‘The Croods’ salutes spring solstice at Stonehenge
In celebration of the Spring Solstice 2013 and in conjunction with the release of Twentieth Century Fox's 3D animation “The Croods” – a family animation centered around the first ever pre historic road trip – a giant monument was erected at Stonehenge at sunrise on Tuesday 19th March. This marks the first time a modern structure has ever been allowed on this historic site. Recreating the original construction of Stonehenge, the local boy scouts troop will also be on hand to help roll the new colossal monument into place.
The Spring Solstice or ‘Vernal Equinox’ recognises the first day of spring and each year sees druids and pagans gather at Stonehenge early in the morning to watch the sun rise above the prehistoric stones. This year an additional monument, in the shape of “The Croods”, will become part of these special celebrations at daybreak.
‘Meet the first modern family, “The Croods”, whose world is rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts that come to a head on a wild road trip filled with dazzling adventures, amazing firsts (like fire. . .and shoes), never before seen creatures and the epic discovery that they’ll have to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing world or get left in the prehistoric dust.’
“The Croods” is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world's first modern family through the journey of a lifetime. The Croods is in cinemas 22 March 2013.
DreamWorks Animation SKG presents “The Croods”. The film is directed by Chris Sanders & Kirk DeMicco, and produced by Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell. The screenplay is by Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders, with a story by John Cleese, Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders. The music is by Alan Silvestri.
The film stars Nicolas Cage as Grug, Ryan Reynolds as Guy, Emma Stone as Eep, Catherine Keener as Ugga, Clark Duke as Thunk, and Cloris Leachman as Gran.
“The Croods” presents an age known as the Croodaceous Period, which, says DeMicco, “fell between the Jurassic Age and the ‘Katzenzoic Era’– at least according to DreamWorks archaeologists.” It is a world of visual splendor and grandeur that holds innumerable challenges for the beleaguered clan.