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Apr 12, 2021

Watch the trailer for AMERICAN FIGHTER

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

The exciting trailer for Lionsgate’s “American Fighter” is out now.

“American Fighter” will be out in theaters May 21 and on DVD May 25.

Desperate for cash to save his deathly ill mother, college wrestler Ali (George Kosturos, American Wrestler: The Wizard) enters the hidden world of underground fighting. Ali shows promise, but he lacks skills, and gets beaten bloody. Duke (Sean Patrick Flanery, The Boondock Saints), a troubled handler, takes pity on the boy and trains him to be a fierce competitor — but is it enough to make Ali a winner? Based on a true story, this gritty action tale also stars Tommy Flanagan (“Sons of Anarchy”).

“American Fighter” stars George Kosturos, Tommy Flanagan, Bryan Craig, Allison Paige and Sean Patrick Flanery, directed by Shaun Piccinino, and written by Brian Rudnick and Carl Morris and Shaun Piccinino.

AMERICAN FIGHTER
In Theaters May 21,
On DVD May 25

Lionsgate’s VANQUISH gets updated release date

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Lionsgate’s upcoming film “Vanquish” has updated release dates.

“Vanquish” will be in select theaters April 16, On Demand
April 20, and on BLU-ray April 27.


From the director of Double Take, Middle Men, and The Poison Rose comes this stylish, glossy action-thriller starring Morgan Freeman (Se7en) and Ruby Rose ("Orange Is the New Black") that shows what desperation can drive a person to do. A mother, Victoria (Rose), is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts, and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters — or she may never see her child again.

“Vanquish” stars Morgan Freeman and Ruby Rose, directed by George Gallo from a screenplay by Gallo and Sam Bartlett.

VANQUISH
In Select Theaters April 16,
On Demand April 20,
On BLU-Ray April 27

Global action hero Liam Neeson stars as the ultimate protector in the pulse-pounding action thriller THE MARKSMAN now available to own for the first time

(Info from press release)

BRING HOME NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT WITH CAST AND CREW THAT TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE GRIPPING STORY
 
DIGITAL APRIL 27 BLU-RAYTM AND DVD MAY 11 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
Oscar®nominee Liam Neeson is Jim Hanson, a former Marine turned rancher who defies the law to save a young boy’s life from a group of merciless cartel assassins in the suspenseful and powerful action-packed film, THE MARKSMAN, available to own for the first time on Digital April 27 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on May 11 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
 
From Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment, THE MARKSMAN is a tense thriller that follows one man and the boy he promised to protect on a dangerous cat-and-mouse race across America that leaves audiences on the edge of their seat from start to finish. The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Robert Lorenz (American Sniper, Mystic River) and showcases remarkable performances by Neeson (Taken franchise, The Grey) and the film’s supporting cast including Katheryn Winnick (The Dark Tower, “Big Sky”), Juan Pablo Raba (Peppermint, “Narcos”), Teresa Ruiz (“Narcos: Mexico,” “Here on Earth”) and Jacob Perez (Papa Bear, Willy Goes Way Back). Featuring never-before-seen bonus content with cast and crew, THE MARKSMAN on digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes piece that dives deeper into the deadly cross-country road trip of the captivating story.
 
Ex-Marine and hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson (Neeson) simply wants to be left alone as he tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. But everything changes when he witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel (Perez) and his mother (Ruiz) fleeing from a band of assassins sent by a ruthless drug cartel. After being caught in a shoot-out, Miguel’s mother begs Jim to take her son to the safety of their family in Chicago. Defying law-enforcement, Jim and Miguel hit the road and slowly begin to forge an unlikely friendship, while the cartel’s relentless assassins blaze a bloody trail, hot on their heels.
 
With the purchase of THE MARKSMAN on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit MyUniversalRewards.com.   
 
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • THE MAKING OF THE MARKSMAN – Filmmakers and cast discuss the richness of the story and characters, as well as their experiences working with legendary actor Liam Neeson.
 
THE MARKSMAN will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States. 
 
Facebook: @TheMarksmanMov
Twitter: @TheMarksmanMov
Instagram: @TheMarksmanMov
#TheMarksman

Apr 7, 2021

Watch the trailer for National Geographic’s SECRETS OF THE WHALES

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Watch the beautiful trailer for National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Whales,” coming to Disney+ on April 22.

The incredible images in the trailer build excitement for viewers.

