Universal Pictures has officially changed the release date for their upcoming animated family comedy sequel The Croods: A New Age, which comes after seven years since the 2013 Academy Award-nominated feature’s debut. Originally scheduled for a December 23, 2020 release, the Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone-led film will now hit the theaters a month earlier on November 25, 2020, for Thanksgiving weekend.
This announcement comes days after Warner Bros.’ decided to push back the release of Wonder Woman 1984 from October 2, 2020, to December 25, 2020, which would have pitted it against the animated sequel. The new November 25, 2020 release will see the animated sequel go up against another animated film in the form of Pixar’s upcoming Soul.
In 2020, DreamWorks Animation invites you on an all-new adventure back in time with The Croods: A New Age. The sequel will see the return of the first film’s voice cast consists of Nicolas Cage (Mandy), Emma Stone (Maniac), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), Catherine Keener (Kidding), Cloris Leachman (American Gods) and Clark Duke (I’m Dying Up Here) as The Croods face their biggest threat since leaving the cave: another family.
New voice cast members include Star Wars alum Kelly Marie Tran as the only child of the Bettermans named Dawn with Leslie Mann (Blockers) and four-time Emmy winner Peter Dinklage as Dawn’s parents.
The sequel will be directed by Joel Crawford with Mark Swift set to produce.
In the first film, the world was introduced to the first family of the prehistoric era, The Croods. The Academy Award-nominated comedy about a clan dealing with their changing world captivated global audiences, reminding us of the timeless importance of family… and just how little we’ve evolved.
The development of the film has been a long tormented road, with production initially set for two years after the release of the first film, but release dates continually were pushed back before DreamWorks announced its cancellation back in November 2016. Following Universal’s acquisition of the animation studio, it was announced production had been revived with its new 2020 release date.