Sanders Has A Crood Awakening

Director Chris Sanders (“Lilo and Stitch”) is set to helm the CG-animated feature “Crood Awakening” for Dreamworks Animation.

The stone-age comedy, written by British comedy legend John Cleese and scribe Kirk De Micco (“Racing Stripes”), follows a culture clash between cavemen.

DreamWorks originally announced plans to produce “Crood” in 2005 with Aardman Animations, but that ended once their deal with Aardman was severed last year.

DreamWorks plans to release the film in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D either in 2010 or 2011.