Four-Part Special from National Geographic 
Premieres Earth Day – Thursday, April 22 – on Disney+
 
Epic, revealing and emotional, that’s what you get when immersed in the secretive world of whales and see life and love from their perspectives. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron, SECRETS OF THE WHALES plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales. Featuring the expansive knowledge and skill of acclaimed National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry, the four-part Earth Day special-event series unveils new science and technology to spotlight whales as they make lifelong friendships, teach clan heritage and traditions to their young, and grieve deeply for the loss of loved ones. Filmed over three years in 24 global locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined. This is a personal story that very few are lucky enough to witness … until now.
 
SECRETS OF THE WHALES is narrated by award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver (“Alien,” “Avatar,” “Gorillas in the Mist”) and scored by French composer Raphaelle Thibaut (“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “The Act”). The special is created by Red Rock Films.

SECRETS OF THE WHALES
Streaming on Disney+ On April 22

Watch the trailer for THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Watch the exciting trailer for Warner Bros. “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” coming to theaters and HBO Max May 14.

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

The cast includes Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult, Tyler Perry, and Finn Little.

“Those Who Wish Me Dead,” is directed by Taylor Sheridan from a screenplay written by Sheridan, Michael Koryta, and Charles Leavitt.

THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD
In Theaters And On HBO Max May 14

Watch the trailer for National Geographic’s docuseries IMPACT WITH GAL GADOT

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

National Geographic gives the spotlight to six incredible stories of women making an impact in their community in the docuseries “Impact with Gal Gadot,” premiering April 26.

Watch the teaser trailer for a small glimpse at these magnificent stories that are changing the world.

National Geographic Presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot a short-form documentary series that follows the powerful stories of six women who are making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world. Despite living in areas marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters, these brave women remain undeterred as they dare to dream, stand out, speak up and lead.

In the heart of the most dangerous cities in the world, there exist beacons of hope. National Geographic Presents: IMPACT with Gal Gadot is a compelling new six-part short-form documentary series from executive producers Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”), Jaron Varsano (“My Dearest Fidel”) and Academy Award®-winning director Vanessa Roth (“Freehold”) that follows the powerful stories of resilient young women around the world who overcome obstacles and do extraordinary things. IMPACT will follow inspiring young women living in communities marred by genocide, gang violence, poverty, discrimination and oppression, and yet, against all odds, dare to dream, stand out, speak up and lead.

IMPACT WITH GAL GADOT
Premieres April 26 On National Geographic’s YouTube Channel


Mar 10, 2021

Grammy award winner Ashanti, Tessa Brooks to star in Build-A-Bear Entertainment's live action film HONEY GIRLS

(Info from press release)

Award-winning music video director Trey Fanjoy to make her directorial debut

Production is soon to be completed on Build-A-Bear Entertainment’s live-action feature film “HONEY GIRLS,” starring Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter and actress Ashanti and digital star Tessa Brooks, and based on the top-selling product line from Build-A-Bear Workshop. Multi-award winning music video director Trey Fanjoy will make her feature film directorial debut. Aliyah Mastin, Ava Grace and Frankie McNellis will bring the Honey Girls to life with original songs and electric dancing.  

 

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has worldwide rights.  Expected to release in fall 2021, “HONEY GIRLS,” features high-energy music as a central part of the storyline. 

 

Three young musicians participate in a talent competition to discover the next great solo artist, hosted by global pop-star Fancy G (Ashanti). The competitors quickly discover that they are “better together” and form a secret band called HONEY GIRLS that has an immediate viral mega hit. Performing in disguise to avoid detection and elimination by Fancy G, these three competitors must ultimately decide what is more important – fame or friendship.

 

Grammy Award winner Julia Michels is serving as the Music Supervisor with original songs by Grammy Award winner Mark Nilan, Jr., a frequent Lady Gaga collaborator who produced and wrote many of the songs on the A Star is Born soundtrack and on which Michels also served as Music Supervisor. The screenplay was written byacclaimed writer, producer and director Mike Mariano and Cindy McCreery.  

“The Honey Girls story uses the power of music as a catalyst to both encourage the celebration of individuality while recognizing that we can also be ‘better together,’ wrapped in a fun girl-empowerment story of discovery,” said Sharon Price John, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. 

The film is produced through Foundation Media Partners with Patrick Hughes acting as the producer; in addition, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. CEO Sharon Price John is serving as executive producer of the project.  

 

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and actor Ashanti starred in Coach Carter, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, box office hit Resident Evil Extinction, John Tucker Must Die, Lifetime’s seriesArmy Wives, as well as appearing in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and starred as Dorothy in The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz.  Her self-titled debut album “Ashanti,” landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts. The album won the Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album, 8 Billboard awards, 2 American Music Awards and the Soul Train Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year Award, granting her a spot in Guinness Book of World Records.  Over the course of her music career, Ashanti went on to release four more albums and has sold over 27 million records worldwide. 

