The Crummy and “The Croods”

Movie Review by Jack Silbert
I wish I hadn’t watched the credits. Based on its own merits, The Croods is an entertaining-enough movie for you to take the kids to on a weekend afternoon if there’s nothing better playing. (Hint: Oz the Great and Powerful is still in theaters.) But, I’m a fairly obsessive credit reader—blame Ferris Bueller for me always staying till the theater lights come back on—and there it was. A “story” co-credit for John Cleese. The John Cleese? One of my Monty Python heroes?

So when I got home, I hit up the Google machine. And yes, way back in 2005, it was announced that Cleese had co-written a stop-motion film entitled Crood Awakening. And it would be produced by the wonderfully inventive firm Aardman Animations, of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run fame. Could this have been the Best. Children’s. Movie. Ever?

We’ll never know. Time is cruel, and time is crude. So long, Aardman, so long Cleese script, hello The Croods.

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Maggie Hames is the Editor-In-Chief of Media Darlings, a blog that features reviews of all types of kid's media and events, including cinema, tv, apps, books, and music. 


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