The Croods: Family Tree
Genre
Based on
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Brett Creswell
  • Michael Tan
ComposerHannah Parrott
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive producers
  • Mark Banker
  • Todd Grimes
Running time22 minutes
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
Original release
Network
ReleaseSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23) –
November 9, 2023 (2023-11-09)
Related

The Croods: Family Tree is an American animated television series that is produced from DreamWorks Animation under DreamWorks Animation Television. The series is based on the 2013 animated film The Croods, taking place after the events of the 2020 film, The Croods: A New Age. The series was released on September 23, 2021, with a second season premiered April 5, 2022, and a third season premiered on June 2, 2022. A fourth season premiered on August 31, 2022. A fifth season premiered on November 25, 2022. A sixth season premiered on March 30, 2023. A seventh season premiered on July 27, 2023, while the eighth and final season premiered on November 9, 2023.

Plot

After the events of the sequel, the Croods and Bettermans must learn to get along in the Betterman treehouse.

Cast

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16September 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
27April 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)
36June 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
47August 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
56November 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)
67March 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
76July 27, 2023 (2023-07-27)
87November 9, 2023 (2023-11-09)

Season 1 (2021)

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11"Sticky Business"Stephanie ArnettMark BankerJiedi Chen, Ryan Hansen and Max LawsonSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
Struggling to find their purpose on the Betterman farm, the Croods see an opportunity to prove their worth by harvesting Phil's perilously sticky bounceberries.
22"Guy Time"Stephanie ArnettStephanie StreisandJiedi Chen and Zheng KangSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
When Eep wants alone time with her new friend, Dawn, Guy seeks a friend of his own and finds an unlikely companion in Thunk.
33"Game Nightmare"Steve TrenbirthRich DahmTang Lee, Ben McLaughlin and Katie YatesSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
When the Bettermans invite the Croods to join their family game night, two things become clear: Phil needs to win and Grug hates to lose.
44"What Goes Eep Must Come Dawn"Kevin PeatyLucas MillsMarc Camelbeke and Gener OcampoSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
After a crowverine gliding mishap, Dawn loses her confidence and tells Eep she's taking a break from adventures. Eep convinces Dawn to join her on one last adventure - climbing Grrr Mountain.
55"Parental Stridence"Scooter TidwellMatt SmithJiedi Chen, Max Lawson and Andrew MarshelSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
When Hope oversteps by trying to teach Sandy manners, Ugga gets her revenge by challenging Hope to do the impossible: civilize Thunk.
66"The Flopping of the Bullruses"Steve TrenbirthAmanda Brooke PerrinTang Lee, Ben McLaughlin and Katie YatesSeptember 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)
Ugga has a secret - she's taking Eep to "flop with the bulrusses" - a fun and dangerous pastime Ugga enjoyed as a teen. Ugga's excitement fades when Hope invites herself and Dawn along.

Season 2 (2022)

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71"Remote Control"Kevin PeatyMark BankerMarc Camelbeke, Tim Cant, Gener Ocampo and Marc WasikApril 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)
Bored of the viewing options on window, Thunk realises what he's been missing -- real life drama. But when Thunk starts creating drama around the farm, the others set out to teach him a lesson.
82"Daddy Daughter Day"Scooter TidwellRich DahmJiedi Chen and Nico SelmaApril 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)
Sandy is finally old enough to join Grug and Eep for the annual Daddy Daughter Day and Grug couldn't be more excited.
93"There's No Phil in Team"Steve TrenbirthLucas MillsBen McLaughlin, Tang Lee and Katie YatesApril 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)
When Phil humiliates himself playing throw-go-nut with the punch monkeys, the Croods band together to help him regain his confidence.
104"Thunder Games"Kevin PeatyAmanda Brooke PerrinMarc Camelbeke, Gener Ocampo and Simon O'LearyApril 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)
When Gran announces it's time to choose a new Thunder Sisters Queen, Ugga assumes she's got it in the bag.
115"Shock and Awww"Scooter TidwellRich DahmJiedi Chen and Nico SelmaApril 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)
Guy is always surprising Eep with romantic gestures and Eep wants to return the favour. But when Guy proves impossible to surprise, Eep has to step up her game.
126"Straycation"Steve TrenbirthMatt SmithBen McLaughlin, Tang Lee, Marc Wasik and Katie YatesApril 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)
137Kevin PeatyLucas MillsMarc Camelbeke, Gener Ocampo and Simon O'Leary

Part 1: The Crood and Betterman parents have been struggling to get along -- they're so different. The two couples realise they need some time apart and decide to get away from the farm and each other.