 

Tessa Brooks is an actress, dancer, and digital star, who has choreographed and danced on The Voice, Kids Choice Awards, The Teen Choice Awards and Radio Disney. Brooks has amassed over 20M+ followers while producing content that crosses dance, lifestyle, fashion and vlogs. As a top creator, Brooks has partnered with brands such as Revlon and Marc Jacobs. 

 

With well over a hundred major awards and nominations including Billboard, MTV, VH-1, Academy of Country Music, as well as several Director of The Year titles with the CMT network, Trey Fanjoy is the most recognized director in CMA history with 18 nominations and a recent third win. Her client roster includes Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler, and Reba McEntire. Fanjoy made history as the first woman to capture the coveted CMA Video of the Year Award with Taylor Swift for the international smash Love Story and is currently nominated with multi-platinum superstar, Miranda Lambert, for a record breaking 17th time for their collaboration on the Billboard certified #1, Bluebird, at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards.

 

Frankie McNellis previously appeared on ABC’s hit sitcom Black-ish and DreamWorks TV’s Play Anything. She published her first song at the age of 9 and has since went on to have a successful recording career. She has performed the national anthem for both the NBA and the MLB.

 

Ava Grace is an accomplished recording artist who is currently working on new music to be released later this year on all streaming platforms and she trained at the audition-only intensive summer vocal music program A Cappella Academy. Actor, singer, dancer, Broadway veteran, Aliyah Mastin has recorded with the kids acapella group Acapop! KIDS and lent her voice to many charitable causes including Broadway Kids Against Bullying. 

 

Mike Mariano is an executive producer, writer and director for season 4 of The Last O.G. Mariano executive produced, directed and was the showrunner for Raising Hope and was a writer/director on My Name Is Earl and a writer on yes, dear and The Mike O’Malley Show. He has directed several episodes of STARZ’s Survivor’s Remorseand Disney Channel’s Stuck In The Middle, as well as Hallmark Christmas movie Deliver by Christmas. 

 

Cindy McCreery was a staff writer on the SyFy series Haven and wrote Free Willy Escape from Pirates Cove for Warner Brothers.  In 2020, she produced the original podcast series Quaranteen’d available on Spotify and iTunes.  

 

Julia Michels is a Grammy Winning Music Supervisor who won a Grammy for the A Star Is Born soundtrack as well as a Billboard Music Award, an American Music Award, and Grammy nomination for her work on Pitch Perfect 2. Her other film credits include Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, The Old Guard, The Greatest Showman, The Pitch Perfect Franchise, Trolls, Bad Moms, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex & The City box office hit films, and the Academy Award Nominated (Best Song) and Grammy Nominated (Best Soundtrack) August Rush. 

 

Mark Nilan Jr. is a Grammy winning multi-platinum record producer and songwriter, who has served as producer for Lady Gaga’s Grammy winning performance of Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin?) as well as her multi-platinum Grammy winning A Star Is Born soundtrack.  Nilan produced the classic Scooby Doo theme song for the 2020 release of SCOOB! and was co-executive music producer for the My Little Pony The Moviesoundtrack.

 

Patrick Hughes has produced films including the family comedy, Picture This, for MGM and most recently, Delivered by Christmas for Hallmark. He is currently executive producing animated film, Bad Guys, for DreamWorks Animation and Thelma The Unicorn for Netflix. Hughes represents global IP company Build-A-Bear Workshop and is partnered with Build-A-Bear Entertainment and its Build-A-Bear Records and Build-A-Bear Radio with IHEART ventures.

 

Ashanti is represented by Tina Douglas, Momanger LLC, Stephan Dweck Esq., William Archer Esq. and GVA Talent Agency. Brooks is repped by Leanne Perice. Fanjoy is repped by Jon Levin.McNellis is repped by Mattie Management, Take 3 Talent and Imprint PR. Grace is repped by Take 3 Talent and Imprint PR. Mastin is repped by Carson Kolker and Calli Company. McCreery is repped by Underground and Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston.   Nilan is repped by Josh Kaplan from 10Q Management and Troglia Kaplan, LLC.

Mar 9, 2021

Look at the exciting first look pictures for SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY


LEBRON JAMES in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated/live-action adventure “SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  Photo Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

BUGS BUNNY in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated/live-action adventure “SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  Photo Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

CEDRIC JOE as Dom James and DON CHEADLE as AI G. Rhythm in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated/live-action adventure “SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Entertainment Weekly were the first to share the photos of LeBron James, Bugs Bunny, and Don Cheadle in “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” in theaters and HBO Max July 16.

