The-Croods-PosterDreamWorks’ The Croods has been finding substantial success in recent weeks since its bow late last month, with its international box office circling the $400m. over the weekend. And with both its domestic and global success assured, the studio have given the go-ahead for The Croods 2.

The as-yet-untitled sequel will see writers-directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders coming back to the table, THR report, with the duo set to pen the sequel and once more direct from their own script.

And, naturally, the studio are in talks with the key voice stars to reprise their roles from the first film, which was led by Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, and Emma Stone, along with Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman.

The prehistoric-set, family-friendly adventure/comedy movie has proven to be a big hit with audiences around the world. The film’s US box office numbers are at upwards of $150m., with its international box office being equally very healthy to take the film to the $400m. mark.

The studio were somewhat in need of the film to be a success, after seeing their acclaimed Rise of the Guardians fall short at the box office last year, proving to in fact be a loss to the studio, rather than the profitable blockbuster we were expecting.

And with the sequel now officially getting the green light, things are clearly back on track at the studio.

DreamWorks will also be releasing Turbo this year, which seems them reunite with leading man Ryan Reynolds, who voices a snail with dreams of racing in the Indy 500. They’ve already announced a partnership with Netflix, creating an original Turbo series following its release later this year, which shows that they much have plenty of faith that their second film of the year will be another big hit.

The Croods is currently still playing in cinemas in the US and UK. With the studio already boasting a strong animated line-up through 2016, it will be interesting to see how quickly they will be looking to release The Croods 2, and if they’ll slot it in amongst their current slate in the next few years. More as we get it.