Tuesday 26 February 2013

Watch: A Bunch of New Clips and TV Spots for The Croods

DreamWorks' first film of 2013 is the prehistoric caveman comedy, The Croods. People have mixed feelings about it so far, but I am whole-heartedly excited! The clips we've seen so far are really funny, extremely inventive, utterly beautiful and - if the rest of co-director Chris Sanders' career has been any indication - the film will pack a lot of heart.

I particularly like the first clip, "Hunting" (above), which looks absolutely stunning in HD -- sidebar: we'll have a review of The Art of The Croods up in the next couple of weeks. The comedy is in really good form in the "Prehistoric Fails" and "Fire" clips too. UPDATE - 26/02/2013, 21:47 (GMT): A few of the videos turned out to be region locked; I've swapped in hopefully widely available versions. Let me know in the comments if you still have any problems seeing any of the videos.

Of note - well, I can't speak for the US, but here in the UK anyway - is how aggressively DreamWorks are marketing the film, particularly after their less-than-fortuitous results with Rise of the Guardians. The Croods is the first film under DreamWorks' new distribution deal with 20th Century Fox - they're presumably hoping to impress.

The Croods is directed by Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, and stars the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds; it hits cinemas on 22nd March.

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