SKG has announced their next film collaboration with Aardman, a new comedy
entitled "Crood Awakening." The announcement was made during a tribute to
Aardman at the Cannes Film Festival, by DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey
Katzenberg, together with Aardman co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton.
"Crood Awakening" will mark DreamWorks' fourth film collaboration with
Aardman, following 2000's "Chicken Run," this year's "Wallace & Gromit -- The
Curse of the Were-Rabbit," and "Flushed Away," which is planned for release in
"Crood Awakening" is being co-written by British comedy icon John Cleese,
who earned an Academy Award(R) nomination for his screenplay for "A Fish
Called Wanda" and is a co-creator and original member of the legendary "Monty
Python's Flying Circus." Co-writing the screenplay with Cleese is Kirk
DeMicco, who previously wrote the family film "Racing Stripes" and the
animated adventure "Quest for Camelot."
Set in the Stone Age, "Crood Awakening" is a comedy about a big man in a
small village called Crood. His position as Leader of the Hunt is threatened
by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new
inventions ... like fire."