OSCARS: DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Croods’ Deals With “Questions About Life”

Thomas J. McLean is an AwardsLine contributor.

Caveman movies are favorites for Chris Sanders, co-writer and co-director of DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods. But even his familiarity with the genre didn’t prepare him for just how deep the movie about a caveman family tempted away from the absolute safety of their cave to risk finding a more rewarding life in the larger world could get.

“It is purely about family and relationships, and really about life in general,” says Sanders, who previously co-wrote and co-directed Lilo & Stitch for Disney and DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon. “That was the big surprise for me, was that within a few weeks we realized that we weren’t just dealing with a family, we were dealing with very large questions — questions about life and existence, and that’s something with a caveman film that I didn’t expect.”

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