Dun Dun Dahhh!! The Croods Global Media Day @DWAnimation @FHEInsiders | #TheCroodsDVD @TheCroodsFilm

As you know, we’re Fox Home Ent Insiders, and we’re getting ready for The Croods Blu-ray/DVD release. I sent my friend Erin to DreamWorks’ headquarters to The Croods Global Media Day for a behind the scenes look and this is what she reported…

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Upon arriving at the studio for the Global Media Day, we were kindly greeted by none other than Belt himself with arms wide open! Don’t you want to just hug him??

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Talented Directors Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch) & Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps) briefed us on the creation of The Croods and showed us some highlights of the film in 3D! We discussed how dysfunctional families are universally (something everyone can relate to) which is one thing that makes the Crood family so lovable.

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Creative Sean Sexton taught us how to draw Croodaceous Creatures in his Illustration Master Class.
Sean Sexton

I was concentrating really hard on my drawings! One of the creatures from the movie that we learned how to draw – Belt! Dun Dun Dahhh!!! What do you think?

BeltPhoto: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

After class, we all took a walking tour around DreamWorks’ campus. If you EVER get the chance to visit this beautiful, happy, tranquil place, DO IT! Don’t let it pass you by. I seriously want to live here or at the very least, work here. In LOVE!

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After the campus tour, we were off to our next class – Animation 101. In this class, we learned about the great motion capture tools. They use 53 markers on the actor’s bodies to capture their natural movements. You can see the screen behind them capturing every move. In this scene, we watched Eep seeing fire for the first time as she meets Guy. WOW!

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We had a quick and scrumptious lunch, then it was off to hang out with Belt in the Stand Up Room. More hugging time!

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

It was fascinating watching Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco at roundtable. We learned the most challenging part about creating The Croods was the artistic and technology aspects of the film. Organic elements are very labor intensive to make. It was also very important for them that the film jumped right into the action and adventure (awesome job by the way). For example, the opening scenes where they’re running for their lives is a whole family affair!

Our last portion of the day was a very fun and interactive class called Eep’s Shoe Clinic with Line Andersen and Ugg Australia! Mr. Kate was there as well. We got to decorate our own pair of Ugg Boots! Eep was the inspiration for this lesson as there is a scene in the film where Guy gives her… her first pair of shoes! So romantic! Like any girl, she was super excited to get them. I have to say, I think we were all just as excited to get a pair too!
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Here is a glimpse of all the beads, paints, and supplies we used to decorate our Ugg Boots!Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

And… here’s how mine turned out… Aren’t they super cute?? I love them!

Ugg Boots
Photo by Erin Miller.
That concluded our Insider look into The Croods. It is a heartfelt animated family film that will tug on your heart-strings. Both adults and kids alike can enjoy and relate to this hit animated film. Taking over the box office by storm, it poured in more than $585 Million USD worldwide! Be on the lookout for The Croods at a store near you on Digital HD on September 17 and then onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on October 1st.

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The Croods Blu-Ray+DVD+ Digital Copy Deluxe Edition includes a Belt plush toy for a limited time and more than four hours of bonus features.

Exclusive Bonus Features:
The Croodaceous
Creatures of Croods!
– Find out more about your favorite Croods
Be An Artist! – Now you can
draw Belt, Macawnivore and Mousephant
The Croods
Coloring & Storybook Builder App
Bonus Features:
Belt’s Cave

– Take a journey with Belt and Guy as they rescue a Jackrobat
Croods Cuts (Lost

– The Croods’ directors share scenes that were deleted from the film
World of
DreamWorks Animation
– Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation
feature films

Disclosure: We were invited to a special media event to celebrate the release of The Croods coming to Blu-Ray/DVD. All opinions are our own. All images courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (unless where indicated) and used with permission.

A review by Erin Miller. Erin blogs at www.horsingaroundinla.com. She loves horses, traveling, all things FOOD, Disney, tea salons, wine tasting, hockey, and enjoying the beach with friends and family.

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