The Croods

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The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film is set in the prehistoric era, when a man's position as a "Leader of the Hunt" is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions like fire as they trek through a dangerous but exotic land in search of a new home.

The Croods was written and directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, Story by Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders and John Cleese, and produced by Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell.

Are you better off now than you were 4 million years ago? (taglines)


  • [telling the Croods a story] Tonight, we'll hear the story of Krispy Bear. [clears throat] A long time ago, this little bear was alive. She was alive because she listened to her father and lived her life in routine, and darkness, and terror, so she was happy. But Krispy had one terrible problem. She was filled with.... curiosity!! [the family gasps] Yes, yes, and one day, while she was in a tree, the curious little bear wanted to climb to the top, and no sooner did she climb to the top, she saw something new... and... died!!!!
  • [during the hunting] Release the baby!
  • [while chasing Guy] I am a caveman!
  • [while preparing to ride on his "Ride"] Try to keep up!
  • Okay, smart Guy! Now, what?
  • Just think, our whole family packed together on a long slow trip across country! We'll tell stories, we'll laugh, [laughs] We'll become closer as a family!
  • [To the others who are arguing] You want me to turn this family around? Do you?! 'Cause I will turn this family around so fast...
  • I have an idea!
  • [About Guy, who's escaping; gasps] He's loose!
  • [To Eep Crood] You're grounded.


  • [opening narration, first lines of the film]With every sun, comes a new day...a new beginning...a hope that things will be better today than they were yesterday...but not for me. My name's Eep, and this is my family, the Croods. If you weren't clued in already by the animal skins and slipping foreheads, we're cavemen. Most days, we spend in our cave. In the dark. Night after night, day after day. Yep, Home sweet home. When we did go out, we struggled to find food in our harsh and hostile world, and I struggled to survive my family. We were the last ones around. There used to be neighbours...the Gorts, smashed by a mammoth, the Horks, swallowed by a sandsnake, the Ervs, mosquito bite, Throgs, common cold, and the Croods, that's us. The Croods made it, because of my dad. He was strong, and he followed the rules...the ones painted on the cave walls. Anything new is bad, curiosity is bad, going out at night is bad; basically, anything fun is bad. Welcome to my world! But this is a story about how all that changed in an instant, because what we didn't know was that our world was about to come to an end, and there were no rules on our cave walls to prepare us for that.
  • [repeated line] You really need to see this!
  • [After her family destroys her shell] What is wrong with you?!?!
  • [lovingly to Guy, who wakes up from his run-in with Grug] Hi!
  • [about her family] They're not so scary once you get to know them.
  • [catches Guy, who's running away] Going somewhere?
  • [hugs Grug] I love you, too!
  • [closing narration, final lines of the film]This is me. My name's Eep, and this is my family, the Croods. If you weren't clued in by the sun tans and pads, we're not exactly cavemen anymore. Our world is still plenty harsh and hostile, but now we know the Croods will make it, because we changed the rules...the ones that kept us in the dark, and because of my dad, who taught us that anyone can change...well, sort of. So from now on, we'll stay out here, where we can follow the light.
  • [from trailer; voice-over] My family has always survived by living by my dad's one rule; never leave the cave. We never had the chance to explore the outside world, but what we didn't know is that our world was about to change.


  • I'm Guy and this is Belt. Cook, conversationalist, navigator, also, keeps my pants up.
  • I can help you. But we're gonna have to make a few changes. The log ride is over. Drop the log! [Grug drops the log] Now, kick it away. [Grug kicks it one feet away] Farther! [Grug angrily kicks it far away] Really?
  • Everything falls in.
  • [repeated; to Eep] Come with me.
  • [gives Eep a shell horn] If you survive... call me.
  • [while running from Grug] Belt, counter-measures! [Belt activates two fruit bombs and throws them at Grug, blinding him.]
  • [about Eep, who's battling a giant Chicken begins to swoon over Eep.] She's awesome!


Eep: [lying in the heat of the sun] Oh, we've been in a cave forever!
Grug: Three days is not forever.
Eep: It is with this family.

Ugga: Mom, we are ready to leave. [pauses] Mom?
Gran: [in a singsong voice] Still alive!
Grug: And it's still early.
Gran: And you're still fat!

[from trailer]
Eep: [voice-over] We never had the chance to explore the outside world, because of my dad's one rule.
Grug: New is always bad! Never not be afraid.
[Eep moans]

Guy: Who are you?
Eep: Oh, uh... Eep.
Guy: Let me clarify, Eep: the world is ending.
Eep: What?
Guy: I'm calling it...The End!
Belt: Dun-dun-daaah!

Thunk: [about the fire Guy is holding] The Sun is in his hands!
Eep: No, no. It's "Fire".
Ugga: Where did it come from?
Eep: [lovingly] He made it.
Grug: [catches Guy and holds him firmly] Make some for me!
Eep: It doesn't come out of him!
Grug: [not listening] Make!! Make it!!!! [accidentally crunches Guy's back and drops him]
Guy: [weakly] You know, you're a lot like your daughter!
Eep: Oh, great! Now he's broken!

Eep: Hey, do you have a minute? How did the tiger fly?
Guy: [unhappily] I only share when I'm outside the log; I'm funny that way.
Eep: [cracks her knuckles] Leave that to me. [Guy and Belt share worried looks]
Eep: Hey, Thunk? You have a spider on your face!
Thunk: AHH!
[Eep slams him into Grug, making him drop Guy a far distance away. Grug glares at Eep.]
Eep: [nonchalantly] Oops.
[Grug turns around and sees Guy trying to get away.]
Grug: He's loose!

