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Croods 2

The final version of the poster

  • 2013, DreamWorks Animation announced a sequel to the film The Croods, with Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco set to return as directors.


In September 2013, it had been confirmed that Nicolas Cage , Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds would reprise their roles in the sequel as Grug, Eep, and Guy from the first film. In February 2014, DeMicco stated, the sequel would focus on Ugga and motherhood, making it "the first chapter of society," expanding on the first film, which he said is about "the last chapter of the caveman." On June 12, 2014, it was announced that the sequel would be released on November 3, 2017. In August 21, 2014, the film was pushed back to December 22, 2017. In May 21, 2015, Leslie Mann and Kat Dennings had joined the voice cast. Mann would lend her voice to an upscale mother of a rival family named Hope Betterman, while Dennings was set to voice her daughter, Dawn, are also reported that Catherine Keener and Clark Duke are reprising their roles as Ugga and Thunk. On August 9, 2016, nearing NBCUniversal/Comcast's impending acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, 20th Century Fox removed the film from the release schedule. The film would be instead released by Universal Pictures December of 2018. In August 23, 2016, are reported that The Lego Movie and Hotel Transylvania co-writers Kevin and Dan Hageman had been hired to rewrite the script.

Why It was Cancelled[]

On November 11 , 2016, Dreamworks announced that production for the sequel was cancelled. According to reports, there had been doubts about proceeding with the project before Universal’s acquisition of Dreamworks, and it was Dreamworks’s decision to cancel the film.


in September 2017, DreamWorks and Universal revealed that the movie was back in production with a release date scheduled for September 18, 2020. However, DeMicco, the co-director of the first film, won't be returning as he is directing the film Vivo for Sony Pictures Animation. And it was confirmed that the original actors would reprise their roles In October 2017, it was reported that Joel Crawford would replace Sanders as director and Mark Swift set to produce In October 2018, Peter Dinklage was cast in the film to voice the character Phil Betterman  In April 2019, The Croods 2 was delayed and to be released in the United States on December 23, 2020 by Universal Pictures. In October 2019, DreamWorks revealed that Kelly Marie Tran had replaced Dennings as Dawn In May 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, production of the film shifted to people working at home In June 2020, “The Croods: A New Age” was trademarked at the USPTO with an additional logo, despite Dreamworks not confirming anything yet.