The Croods script
The Croods (2013)
Synopsis: Prehistoric family the Croods live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. Patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage), his mate, Ugga (Catherine Keener), teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone), son Thunk (Clark Duke) and feisty Gran (Cloris Leachman) gather food by day and huddle together in a cave at night. When a more evolved caveman named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) arrives on the scene, Grug is distrustful, but it soon becomes apparent that Guy is correct about the impending destruction of their world.

GRUG (CONT’D)

Ugga.

UGGA:

As soon as I get Sandy, I’ll go back in,

and you can give the signal.

GRUG:

No, I mean, you’re already out now.

THUNK (O.S.)

I am waiting for the signal, dad.

We HEAR the voice of Grug’s nine-year-old son from inside

the cave. THUNK is eager to please his dad and emulates

his every move.

GRUG:

Never mind, Thunk. Just, come out.

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THUNK:

(not so fast)

Uhh, but if you don’t give the signal,

how do I know you’re my dad?

GRUG:

The signal isn’t so you know it’s me,

it’s so you know I wasn’t eaten by an

animal.

Beat.

THUNK:

Then why is the signal an animal noise?

I mean, doesn’t that just confuse things?

Grug sighs.

THUNK (CONT’D)

I don’t know... I’m still waiting for the

signal.

GRUG:

Sigh. Hoo hooooo! Hoo hooooo!

Thunk comes out growling, and barrels into Grug. Thunk

picks up a boulder and throws it. It ricochets off the

cliff wall and careens into Grug. Grug gets plowed overby the boulder.

UGGA:

Mom, we’re ready to leave.

(beat)

Mom!

Grug sits up and smiles.

GRAN:

Still alive!

Grug’s face drops.

GRUG:

It’s still early.

GRAN:

And you’re still fat.

GRUG:

Breakfast formation!

The Croods form up in a flying wedge, with Grug in the

lead.

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GRUG (CONT’D)

I want to see some real caveman action

out there. We do this fast. We do this

loud, we do this as a family and never

not be afraid. Go!

THUNK:

YAY, BREAKFAST!!!!

COMPRESSED TIME - The Croods RUN out of Crood canyon,

across the wide expanses of desert.

CUT TO:

SEQ. 150 - SMASH & GRAB

EXT. MOUTH OF CROOD CANYON - MORNING

Grug and the Croods come to a stop at the HUNTINGGROUNDS. They are spent from a fifteen-mile run.

THUNK:

(huffing)

Yeah... breakfast...

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Chris Sanders

Christopher Michael "Chris" Sanders (born March 9, 1962) is an American animation director and illustrator best known for co-writing and directing the Disney animated feature Lilo & Stitch (2002) and DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon (2010), and providing the voice of one of the title characters from the former. After leaving Walt Disney Animation Studios, Sanders went on to work for DreamWorks Animation, co-writing and directing the critically acclaimed animated feature film How to Train Your Dragon. His recent work is serving as director and co-writer on The Croods, along with Kirk DeMicco. Now, Sanders and DeMicco are both working on The Croods 2, a sequel to the film. more…

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