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Feature Film

Dreamworks “The Croods” teaser poster

Already one the most anticipated animated features coming in 2013, Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco’s The Croods keeps looking better and better with each new tease. Dreamworks’ released the first poster today (below) and its gorgeous. It’s also the first of their 20th Century-Fox releases – note the logo bottom right.

In case you want to see what the characters faces actually look like, here’s the cover to Noela Hueso’s Art Of The Croods which Titan Books will release in February. (I’ve already pre-ordered mine).

  • Pedro Nakama

    I heard there will be a trailer out with Frankenweenie.

  • The first three things I thought of when I saw this poster:

    1. The saber-tooth tiger actually has the humungous head that it had in Chris Sanders’ Comic-Con poster! A small stylistic touch to be sure, but one that I’m delighted made it into the finished film.

    2. The colors. Look at the foliage. Look at that fur! What the Toy Story films were to primary colors, The Croods seems to be to every saturated shade of the spectrum. I also love the way the background is shown as slightly blurred by mist and clouds. One of my favorite things about Sanders’ first film, Lilo & Stitch, were the gorgeous watercolor backgrounds. This poster captures something similarly stunning.

    3. The critters. As a little kid with far too much time and scrap paper on his hands, I used to try and draw every character from every movie, cartoon, comic book, and TV show that I adored. I was like one of those ancient Biblical scribes who made it their mission to copy the entire Bible by hand. Only, in my case, my spiritual calling was to draw the entire junkyard gang from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. If I’d had access to this poster back then? Yikes. Drawing all of the animal amalgams on this poster would’ve kept me busy for WEEKS. Not only that, I’d have had the youngest documented case of wrist arthritis ever.

    Can I ramble on a just li’l bit longer?

    This is the new film by Chris Sanders, director of Lilo & Stitch and How To Train Your Dragon — two AMAZING films! Why the whole world (but especially us animation obsessives) are not chomping at the bit, yanking out our hair and bouncing off the walls while eagerly awaiting this, I’ll never know.

    • Bud

      CO-director. Left to his own devices, you get American Dog. Enough said.

  • Sarah

    Am I the only one that thinks that the saber tooth tiger kinda looks like Cringer from He-man?

  • Dana B

    I’m gonna hate it when people will start mistaking this as a sequel/spin-off of Ice Age.

    Anyway, this looks like a lot of fun. Bright colors, big adventure. What more can you ask for in a animated film(besides good writing, characters, and story, but it’s too early to judge on that matter)?
    Looking foward to more…

  • Alissa

    The colors are like candy. The good kind mind you, with actual flavor instead of pure corn syrup. Bright and cheery border, nice and mellow blue center. Pretty cool.

    And the creatures…all I’m saying is Dreamworks would be insane not to make plushies. That saber-tooth kitty! He would look so cute next to my little sister’s Toothless figurine.

  • Eman

    They have such tiny hands.

  • John

    Chris Sanders!!! :)

  • wever

    Nice decision to put the main characters on the poster with their backs to us, as if they’re afraid they’re too ugly for the audience to appeal to them.

    • burymylovely

      That was done for story reasons. This is about a caveman family leaving the cave and entering into the vast world they’ve never seen. I think this framing successfully evokes that feeling.

      • Funkybat

        I’m pretty sure it was unintentional, but I like how the poster and the “Art of” book cover almost seem to be two different camera angles of the same scene.

  • Kyle

    When will we get our first teaser trailer? I thought we would have gotten one by now. I’m dying to see it in motion.

    • the official movie website says to check out the trailer on October 3rd! 2 days from now :D

      also, if you click “story” on the website, the characters are all seen from the front.

      i just don’t know where the brew masters got the picture for the top story link…

  • Daniel

    the poster lacks notan- basically good design, It lacks visual impact, and the color only adds to the poor handling of values and shapes in it.

  • jLo

    That sabertooth tiger has the color and head patter of a blue-yellow macaw… awesome

    • And the bear-thing at right has the color pattern of a Great-Horned Owl! Could it be all the all the mammals have avian color schemes and vice-versa? Because holy cow…

  • E. Nygma

    Flintstones reboot. With some incredibles thrown in. Looks like it will have more sequels than anyone will want.

  • Sarah J

    Dang, this poster is gorgeous! And I really like the designs of the creatures, I like how stylized they are and they look more unique than other CGI creatures.