‘The Croods’ director Kirk DeMicco teams with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Roger Deakins (as visual consultant), and a great voice cast (Nicole Byer, Michael Rooker, Zoe Saldana, and Gloria Estafan) for this heartwarming animated feature. The story centers on a kinkajou (Miranda) who travels from Cuba to Florida to deliver a touching ballad to the long-lost love of his human. The music is great, the animation is fantastic, and the story will help you forget the worries of the world for just a little bit.

4/5 stars