You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard the fourth season of the DreamWorks animated series The Croods: family tree appears this week. Meet DreamWorks’ favorite prehistoric family as they continue their wild adventure through the Croodaceous Period. After the success of the previous three seasons, two feature films and a 2D series, Season 4 of The Croods: family tree is sure to transport viewers back to the Stone Age with thrills, laughter and fun. Here’s everything we know about the new season.
Watch The Croods: Family Tree Season 4 Trailer
The trailer for The Croods: family tree Season 4 was released in August 2022, just in time for the season premiere. Check it out in the player above.
When is The Croods: Family Tree season 4 out?
The release date of The Croods: family tree is a pleasant surprise for many fans. Although Season 3 premiered relatively recently on June 2, 2022, it seems the showrunners were poised for a quick turnaround. Season 4 of The Croods: family tree will be released on streaming services Hulu and Peacock on August 31, 2022. Fans of the series can use the time between now and the release of Season 4 to stream the films and watch the prequel series The Croods: Dawn of the Croodsand find out about the first three seasons of The Croods: family tree before season 4 falls. The new season will consist of seven episodes, just like the first three seasons, with all episodes releasing on the same day.
Who is in the cast of The Croods: Family Tree Season 4?
The Croods: family tree features a unique cast of voice actors for the series. Although some like AJ Locascio as a thunk and Kelly Marie Tran like Dawn Betterman are familiar, others are newcomers to their roles. The rest of the cast list for the season includes Kiff Vanden Heuvel as Grug Crood; Ally Dixon as Eep Crood; Darin Brooks as a guy; Amy Landecker as Ugga Crood; Artemis Pebdani as Gran Crood; Dee Bradley Baker as Sandy, Belt and Sash; Matthew Waterson as Phil Betterman; and Amy Rosoff as Hope Betterman.
What is the background of The Croods: Family Tree?
The Croods: family tree has experienced rapid success and is part of a longer series of television and film credits. The franchise started in 2013 with the theatrical release of the children’s animated film The Croods. The film is set in a fictional prehistoric era known as “The Croodaceous Period”. It is very similar to the prehistoric eras we are familiar with, but features several fictional creatures, as well as many reinterpretations or fictional portmanteaus of creatures we are familiar with. At this point, the Croods are alive. They consist of the patriarch and “leader of the hunt” Grug (Nicholas Cage), his sidekick Ugga (Catherine Keener), teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone), son Thunk (Clark Duke) and the lively granny (Cloris Leachman). They are content with their lifestyle, gathering food in a classic hunter-gatherer system and spending nights huddled in a cave. Her lifestyle and worldview are transformed by the arrival of Guy (Ryan Reynolds). Guy brings a more progressive way of working, quickly inventing new things and challenging the status quo of how things get done. More importantly, it carries a warning of impending doom and destruction, prompting the family to embark on a wild adventure in search of a new home.
The sequel to the original film, The Croods: A New Age, debuted in 2020. This film brought back much of the original cast and added new ones including Peter Dinkel (game of Thrones), Leslie Mann (this is 40) and Kelly Marie Tran (Raya and the last dragon). In the sequel, the Croods family encountered a more advanced tribe, the Bettermans. After several ideological clashes between the Croods and the more technologically advanced Bettermans, the two tribes must join forces to defeat the pesky “Punch Monkeys” that have been tormenting them. Eventually, the film ends with the Croods and the Bettermans finding peace and coexisting with the Punch Monkeys as neighbors.
The first of two television series Dawn of the Croods premiered in December 2015. Unlike its cinematic counterpart Dawn of the Croods was a 2D animated television series. The series was a prequel series to the 2013 film and is set before the events of the film. It was released on Netflix and ran for 52 episodes until its fourth and final season in 2017. It contained a voice cast of Dan Milan (Glitch Technologies) as Grug, Cree summer (Rugrats) as Ugga, Stephanie Lemelin (Young Justice) as Eep, AJ Locascio (Voltron: Legendary Defender) as a thunk, Gray Griffin (Rugrats) as Sandy and Laraine Newman (Saturday night live!) as Gran. The show generally expanded on the world of the original film, exploring some creatures of the Croodaceous period and the Croods’ interactions with their world prior to their cinematic adventure.
Finally, The Croods: family tree is the second television series set in the The Croods universe. It is a 3D animated series set after the events of the 2020 film. The Croods: A New Age. The series was released on September 23, 2021, with a second season premiering April 5, 2022 and a third season premiering June 2, 2022. The Croods: family tree follows the branching cast of characters consisting of Croods and Bettermans. Markus Banker (adventure time) and Death Grimes (The epic stories of Captain Underpants) are serving as executive producers and showrunners for the series. Mikros Animation is animating the series under Technicolor Animation Productions using DreamWorks Animation Television programming.
What is the plot of The Croods: Family Tree Season 4?
Although we don’t have any concrete information about Season 4 of The Croods: family treewe know about that some events of season 3 that could inform the action of the upcoming season. Season 3 began with the men of the farm beginning initiation rituals to join the Thunder Sisters’ highly exclusive female tribe. In the last episode, Eep and Dawn encountered a mysterious egg of unknown origin. Deciding to keep it, they quickly realized it wasn’t just any egg and desperately looked for a way to return it from where it came from before it became a bigger problem. If Season 4 is similar to its predecessor, we can expect the Croods and the Bettermans to continue to occupy the same space as they learn to live together as one.
Here are the episode titles and synopses:
Season 4 Episode 1: “The Big Shine”
Overhearing Thunk accidentally calling Phil “Dad,” Grug attempts to reconnect with Thunk by taking him to the natural spectacle known as “Big Shine.”
Season 4 Episode 2: “Ball-In-Cup”
When Phil invents a new game called Ball-in-Cup, everyone but Hope can’t stop playing; Just when Hope thinks she’s cleared the farm of deer, she finds herself hooked.
Season 4 Episode 3: “Growing Paints”
Finding that his forehead looks too big in Ugga’s family portrait, Grug makes efforts to make the painting disappear.
Season 4 Episode 4: “Cave New World”
When the adults lock the kids out of their adults-only cave, the kids build their own much cooler cave, which makes the adults switch.
Season 4 Episode 5: “Thunk Tank”
When Thunk is transformed into a genius by an unusual lightning strike, Phil is thrilled to have a like-minded person on the farm – until the residents turn to Thunk for help with problems instead of him.
Season 4 Episode 6: “Home Punch Home”
Tired of the farm’s feud with the neighboring Punschaffen, Ugga arranges a peacemaking summit where the Bettermans and Croods remain in the Punschaffen village to learn how to get along.
Season 4 Episode 7: “Goodbye Crood World”
When Phil spots a meteor heading towards the farm, the Bettermans and Croods must decide how to spend their last day on Earth.