“Since Eep is a blend of both her parents, we gave her a wide, triangle-shaped body on top, which indicates that she’s tough and athletic; a round face, indicating her softer, more feminine side; and diamond-shaped hair.” -Takao Noguchi, character designer
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In the original script, while Guy was still headed for Tomorrow, he was a somewhat wacky dude who wore a feather skirt and moved like a monkey.
“The pilgrimage the Croods take is essentially the world’s first road trip. It’s not just a physical journey though. It’s a metaphorical one too, particularly for Grug, who learns along the way not to fear change and becomes a better man for it.” -Kirk DeMicco, co-director
“Grug’s square shape represents toughness and power, both his position in the family and his responsibility for it. The size of his head indicates his brainpower - or lack thereof.” -Takao Noguchi, character designer
“When Eep climbs the cliff and searches the horizon for something else, she reaches her hand up as the sun is going down, so that can ‘catch’ its last rays… This is recurring motif in the movie, and it moves me, because it’s such a hopeful gesture.” -Kristine Belson, producer
“We gave Ugga a spherical shape in her face and a rounded body to reflect her mild personality.” -Takao Noguchi, character designer
Early in the story development, Grug was the leader of a larger tribe. Though the storyline evolved to focus on just The Croods family, Grug survived and emerged as the family’s protective patriarch.