Dawn of the Croods


Dawn of the Croods is an American 2D-animated web series series that is produced by DreamWorks Animation . The series is based on the 2013 animated film The Croods , taking place before the events of the film. [3] It premiered on December 24, 2015, on Netflix . [1] Sam Riegel voice direct this series. Season 2 premiered on August 26, 2016. [4] Season 3 premiered on April 7, 2017. [5]

Plot

The adventures of the series take place before the film , with Eye of New Friends, and the rest of the Croods facing new enemy creatures, such as bearowls.

Cast

  • Dan Milano as Grug, [1] [6] Bud, Womp
  • Cree Summer as Ugga, Pat, [1] Clip, Pup Howler
  • Stephanie Lemelin as Eep [1] [6]
  • AJ Locascio as Thunk, [6] Baitsy, Steve
  • Gray Griffin as Sandy, Lerk [6]
  • Laraine Newman as Gran, One-Eyed Amber, [7] Mosh, Pram

Additional voices

  • Dee Bradley Baker as Bulk, Squawk, Bearowl, Creatures, Moler Bear, Mow, Earl, Old Man Root,
  • Dominic Catrambone as Sulk, Cave Teen, Bag, Fan, Albatroceros
  • Jim Cummings as Little Mantrap
  • Ana Gasteyer as Meep [7]
  • Thomas Lennon as Crud, Munk
  • Chris Parnell as Snoot [7]

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally released
1 13 December 24, 2015
2 13 August 26, 2016
3 13 April 7, 2017

Episodes

Season 1 (2015)

