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.
“The Croods need to be cautious about their new surroundings because they have no idea whether or not the plants will eat or harm them.” – Christophe Lautrette, Production Designer
“Who hasn’t dreamt of living in a treehouse in a forest? It had to be in the show.” – Christophe Lautrette, production designer
“We were trying to keep the creatures and the world grounded but at the same time retain a whimsical side.” – Kirk DeMicco, director
“The movie’s central theme has a great deal to do with the idea of living instead of surviving and the idea of risking instead of always playing it safe.” –Jane Hartwell, Producer
“Your whole world can evolve to an unrecognizable point, but the thing that is constant is the bond between family. That will never change.” – Kristine Belson, Producer
“For an artist, there’s nothing better than having the opportunity to create a world that doesn’t – but could – exist.” -Christophe Lautrette, Production Designer
Lighting played a significant role in the visual language and design of The Croods. Lighting artists helped shape, color, or hide elements, all to set the mood, tone, and focus of each scene.