Croodaceous Inventions ~Croods #GIVEAWAY

My boys are always inventing things. Whether it be a new clubhouse out of the latest furniture box or a rocket from the toilet paper roll they just emptied. I love their creativity and laugh every time they explain how and why they came up with their latest invention. Let’s face it, without the creative skills developed as a child, our world would be a boring place.

Although I have yet to see this movie, I’m extremely excited to purchase it when it is released on October 1st to Blueray and DVD (Digital HD was released September 15th).


Here are some Croodaceous Inventions to get you in right frame of mind for the movie.

In the beginning, Grug is suspicious of Guy’s weird ideas and does not want the family to listen to his advice. Eventually, Grug starts coming up with a ton of great inventions himself! Take a look below at five of the croodaceous inventions and when and where they really became a part of our lives.

1. The photograph

During their journey, Grug has the fantastic idea of leaving your mark behind with a snapshot. The first photograph was taken in the early 1820s.  A French man named Joseph Nicephore Niépce used a camera obscura to create an image of an engraving. The process was very complicated and took eight hours of exposure to light to create the photograph.

2. Shoes

After putting on her first pair of boots, Eep enthusiastically exclaimed, “I love them!” Who can blame her? Imagine a life having to walk around without shoes on a daily basis. Though Guy comes up with the idea in The Croods, the original shoe dates back to approximately 7,000 or 8,000 BC. Originally, most shoes were in the style of a sandal and could be created from whatever material was available to the people (such as cow hide).

3. Sunglasses

Grug’s original shades were certainly stylish and would definitely protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, but
they were a little impractical because you could not see through them.  In the prehistoric era, Inuit people created ivory goggles to protect their eyes from the sun with narrow slits for viewing. A man named James 2.Ayscough developed the original tinted lenses for glasses in the mid-eighteenth century.

4. The See-Saw

During Grug’s frenzy of inventions to try and impress his family, he created the see-saw, a fun game for children that is now often seen in parks and playgrounds. Although it is not entirely known when the first see-saw was created and used, it is believed that the word originated in the 1600s and has been a staple of children’s playgrounds ever since.

5. The Umbrella

Guy helps protect Eep from the downpour with his own version of an umbrella, created with leaves and sticks in The Croods. Umbrellas or parasols can be seen in ancient sculptures and drawings. However, not everyone
was able to have their own umbrella during these times. For instance, in sculptures from Ninevah, the only person ever shown with a parasol is the monarch.


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58 comments for “Croodaceous Inventions ~Croods #GIVEAWAY

  1. Lisa BBL
    September 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I liked Turbo!

  2. Pam OLeary
    September 15, 2013 at 2:30 am

    The Hedge is my favorite Dreamworks movie so far.

  3. shelley Hickey
    September 15, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Kung Fu Panda

  4. seham
    September 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm


  5. Wayne Lecoy
    September 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I entered your giveaway.
    It would be great to win THE CROODS Blu-ray Combo Pack.
    In response to your question of
    Which Dreamworks Animation movie was your favourite?
    My favorite is Ice Age:Continental Drift.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!

  6. michelle tremblett
    September 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    We loved Turbo. My kids went around quoting that movie for months lol

  7. September 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I’ve always liked the Shrek movies :) Thanks!

  8. Christy Martin
    September 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I loved the Croods! I would love to win a copy!

  9. Erika E
    September 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Kung Fu Panda is my favourite.

  10. Andrew P
    September 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    My favourite is Kung Fu Panda

  11. Julie G.
    September 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I just love the Shrek movies, they make me smile.

  12. Courtney
    September 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    We loved Shrek

  13. Ronald O.
    September 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I didn’t get the chance to see the Croods in theaters, but I would love to win a copy and be able to check it out! And Shrek is my favorite at this time. Thanks for having the giveaway!

  14. Anne Taylor
    September 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Madagascar! thanks

  15. angela m
    September 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I liked Shrek

  16. Darwin
    September 15, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I like Kung Fu Panda

  17. September 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm


  18. Tammy Dalley
    September 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    My favorite is Turbo!

  19. Karine
    September 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    For me it will always be Shrek! Thanks for the giveaway

  20. Andrea Amy
    September 16, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Love the Shrek movies :D

  21. September 16, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I don’t know! I love Madagascar, Rio and Ice Age!

  22. Karen C Hill
    September 16, 2013 at 7:15 am

    There are lots considered faves but Cars is top (I’m not sure if it’s DreamWorks though, I don’t really pay attention)

  23. Lisa Neutel
    September 16, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Loved the entire Shrek series

  24. Lisa Neutel
    September 16, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Loved the entire Shrek series

  25. amy
    September 16, 2013 at 7:27 am

    We have yet to see this movie but would love to win it! My fave movie is CARS…never gets old!

  26. Sheena
    September 16, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Would Love to Win a copy of Croods. I took my kids and we really enjoyed it. Our favorite Animation movie with Dreamworks well kinda a tie between Monster University and Mega Mind.

  27. Vanessa Reid
    September 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Its hard to choose one favorite but it would have to be a tie between How to train your dragon and Rise of the Guardians.

  28. Bailey Dexter
    September 16, 2013 at 9:15 am

    My Fav would have to be Hedge

  29. natasha severson
    September 16, 2013 at 10:15 am


  30. Nancy T
    September 16, 2013 at 10:17 am

    We love the Shrek movies in our house.

  31. Teressa Bignell
    September 16, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Happy Feet is my fav Dreamworks Animation Movie!

  32. Allie
    September 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I like Shrek

  33. Kim DeCoste
    September 16, 2013 at 11:50 am

    All of the Shrek movies…still watching them

  34. Angela Mitchell
    September 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    We loved How to Train Your Dragon.

    September 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Our favorite is Shrek

  36. Megan Parsons
    September 16, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I love Tangled!

  37. September 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm


  38. Tabitha P
    September 17, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I think How to Train Your Dragon has been one of my favorites!

  39. Karla Sceviour
    September 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Finding Nemo,,loved it!

  40. David
    September 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm


  41. G K
    September 19, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Over the Hedge

  42. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    September 19, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Happy Feet!

  43. kim burnett
    September 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Kung Fu Panda

  44. Aimee R
    September 20, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I like Shrek :)

  45. Belinda McNabb
    September 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    loved all of the shrek movies

  46. Stephanie
    September 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm


  47. Jessica To
    September 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    We liked Kung Fu Panda.

  48. Will G
    September 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    How to Train Your Dragon

  49. Jenn McClearn
    September 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    shrek was my favorite

  50. September 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    how does one choose? Love all of them! We did see the croods in the theatre and hubby just mentioned he would LOVE to have it at home… so The croods. Or maybe shrek? or ice age….

  51. Kevin
    September 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    My favorite Dreamworks is probably Shrek.

  52. Wendy Pesce
    September 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Shrek or Kung Fu Panda

  53. Tanis
    September 27, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I love the Shrek movies!

  54. Julie Bolduc
    September 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm


  55. Daniel M
    September 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    shrek is our fav

  56. heidi C.
    September 29, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I enjoyed the Madagascar series of films!

  57. Kim C
    September 29, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Happy Feet was my favortie! loved all the songs on there.

  58. susanne mccarthy
    October 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm


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