CAMBIO.COM – Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up on their new movie, but you won’t actually see them together on screen…you’ll hear them!
Emma and Ryan, along with Nicolas Cage, are voicing characters in the new 3-D animated movie The Croods, which is about a prehistoric cave family.
“I’ve always wanted to do an animated movie,” Emma told Cambio about how she got involved with the project. “These are not movies that people say no to,” Ryan added.
The funny guy also loved how crazy he got to be when recording his character’s lines for the film. “You get to be as over the top as you possibly can,” he shared, adding that it requires a lot of yelling. “I look like I’m 94 when I leave the room!”
The Croods hits theaters on Friday, March 22. Are you excited to see it?
DIGITALSPY.CO.UK – Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Nicolas Cage are the trio of Hollywood A-listers who unite to voice the animated action in prehistoric family adventure The Croods.
Stone provides the voice of Eep, a teenage cave-girl with an over-protective father (Grug, voiced by Nicolas Cage) who hates change and invents the world’s first hug.
Ryan Reynolds is the light relief as a charismatic Neanderthal outsider called Guy, a character who hopes to lead the misfit family away from danger in their crumbling primal world.
Digital Spy caught up with the stars of the movie, alongside the movie’s directors Chris Sanders and Kirk Demicco, to discuss what the audience can expect from The Croods that hasn’t been seen before in animation.
“You’re going to see some visual wonderment,” admits Emma Stone.
“And you’re going to see a modern family in prehistoric times, which is a pretty great thing. And a lot of firsts.”
Cage added that the creatures in the film will be “exotic hybrids from a surrealist painting”.
The Croods opens in cinemas on Friday, March 22.
Music video for Owl City & Yuna’s “Shine Your Way” from The Croods soundtrack.
FLICKSANDBITS.COM – ‘The Croods’ is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures – and their outlook is changed forever. In the film, Emma Stone voices Eep, the families rebellious teenager who’s trying to drag her family kicking and screaming into the future. Her nagging feeling that there might be more to life outside the family cave is confirmed when the Croods embark on their journey. Written and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon, Lilo & Stitch) and Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps), ‘The Croods’ also features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke. Look out for the film from March 22nd. My interview with Emma Stone for ‘The Croods’ can be read here (lots more to come).
Can you tell us a little bit about your character in ‘The Croods,’ Guy, and how he evolves through the story?
Ryan Reynolds: I think Guy changes quite a bit during ‘The Croods.’ When we meet him he’s a guy who’s on his own, he doesn’t have a family to speak of or anything like that, but he’s somewhat evolved, he’s quite articulate in the world of survival. He can start a fire and he can do these other things that the Croods can’t, and that’s really just out of necessity. Guy’s life is full of variables, whereas the Croods lives have been pretty static. And Guy has been exposed to new things every day because he’s constantly on the move.
As we carry on in the story we actually come to realise that he’s quite lonely, that he’s lost his family and he needs these people more than they need him, to some degree. It’s an interesting group because they really need each other on this journey. Also I would totally win the award for “Best Caveman Torso”. They drew me a nice upper body in this movie, I didn’t have a shirt once. I often wondered the practicality of that (laughs).
How did you find the voice recording process on ‘The Croods’? Especially considering you’re playing a character full of imagination….
Ryan Reynolds: A day on an animated movie is frighteningly easy (laughs). I’d love to be able to give you a sob story on how it was just a whipping line, but it was easy. You spend two hours in a booth, go over the top as you can, then they invite you to come back two months later and do it again. It was a great job (laughs). Like you said, because he’s been on his own, Guy is forced to rely on his imagination, so he lives inside his head a lot. And that’s a great thing to play because he can be as over the top as you want him to be. Guy has no limits because he’s constantly thinking.
At “The Croods” premiere, Ryan Reynolds chats about why it’s the “greatest job in the world” to voice an animated character.
HOLLYWOODOUTBREAK.COM – Opening March 22nd, The Croods is a 3D computer animated film about a prehistoric family’s adventures into a new world. Nicolas Cage is the voice of Grug, the patriarch of the clan, and Ryan Reynolds voices the role of a caveboy named Guy.
The flick, directed by Lilo & Stitch filmmaker Chris Sanders, also features the voices of Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, and Cloris Leachman.
During the interviews for The Croods, Ryan Reynolds talked about a pivotal youth trek in Canada which influenced him as an environmentalist. To hear Reynolds talk about his year of survival school, click on the audio clip below:
“The Croods” stars Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds caught up with “Extra’s” AJ Calloway to chat about voice acting for the movie, and to offer advice to our newly engaged correspondent.
ETONLINE.COM – DreamWorks’ latest release, The Croods, imagines the first road trip of the human race, so we got the stars to dish on some of their personal firsts — including their first celebrity crushes.
The 3D animated comedy follows the world’s first modern family, as they embark on a journey after their cave is destroyed.
Nicolas Cage plays the overprotective father (Grug), who feels he has to guard his daughter Eep (Emma Stone) from a charismatic teenage boy named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) that charms Eep with his visions of a place called “tomorrow.”
As a true kid of the ’90s, Emma Stone named former Home Improvement star Jonathan Taylor Thomas as her first crush, while Nicolas Cage went with a classic sex symbol.
“Raquel Welch,” Cage said simply. “And I met her at the premiere of a movie called Birdy. She introduced herself and I said, ‘I have had so many dreams about you,’ and I made Raquel Welsh blush. It was a great day.”
Watch the clip for more. The Croods hits theaters March 22.
ACCESSHOLLYWOOD.COM – Even in his new animated film, “The Croods,” Ryan Reynolds can’t get away from being shirtless.
“Yeah, [my character] Guy is incredibly shirtless,” Ryan told Access Hollywood at the premiere of his new animated feature in New York City on Saturday.
“I remember saying that to [Dreamworks CEO] Jeffrey Katzenberg the first time I saw the drawing, I was like, ‘Really Jeffrey? Really? If we do a sequel, let’s throw a shirt on him,’” Ryan continued. “And then they’ll just take the pants off.”
In the film, Ryan plays Guy, a young man The Crood family encounters after their cave home is destroyed, opening them up to a new world (one that is actually being destroyed!).
Emma Stone is the voice of Eep Crood, while Nicolas Cage voices family patriarch Grug Crood.
On Saturday, Ryan revealed he actually only just met Nicolas.
“I just met Nick Cage [on Friday], which was amazing. I hadn’t met him [before],” Ryan said. “We’ve been working together on a movie for two and a half years, been fighting with him [as the characters]!”
“The Croods” hits theaters on March 22.