The Croods: A New Age (also known as The Croods 2) is a 2020 American computer-animated adventure comedy fi...
The Croods: A New Age (also known as The Croods 2) is a 2020 American computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by Dreamworks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. A sequel to The Croods (2013), the film was directed by Joel Crawford (in his feature directorial debut) with a screenplay by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Paul Fisher, and Bob Logan from a story by the original directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco. It features the returning voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman, with new cast members Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann and Kelly Marie Tran.
A sequel to The Croods was first announced in 2013, with directors Sanders and DiMicco returning to helm the film. Its development continued through 2014 and 2015 until it was cancelled in November 2016 due to doubts in response to Universal Pictures' acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. However, the project was revived in September 2017 with Joel Crawford replacing Sanders and DiMicco as director. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, much of the final animations had to be done from the crew's homes.
The Croods: A New Age was theatrically released in the United States on November 25, 2020 after facing several delays from an original November 2017 release date, and will be made available via Premium VOD on December 25. Critics called the film "a decent-enough follow-up" and praised the cast, although the story was lamented.