Let me preface this by saying that, in spite of today’s date, the following is not an April Fool’s joke. This is real.
This morning I came across the first trailer for the new animated series based on Dreamworks’ 2013 animated movie The Croods, currently being titled Dawn of the Croods.
The series airs on Netflix and takes place “many years” before the events of the movie , so no Guy here (but Sandy’s been born already?). Here’s a look at the trailer:
The first thing that I noticed about the series is that it’s hand drawn (or 2D animated) rather in in CGI, and it’s evident that this takes place before the film due to the presence of other cave people. For those who don’t know, the movie begins with the Croods themselves being the last cave family, as all of the others have died horribly. Try not to think too much about that when watching the show.
Not surprisingly, none of the actors from the movie reprise their roles for the series. Instead there’s Dan Milano (Grug), Cree Summer (Ugga), Stephanie Lemelin (Eep), A.J. Locasclo (Thunk), Grey Griffin (Sandy) and Laraine Newman (Gran). I wasn’t expecting Dreamworks to get Nicholas Cage or Emma Stone to reprise their roles, as they’re movie actors and they’d want money, but it’s perhaps somewhat surprising that Chloris Leachman didn’t come, seeing how she’s primarily a television actress. The main role that put Ms. Leachman on the map was her portrayal of Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Sorry about that. In any case, after doing some research, I discovered that Dawn of the Croods has already premiered on Netflix on December 24, 2015, so once again, I’m late to the party. Looks like the April Fool’s joke was on me!