|Dawn of the Croods|
|Based on||Characters created|
by John Cleese, Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders
|Developed by||Brendan Hay|
|Theme music composer||John Van Tongeren|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||52 (140 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Brendan Hay|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Production company||DreamWorks Animation Television|
|Distributor||Netflix Steaming Services|
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
|Original release||December 24, 2015 –|
July 7, 2017
|Followed by||The Croods (2015)|
|Related||The Croods: Family Tree (2021-present)|
Dawn of the Croods is an American 2D-animated television series that is produced by DreamWorks Animation. The series is based on the 2013 animated film The Croods, taking place before the events of the film. It premiered on December 24, 2015, on Netflix. The second season premiered on August 26, 2016, third season on April 7, 2017, and fourth and final season on July 7, 2017. Sam Riegel was the voice director for the first two seasons, and Brendan Hay replaced him for the last two. It also aired on Family Channel and Family Chrgd in Canada.
The adventures of the series takes place before the film, with Eep and the family having new friends, and facing off against new enemy creatures.
Main article: List of Dawn of the Croods episodes
|1||17||13||December 24, 2015|
|2||23||13||August 26, 2016|
|3||24||13||April 7, 2017|
|4||24||13||July 7, 2017|
On July 9, 2017, executive producer Hay replied on Twitter to a question about whether fourth season would be the last season, saying that it "most likely" would be.
In contrast to the computer-animated film, the series is 2D-animated. The series' creators wanted to make it more "cartoonish", but found doing "squash and stretch" in CG too expensive for television. Different animation technique also helped the series to stand out from the feature film, which was concurrently shown on Netflix. The first three episodes were animated in Toon Boom Harmony by Vancouver's Bardel Entertainment. DreamWorks soon found that Harmony was not the best fit for animating scenes that contained multiple characters at once. The rest of the episodes were traditionally hand-drawn by South Korean studios: EMation, NE4U, and Dong Woo Animation.
|2016||Annie Award||Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production||Jonathan Pyun, Aaron Spurgeon, Baptiste Lucas, Margaret Wuller and Ethan Becker (for "Garden of Eaten")||Nominated|
|Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production||Grey Griffin (for Lerk)||Nominated|
|Laraine Newman (for Amber)||Nominated|