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title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 1 “A Gran Day Out” Chuckles Austen & Erik Wiese Written by  : Brendan Hay
Storyboard by  : Alex Almaguer, Seung Cha, Ian Graham, Chong Lee & Seung-Hyun
December 24, 2015
Grug comes to grips when Ugga takes in her mother.
2 2 “School of Hard Rocks” Chong Lee Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Alex Almaguer, Seung Cha, Marlon Deane, Sherann Johnson, Max Lawson & Mike Nassar
December 24, 2015
The mean-spirited new teacher at Eep’s school pairs with an oddball student named Lerk while Grug tries to homeschool Thunk to make him a hunter.
3a 3a “Wet Hot Ahhh! Valley Summer” Stephanie Arnett & Chong Lee Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Hillary Bradfield, Seung Cha, Crystal Chesney-Thompson, Marcelo de Souza, Naz Ghodrati-Azadi, Fred Gonzales & Mike Nassar
December 24, 2015
A dare contest makes Eep and Thunk do something crazy at the Watering Hole, and Ugga must overcome her fear of water to save them.
3b 3b “Grug Vs. The Moon” Alex Almaguer & Joshua Taback Written by  : Dan Milano
Storyboard by  : Crystal Chesney-Thompson, Naz Ghodrati-Azadi & Max Lawson
December 24, 2015
Grug tries to fight the moon, but his efforts are in vain.
4 4 “This Mean Warts” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha, Marlon Deane, Sherann Johnson, Max Lawson & Mike Nassar
December 24, 2015
The snobbish new neighbors of the Croods called the Boors, but the parents must put their feud aside when their offspring go missing.
5 5 “The First Picture Show” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha, Naz Ghodrati-Azadi & Max Lawson
December 24, 2015
Thunk unleashes his story ideas through shadow puppets, but the attention he receives is all but what he wanted.
6 6 “Caved & Confused” Alex Almaguer & Stephanie Arnett Written by  : Tom Sheppard
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha & Max Lawson
December 24, 2015
Against her parents wishes, Eep throws a party while Grug and Ugga have a night out together. Things do not turn out like she’s wanted.
7a 7a “The Eep-Over” Stephanie Arnett & Chong Lee Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Crystal Chesney-Thompson, Naz Ghodrati-Azadi & Max Lawson
December 24, 2015
Eep has her first slumber party in a cave and her family worrying inadvertently make it a frightening night.
7b 7b “Thunkytown” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Laura Beck
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha, Marcelo de Souza & Fred Gonzales
December 24, 2015
Because of Thunk’s dislike for a certain meal, he leads a pack of Bearowls to the Croods cave and when the Boor’s cave is overtaken by an Albatrocerous, the 2 rival clans are forced to share a cave while Eep and Thunk try to reverse the situation.
8 8 “Mom Genes” Stephanie Arnett & Chong Lee Written by  : Dan Milano
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha, Max Lawson & Mike Nassar
December 24, 2015
Ugga’s pacifist nature is renounced when it becomes a wild hunter with very dangerous results.
9 9 “Garden of Eaten” Chong Lee Written by  : Kyle Mack
Storyboard by  : Alex Almaguer, Seung Cha, Marlon Deane & Sherann Johnson
December 24, 2015
Eep takes a liking to vegetables and rallies her family to give them a try which puts Grug in a crazy pickle when eating a forbidden fruit at the Garden of Eaten.
10a 10a “Night of the Living Croods” Joshua Taback Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Gus Corrales & Erica Hayes
December 24, 2015
The Croods’ proposal to take a scary twist on his neighbors.
10b 10b “A Spoonful of Soo-Gar” Chong Lee Written by  : Laura Beck
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha, Marcelo de Souza & Fred Gonzales
December 24, 2015
A sugar rush overtakes the croods when it comes to honey from a beehive.
11 11 “Friday Night Liyotes” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Steve Evangelatos & Helder Mendonca
December 24, 2015
Grug and Eep get competitive when playing a volleyball-like game that Grug’s team always win (mostly because they play against non-competing Liyotes).
12a 12a “The Crood Who Knew Too Much” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Eric Acosta
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales & David Scott Smith
December 24, 2015
After getting a giant head from a Spiderant bite, everybody is convinced that Grug is now completely intelligent and he uses this to outstrip Snoot’s role as Ahhh! Valley’s Problem Solver.
12b 12b “Scent of a Thunk” Brian Hatfield & Chong Lee Written by  : Dave Polsky
Storyboard by  : Hillary Bradfield & Marcelo de Souza
December 24, 2015
After making a show of himself, Thunk is forced to change his ways.
13 13 “Unsolved MysterEep” Steve Evangelatos & Deborah Winslow Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Helder Mendonca
December 24, 2015
Stuff is missing and when people believe the silly idea that the stuff went on its own, Eep dismisses this and is convinced that a thief is in their midst.

Season 2 (2016)

