The Croods Are Coming To DVD #thecroodsdvd #giveaway

by Michelle M

Michelle of Honest & Truly!, 5 Minutes for Mom writer, shares her insights into this sponsored post for The Croods. We were compensated to write this post, however all opinions remain those of the writer.

It isn’t often that my family heads to see a movie on the day it opens. The Croods was a different story this spring. We saw the first morning showing, and we were hooked. Ever since, the wee ones have been asking when it comes out on DVD so we can buy it and watch it again. And again.

Fortunately, we don’t have too much longer to wait.  On October 1, the prehistoric family is coming to your home via DVD ($29.98) and Blu-Ray ($38.99). As the last prehistoric family, there are many rules they need to follow to stay alive, but the oldest daughter Eep is a rebellious teenager who stretches those rules as much as she possibly can.

While stretching the rules, she meets another caveman named Guy who knows all sorts of information he’s discovered, including fire. When the Croods’ cave collapses, it’s Guy who joins them in an effort to find a new home. Not surprisingly, Grug (the dad) is set in his ways and does not like his authority challenged, especially by a teenager who is interested in his daughter.

Over the course of the movie, everyone learns so much and there were plenty of valuable lessons for all ages. The humor was appropriate for all ages, although some did go over the wee ones’ heads. We all laughed throughout the movie, although there were portions where I was emotionally connected to the story and potentially sniffling a bit in the sadder parts.

All the character were memorable and entertaining from fiesty Gran, Grug’s mother-in-law, to the baby Sandy who is a vicious Tasmanian Devil to Thunk, Grug’s son, who aims to be his father but lacks brains and talent, sweet as he is. The wee ones kept talking about the movie and characters long after we left the theater. In fact, Little Miss still walks around doing the “dun-dun-duuuuuun” that the sloth Belt repeated each time there was a “dramatic” moment in the movie.

We’ve been counting down the days. Lucky for us, there are some fun ways to build the excitement of the wee ones while keeping them occupied. DreamWorks has developed several fun activities that you can download and complete while waiting for the movie to (finally) be available in stores. What better way to keep everyone excited as there are only a few days to go?

Enjoy these coloring pages and road trip kit to keep your kids busy and make the anticipation of The Croods that much more fun!

While you are at it, take a look at this feature called The Croods Features – Daddy Dearest, which lists some of the best father daughter duos that have ever been seen in any movie.

Enter to win

One lucky reader is going to win her very own Blu-ray/dvd combo pack of The Croods. To get started entering this giveaway, just put your name and email address in the Giveaway Tools box below.

 

Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.



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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 Jessica To September 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

My son said he likes Grug.

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2 amyc September 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

I have never seen the movie to know what is my favorite character.

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3 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 28, 2013 at 11:36 am

We like the Punch Monkey!

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4 Marti Tabora September 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Gran is definitely my favorite. Thank you!

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5 Kristen September 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

My favorite is EEP

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6 DEBIJOT September 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Punch Monkey is our favorite.

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7 Stacie September 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm

My favorite is EEP
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8 Jen Thomas September 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I liked EEP

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9 Rea Liz September 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

EEP is our favorite!

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10 Kristie September 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I haven’t seen it, but Belt looks cute!
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11 Tammy S September 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I love Grug. He is a great dad.

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12 Stephen N. September 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Belt is my favorite

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13 Amy Orvin September 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Belt is my fav. character!!!

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14 mrsshukra September 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

We like Grug the best!

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15 Kelly D September 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I like Ugga the most.

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16 Ronald O. September 28, 2013 at 10:16 pm

DOUGLAS is my favorite.

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17 Janet F September 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm

I like Belt.

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18 lisa lo September 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Crocopup is cute.

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19 Kimberly September 28, 2013 at 10:39 pm

My daughter loves Guy. And the crazy cat that tries to eat them. :)

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20 Melissa M September 28, 2013 at 10:57 pm

We love punch monkey!

