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I was up early checking Apple Trailers to see if our trailer was up yet - and as I was riding my motorcycle to work it happened!
When we started this movie five years ago, I thought it would be a blast, because everything was wide open.  In a world without cars, jobs, secret formulas, villains, etc. we would be able to do anything we wanted.  It didn't take long for reality to sink in - this was going to be a lot tougher than we thought.  Staring into this limitless world that we would build according to our rules, we were suddenly coming to grip with just how wide open this world really was.  Like when you've finished all your chores and you finally find time to do a drawing - you run to your table, open your drawing pad (or your computer, if you're more modern than me) and stare into a blank page.  And if you're like me, it's not very long before you are wishing you had just a few boundaries.  Should I draw a monster?  A witch?  A bunny?  A bunny riding a monster fleeing a witch?  Ugh.  At that point I begin scribbling, looking for something.  It can take hours or days before I find it.

So we began the search for the Croods story.  No matter what, we wanted to end with a balance of scale, humor and depth.  And I feel we accomplished that.  This trailer focuses mainly on scale.  Later trailers will dig into the humor.  Enjoy!
  • Listening to: CNN
  • Watching: 24 again
  • Eating: Rice Crispy Treats
  • Drinking: Coffee, always


Chris Sanders
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Full-time animation writer-director. Part-time cartoonist and illustrator.


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BudCharles Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
You seen this? It's a good day to Sleep by ViperAC
BudCharles Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
OH MY GODS you're on DeviantArt? :D I can't even - I don't know what to say xD Um, hi I guess xD I'm a 15 year old Aussie and a HUGE fan of HTTYD. Toothless is just the cutest ever and just everything, the writing, the music, it's all perfect! Wow! Um yeah so I can't believe you're here :D

I've heard some rumours there won't be dragons in HTTYD 3 though, that can't be true right? I mean there's a whole mystery about night furies and stuff, I know you can't give any spoilers but that will be answered right? And there'll still be cute toothless moments right? Right?

Anyway you're probably not allowed to answer that so regardless, well, hi I guess. I'm still trying to get over the fact a writer of my favourite movie is on my favourite website! Wow! You are just the best! If you get the time please reply because you are really awesome and HTTYD is awesome and yeah xD omg this is just epic!
DoodleFoxxy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ellos Mr.Sanders! I would like to thank you for making my childhood Lilo and Stitch and making How to Train your Dragon 1 & 2! You're really awesome, and you'd be more awesome if your bring back Lilo and Stitch bit it's fine if you don't~ anyway~ thanks for reading this, gday
jkrolak Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

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alexisdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   General Artist
Hello :3 I've created a facebook page to share my artwork, here is the link:…, I would really appreciate if you like it and share ^^ Thank you ~@
Nanuat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you make how to train your dragon and how to train your dragon 2?
ClassicDisneyRocks12 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Hi, Mr. Sanders. :) I didn't know you had a deviantart account. I just wanted to say that you're awesome. Lilo and Stitch is a huge part of my childhood, and is just an amazing movie. Not to mention How to Train Your Dragon, which is also amazing. Good luck with How to Train Your Dragon 3, I can't wait to see it! :) Thanks for creating something that was a huge part of my childhood, and a huge part of other people's childhoods as well.
SpunkyBandy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
You are a fucking champion at everything man!
Thanks for getting me inspired into cartoons and screenwriting!
ToothpickPrisonBars Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Hello Mr. Sanders. I recently joined Deviantart after being persuaded by one of my friends and was surprise to have come upon your page. Lilo and Stitch is amazing and How to Train Your Dragon is my all time favorite movie. Ever since I was younger I have always been amazed by such great works of animation and how techniques of CGI animation has come so far. I have just recently begun college in order to achieve my degree in Graphic and Multimedia design and am working towards toward someday working in Disney Animation. Although I understand that you no longer work there, I would be extremely grateful if I could borrow a bit of your time in getting some helpful tips in building a portfolio or gaining connections in the industry. Thank you so much and I love your work.
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