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14a 1a “Gran the Unfriendly Ghost” Brian Hatfield & Chong Lee Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Hillary Bradfield & Luke Weber
August 26, 2016
Fed up with being ignored, Gran fakes her own death and haunts her family, but the Croods are anything but intimidated at this.
14b 1b “Bad Sandy” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Max Lawson & David Scott Smith
August 26, 2016
The Croods have to control Sandy’s primitive behavior or she will be thrown out of Ahhh! Valley.
15a 2a “It Crushes” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales & Max Lawson
August 26, 2016
Eep falls for a handsome new teenager at her school.
15b 2b “Rebel Without a Paws” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Rachel Vine
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha & Ed Tadem
August 26, 2016
Thunk befriends a group of Liyotes, but the Croods try to convince him that they only want food.
16a 3a “Grug vs. Math” Alex Almaguer Story by  : Dave Polsky
Written by  : Matthew Beans, Caitlin Meares, Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales & David Scott Smith
August 26, 2016
Grug struggles to do ‘math’, which is now a method of hunting, with Sqwak’s help.
16b 3b “Footloss” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Brendan Hay
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha & Mike Nassar
August 26, 2016
When the adults forbid dancing, the teenagers decide to have a secret underground dance place.
17a 4a “The Good Surprise” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Gus Corrales & Marcelo de Souza
August 26, 2016
When Ugga gets cranky, Eep and Thunk decide to surprise her to cure her of her bad mood.
17b 4b “Night Mare on Eep Street” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Brendan Hay
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha & Mike Nassar
August 26, 2016
Eep goes through hallucinations to capture a ‘Night Mare’ in order to look good in front of her class.
18a 5a “What Screams May Come” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Mike Nassar & Ed Tadem
August 26, 2016
When Meep Boor, the new head coach, begins badly influencing her.
18b 5b “Grunt Anything” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Nate Federman
Storyboard by  : Marcelo de Souza
August 26, 2016
When Meep kicks Snoot out for his cowardliness, he bunks with the Croods, who are less than thrilled at having him.
19a 6a “There Will Be Eggs” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales & David Scott Smith
August 26, 2016
Eep and Thunk discover an underground treasure of golden eggs and greed begins to overtake them.
19b 6b “I Think Were Alone Meow” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Marcelo de Souza & Allan Jacobsen
August 26, 2016
Crabby-Tabbies (cat-crab mix creatures) Crabby-Crabby-Creatures
20 7 “FrEepy Friday” Alex Almaguer & Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Rachel Vine
Storyboard by  : Naz Ghodrati-Azadi, Fred Gonzales, Max Lawson & Mike Nassar
August 26, 2015
When she gets to bed, she gets her ass and gets her pussy fucked.
21a 8a “Grug vs. Gurg” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Laura Beck
Storyboard by  : Gus Corrales & Allan Jacobsen
August 26, 2016
Gurg (voiced by Christian Slater ) and he has Gurg.
21b 8b “Unfair Fair” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Max Lawson & David Scott Smith
August 26, 2016
Eep and Thunder.
22a 9a “Baby Face Off” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Jason Reich
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha & Ed Tadem
August 26, 2016
Sandy is a newborn baby.
22b 9b “The Pursuit of Wrinkliness” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Gus Corrales & Jean Kang
August 26, 2016
Gran decides to toughen Thunk up when she feels like he’s too soft.
23a 10a “Croodtopia” Brian Hatfield & Chong Lee Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Hillary Bradfield & Luke Weber
August 26, 2016
The teenagers decide to make a ‘rule-free’ zone for them to have fun in.
23b 10b “Hands on a Hard Egg” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Seung Cha & Mike Nassar
August 26, 2016
Eep the participants in a contest to see who can lay their hands on a giant egg.The teenagers decide to make a ‘rule-free’ zone for them to have fun in.
24a 11a “Disaster of Puppets” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Nate Federman
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales & Max Lawson
August 26, 2016
Thunk becomes a ventriloquist, but he feels like the puppet is getting more credit than he is.
24b 11b “Love Will Eep Us Together” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Mike Nassar & Ed Tadem
August 26, 2016
Grug and Ugga forbid Eep from dating, so she compensates this by reuniting two lovesick buffalippos.
25a 12a “The Tide is Nigh” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Max Lawson & David Scott Smith
August 26, 2016
Eep becomes a death-guard at the watering hole and just when she sees that the watering hole dries up.
25b 12b “Rain Grain” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Jason Reich
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales & Max Lawson
August 26, 2016
Thunderbirds ‘Cave Brain’, while waiting for the rain to stop.
26 13 “Dawn of the Broods” Crystal Chesney-Thompson & Brian Hatfield Written by  : Matthew Beans & Brendan Hay & Caitlin Meares & Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : John Eddings, Ed Tadem, Allan Jacobsen & Gus Corrales
August 26, 2016
When Grug gets fed up with the hardships Ahhh! Valley brings, he takes his family on a vacation to the wilderness where they meet a seemingly nice family.