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21 Barbara Manatee September 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

The grandma cracked me up!
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22 Alvina Castro September 29, 2013 at 12:23 am

sadly I havent seen the movie. But we want to so we can make a favorite character

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23 samantha Wagner September 29, 2013 at 12:34 am

We haven’t seen the movie yet, but I think I would like the monkey.

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24 amy williams September 29, 2013 at 12:53 am

I loved the dad so funny and loving

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25 Mozi Esmes mom September 29, 2013 at 1:09 am

Don’t know yet, but Gran looks fun…
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26 Melody w/ Countrified Hicks September 29, 2013 at 1:25 am

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway. It was a really cute movie.
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27 Melody w/ Countrified Hicks September 29, 2013 at 1:27 am

My favorite character is Guy!
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28 steve weber September 29, 2013 at 1:30 am

Belt is my favorite.

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29 Will G September 29, 2013 at 8:15 am

Belt is my favorite character

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30 Melissa P. September 29, 2013 at 10:53 am

My favorite character is Eep! : )

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31 Kerrie Mayans September 29, 2013 at 11:08 am

Eep is my favorite because she reminds me of my teenager :)

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32 Birdie Skolfield September 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I like Gran the best

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33 Vickie Couturier September 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

the grandsons say Punch Monkey

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34 latanya September 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Belt is my fave

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35 Dawn Monroe September 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I think the granny is the funniest.

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36 D SCHMIDT September 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm

My favorite character is Belt.

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37 Daniel M September 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm

guy is our fav character

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38 Desiree H September 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Ugga is one of our favorite characters!

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39 Jamie Champagne September 29, 2013 at 11:02 pm

We love Gran!! :)

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40 Tim A September 29, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Belt is our favorite character.

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41 Kim C September 29, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Belt is my favorite character

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42 Susan Smith September 30, 2013 at 7:54 am

Belt is my favorite character

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43 rebecca September 30, 2013 at 9:26 am

I don’t know. I havne’t seen the movie

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44 Shannon Leigh September 30, 2013 at 9:33 am

Sandy is who my son told me to say.
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45 Brandy W September 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

I have never seen the movie, but by the commercials my kids love the monkey that goes dun dun dun.
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46 stephanie September 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Punch Monkey is our fave

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47 happymomc September 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm

granny is our favorite

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48 Jeanna September 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I like Belt!

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49 Tiffany Marston September 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I have not seen the movie yet so I don’t know.

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50 Marian Boll September 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Have not taken my granddaughters to see the yet, but know we will have favorites.

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51 Cindy Brooks September 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm

We loved Eep and Gran!

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52 Heather September 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Haven’t seen The Croods yet, but Sandy looks pretty cute!

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53 Adrienne Gordon October 1, 2013 at 6:12 am

I like Belt!

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54 Sue Ellison October 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

I haven’t seen the movie, so I have no favorite character, but Gran looks interesting.

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55 beth shepherd October 1, 2013 at 9:44 am

Belt is my favorite

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56 keely hostetter October 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

My kids like belt, I like the grandma

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57 Wendy R October 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

EEP is our favorite!

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58 Bernie W October 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

My favorite is belt

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59 Sheila K. October 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

Gran is my favorite!

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60 Tarah October 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but people say Belt is pretty funny

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61 kathy stevenson October 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I liked Belt!

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62 Kathleen October 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

belt

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63 Samantha Daleo October 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I like Thunk the best!

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64 Diana October 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm

My kids like Punch Monkey

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65 Jessica T October 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I loved the dad!

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66 Jessica T October 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I loved the dad! He was awesome.

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67 deanna October 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

The sloth is SO funny. dun dun duuuuuuun
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68 April Brenay October 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I love BELT!!! my kids crack up when he does his song :)

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69 Nicole October 2, 2013 at 12:04 am

Hmmm.. hard to choose, but I would say the Dad, because he made paranoia funny!

