I love HTTYD in terms of story and art wise. As for the Croods, it was not as interesting.
I have gone much into Chris Sanders’ work recently because of a class I am taking at Art Center. My professor (Will Weston) has us study Chris Sanders’ work and try to replicate it to get a feel for it because Chris Sanders’ is really big as a character designer. I never really appreciated it before, but now that I’ve been trying to draw it, it is definitely a fun style.