Season 3 (2017)

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title Directed by Written by Original release date
27 1 “It Takes Ahhh! Valley Part 1 & 2” Crystal Chesney-Thompson & Brian Hatfield Written by  : Matthew Beans & Brendan Hay & Caitlin Meares & Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Marcelo de Souza, John Eddings, Allan Jacobsen & Mike Nassar
April 7, 2017
After finding their way out of a creature’s stomach, the Croods return to Aaahh! Valley to stop the Broods from taking over.
28a 2a “Deus Ex Monkhuahua” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Max Lawson
April 7, 2017
Grug has his first day as a leader of Ahhh! Valley, and a new family pet makes sandy jealous.
28b 2b “Slak Attack” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales & David Scott Smith
April 7, 2017
Eep and Thunk try out a new, lazy lifestyle.
29a 3a “Gorgey Girl” Brian Hatfield & Allan Jacobsen Written by  : Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Max Lawson
April 7, 2017
Eep finds a mysterious pen to share her feelings with. Meanwhile, Thunk ‘s Not Food feels jealous over Thunk’ s other pet.
29b 3b “A Gran Adventure” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Max Lawson
April 7, 2017
Gran reveals she’s hidden a treasure guarded by booby traps, and Eep sets off to find it.
30a 4a “127 Owwws” Seung Cha Written by  : Nate Federman
Storyboard by  : Sang-il Shim, Kyungwon Yim & Kahee Lim
April 7, 2017
While giving Eep and Thunk a lesson on self-reliance, Grug suffers a mishap that tests his will to survive. Meanwhile when Gran takes not to eat with her buds, she falls in love with a men.
30b 4b “28 Fleas Later” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Sang-Il Shim, Kyungwon Yim & Kahee Lim
April 7, 2017
Grug’s plan for revenge against the Broods unleashes a swarm of super bugs on the valley.
31a 5a “To Squawk with Love” Brian Hatfield Story by  : Brendan Hay
Written by  : Matthew Beans, Brendan Hay, Caitlin Meares and Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Allan Jacobsen
April 7, 2017
Squawk’s students try to add some fun into his dreary life.
31b 5b “Lerk Was The Night” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Mike Nassar
April 7, 2017
When the Broods steal the valley’s food supply, it’s up to Eep and Lerk to get it back.
32a 6a “The Flawed Couple” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Ed Tadem
April 7, 2017
To help get the valley’s work done, everybody with a child trainee.
32b 6b “Go-Sip Girl” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Nate Federman
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales
April 7, 2017
Ugga joins the “nitting” club, but has trouble fitting in.
33a 7a “Munk History” Alex Almaguer Story by  : Brendan Hay
Written by  : Nate Federman, Brendan Hay, Caitlin Meares & Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales
April 7, 2017
Munk reports his family missing, so Grug takes it to himself as a valley leader to find them.
33b 7b “Happy Howl Day” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Nate Federman
Storyboard by  : Allan Jacobsen
April 7, 2017
The residents of Ahhh! Valley celebrate Howl Day.
34 8 “Snooty and the Beasts Part 1 & 2” Brian Hatfield & Alex Almaguer Written by  : Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Gus Corrales, Marcelo de Souza & Max Lawson
April 7, 2017
When the Big Chickuna invades the valley, all the residents evacuate to safety, except for Bulk, whose rescue becomes a contest between Grug and Snoot.
35a 9a “Zero Dark Thunky” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Ed Tadem
April 7, 2017
While he and Eep are held captive for ransom by the Broods, Thunk finds his soulmate.
35b 9b “Pie vs. Pie” Seung Cha Written by  : Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Sang-Il Kim, Kyungwon Yim, Kahee Lim & Chulsoo Lee
April 7, 2017
Ugga and Thunk, a new and exciting addition to the food industry.
36a 10a “Super Smash Siblings” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Nate Federman
Storyboard by  : Marcelo de Souza
April 7, 2017
Eep realizes that Thunk’s softheartedness makes him the perfect partner to win a cutthroat game.
36b 10b “A Hole in Grug” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Mike Nassar
April 7, 2017
Grug invites a sport that he hopes will earn him a spot on the Wall of Fame.
37a 11a “Bait with Destiny” Brian Hatfield Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Marcelo de Souza
April 7, 2017
37b 11b “Sappy Together” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Story by  : Alex Fox, Rachel Lewis
Written by  : Matthew Beans, Brendan Hay, Caitlin Meares, Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Ed Tadem
April 7, 2017
38a 12a “Scare Tactics” Crystal Chesney-Thompson Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Mike Nassar
April 7, 2017
38b 12b “DisturbiAHHH” Seung Cha Written by  : Caitlin Meares
Storyboard by  : Sung-Il Shim, Kyungwon Yim, Kahee Lim & Chulsoo Lee
April 7, 2017
39a 13a “Thunk O ‘Clock High” Seung Cha Written by  : Matthew Beans
Storyboard by  : Sang-Il Shim, Kyungwon Yim & Kahee Lim
April 7, 2017
39b 13b “The Croo-gitive” Alex Almaguer Written by  : Matthew Beans, Nate Federman, Brendan Hay, Mike Yank
Storyboard by  : Fred Gonzales
April 7, 2017