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70 Amy Martin October 2, 2013 at 2:10 am

Gran, hands down!

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71 Nicole Sender October 2, 2013 at 3:05 am

Guy is my grandson’s favorite Crood character.

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72 Mel October 2, 2013 at 10:09 am

I like Eep

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73 Tamar October 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I haven’t watched it yet…

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74 Charlene S October 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I have not seen the movie. I think that I’m going to like Gran.

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75 Brittany Odonnell October 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

we liked Belt

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76 Shari L. October 2, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I haven’t seen the movie, but I bet I would like Belt best… I love sloths!

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77 Krystal October 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I liked Eep and Gran. We loved the movie.

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78 Cynthia R October 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

my favorite character is belt.

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79 ACMommy3 October 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I haven’t seen this movie yet, but Gran and Sandy tickle my funny bone. :-)

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80 Holly Storm-Burge October 3, 2013 at 1:07 am

I love Eep.

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81 Dee October 3, 2013 at 7:24 am

Grandma is my favorite!!
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82 Debby Chandler October 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I like the Punch Monkey

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83 Cindy Ray October 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I’m not sure because I haven’t seen the movie yet

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84 Cindy Ray October 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I’m not sure because I haven’t seen the movie yet.

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85 Mary Casper October 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

i like douglas

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86 Allie October 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I like the grandma
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87 Jen October 4, 2013 at 10:39 am

gran is my favorite

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88 Michele C October 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I haven’t seen the movie yet.

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89 Jacquelyn Cannon October 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Eep is my favorite character!

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90 Don D October 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Grug is our favorite

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91 Colin Glendon October 4, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Definitely Belt, he is number one

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92 Thomas lockhart October 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

grandma is the best one

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93 Pam OLeary October 5, 2013 at 12:32 am

I don’t have a favorite, we haven’t seen this movie yet

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94 Anastasia October 5, 2013 at 3:53 am

I haven’t seen it yet, but I think Belt will be my favorite :) He’s cute!

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95 Cody October 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

My wife and I’s favorite is Belt!

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96 Donna O'Neil October 5, 2013 at 11:27 am

I like Grug.

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97 Helen Stockwell October 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I like Punch Monkey!

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98 Kathleen Downes October 5, 2013 at 5:55 pm

My favorite character is Gran.

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99 Serena Powell October 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

My favorite character is definitely belt.

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100 shirley October 6, 2013 at 2:11 am

Belt is my favorite!

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101 Candace C October 6, 2013 at 3:47 am

We all loved Belt!

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102 Donna Pyszk October 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

My favorite character is Belt

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103 Melissa Nagy October 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I really liked Eep. She is extremely independent and tough.

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104 cyndi br October 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Gran is our favorite

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105 janna johnson October 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Sandy is my favorite! Great movie

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106 Heather October 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

We love Belt!

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107 Karen October 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I like Gran!

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108 angie October 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I believe punch monkey is our favorite

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109 Noreen October 7, 2013 at 12:56 am

We haven’t seen it yet but my kids like the monkey, punch

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110 Denise B. October 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

I think “Punch Monkey” is cool.

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111 Renee Walters October 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

My favorite is EEP!

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112 Paula Michele Hafner October 7, 2013 at 9:57 am

I like Belt the best.

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113 Lisa V. October 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I haven’t watched it yet, so I don’t have a favorite character.

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114 xty cruz October 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

My favorite would be guy

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115 Linda G. October 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I like Belt

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116 Kellie Conklin October 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Belt is my favorite but I’ve also heard that Gran is really funny!

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117 Colleen W October 7, 2013 at 11:18 pm

I haven’t seen The Croods yet so I’m not sure who my favorite character would be yet.

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118 Stephanie Larison October 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

Belt is the fave here.

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119 Donna W. October 8, 2013 at 4:14 am

I”m not sure since I haven’t seen the movie yet.

