I watched The Croods again this evening. I still love that movie. I especially love that Grog is our protagonist, and that this fact is not clear until after he throws his family to safety.
And I dearly love this moment:
I could talk at length about how cartooning is a shorthand meant to evoke emotion, and how that’s basically what Grog is doing, but the summary point will suffice. I totally identify with Grog in this film, and him turning out to be a cartoonist didn’t hurt one bit.