DreamWorks's "The Croods" is about a prehistoric family forced to leave home after a devastating disaster. On the journey, they adapt to their new "modern" life: they get a pet, discover shoes, and try to figure out a mysterious entity called "fire" -- all while being delightfully quirky, of course. The studio is calling them the world's "first modern family," but they are definitely not the first strange clan to grace the big screen.

Plenty of wacky, weird, and just plain out-there animated families have charmed audiences throughout the years. Remember those swamp-dwelling ogres from another DreamWorks movie? Or the family of Pixar superheroes that thrashed its way into theaters?

Yeah, we figured. So, for your entertainment, we picked the most unusual animated movie families we could think of.

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