Not nearly as character-crammed as the most recent poster for The Croods, this action shot was the original 'teaser' poster that DreamWorks dropped at last year's International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
While I'll admit to not being exactly head-over-heels about the cavemen's designs, I do find that multicolored saber-tooth tiger to be pretty promising. Maybe it's those patented Chris Sanders touches: The large nose...the overly spaced eyes...the sheer ROUNDNESS of it all. It brings to mind the wonderful characters and slightly off-center storytelling Sanders used in both Lilo & Stitch and How To Train Your Dragon. If The Croods possesses even HALF of those two films' humor and heart, I'd say we're in for a memorable movie!
From the official DreamWorks press release:
The Croods takes us back to the beginning – to a previously undiscovered era known as the Croodacious – a time when Mother Nature was still experimenting and the flora and fauna we know today had yet to evolve. At the heart of this comically chaotic world is the Crood family, led by Grug, an over-protective father who, like all dads, is doing everything he can to hold his family together as the world around them changes at a dramatic pace. The Croods is scheduled for release in the spring of 2013.