The highly anticipated sequel to the animated hit ‘The Croods’ has been in development for some time, and moviegoers have finally received their first glimpse of the new film.
A trailer for ‘The Croods: A New Age’ has premiered online, and it has already racked up over a million views. And it’s no wonder why, as the trailer contains everything from new characters to new locales with silky smooth animation to breathe some fresh air into the animated formula.
Production for ‘The Croods’ sequel has been tumultuous. The first film was released in 2013 and was well-received both critically and at the box office (netting a cool $587.2 million), but the follow-up movie has had an on-again-off-again production schedule. The project was even cancelled at one point in 2016, before finally resuming production in 2017 following Universal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation.
In the downtime between films, fans of the prehistoric Flintstones-esue family have had to tide themselves over with the spin-off Netflix series ‘Dawn of the Croods’. But they won’t need to tide themselves over much longer as ‘The Croods: A New Age’ is currently slated for a November 25th theatrical release this year.
The star-studded voice cast will see the return of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman reprising their roles from the previous film, along with new cast members like Peter Dinklage, Kelly Marie Tran, and Leslie Mann.
Directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco are not involved in any directorial capacity. Some may be familiar with Sanders other works, such as Lilo & Stitch and How To Train Your Dragon. Instead, Joel Crawford has taken over director duties, and by the looks of the trailer he’s done a great job capturing the spirit of the original while introducing new concepts. Check it out: