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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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WARLORDsEMPIRE Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work.
The-Skyward-Wolfman Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Artist
Is that really you Mister Sanders? Oh my gosh....I can't believe it...

It is such a pleasure to meet you! I'm a huge fan! It is so good to meet you!

I know you might not get this message, because I know how busy of a man you are, but I'm just so glad to have found and met you here on DA. ^^

It is such an honor.
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So...thoughts on the Stitch anime? ;;;
Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student
Just watched Lilo and Stitch recently! I didn't know you were on here, but that's cool.
SavianoMarcio Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Logo que vi seu trabalho pensei em Lilo & Stitch, ele transpira sexualidade com suas mulheres curvilíneas, não dá para não deseja-las. Olharei e vou coemntar com calma depois, mas parabéns! =P (Razz) 

As soon as I saw his work I thought of Lilo & Stitch, he exudes sexuality with their curvy women, you can not not want them. I'll look and I coemntar calmly later, but congratulations!
DanGref Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My watchword is simple - Make Peace, Love & Art!

That's what I want wish you from depths of my heart!

So take this small Llama as a gift, for you;

Everyone should have one; no doubts - that's true.

Because of your arts which I've just seen,
My pure adoration in this rhymes have been
Spoken out to show
what does true art mean;

Especially this one from cinema's screen.

From far land of Poles, but not from the Pole!

Please take my warm wishes from artistic soul.

Warm greetings from Poland, where dragons still live;

You can find them too, if you'll just believe!

TheRealYuma Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Mr. Sanders, I have to ask, have you ever drawn a Ne Hwas before?
MikeBennett1980 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconstitchplz: "Meega nala kweesta!"

Looking forward to HTTYD3! :D
ToonEGuy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chris, I loved Lilo & Stitch, but when are you going to actually do something to help hand-drawn animation again instead of working for a studio like DreamWorks that cares about nothing but CGI?
TheRealYuma Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Shows what you know. Did you not see the hand-drawn animation in The Croods?
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