Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Croods Will Return; Sequel Greenlit

You knew this would happen.

This afternoon at CinemaCon, DreamWorks Animation announced that they have greenlit a sequel to The Croods. Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders will return to write and direct, and the studio is in negotiations with voice cast. No release date has been set.

The Croods has been a box office success for DreamWorks, grossing $386.6 million worldwide since its release on March 22, and the studio clearly wants to capitalize on this by positioning it as a potential franchise.

Let's just hope the sequel has a little more depth than the original.

14 comments:

Nini said...

Maybe, Kung Fu Panda 2 was much stronger than the first but the rest of Dreamworks' film sequels haven't fared so well.

But yeah, we all expected it to keep rolling along, almost like the human version of the Ice Age franchise.

Jordan said...

Too soon.

Alexandro Fantino said...

Let's hope Eep's dad and Douglas do die in the sequel.

william said...

and this is why i hate dreamworks. anything to get more money

Anonymous said...

@ Nini, I disagree. I loved Shrek 2. Didn't care much for KFP2.

Chris Etrata said...

The Crood$ was just okay but nothing new. Great visuals but doesn't play out differently than Ice age and hotel transylvania.

One DWA film that bombed that's more deserving of a sequel is Rise of the Guardians. Yet, kids don't want to see a more dramatic animated film. All they want are fart jokes, slam your head against the wall jokes, celebrities for voices, repetitive story, and little originality. Not that the Croods didn't have its moments but are few and far in between. But of course, kids want The Croods.

Also, I hear DWA and other animated studios complaining their films were too expensive. Maybe if they get actual voice actors to voice main characters again, that would easily shave 40-50 million off their budgets.

Chris Etrata said...

@ Alexandro The film would have been far more impacting had the film ended with Grug getting buried.

RandomUser said...

Ladies and gentlemen, this is DreamWorks: money, money, money. The Croods will earn more money outside North America than Oz the Great and Powerful. Does the Croods deserve a sequel? No. DWA is just ridiculous, totally...

Anonymous said...

I used to detest this sort of sequelization from DWA or other studios looking to make a quick buck. But given how painful the recent layoffs were at those places, I'd be much happier with sequels after sequels churned out, as long as people continue to make a living out of their talents. After all, as an audience, all I have to do is not showing up if I don't like these sequels.

Alexandro Fantino said...

@Chris I know, right? It was the natural step the storyline should've followed but, instead, DWA bowed to the dull happy-ever-after ending that couldn't have felt more plastic.

Alexandro Fantino said...

And last Anonymous, you are so very right. Hadn't thought of it that way.

Tyler (AmishParadise27) said...

Shrek 2, Madagascar 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2 all had varying about of success. Of course I liked all three of those movies, but KFP 2 was really something special. I don't honestly think that The Croods meritted a sequel.

Chris Etrata said...

@Alexandro Finally someone who agrees with me on the ending. Dreamwlrks did not have tk bow down to a totally happy ending. It's ok to see major characters die as long kids are taught that its part of life. That's one of the reasons why bambi and lion king were memorable. I know the croods is a cartoon but falling for that height will kill you. I also find it strange that grug could put a device together without much learning. It would be like if Ralph from wreck it Ralph could suddenly fix stuff flawlessly.

VinnyLT said...

because we all love animated sequels.