Monday, September 30, 2013

#TheCroodsDVD - Croodaceous Inventions plus Giveaway

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I am sharing this information as a member of the Fox Home ENT Insiders Blogging program. They are providing me with a free Blu-ray copy of The Croods for review. They are also providing a copy for giveaway to one of my blog readers. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Croodaceous Inventions


Available on Digital HD September 15 and Blu-ray & DVD October 1 

Join the Croods on the journey of a lifetime in the epic comedy-adventure that "has the magical wonder of How To Train Your Dragon" - Jake Hamilton (Fox-TV). When their cave is destroyed, the Croods set out to explore a spectacular landscape filled with fantastic creatures, strange surprises…and a whole new world of adventure! 

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.

 The Snapshot

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 NiƩpce 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!

 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).

 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 Ayscough developed the original tinted lenses for glasses in the mid-eighteenth century. These lenses typically had a blue or green tint.

 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.

 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.

In case you missed it, be sure and check out my earlier post where I shared some fun activity sheets for THE CROODS.


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40 comments:

Melissa Tiffany said...

Yes, I saw The Croods in theatres!! The DVD would be MINE!! :)
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CindyWindy2003 said...

i didn't see it in theaters, i would want to watch this with my niece, thank you!
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R. Oliver said...

I missed seeing it in theaters, and I would want to enjoy it with my family, including my 9 year old granddaughter. Thanks for the chance.

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imbigwillie said...

I have not..

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MELINA said...

I did see this movie at the theaters. I would love to share the blue ray with my kids.

Amy Orvin said...

I did not see it at the movie theater. I would love to share this with my mom.
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Wendy R said...

we seen this in theaters, i'd love to watch this blu-ray with my kids!

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Dorothy Teel said...

No I have not seen it I wait till we get a DVD a I don't like movie theatres, but my granddaughter saw it and said it was great. I subscribe via e mail

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Dee said...

We went to see it in the theaters, but i had the baby and spent most of it in the lobby. I'd share with my 3 littles!

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woke9974 said...

I didn't see it but I think my niece and nephew would love it.

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Tiffani P. said...

I haven't seen it yet but it looks cute. I think my son would like it.

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lmurley2000 said...

no I have not seen it yet but would love to watch with my son

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