The Croodaceous time has arrived! (Giveaway)!

CONTESTS | | March 21, 2013 at 9:48 pm


Congratulations Clarissa!

This is it people! The Croods is here! I have already seen it twice, once in LA and once with my kids but guess what? I will be seeing it again with my kids. Yes, I loved it THAT much.

I was very excited about the movie touching on the caveman era, especially after seeing Ice Age era bringing so much entertainment to the family. To get the scoop on how they got the picture perfect Markus Manninen, the Visual Effects Supervisor on The Croods, spoke to us.

Some 3D movies are just that in namesake but The Croods takes every bit of advantage of that feature.

Markus Manninen described how they achieved that:

So we started exploring the things that are going to make you feel like you’re there.

For example, the atmosphere, we actually developed something called BIA, which is bugs in the air, as well.

It makes you feel like you’re there, having things around you come from over your shoulder and so on

We asked if there was any “easter egg” type surprises in the movie and then he gave us a little bit of a surprising news about a bit of “Shrek” in the movie:

I think we had a lot of stuff that we know that most people wouldn’t notice.  For example, we have rock textures from Shrek, because we wanted to save money, and now we know where it is, obviously.  So, it’s the Shrek texture.

So I bet you’re thinking, like we were, how much of this period was authentic. I imagined people pouring over history books studying the era and ensuring anthropologists scrubbed over details with a fine tooth comb. Markus opened the deets to us:

There’s a lot of thinking that goes into it. I think we didn’t want to limit ourselves from the period, if you’re talking about nature and the look. We wanted to take it as a starting point thinking about what we knew as it happened historically. But, we put this whole world on steroids.

Spoilert alert! Don’t read this part if you have not seen the movie yet. So there is this fabulous ocean scene and we wondered what made them design it that way since the ocean bed looked drastically different than what it would look like now. This is what Markus Manninen had to say:

It was interesting because we actually had talked about this idea of what if an ocean appeared? Again, it’s a world on steroids. So what if literally it rained so much that you had an ocean? Well, then you wouldn’t necessarily have an ocean floor that’s been there for a long time.

So, we played with this idea that that world, which was gorgeous, which they walked through on stilts, was actually pretty bare because water comes and goes, and then that’s why you have this sort of more of a limited plant life and sort of imagined it that way.

How about a little prize to sweeten the deal?

One (1) winner will receive:

-      $25 Visa gift card for a family adventure to the movies

-      Plush Toy

-      Coloring book & crayons

Want to win The Croods prize package?

Prizing is listed above!

To win, leave a comment below as to What is you favorite animation movie? That’s it easy-peasy, no hoop jumping needed here on Winner chosen by Giveaways open to  US residents only 21+ only. Winner must reply within 24 hours or new winner will be drawn. 

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Disclosure: DreamWorks and  20th Century Fox paid for my trip to LA and is sponsoring the prize pack!


  1. 1
    G K says:

    The Jungle Book

  2. 2
    JohnZ says:

    The Simpsons

  3. 3
    Lisa Brown says:

    I liked the movie called “Up”.

  4. 4
    Mami2jcn says:

    I love Wreck it Ralph! I just saw it again yesterday.

  5. 5
    Robin says:

    Toy story 1-3

  6. 6
    Enrique says:

    Finding nemo

  7. 7
    Donna says:

    Beauty and the beast

  8. 8

    Oh there are so many. We really enjoyed THE CROODS. As far as favorite jeepers that’s hard. Toy Story was a family favorite for a long time as was UP.

  9. 9
    Raine says:

    Ahh.. Beauty and the Beast!

  10. 10
    latanya says:


  11. 11
    Jessie C. says:

    Lion King

  12. 12
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Monsters Inc is my favorite

  13. 13
    Yona says:

    the Shrek movies

  14. 14
    Vaishali Kusumgar says:

    Lion King

  15. 15
    Thomas Murphy says:

    I like toy story

  16. 16
    Michele P. says:

    We liked Finding Nemo and the original Shrek movie.

  17. 17
    D Schmidt says:

    Shrek is our favorite.

  18. 18
    Joy Person says:

    The Lorax

  19. 19
    kamani says:

    Lion King

  20. 20
    Cristi says:

    i love the Shrek movies

  21. 21
    C.j. says:

    I love Classic Disney movies Peter Pan, Cinderella, Snow White etc.

  22. 22
    Sheila K. says:

    I love Shrek!

  23. 23
    Elena says:

    Finding Nemo

  24. 24
    tina m says:

    I like toy story

  25. 25
    debp says:

    Finding Nemo and How to Train Your Dragon are my favorites.

  26. 26
    Ellie W says:

    Cars is my favorite.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  27. 27
    Jennifer B says:

    Toy Story 3 is my favorite

  28. 28
    Aline says:

    Beauty and the Beast

  29. 29
    Ximenia Rippy says:

    The LIttle Mermaid hands down!

  30. 30
    Katrina says:

    The Lion King

  31. 31
    tracey byram says:

    I like Ice age.

  32. 32
    Elizabeth says:

    My favorite is Beauty and the Beast

  33. 33
    steve weber says:

    Wreck it Ralph!

  34. 34
    Donna L says:

    My favorite is Shrek.

  35. 35
    Cecilia Williams says:

    My favorite animated movie is Toy Story! This was a tougher decision to make than I expected…I also really like Ice Age & the old Robin Hood too. I must say that Hotel Transylvania was one of the best of the newest animated movies.

  36. 36
    Cynthia R says:

    Favorite is Monster’s Inc

  37. 37
    Jennifer T. says:

    My favorite animated movie is Wall-E.

  38. 38
    Kenny F says:

    The Jungle Book

  39. 39
    clarissa says:

    you just can’t beat the humor in the Shrek movies

  40. 40
    Barbara Montag says:

    The Lion King – thank you!

  41. 41
    Teresa Young says:

    My favorite animated movie is Beauty & The Beast.

  42. 42
    Deanna G. says:

    My favorite is The Polar Express.

  43. 43
    Vickie Couturier says:

    we loved Ice Age all verzions

  44. 44
    jeanne says:

    The Jungle Book

  45. 45
    jim says:

    The Lion KIng

  46. 46
    Annmarie W. says:

    My favorite animated movie is Peter Pan!

  47. 47
    Elaine says:

    i love shrek!

  48. 48
    Margot C says:

    Currently we like ‘Brave’ the best.