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Animated film in 3-D “The Croods” from DreamWorks

Have you seen “ the Croods” yet? Are you looking for a funny and entertaining movie to watch with your children?

Then, the 98 minute animation film in 3-D, “The Croods” from the directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, is definitely a movie to go watch.

 

The Croods - The Croods © 2013 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Croods – The Croods © 2013 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The story is about the adventure of the Croods family, a father (Grug), mother (Ugga), daughter (Eep), brother (Thunk) and grandmother (Gran). It takes place in prehistoric times when the world is about to change. Will these cave people be able to change their rules to survive and have a better future? Taking a bit of risk may be necessary to have a more exciting life.

Grug, is an overprotective father and would like his family to stay in the cave most of the time to be safe. His daughter, Eep is a powerful girl and loves taking risk. One day she meets an adventurous boy (Guy) and falls in love. How will the family take the news?

The Croods, Eep & Guy - The Croods © 2013 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Croods, Eep & Guy – The Croods © 2013 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The two friendly film directors, De Micco and Sanders came to the Berlinale in February to present their film with the two women producers Kristine Belson & Jane Hartwell. The actors for the American voices, Emma Stone (Eep) and Nicolas Cage (Grug) and the German actors for the German voices, Uwe Ochsenknecht (Grug) and Kostja Ullmann  (Guy) were also in Berlin.

The Croods will discover the benefits of fire, but also feel how it is to wear shoes and wear sun glasses!

They shared at the press conference before the screening of the film at the Berlinale Palast how the idea for “the Croods” came to life. It begun in 2007 and it was like a road trip said Chris Sanders, the director of “Lilo & Stich” and “How to train your dragon”. They made a lot sequences and they have enough material for another film about the cavemen! It took them about one year to create the interesting and colorful creatures the Croods will meet along the way.

Emma Stone and director Kirk de Micco at the Berlinale, presenting The Croods

Emma Stone and director Kirk de Micco at the Berlinale, presenting The Croods

 

Kostja Ullmann, Uwe Ochsenknecht and film director Chris Sanders at the press conference for The Croods at the Berlinale

Kostja Ullmann, Uwe Ochsenknecht and film director Chris Sanders at the press conference for The Croods at the Berlinale

 

Berlinale Nicolas Cage

Berlinale Nicolas Cage

The film has many musical moments, something Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage much appreciated. He said it is rare in animation films and continued saying it takes a lot of guts to do that. Sanders explained that music is important as it “helps get through moments you can’t really write through”.

Uwe Ochsenknecht stressed how much of an honour it was for him to play the voice of Nicolas Cage and was so happy the team of directors and producers choose him. He hoped Cage will be satisfied the way it sounds in German. The American actor, who had not watched the German version before the Berlinale, said he is sure it was harder for Uwe as for him to play Grug.

 
 
The Croods chf - Eep - The Croods © 2013 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved

The Croods chf – Eep – The Croods © 2013 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved

Seeing how content all people on the podium looked and knowing there is so much unused material left after this film, it would be hard to believe that DreamWorks does not go for “The Croods 2”!

 

American voices: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman

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