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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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kshiraj Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work! You're super awesome :)
ShellshockerTMNT117 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for your dedication! And mostly, thank you for Lilo & Stitch. That is one ofv my favorite tv how's. When I watch the movies, I smile all the way through. Since I'm 14, I do realize that I'm still in childhood, but Lilo & Stitch is always in my heart.
I'm trying to take the steps like you do. I'm in a tv production class when I go to highschool in september, and I draw every day to keep my art up.
Once again, THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU'RE the one who made Lilo? My stars! I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say it's truly an honor to have you here on DeviantART! That film, its sequels, and the TV series that followed it hold a very nostalgic part in my growing up and I treasure the memories of watching that adorable little girl and her funny alien friend getting into shenanigans :heart: I hope that you continue to spark the imaginations of your audience and bring smiles to people's faces, whether you're working with Disney or some other company, I want you to give others the same warm memories you gave me with your enchanting and lovable characters
Keep up the excellent work, good morrow and peace be with you!
ShellshockerTMNT117 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Wait, Lilo as in Lilo & Stitch?!?! My favorite show in younger childhood?"?!0.0 no way....
Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, he's literally got a photo of himself with the original black & white storyboards on his page XD
ShellshockerTMNT117 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I know I saw it^•^:D
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MorriganBlood Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I know you probably never read these stuff... I just wanted to stop by and say that I admire your work a lot, and thank you, for creating such wonderfull and sexy female characters... I usually have a lot of selfsteem issues due to big hips-thick legs, but your art made me feel better and think "hey, I kinda look like that.... can bepretty and sexy too"
FatalSyndrome Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
.................................. do you take commissions? I'll give you an arm or something, you're amazing.
vivicool995 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! I'd just like to let you know that you have been placed on my featured deviants on my profile.

If for whatever reason you would like this removed just let me know. :)
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