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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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MikeBennett1980 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconstitchplz: "Meega nala kweesta!"

Looking forward to HTTYD3! :D
ToonEGuy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  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?
hunterN05 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait...wait...wait... the guy who did Lilo and Stitch, and voiced Stitch himself, is on dA?

Who else is on dA I don't know about?
Holy balls, I approve of this.
WATCHED! Because yo style right now, is ballin.
TheMythicalPlatypus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know you were on here...That's so cool!

I love Lilo and Stitch :heart:
09alih Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't know you were on here! As a Disney freak with pride, I'm a big fan of Lilo and Stitch, and it's so great to see a well-known professional like yourself showcasing art here!
wolfheartsprite Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you could donate/share… or for my family, I would be eternally grateful.  Each site caters to different countries.
CaitlinTheLucario Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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  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
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