Production

In contrast to the computer-animated film, the series is 2D-animated. The series’ creators wanted to make it more “cartoonish”, but found doing “squash and stretch” in CG too expensive for television. [8] Different animation technique also helped the series to stand out from the feature film, which was concurrently shown on Netflix. [8] The first three episodes were animated in Toon Boom Harmony by Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment . [9] [8] DreamWorks soon found that Harmony was not the best fit for animating scenes that contained multiple characters at once. [8] The rest of the episodes were traditionally hand-drawn by South Korean studios: EMation , NE4U, and Dong Woo Animation . [8]

Awards and nominations

year Award Category nominee result
2016 Annie Award [10] Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV / Broadcast Production Jonathan Pyun, Aaron Spurgeon, Baptiste Lucas, Margaret Wuller and Ethan Becker (for “Garden of Eaten”) Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV / Broadcast Production Gray Griffin (for Lerk) Nominated
Laraine Newman (for Amber) Nominated

References

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  2. Jump up^ “Dawn of the Croods (Season 1, Episode 2)” . British Board of Film Classification . Retrieved December 19, 2015 .
  3. Jump up^ Beck, Jerry (December 23, 2015). “EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Dreamworks / Netflix Animated” Dawn Of The Croods ” ” . Animation Scoop . Retrieved December 24, 2015 .
  4. Jump up^ Liu, Ed (August 25, 2016). “Exclusive Images from” Dawn of the Croods “Season 2 Released” . ToonZone . Retrieved January 28, 2017 .
  5. Jump up^ Milligan, Mercedes (April 6, 2017). “Clip: ‘Dawn of the Croods’ Season 3 Premieres Friday’ . Animation Magazine . Retrieved April 27, 2017 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:d Cannini, Chuck (December 12, 2015). “Interview: Long Island Native Brendan Hay, Producer of Dawn of the Croods” . Long Island Press . Retrieved December 19, 2015 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:c Milligan, Mercedes (December 17, 2015). “Clips: ‘Dawn of the Croods’ Arrives Dec. 24” . Animation Magazine . Retrieved December 19, 2015 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:e Thill Scott (January 6, 2016). “‘Dawn of the Croods’: Brendan Hay Discussions Building A Kinder, Gentler Animated Apocalypse” . Cartoon Brew . Retrieved August 27, 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ Amidi, Amid (December 8, 2015). “Trailer: ‘Dawn of the Croods’ Hand-Drawn Netflix Series” . Cartoon Brew . Retrieved December 19, 2015 .
  10. Jump up^ D’Alessandro, Anthony (December 1, 2015). “Annie Awards Names: ‘Inside Out’, ‘Anomalisa’, ‘Shaun The Sheep’, ‘Good Dinosaur’ & ‘Peanuts’ Up For Best Feature” . Deadline . Retrieved December 24, 2015 .

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