John Ary here with a look at the latest film from DreamWorks Animation.
I adored The Croods for several reasons: 1) The characters are rewarded for critical thinking and evolving as people. 2) The female protagonist has an atypical body type and facial structure that resembles an actual living girl more than any 85-pound Disney princess. 3) The animation is beautiful.
At its core, The Croods takes a humanist approach to storytelling that relies on the characters to make choices rather than magic beans or fairy godmothers. You can see the rest of my review here: