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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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danparkerstudios Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Hello, Mr. Sanders.

Many years ago, I saw Lilo and Stitch in theaters and I loved it!
lemontea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Aloha from O'ahu!

Kawayoporu-chan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015

Dear Chris Sanders:

Please reply me soon as possible there's something I wanna know when I have watched all your experiment series like Stitchie and Angel.

1. You created Lilo, but did you really both created Stitchie and Angel and all the cousins yourself?

2. Do you liked the none canon story called Stitch! the spin-off anime show?

3. Do you watched your creative directed movies and the series of them at all?

4. Do you loved the couple Stitchie and Angel?

5. I just liked to call Stitch by having 2 syllables like Angel does, so did you name them your own characters yourself?

6. When Stitchie and Angel are alike, did you wished you have made them both met Lilo at the same time in the 1st film when 624 got revealed to like 626?

7. Do you know Sonic and Amy, they both start the same letters as Stitchie and Angel as well so 4 of the names should all have 2 syllables?

8. How come the series ended, why didn't we get to see all the experiments revealed completely, why did we have to imagined all in our heads to imaginate the rest of the experiment appearances, why isn't it just like Pokemon and Digimon they reveal all designs so why not the experiments have that same case so we have all the collection as Digimon and Pokemon so we perhaps will have cards or a encyclopedia of all the Stitch cousins, it's saddening the Stitchie cousin fans they are curious to see the rest of them like we did see what Shrink, Doubledip they looked like and what were Howcome, Jumby, Trainer and 628's appearances looked like when we last seen 629 Leroy, I want to know everything about this?

it was silly they forgot to add Tickle-Tummy in the Leroy & Stitch ending credits, so Mamf must be the name for 628 switched from the number 272.
The-Skyward-Wolfman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Student Artist
Hello sir!
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!

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