DreamWorks Animation is moving ahead with a sequel to its prehistoric family comedy "The Croods," according to a spokeswoman at the Glendale studio.
Writers-directors Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders will return for the second installment, which does not yet have a release date.
"The Croods," which featured the voices of Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone as a cave-dwelling father and daughter navigating familial and tectonic shifts, garnered modest praise from critics, but received a Cinemascore of A from audiences and went on to gross a strong $142 million domestically after its release March 22.
Worldwide, the film looks poised to cross the $400-million mark next weekend, and it has yet to open in several key territories, including China.
The studio is in negotiations with voice talent for the sequel, the spokeswoman said.