Eep: So, how did the tiger fly?
Guy: She jumped on the Sun, and rode it to Tomorrow.

Grug: It's too far.
Gran: I'll never live long enough to get there.
Grug: Let's do it. Let's do it.

Guy: Okay, now you can look. [From trailer]I call them shoes.
[Eep looks down to see that she's wearing shoes]
Eep: [screams] I love them! Where are my feet?!
Guy: They're still there!
Eep: Oh! Okay... [struggles to walk and lands on Guy]
Guy: [strained while holding on to Eep] You're really heavy!
Eep: Really? [lovingly] Thank you!
[Guy loses balance and they both fall down; Grug notices]
Grug: Hey! Whoa, wait a minute! Whoa! [separates Guy and Eep] Whoa!

[From trailer]
Grug: Tonight, we'll hear the story of Crispy Bear. A long time ago, this little bear was alive. She was alive, because she listened to her father, so she was happy. [Eep sighs] But Crispy had one terrible problem, she was filled with... curiosity! [everyone gasps] Yes! And one day, she saw something new and died!
Thunk: Just like that?
Grug: Yes!
Gran: Same ending as everyday.
Thunk: I get it, Dad. I will never do anything new or different.
Grug: Good man, Thunk.
[Eep groans]

[The Croods and Guy explore a lake]
Grug: [pulling Eep away from the water] Eep, it looks dangerous.
Eep: [groans] Dad, you say that about everything! [about to touch the water]
Guy: [stops Eep] Careful.
Eep: Oh! Really? [lovingly] Okay. [Grug sighs in exasperation]

Ugga: [to Grug, who's wearing a wig] Honey, what's that on your head?
Gran: It's called desperation.
Grug: I call it a "Rug". Rhymes with Grug. [points to a boulder near him] And this is a "Ride". Also rhymes with Grug.
Guy: Uh, that doesn't rhyme.

Grug: [paints Thunk's face] Painting is a thing of the past. [picks up a smooth stone] I call this a "Snapshot"! [whacks Thunk in the head with it, revealing Thunk's painted face on the stone]
Thunk: [dizzy] Oh, let's do it again; I think I blinked. [falls down]
[a Later scene]
Grug: [Puts glasses shaped rock in his eyes] I call them "Shades"!
Thunk: [wearing his "Shades"] The Sun doesn't hurt my eyes anymore! Where do you get these great ideas?
Grug: Since I don't have a brain, they come into my stomach, down deep below, and then up again into my mind. [falls down a cliff] Aah!
Guy: [exasperated] GRUG! We have to keep moving!

Eep: No?!
[Everyone except Grug refuses to go in a cave]
Ugga: No more caves, Grug.
Grug: [stunned] What?
Gran: We are gonna jump on the Sun and ride it to Tomorrow with Guy!
Grug: Wait, wait? So you're really gonna go through with this? [everybody stares at him, which means "Yes"] Thunk?
Thunk: Sorry, Dad.
[Grug is on the verge of tears]
Eep: Dad, you have to stop worrying about us.
Grug: But it's my job to worry! It's my job to follow the rules!
Eep: The rules don't work out here!
Grug: They kept us alive!
Eep: That wasn't living! That was just.... "Not Dying"! There's a difference.
Grug: Ugga, everyone, you HAVE to listen to me.
Eep: We would be DEAD if we listened to you! (Not aliveness.) [Grug is now in tears] We have to follow Guy now.
[Everyone turns to Guy, who has no idea on what just happened]
Grug: [reaches full anger] GUY!
Ugga: [realizes Grug's anger; to Guy] Guy... run!
Grug: [starts chasing Guy] Rawr!
Guy: [runs away] Agh!

[Guy and Grug are trapped in a tar pit]
Grug: What is this stuff that saves you from my punches?
Guy: Tar.
Grug: No!
Guy: Please...
Grug: [struggles to get's out] I have to get back to them!?
Guy: You have to stop struggling.
Grug: No!
Guy: Grug, stop! [Grug stops struggling.] No one gets out of this. Believe me... I know.
Grug: [pause as he realizes] Your family.
Guy: Family. Yeah.
Grug: [pauses, then sympathetic] Sorry.
Guy: I was little when it happened. The last thing my parents told me was "Don't hide. Live. Follow the sun; you'll make it to Tomorrow."
Grug: You followed the light. My daughter's a lot like you.
Guy: No, she's like you. She loves you, but always forgets to say it... Just like you forget to tell her.
Grug: I guess I was just so busy keeping them all alive.
Guy: It's okay. That's what dads do.
Grug: You're right. But we can't do that from here. We need one of your ideas. [Guy smiles] Come on, you can do it.
Guy: Belt, Emergency Idea Generator, activate!
[Belt hits Guy over the head with a small rock]
Guy: OW! [gets an idea] Ohh, I've got it!

Eep: [Grug hugs her] This is good... What do you call this?
Grug: I was thinking about calling it... a "hug", because it rhymes with Grug. But you can always change it if you want.
Eep: [squeezes Grug tight] No... I like "hug".
Grug: I love you. I love you.

Eep: Ha-ha!
Grug: Ohhhhhhh!
Narrator: So from now on, we'll stay out here, we could follow the light.
[the end]


  • Are you better off now than you were 4 million years ago?
  • Meet the first modern family.
  • The Journey Begins
  • Everything Begins


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