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‘Future of Family Fun’: THE CROODS TV Show Announced for Hulu, Peacock

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‘Future of Family Fun’: THE CROODS TV Show Announced for Hulu, Peacock

By Movieguide® Staff

The family of Dreamworks’ THE CROODS is embarking on another adventure in a brand new TV show to stream on Hulu and Peacock.

THE CROODS: FAMILY TREE is based on THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, which premiered in Nov. 2020 during the pandemic.

“The future of family fun starts here! Gather your crew and get ready for history to be made in the all-new animated series The Croods: Family Tree! Coming to Hulu and Peacock on September 23rd,” Dreamworks said.

The six-episode series features the returning voice of Kelly Marie Tran as Dawn Betterman, along with Amy Landecker as Ugga, Kiff VandenHeuvel as Grug, Ally Dixon as Eep, AJ Locascio as Thunk, Dee Bradley Baker as Sandy, Artemis Pebdani as Gran, Darin Brooks as Guy, Matthew Waterson as Phil and Amy Rosoff as Hope.

Variety reported:

The six-episode “The Croods: Family Tree” is the rare original series to air on competing streamers. Both DreamWorks and Peacock are owned by NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. Disney has full operating control of Hulu after Comcast agreed in 2019 to sell its stake in the streamer.

Movieguide previously praised both CROODS movies for extolling family values.

A portion of Movieguide®’s review of THE CROODS: A NEW AGE reads:

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE is an extremely funny, entertaining, heartwarming movie with great dialogue. The movie’s silly characters may remind viewers of their own families. A NEW AGE has many moral, redemptive lessons. It promotes commitment, marriage, love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and sacrifice. It also has a beautiful message about fatherhood. Overall, the story stresses the importance of family and sticking together as a family. THE CROODS: A NEW AGE does have brief allusions to evolution and some slapstick violence where characters fight. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.

Last year, Movieguide® nominated THE CROODS: A NEW AGE as one of the best family movies of the years.

Moreover, Movieguide® previously reported on how the movie’s positive content propelled to the top of box office numbers at the height of the pandemic:

While the box office as a whole has faltered amid the coronavirus pandemic, THE CROODS: A NEW AGE’s continued success confirms Movieguide® hypothesis that moral, uplifting and family-friendly movies have a greater chance at reviving the domestic box office than movies rife with immoral content.

Universal U.S. distribution Boss Jim Orr told Deadline: “We unleashed the best in industry marketing to drive as many people to as many opened theaters as we possibly could, and the results speak for themselves,”

Orr continued: “When you have an incredibly charming film, people want to come out and want to be together in a theater. Those that do, did, and enjoyed the Croods: A New Age very much.”

While Movieguide®’s hypothesis was relevant when the box office was stable, COVID-19 has proven the importance of movies like THE CROODS: A NEW AGE.

“The Croods: A New Age further solidifies Dreamworks Animation’s impeccable reputation of creating beautifully animated films and quality family entertainment with global appeal,” Orr said. “We are very proud of our ability to continue to support our exhibition partners in whatever ways we can as we look to bring audiences a sense of normalcy during these uncertain times, making this holiday weekend debut of The Croods especially gratifying in this difficult theatrical landscape.”

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