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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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CaitlinTheLucario Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh! You're the voice of Stitch and the very same creator of the movies and cartoon series! I'm a huge fan. owo And Stitch is just sooooo cute. ^w^
UnsolicitedDecadence Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
What's your take on the Stitch! anime? 
What are your thoughts about Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli? And about anime in general? 
JUNXYMIG Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
very good bro amazing work
KonaMeerkatCafe Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Chriseh! :'D My hero!~ XD How's it?

Hope everything is good 0_0 I'm like, one of your biggest fans of your Lilo&Stitch parts!
TheOfficialJDL Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student General Artist

Let me say it in a more calm tone than that.

You are awesome, Mr. Chris Sanders! You have created an awesome franchise based around Stitch (Experiment #626) and he is one of my favorite works from you.

Thanks so much!

cuite3000 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
I literally love you #youhavegroupies 
Christi317 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How long have you been drawing? (Huge fan!) ^u^
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
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