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The experienced director and story artist for “Trolls”, “Shrek Ever After”, “Rise of The Guardians” and “Kung Fu Panda 1, 2 & 3” receives a first development and directing contract

DreamWorks Animation expands its relationship with longtime studio director and story artist Joel Crawford, director of The Croods: A New Age, with a new development and directing contract at first sight The announcement was made by Margie Cohn, president of DreamWorks Animation, made

“I’m so happy that Joel will continue to be a creative contributor to the future of DreamWorks,” commented Cohn Whatever his next film will be, it is sure to be beautifully crafted, brilliantly funny, and warmly enveloping the audience because that is exactly what Joel ”


Read AWN’s exclusive interview with Joel: Eep, Grug and Gran are back in DreamWorks Animations’ “The Croods: A New Age”

“DreamWorks has been my home for many years and I have been inspired every day by all of the amazing artists I am very fortunate to be able to call my colleagues,” added Crawford. “I sincerely look forward to being in such a creative and collaborative environment Environment to get into my next film! ”

In addition to The Croods: A New Age, Crawford directed the Trolls Holiday Special, which aired on NBC in 2017. He joined DreamWorks Animation in 2006 and became an integral story artist on Trolls, Shrek Ever After, Rise of the Guardians, Kung Fu Panda 1, & 2, and Bee Movie.He also worked as a story artist for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Crawford is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts

The Croods: An animated sequel to New Age was released today, Nov. Released December, in theaters and at premieres on PVOD

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