The original “Space Jam,” starring Michael Jordan, in 1992 was an incredibly entertaining family film for basketball fans and, by the looks of it, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” will have the Tune Squad back at it.

Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

James stars alongside Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (the “Avengers” films, “Hotel Rwanda”), Khris Davis (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” TV’s “Atlanta”), Sonequa Martin-Green (TV’s “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek: Discovery”), newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”) and Eric Bauza (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”).

Lee (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance. The film’s producers are Ryan Coogler,

LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, and the executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY
Out In Theaters And HBO Max July 16

Feb 25, 2021

#ThisFunktional #Contest: THE CROODS: NEW AGE Blu-ray

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThissFunktional.com

The awesome family film “The Croods: New Age” is out now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

ThisFunktional has a few copies to give to some lucky readers.






I’m going to give one entry for every completed activity sheet you share online with the hashtags #CroodsNewAge and #ThisFunktionalContest as well as tagging @ThisFunktional on Twitter and Instagram.

Winners will receive:
  • 1 - copy of “The Croods: New Age”

Here's more ways to enter:
To enter you must be subscribed to my YouTube channel: Thisfunktional and follow instagram.com/Thisfunktional and email me your full name and mailing address with the subject line #ThisfunktionalContest #CroodsNewAgeBluRay to Thisfunktional@Gmail.com.

Disclaimer: Winners will be chosen randomly. Contest runs to February 28, 2021 at noonNo purchase necessary. Prize provided by AEM.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses. Only one entry per household. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. We will not accept entries of contestants who have claimed a prize in the last 6 months.

EVERYONE’S FAVORITE PREHISTORIC FAMILY IS BACK AND HERE TO STAY WITH A STAR-STUDDED CAST, TWO ALL-NEW EXCLUSIVE ANIMATED SHORTS, A HILARIOUS GAG REEL, DELETED SCENES, AND MORE!

ADD THE CROODS TO YOUR COLLECTION AND WATCH SUBSCRIPTION-FREE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
 
OWN IT ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 9, 2021

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD FEBRUARY 23, 2021 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
DreamWorks Animation presents THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, a colorful story, brimming with heart and hilarious moments, that is guaranteed repeat viewing for the whole family. Join Grug, Eep, Guy and the rest of the Croods as they face off against the more-evolved Bettermans, releasing on Digital February 9, 2021 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD February 23, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Keep the adventure going with THE CROODS: A NEW AGE and go beyond the film with two exclusive animated shorts, a gag reel, deleted scenes and activities the whole family can enjoy together, this fun and entertaining adventure is the must-own family movie of the new year!
 
Join the animated family comedy adventure of the year that is brought to life with a star-studded cast, including Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy, Deadpool),  Emma Stone (La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man), Nicolas Cage (Face/Off), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and Leslie Mann (Blocked, Knocked Up).THE CROODS: A NEW AGE is directed by Joel Crawford (Trolls Holiday) and produced by Mark Swift (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Captain Underpants, Penguins of Madagascar). 
 
The first prehistoric family is ready for another rocking adventure! The Croods have survived fanged beasts, natural disasters, and even young love, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet: another family! In search of a new home, the Croods discover a walled-in paradise created by the sophisticated Betterman family (emphasis on the “better”). As they try to coexist, the differences between the two families escalate into a full-blown feud, but when a new threat forces both families to embark on an epic adventure, they must all learn to work together...or they’ll all go extinct!

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • DEAR DIARY: WORLD’S FIRST PRANKS - In this exclusive original short film, Eep reveals how a comical accident led her and Dawn to discover the joys of tricking their families and set about performing “the world’s first pranks”
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: LITTLE RED BRONANA BREAD - In another exclusive original short, join the Croods as they settle down for a very prehistoric family movie night experience. With shadowy figures around every corner, Eep must keep Gran and her delicious Bronana Bread safe from punch monkeys.
  • GAG REEL
  • TO: GERARD - In this original DreamWorks animated short, an elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.
  • DELETED SCENES
  • THE CROODS’ FAMILY ALBUM - Meet the actors who portray the Croods and their new cast members, the Bettermans. What makes them tick, how do they resemble their characters and what lessons have they learned from making the film.
  • THE EVOLUTION OF… - In this fun making of, we hear from the filmmakers and stars of THE CROODS: A NEW AGE about the evolution of the Croods franchise.
  • HOW TO DRAW: CAVEMAN STYLE - Join one of DreamWorks talented illustrators inside the cave as they demonstrate how to draw our favorite characters.
  • FAMILEAF ALBUM - Inspired by the prehistoric family album given to guy by the Betterman’s, we create a fun video showing you how to make your own using real leaves or green construction paper for pages and string (or even dental floss!) to hold it all together.
  • STONE AGE SNACK ATTACK - A three-part featurette highlighting fun, easy to make recipes that kids and parents can make together.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR JOEL CRAWFORD, PRODUCER MARK SWIFT, HEAD OF STORY JANUEL MERCADO AND EDITOR JIM RYAN
 
THE CROODS: A NEW AGE will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app thatsimplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit moviesanywhere.com.

