This week’s fan art is the work of one VERY talented artist, AriellaMay. I posted a pic of hers a while back (the Chunky and Stitch sketch re-posted below), and was casually browsing her deviantART account again recently when I noticed that she’d done MORE Chunky pics — LOTS more. And they were are SO COOL! How could I possibly resist posting them? Answer: I could not.
1. Here it is. Chunky and Stitch. The drawing that first brought AriellaMay’s art to The Croods Tumblr. Holds up nicely, doesn’t it?
2. Up next: Toothless and Chunky! Hiccup and Eep! Okay, so not only has AriellaMay mastered ALL of Chris Sanders’ critters, she’s rubbing it in our faces that she draws HUMANS perfectly, too. IT’S NOT FAIR!
3. Aw, this one’s sweet. A solo Chunky. Waitaminute — where did that feather come from? And where is the critter it used to be attached to? And why does Chunky’s belly look so full?!
Something tells me we are now short one bearowl.
4. I think I saved the best for last, don’t you? AriellaMay’s delightful ‘run cycle’ for Chunky. SO, SO CUTE!
Michael Corty: With The Croods as now your sixth franchise…what changes would you anticipate in how you monetize this asset…given your recent emphasis on…licensing and…television opportunities?
Jeffrey Katzenberg: Well, I think like the franchises before it, that’s — one of the things that comes is there’s lots of things for us to do with the IP outside of feature films and we actually have a number of those in the works. So I think you can anticipate there will be a TV show.
Boom! There you have it, right from the boss’ mouth. But for those of you in need of a little further proof, here’s a link to DW’s trademark application for a Croods TV show. Looks like this thing is a go!
Could this be the start of another franchise for DreamWorks? Could the story continue? Could we see the Croods again?
Chris Sanders: Oh, golly. You know what? The nature of this film was a road trip. The most important change that goes on in this is the change within the characters’ family. And so to get them to go through that change, we could take them almost anywhere we wanted because it’s all, the most important changes are internal. So this, of all the films I’ve ever worked on, this was the most heavily storyboarded and written film. We have — I can’t even tell you how many sequences we didn’t really end up putting in the film. So if we did have to make another one, we could glue it together with lots of spare parts right now. We have lots of good stuff left over.
Nic Cage: Yes, I would like to see another adventure with the Croods.
It includes: The Picture Book Project, a nice, thick coloring book made up of monster drawings from the DreamWorks Animation crew; a complete set of 6 Croods stickers; a set of 8 bootleg Croods buttons sent to me by a faithful follower; a stone Croods coaster — made of real rock; two cut-out Croods centipedes that you can wear in your hair like Sandy (or around your wrist…like a normal person).
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“I really liked the scene where Grug is painting his family. […] It gave a sense of the ‘life’ that every artist sees in their work. Even something as simple as a stick figure becomes evocative of something powerful and real.”