Joel Crawford makes his full-feature directorial debut in the charming “The Croods: A New Age.”  Coming from the Arts and Production Departments, Crawford gathered everything he learned from his past life and created a sequel that improves upon the original.  I spent some time with Crawford to talk about his interest in making “The Croods: A New Age,” did his kids enjoy the sequel, and the female empowerment tone of the film.  “The Croods: A New Age” arrives in theaters on Thanksgiving Day.