Get ready, animation fans, for The Croods: A New Age is preparing to chisel its way into our hearts and minds. Or something like that.

Arriving seven years after the first film, the voice cast remains strong, with Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman all returning. Added to the mix this time around are Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann and Kelly Marie Tran.

As for the story, while searching for a new place to live. the Croods discover an idyllic walled-in paradise – but it’s kind of inhabited by another family, and they’re a touch more highly evolved.

Dreamworks’ The Croods: A New Age is currently slated for an Aussie cinema release from Boxing Day (December 26).

The Croods at JB Hi-Fi.