DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that Academy-Award® winning actor Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds will both star in its pre-historic themed 3D CG animated comedy adventure "The Croods."
Press Release from DreamWorks Animation SKG
GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) announced today that Academy-Award® winning actor Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds will both star in its pre-historic themed 3D CG animated comedy adventure "The Croods." Cage will play the leader and protector of his family, and Reynolds will portray an outsider whose new ideas challenge the patriarch's authority.
"We are thrilled that Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds are lending their considerable talents to 'The Croods' and know that they will both bring a perfect blend of humor, enthusiasm and emotion to their lead roles," said Bill Damaschke, Co-President of Production for DreamWorks Animation. "Our filmmakers are creating an amazing world that is full of fascinating characters, creatures and stunning environments that is truly unlike anything we've done before at DreamWorks Animation."
Written and directed by Academy-Award nominee Chris Sanders ("Lilo & Stitch", the upcoming "How to Train Your Dragon") and Kirk DeMicco ("Space Chimps") based on a screenplay originally developed by John Cleese & Kirk DeMicco and produced by Kristine Belson & Jane Hartwell. "The Croods" is set for release on March 30, 2012.
Surviving in a volcanic world is tough enough, but caveman Grug (CAGE) gets a rude awakening when an earthquake forces him to leave behind the only world he knows. With his family in tow, he ventures out into the volatile world in search of a new home. The situation becomes even more complicated when Grug's family - but in particular his eldest daughter - become smitten with a nomad (REYNOLDS) they encounter on their dangerous journey. This quirky, imaginative stranger's search for 'tomorrow' is at odds with Grug's reliance on the traditions of yesterday.
About DreamWorks Animation SKG
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for two consecutive years. In 2010, DreamWorks Animation ranks #6 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 18 animated feature films, including the franchise properties, Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. DreamWorks Animation's three feature film releases in 2010 are How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Megamind.