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120 ReggieMann October 8, 2013 at 6:41 am

After reading the character bios I think Guy would be my favorite

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121 Nannypanpan October 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm
122 Robby Rob October 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

my favorite character is Punch Monkey

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123 Staci A October 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I like Belt!

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124 Heather K October 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I like Belt

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125 Debra Hall October 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm

my favorite is gran

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126 Steve Stone October 8, 2013 at 9:51 pm

eep is the best and belt

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127 Lesley F October 8, 2013 at 10:09 pm

We like Belt

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128 Deb Esling October 9, 2013 at 12:42 am

Gran is my favorite character!

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129 Brittney House October 9, 2013 at 12:58 am

I love Belt!

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130 Emily October 9, 2013 at 1:38 am

Grug is my sons fave.

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131 Karen Drake October 9, 2013 at 7:40 am

Ugga is my favorite character.

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132 Alvin Vollmer October 9, 2013 at 8:18 am

Belt is my favorite character

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133 Nicole D. October 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

I like Ugga!

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134 kristin larsen October 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

Fun movie. My son loved it.

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135 Lauren Harmon October 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

I love Belt! :)
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136 Sadie B. October 9, 2013 at 11:24 am

My daughter loves Belt.

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137 kathy pease October 9, 2013 at 11:41 am

I like gran the best :)

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138 corrie c October 9, 2013 at 11:48 am

i dont know YET! i havent watched it.

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139 Ashley Pichon October 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I havent seen it yet! Hopefully we win it looks so cute!

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140 Tiffani P. October 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I haven’t seen it yet but think I would probably like the granny!

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141 Jenny October 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I like eep

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142 Rebecca Peters October 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm

I haven’t see it yet so no favorite

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143 Carrie October 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

We haven’t seen it yet, but I have heard Belt is the best

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144 Nicole C. October 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

My favorite is Belt.

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145 david cosgrove October 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Grug is my sons favorite.

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146 sheri blessing October 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

My favorite is Belt!

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147 Lacey Burd October 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I haven’t seen it, so I don’t have a favorite (yet).

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148 Melinda Stephens October 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

We haven’t seen it yet so we don’t know who our favorite character is.

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149 Angela Nichols October 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I love Grug!!

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150 amy deeter October 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm

like the Punch Monkey!

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151 Jennifer October 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm

we have yet to see this yet, but the mom looks awesome!

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152 Laura Unger October 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Belt is our favorite!

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153 tracey johnson October 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm

i think sandy is my daughter’s favorite

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154 G K October 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I like Belt.

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155 Dorothy Deakyne October 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I liked EEP

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156 Michelle Tucker October 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I like Belt. Thanks for the chance.

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157 Angela Ash October 9, 2013 at 10:31 pm

My favorite Croods character is definitely Douglas! Hes soooo cute!

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158 Danielle Malaise October 9, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I like belt.

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159 Lisa P. October 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I like Belt.
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160 Dawn Cook (vonzombie) October 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

i haven’t seen the movie, so i can’t say who my fav is

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161 Beverly Metcalf October 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Belt looks like a cool character. Thanks.

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162 Buddy Garrett October 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

I love Gran.

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163 Tara C October 10, 2013 at 1:30 am

I haven’t seen The Croods yet, but judging by appearances, I think I’ll like Douglas.

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164 Carolyn Daley October 10, 2013 at 1:39 am

My favorite character is Gran. I love her relationship with Grug.

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165 krystal wethington October 10, 2013 at 1:43 am

Punch Monkey is ours.

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166 Gianna October 10, 2013 at 1:44 am

I’ve never seen it before.

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167 Mihaela Day October 10, 2013 at 1:52 am

My son likes Punch Monkey!

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168 Christian Alejandro October 10, 2013 at 2:12 am

Belt is the best!

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169 melikegarfield October 10, 2013 at 4:55 am

I’m a Grug fan…dad’s rule

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170 Pennee Janssen October 10, 2013 at 9:42 am

My boy liked the ending.

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