DreamWorks Animation recently announced plans to release 12 new animated movies between now and 2016, and the first one to be released will be The Croods, a family cavemen story directed by Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon) and Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps).
The voice cast includes Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Ryan Reynolds, and today the studio released the first trailer for the film.
The Croods is a 3D comedy adventure from DreamWorks Animation that takes us back to the beginning – to a previously undiscovered era known as the Croodacious – a time when Mother Nature was still experimenting and the flora and fauna we know today hasn’t evolved yet. At the heart of this comedically chaotic world is the Crood family, led by Grug (Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage), an over-protective father who, like all dads, is doing all he can to hold his family together as the world around them changes at a dramatic pace.
Together with his wife (Catherine Keener), kids (Emma Stone and Clark Duke) and ornery mother-in-law (Cloris Leachman) in tow, Grug guides his family through this spectacular environment, full of amazing creatures, to find a new cave to call home. Along the way, they encounter Guy (Ryan Reynolds), an imaginative and resourceful newcomer who takes risks and wholeheartedly embraces the promise of tomorrow. Audiences will relate to the hilarious family antics as Guy helps the Croods navigate their way into the bright future.
The Croods will be released March 22, 2013.