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The Croods (Kirk De Micco/Chris Sanders, 2013)

March 22, 2013

The-Croods

2010’s How to Train Your Dragon is arguably Dreamworks Animation’s creative high point to date, and was directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, the team behind Lilo & Stitch, one of the best hand-drawn animations from Disney since their 90s renaissance. DeBlois is steering some Dragon sequels solo, but Dreamworks’ latest all CGI film – their first released through 20th Century Fox – marks the latest effort from the increasingly reliable Sanders, co-directing here with Kirk De Micco. The Croods, an awkward blend of bland sentimentality and cartoonish humour, marks an end to Sanders’ winning streak…

Full review at Sound on Sight

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