The-Croods-PosterHitting the big screen at the end of next month, DreamWorks’ The Croods is the first big animated blockbuster of the year from one of the major animation houses. Naturally, we’re excited to see it.

Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, and Nicolas Cage lead the brilliant voice cast. And after recently seeing a new clip with Reynolds and Stone, the studio have debuted a new TV spot ahead of The Croods’ theatrical release in just a matter of weeks.

“Surviving in a volcanic world is tough enough, but caveman Grug gets a rude awakening when an earthquake forces him to leave behind the only world he knows. With his family in tow, he ventures out into the volatile world in search of a new home. The situation becomes even more complicated when Grug’s family–but in particular his eldest daughter–become smitten with a nomad they encounter on their dangerous journey. This quirky, imaginative stranger’s search for ‘tomorrow’ is at odds with Grug’s reliance on the traditions of yesterday.”

Joining Reynolds, Stone, and Cage to complete the voice cast are Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman.

Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon, Lilo & Stitch) and Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps) are both behind the camera here, directing from a script they also wrote together.

DreamWorks treated us to both Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and Rise of the Guardians last year, both of which were very well received (though the latter unfortunately didn’t turn a profit for the studio). And this year, they have both The Croods and Turbo on their slate, and as we’ve come to expect from the studio, both look to be strong candidates for the year’s best animated films.

The Croods will be released in 3D on 22nd March in the UK and US, which is definitely a release date you’ll want to commit to memory. It looks like this is going to be a lot of fun.

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