Part 2: While the parents are away, the kids are in charge of the tree house, but when the punch monkeys invade the house, the kids find themselves out of their element.

Season 3 (2022)

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141"The Thunder Misters"Scooter TidwellAmanda Brooke PerrinJiedi Chen and Nico SelmaJune 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
Grug, Phil, and Guy form a new tribe against the Thunder Sisters by their teamwork.
152"Eep Walking"Steve TrenbirthMark BankerBen McLaughlin, Tang Lee, Ian Harrowell and Katie YatesJune 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
When Eep discovers that she has been sleepwalking, she goes to find out how to stop it for once and for all.
163"The Gorgwatch Project"Kevin PeatyRich DahmMarc Camelbeke, Gener Ocampo and Simon O'LearyJune 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
Guy and Thunk tell a scary story of Gorgwatch who doesn’t really exist, but the story keeps both Eep and Dawn up all night.
174"Skate or Dawn"Scooter TidwellLucas MillsJiedi Chen and Nico SelmaJune 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
When Guy invents a skateboard, Eep and Dawn start to have fun by doing some tricks until the Punch-Monkeys try to mess with them.
185"Phil's Fun Farm"Steve TrenbirthMark BankerBen McLaughlin, Tang Lee and Katie YatesJune 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
Phil turns his farm into a theme park to learn what fun is.
196"Joy Story"Kevin PeatyMatt SmithMarc Camelbeke, Gener Ocampo and Simon O'LearyJune 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
Eep and Dawn find an egg and take it in as their new pet, but when they find out that the egg is a dangerous creature, they travel together to bring the egg back to its family.

Season 4 (2022)

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201"The Big Shine"Scooter TidwellRich DahmJiedi Chen and Nico SelmaAugust 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
When Grug overhears Thunk accidentally call Phil "Dad", he tries to reconnect with Thunk by taking him to the natural spectacle known as "Big Shine."
212"Ball in Cup"Steve TrenbirthLucas MillsBen McLaughlin, Tang Lee and Katie YatesAugust 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
When Phil invents a simple new game called ball-in-cup, everyone except Hope, can't stop playing it. But just when Hope thinks she's rid the farm of the game, she finds herself addicted to the game worst of all.
223"Growing Paints"Kevin PeatyAmanda Brooke PerrinMarc Camelbeke, Gener Ocampo and Simon O'LearyAugust 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
When Grug thinks his forehead looks too big in Ugga's family portrait, he strives to make the painting disappear.
234"Cave New World"Scooter TidwellRich DahmJiedi Chen and Nico SelmaAugust 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
When the adults exclude the kids from their adult-only cave, the kids make their own much cooler cave, soon making the adults want to switch caves.
245"Thunk Tank"Steve TrenbirthLucas MillsBen McLaughlin, Tang Lee, Katie Yates and Regine ClarkeAugust 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
When a freak lightning strike turns Thunk into a genius, Phil is thrilled to have someone likeminded on the farm, until the farm residents start asking Thunk for help with problems on the farm instead of him.
256"Home Punch Home"Kevin PeatyMatt SmithMarc Camelbeke, Gener Ocampo and Simon O'LearyAugust 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
Tired of the farm's feud with the neighbouring punch monkeys, Ugga arranges a punch summit where the Bettermans and Croods will stay in the punch monkey village to learn how to all get along.
267"Goodbye Crood World"Scooter TidwellMark BankerAndy Casadonte, Jiedi Chen and Heidi NeunhofferAugust 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
When Phil detects a meteor is hurtling towards the farm, the Bettermans and Croods must decide how to spend their last day on earth.