Facebook: @TheCroods
Twitter: @DreamWorks
Instagram: @TheCroods
Hashtag: #CroodsNewAge

Feb 15, 2021

#NGoat10 shares THE CROODS Valentine’s Day inspired cards


Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

The nephew, #NGoat10, and I spent some time customizing some “The Croods: New Age” Valentine’s Day cards that were sent to us from Universal Pictures.

As the nephew chose who to give these awesome cards, he was thrilled to be able to share this incredible animated movie with his friends and classmates.

Valentine’s Day has been a great way to show appreciation to special people in your life and friends.

“The Croods: New Age” on Digital now and on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD February 23.



EVERYONE’S FAVORITE PREHISTORIC FAMILY IS BACK AND HERE TO STAY WITH A STAR-STUDDED CAST, TWO ALL-NEW EXCLUSIVE ANIMATED SHORTS, A HILARIOUS GAG REEL, DELETED SCENES, AND MORE!

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE

ADD THE CROODS TO YOUR COLLECTION AND WATCH SUBSCRIPTION-FREE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

OWN IT ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 9, 2021 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD FEBRUARY 23, 2021 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

DreamWorks Animation presents THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, a colorful story, brimming with heart and hilarious moments, that is guaranteed repeat viewing for the whole family. Join Grug, Eep, Guy and the rest of the Croods as they face off against the more-evolved Bettermans, releasing on Digital February 9, 2021 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD February 23, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Keep the adventure going with THE CROODS: A NEW AGE and go beyond the film with two exclusive animated shorts, a gag reel, deleted scenes and activities the whole family can enjoy together, this fun and entertaining adventure is the must-own family movie of the new year!

Join the animated family comedy adventure of the year that is brought to life with a star-studded cast, including Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy, Deadpool), Emma Stone (La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man), Nicolas Cage (Face/Off), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and Leslie Mann (Blocked, Knocked Up). THE CROODS: A NEW AGE is directed by Joel Crawford (Trolls Holiday) and produced by Mark Swift (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Captain Underpants, Penguins of Madagascar).

The first prehistoric family is ready for another rocking adventure! The Croods have survived fanged beasts, natural disasters, and even young love, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet: another family! In search of a new home, the Croods discover a walled-in paradise created by the sophisticated Betterman family (emphasis on the “better”). As they try to coexist, the differences between the two families escalate into a full-blown feud, but when a new threat forces both families to embark on an epic adventure, they must all learn to work together...or they’ll all go extinct!  

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • DEAR DIARY: WORLD’S FIRST PRANKS - In this exclusive original short film, Eep reveals how a comical accident led her and Dawn to discover the joys of tricking their families and set about performing “the world’s first pranks”
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: LITTLE RED BRONANA BREAD - In another exclusive original short, join the Croods as they settle down for a very prehistoric family movie night experience. With shadowy figures around every corner, Eep must keep Gran and her delicious Bronana Bread safe from punch monkeys.
  • GAG REEL
  • TO: GERARD - In this original DreamWorks animated short, an elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.
  • DELETED SCENES
  • THE CROODS’ FAMILY ALBUM - Meet the actors who portray the Croods and their new cast members, the Bettermans. What makes them tick, how do they resemble their characters and what lessons have they learned from making the film.
  • THE EVOLUTION OF… - In this fun making of, we hear from the filmmakers and stars of THE CROODS: A NEW AGE about the evolution of the Croods franchise.
  • HOW TO DRAW: CAVEMAN STYLE - Join one of DreamWorks talented illustrators inside the cave as they demonstrate how to draw our favorite characters.
  • FAMILEAF ALBUM - Inspired by the prehistoric family album given to guy by the Betterman’s, we create a fun video showing you how to make your own using real leaves or green construction paper for pages and string (or even dental floss!) to hold it all together.
  • STONE AGE SNACK ATTACK - A three-part featurette highlighting fun, easy to make recipes that kids and parents can make together.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR JOEL CRAWFORD, PRODUCER MARK SWIFT, HEAD OF STORY JANUEL MERCADO AND EDITOR JIM RYAN
THE CROODS: A NEW AGE will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

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