Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, The Croods follows a caveman family who, when their cave is destroyed, must embark on an adventure through an unfamiliar fantastical world in search of a new home. With the help of an inventive nomad named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and his pet sloth, Grug (Nicolas Cage) and his family – Eep (Emma Stone), Ugga (Catherine Keener), Gran (Cloris Leachman), Sandy (Randy Thom) and Thunk (Clark Duke) – must conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive – each other.
The Croods tells the story of a prehistoric family, which allowed the writers and animators to really go along with their imagination. This was one of the most enjoyable aspects, seeing all the different creatures and use of colours, along with the impressive animation, as this is what an animated family adventure should be about (Plus, I really like sloths so it was great to see one as the animal sidekick for a change).
With a great voice cast, The Croods is constantly funny, and watching it with my little sister we had a great time watching and enjoying it. It’s certainly one of the better family animations of this year.
The Croods was released on DVD on 9th December.