DreamWorks animation slate is pretty stacked for the next few years. One of their biggest projects for 2013 is the animated caveman family comedy, The Croods, featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman. Quite a collection of talent for an animated film, and now we got our first look at the film. Check out the beautiful trailer for Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon) and Kirk DeMicco‘s The Croods here below.
Now an oppressive patriarchal father who forbids his adventuring daughter from ever leaving the nest is nothing new. Scaring his younger children with stories of adventurers’ deaths may be a bit dark for the younger audience, but all of that is overshadowed by the bright and colorful images and that sense of “seeing a new world” in this trailer. I especially like the the cloud and sunlight work seen in the earlier parts of this trailer. Its a bit strange to see Cage do some voice acting work, but I’m sure audiences will get used to it as the film progresses. The Croods opens in theaters on March 22nd, 2013.
Rise of the Guardians will be one of Paramount and DreamWorks Animation’s last projects together. Recently, Paramount let their deal with DA expire and moved forward with its own animation studio venture, which left the acclaimed animation studio partnering up with 20th Century Fox for an all new distribution deal. Now we are getting a look at the DreamWorks Animation line up for the next four years.
DreamWorks Animation slate includes a great mix of sequels, spin offs, and original titles. Anticipated titles like How to Train Your Dragon 2, Kung Fu Panda 3, and The Penguins of Madagascar are just some of the well known titles being released in the next four years, Mr. Peabody and Herman, The Croods, Turbo, and Me and My Shadow are also just some of the original titles also expect to hit between now and the next four years.