Season 5 (2022)

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271"Hwam I Am"Steve TrenbirthAmanda Brooke PerrinBen McLaughlin, Tang Lee and Katie YatesNovember 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)
The Croods find a man frozen in ice and thaw him, only to discover he was an old flame of Gran's.
282"Eep Cover"Kevin PeatyLucas MillsMarc Camelbeke, Gener Ocampo and Simon O'LearyNovember 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)
Determined for Grug and Guy to bond, Eep plans a hunt for the three of them that becomes dangerous.
293"I.O. Crood"Scooter TidwellRich DahmAndy Casadonte, Jiedi Chen and Heidi NeunhofferNovember 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)
When Grug saves Hope's life during a dangerous mountainside tartichoke harvest, rather than feeling grateful, Hope is desperate to save Grug's life in order to not be indebted to him.
304"Appetite for Deception"Steve TrenbirthMatt SmithBen McLaughlin, Tang Lee and Katie YatesNovember 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)
Determined to show Hope that she's just as good a cook, Ugga decides to cook a meal that will wow the farm residents. But when Ugga realizes she's out of her element, she turns to an unlikely place for help: the punch monkeys.
315"Shellraiser"Kevin PeatyAmanda Brooke PerrinMarc Camelbeke, Gener Ocampo and Simon O'LearyNovember 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)
When Hope allows Dawn to borrow her favorite bracelet, Dawn is determined to prove she is responsible.
326"Camp Thunder"Scooter TidwellMark BankerAndy Casadonte, Jiedi Chen and Heidi NeunhofferNovember 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)
Gran announces it's time for a Thunder Sister retreat to strengthen their team building skills, but Gran takes it too far when she puts the sisters through a dangerous trial.

Season 6 (2023)

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331"Phil Pickle"Steve TrenbirrhLucas MillsTBAMarch 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
When Phil's beloved stick companion Philliam goes missing, he enlists the help of Ugga and Eep who lead an investigation across the farm.
342"Best Friend in Show"Kevin PeatyRich DahmTBAMarch 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
Each kid believes that they have the best pet on the farm, and hold a contest to prove it. Meanwhile, Phil's attempts to find a pet to enter proves dangerous, as he turns to wild animals.
353"Game of Crows"Scooter TidwellMatt SmithTBAMarch 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
The Croods and Bettermans take in Malachi, Gran's longtime enemy, until his broken wing heals. Eep is unsure whether or not Malachi can be trusted.
364"Pie Hard"Steve TrenbirrhMark BankerTBAMarch 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
After a back-breaking day of farm chores, all Grug and Phil want is a slice of pie. But when there is only one slice left, both Grug and Phil argue that they deserve it more. To prove who works harder.
375"Snack of Dawn"Kevin PeatyAmanda Brooke PerrinTBAMarch 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
Dawn is bummed when an injury prevents her from joining the Croods and Bettermans to a trip to Fizzy Falls, but when Thunk recruits her on his quest for an ancient stash of legendary snacks.
386"Fam Farm Fun Fest"Scooter TidwellLuca MillsTBAMarch 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
The kids set off to bring Chunky back home when he leaves to follow the distant call of another death cat.
397"It's an Under-ful Life"Steve TrenbirrhRich DahmTBAMarch 30, 2023 (2023-03-30)
Grug accidentally reveals a cave beneath the treehouse. When Phil can't convince Hope, Grug, and Ugga that the treehouse is more impressive than the new cave, he sets out to destroy the cave.

Season 7 (2023)

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401"Alphabout"UnknownUnknownTBAJuly 27, 2023 (2023-07-27)
Trained by her parents, Eep competes in Alphafight. But when Eep learns that a human winning could upset the balance of nature, she must choose between winning to make her parents proud, and losing to protect the other animals.
412"Bad Luck Moon Rising"UnknownUnknownTBAJuly 27, 2023 (2023-07-27)
Phil and Guy try to disprove the Croods' belief that leaving offerings to the fire moon will prevent bad luck, but their efforts seem to cause a series of mishaps.
423"Beardfoot"UnknownUnknownTBAJuly 27, 2023 (2023-07-27)
Upset that he can't grow a beard, Grug resorts to unorthodox hair growth methods that go awry.
434"Stuck ToGuyther"UnknownUnknownTBAJuly 27, 2023 (2023-07-27)
Guy and Hope get glued together while attempting to fix a broken vase.
445"Hidelander"UnknownUnknownTBAJuly 27, 2023 (2023-07-27)
Terrible at hide-and-seek, Thunk asks Gran to teach him to hide. With her training, he soon becomes her partner in crime, helping her with heists and schemes.
456"What Liars Beneath"UnknownUnknownTBAJuly 27, 2023 (2023-07-27)
Dawn hates her mother's beetballs and has been secretly dumping them in the lagoon to spare her feelings.

