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Dreamworks is not only making a Croods sequel, they’ve even set a release date: Friday, September 18, 2020.

The project had been widely considered cancelled after Variety reported last November that the film’s pre-production team had been re-assigned to other projects.

Universal Pictures confirmed today that the film will bring back the original voices – Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke – and add Leslie Mann to the film’s cast.

The only detail revealed about the plot is that the Croods will “face their biggest threat since leaving the cave: another family.”

Universal and Dreamworks Animation also announced a new film today, Spooky Jack, described as “a comic look under the bed and in the closet of kids’ imaginations.”

The film follows three siblings who discover after moving into a new home that all the creatures they’d been told were imaginary actually exist. Their “squatters” include leprechauns, Big Foot, and the Boogeyman.

Producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Split, Get Out) is executive producing the film, which is written by Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum, The Pacifier). Damon Ross produces for Dreamworks.

Spooky Jack is set to debut in U.S. theaters on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Universal and Dreamworks did not announce who is directing either film in their announcement today.

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