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.

We see a nest with a huge unguarded blue egg. The Croods

take shelter behind a rock. Grug PEERS over the top.


Who’s up?

Eep’s hand SHOOTS up. Thunk is less than enthusiastic.


We’ll flip for it.

Grug LIFTS Gran on his hand, and FLIPS her up in the air.


Call her in the air.



Gran FACE-PLANTS, her head buried in the sand. Only hertail is showing.


Tails. Thunk’s in.



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The family fades back and splits up. They get into

fighting/running position.


Ok. Thunk. Go. Come on Thunk.

Thunk BREAKS COVER. He dashes into the open, SNATCHES

the egg.


Hah! Way to go. Take it to the cave!

Thunk PASSES Grug and makes a bee-line for Crood Canyon.

A Gerf bird smashes Thunk and steals the egg back.




Release the baby.

Eep and Sandy MOVE IN on the bird. Sandy NIPS at its

heels while UGGA CLIMBS up onto its head. She PULLS the

egg from its beak.


shared tail across the Ramu’s path like an arresting

cable on a carrier.

Ugga RISES to THROW the egg to Grug - the gerbils WRAP

their tail around the Ramu like a bola. The Ramu GOES

DOWN hard. Ugga and the egg ROLL forward. The Trip

Gerbils SNATCH up the egg and make off with it.


Get um Mom! Do it for the Croods!

Gran’s cane HOOKS the gerbils in the middle of their tail

and WHIPS them up and over her shoulder.


DRIBBLING the egg down-range with her cane like a hockey

player. LIYOTES POP UP from behind hoodoos. They SWARM

in behind her.

The Liyotes TRIP Gran. They steal the egg, and HIT THEGAS. They are INCREDIBLY FAST.


Old lady down! Eep, avenge me.

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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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