Season 8 (2023)

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461"Dared Straight"UnknownUnknownTBANovember 9, 2023 (2023-11-09)
The kids take their "Dare Game" too far, causing Grug, Ugga, Phil and Hope to forbid them from playing it; when the adults also get hooked on the game, the kids must convince them to stop before someone gets hurt.
472"Thunkless"UnknownUnknownTBANovember 9, 2023 (2023-11-09)
Thunk goes missing after the Thunder Sisters dismiss his help during a battle; the Thunder Sisters along with Grug, Phil and Guy's newly formed "Thunder Sifters" search on and off the farm for Thunk.
483"Friday Nut Lights"UnknownUnknownTBANovember 9, 2023 (2023-11-09)
The Croods, the Bettermans, and Guy compete in the Throw-Go-Bowl, an annual Throw-Go-Nut championship game against the punch monkeys, but Grug's desire to win above all else threatens to push away his teammates.
494"The Cantaplum Run"UnknownUnknownTBANovember 9, 2023 (2023-11-09)
Phil enlists the Croods to help him retrieve a rare fruit before some wild animals do, but the Croods and the Bettermans compete with each other when Grug does not trust Phil's methods of getting it back to the farm.
505"Flush to Judgement"UnknownUnknownTBANovember 9, 2023 (2023-11-09)
When the parents find their precious outhouse destroyed, they hold a "trouble trial" to find the culprit; to prove their innocence, each kid provides their own explanation for the outhouse's destruction.
516"Caveheart"N/AN/AN/ANovember 9, 2023 (2023-11-09)
N/AN/AN/A

Part 1: After a big argument between the Croods and the Bettermans, the parents decide to separate the two families; not wanting to split up, the kids try to convince the parents to make up before the Croods move off the farm entirely.

Part 2: Hwam shares news of a utopian community, accidentally reigniting the argument between the Croods and the Bettermans; as the Croods journey to Caveana and the Bettermans adjust to life without them, the parents deny how much they miss each other.

Production

On August 31, 2021, DreamWorks announced a CGI animated series titled The Croods: Family Tree, based on The Croods: A New Age, and would stream September 23 on Hulu and Peacock.[1][4][5] Tran reprises her role as Dawn, while A. J. Locascio reprises his role as Thunk from Dawn of the Croods. The new voice cast features Amy Landecker as Ugga, Kiff VandenHeuvel as Grug, Ally Dixon as Eep, Artemis Pebdani as Gran, Darin Brooks as Guy, Matthew Waterson as Phil, and Amy Rosoff as Hope.[6] Mark Banker (from The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Adventure Time, Go, Dog, Go!) and Todd Grimes (from The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants) serve as executive producers and showrunners for the series.[7][8] Like all DreamWorks Animation Television programs, the series is animated by Mikros Animation under Technicolor Animation Productions. From season 5 on, Kelly Marie Tran was replaced by Abby Trott as Dawn.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "DreamWorks Drops Trailer and Images for 'The Croods: Family Tree' Series". Animation World Network. August 31, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "The Croods: Family Tree". Hulu Press (Press release). Retrieved March 23, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Shows A-Z – The Croods: Family Tree on Hulu". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 27, 2023. Cite error: The named reference "TFC" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "'The Croods' New TV Series Coming to Hulu and Peacock". 31 August 2021.
  5. ^ "'The Croods: Family Tree' Series to Air on Hulu & Peacock; Trailer, Premiere Date Unveiled". 31 August 2021.
  6. ^ Long, Lacy (August 31, 2021). "'The Croods: Family Tree' Trailer Reveals a New Spinoff Series Coming to Hulu and Peacock". Collider. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  7. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (August 31, 2021). "Trailer: 'The Croods: Family Tree' Branches Out on Hulu & Peacock This Month".
  8. ^ "DreamWorks Animation's 'The Croods' Series Set at Hulu, Peacock (Video)". 31 August 2021.