that really has me intrigued. You probably recognize his name most recently as the director and writer of the incredibly awesome animated How to Train Your Dragon and Lilo & Stitch. Sanders has also been a writer on several other animated films like Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Mulan. Hopefully, the combination of two accomplished writers and directors will make for one epic animated film.
From the looks of the trailer, it seems to be just that. The Croods is about a cave-family in the pre-historic era who seem to believe that a quest for knowledge is a dangerous business. When their cave home is destroyed and they’re forced to relocate, the Croods must learn to work together to survive. Nicholas Cage voices Grug who is the ruler of the pack, Ryan Reynolds voices Guy, a caveman who prefers innovation, and Emma Stone voices the daughter who tries to leave the cave – Eep.
At the very worst, we’re at least getting an original story by two great writers. But the animation doesn’t look to shabby either. The family oriented and outspoken strong female reminds me a bit of Brave but I’m excited to see what kind of neanderthal-esque qualities the Croods will reflect. From climbing cliffs to traveling the terrain, The Croods need to have killer scenery to back up this story.
The Croods is due out in theaters March 22nd, 2013.
Check out the new Trailer with an Intro by The Directors: