Following the lead of a group of wacky penguins, and the adventures of a kung fu fighting panda, DreamWorks Animation plans to bring recent feature-length animated hit, The Croods, to the small screen. Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks, recently explained the future plans of the animation division on a recent call to stockholders regarding first quarter earnings.
Katzenberg stated that there are a number of things in the works (in regards to The Croods, which has earned just over $174 million dollars in domestic box office as of this writing). He goes on to say that we “can anticipate there will be a TV show.” Online sources have indicated that DreamWorks Animation applied for a trademark covering The Croods television series back in February of this year.
It can be assumed that The Croods would follow The Penguins of Madagascar, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and find a home on the Nickelodeon cable channel, which recently saw its head of content development change, both in personnel and in location.
We will follow-up on this as more information becomes available.