CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO DESIGN THEIR DREAM TREEHOUSE FOR THEIR COMMUNITY WITH THE CROODS 2: A NEW AGE, CO-OP AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

08 February 2021

Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch are celebrating the release of the film DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Croods 2: A New Age’ by launching a competition for children under 16s to design a treehouse for their local community, which will then be brought to life this Spring!

Children up to the age of 16 can enter by designing a The Croods 2 : A New Age inspired treehouse using the template available at co-opinsurance.co.uk/croods2, before proudly sharing their designs on social media*.

Entrants are encouraged to think about how their treehouse could benefit those in their local community and entries will be judged on their creativity, uniqueness, practicality and inclusiveness. The winning creation will be built at a local Wildlife Trust location for the junior designer to enjoy with everyone else, as social distancing measures relax in the future.

The competition is inspired by the community spirit in upcoming family adventure film, ‘The Croods 2: A New Age’, which tells the story of two prehistoric families uniting and realising that life is better when people support each other, embrace their differences, and forge a future together. In their first meeting, the Croods are astounded, not only by the fact they are not the only family in existence, but by the incredible treehouse the Betterman’s live in. Charles Offord, Managing Director of Co-op Insurance said: “Co-operation is what we’re all about, which is why we’re so delighted to partner with Neighbourhood Watch and The Croods 2: A New Age on this competition.

“As many youngsters are spending more time than ever at home, we hope they’ll be able to have plenty of opportunity to think creatively about what their dream treehouse might look like.

We’d love for young people to really go to town on their designs in the hope that if it is the winning design, everyone in their community will be able to enjoy it for years to come.”

For more information about the competition, visit: co-opinsurance.co.uk/croods2 DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods 2: A New Age is in UK cinemas on 26 March 2021. * Designs to be shared by persons over the age of 18 on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tagging Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch and using the hashtag #Croods2Treehouse. Competition closes 22nd February 2021. * ENDS

NOTES TO EDITOR

The designs which can be drawn, painted or designed on a computer should then be shared Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Croods2Treehouse and tag Co-op (@coopukinsurance on Facebook and Twitter) and Neighbourhood Watch Network (Facebook: @ourwatch; Twitter: @N_Watch and Instagram: @neighbourhood.watch.insta) to enter.

About Co-op Insurance: Co-op Insurance is part of the Co-op, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives with interests across food, funerals, insurance, legal services and health. It has a clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities.

Owned by millions of UK consumers, the Co-op operates 2,600 food stores, over 1,000 funeral homes and it provides products to over 5,100 other stores, including those run by independent co-operative societies and through its wholesale business, Nisa Retail Limited. It has more than 63,000 colleagues and an annual revenue of over £10 billion.

About The Croods 2: A New Age

The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.

The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family.

Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together. The Croods: A New Age features the voice talent of returning stars Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, Catherine Keener as Ugga Crood, Emma Stone as their daughter, Eep; Ryan Reynolds as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran. They’re joined by new stars Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Phil Betterman, Leslie Mann (Blockers) as Hope Betterman, and Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi) as their daughter, Dawn. The film is directed by Joel Crawford, who has worked on multiple DreamWorks Animation films, including Trolls and the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and is produced by Mark Swift (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted).

About DreamWorks Animation DreamWorks Animation (DWA), a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is a global family entertainment company with feature film and television brands. The company’s deep portfolio of intellectual property is supported by a robust, worldwide consumer products practice, which includes licensing, and location-based entertainment venues around the world. DWA’s feature film heritage includes many of the world’s most beloved characters and franchises, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls and The Boss Baby, and have amassed more than $15 billion in global box office receipts. DreamWorks Animation’s television business has quickly become one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers in more than 190 countries. Creating a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats and delivering deep, fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the prolific studio has garnered 25 Emmy awards since inception in 2013.