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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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ErinPrimette Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Are you familiar with magical girls?
Trishamonstah Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You and Byron Howard have really neat concept styles! Your art is awesome. :D
Molp---rus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Chris :)
LexisSketches Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
:la: Hello! Just a random deviant stopping by~
I hope you are having a wonderful day/night :eager:
:hug: Enjoy the rest of your February! :)
LadyQueenofHearts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, Hello, Hi, I can't believe I found you. You are so awesome!
I think I'm star-struck! Oh this is so cool!
RuttoSSJ Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Check his post marks. He hasn't been here since 2013.
Faolannn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Click Recent Activity, he apparently was on yesterday and had watched somebody on here 3 days ago :)
Kawayoporu-chan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Dear Chris Sanders:

You haven't reply my comment for 2 months, are you ever gonna reply me, I'm a special person, I have autism so my comment is a little down below now?
IcyElu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what, fuck this conversation.
IcyElu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe its because he's a busy man? Just because you have autism doesn't mean you get everything you want. I have bipolar disorder and PTSD.
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