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Lilo and Stitch - One Sequence, One Version by alohalilo Lilo and Stitch - One Sequence, One Version by alohalilo
How many drawings in a storyboarded sequence? Well, here's one. Sequence, that is. At the end of Lilo and Stitch we were cataloging and packing up our story drawings. We got to talking about how thick the piles were. Eventually someone suggested we take a picture of the drawings for one sequence. We used the floor of a large open meeting room in the Florida studio, and brought in a scissor lift as a platform for the photographer. Then we spread out the drawings. We were all surprised just how large an area they covered. Bela Temesvary shot the picture. Then he suggested I sit in the middle of them for posterity.

Now, if you're still reading, bear in mind that this is not just one sequence from the film, but one VERSION of one sequence. Sharp-eyed observers will note that this is the obsolete chase sequence that featured a 747. That version was dropped after September 11. So this entire thing wasn't used. Nor is this the first version of this sequence - I boarded it at least once before this. So this is probably version 2. I boarded it again from scratch at least one more time after this one was scrapped.

Most people board on Cintiq now, but I still do it on paper. It's nice to have original drawings to sit on at the end.
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Mafon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
From the preview i've got the idea these were dollar bills
danielnewton Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2014
Well Chris Sanders this is very impressive seeing all those drawings scattered around you like that. As I`m currently studying animation in Uni I can clearly see how many thousands of drawings would be needed for these animated movies.

I have Lilo & Stitch on DVD at home and I have the old 747 chase scene on my DVD with other deleted scenes, I loved the 747 sequence better than the space ship sequence and I SO wish you could have kept it. But don`t worry I understand why you had to change it because of September 11 (and of course the space ship makes more sense to how Jumba and Pleakley got to Earth).

By the way I just thought I`d let you know that I myself have acctually tried to make a fan attempt to restore the 747 scene, by trying to replace the un-coloured shots with the coloured shots from the final version, and also trying to carry the sequence onwards from where you stopped animating it. It was quite trickey to restore the scene since some un-coloured shots couldn`t be replaced and towards the end I had to use some of the un-animated shots from the first version of the sequence to replace the shots of Jumba`s ship, but this could at least give people an impression to how the scene might have turned out when finished. Here`s the link to it:…

I`ve also attepmted to restore 2 other deleted scenes from the movie, Stitch`s Trial and the original version of Stitch and Jumba`s fight in Lilo`s house. Here are the links:… (Stitch`s Trial)… (Jumba`s attacks)

Please check them out when you have time and tell me what you think of them. 


ninllot Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014
AMIGO, ERES GENIAL, lilo y stitch fue genial y la versión original del con el 747 fue mucho mejor que la que quedo en la pelicula al igual que el ataque de jumba.

Me encanto todo lo que trabajaste y desearia ver otra pelicula, como con lilo ya de grande o algo asi

como en estos dibujos…
skcolb Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I still remember going to Disney world back in Nov. 2001, we got a tour of some studio, and I got to see some animators working on a Lilo and Stitch scene. It was quite magical to me at the time. *.*

Loved that movie!
DominaDraco Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that is a lot! I think people sometimes forget how much work and development and planning go into an animated movie (or any movie for that matter). Not just the actual creating of the movie, but the script writing, the character creating, the very beginning where you have an idea and spend countless days building on it. Then comes the pre-production of a movie, then the actual movie creation, then the post production!

Mr. Sanders, I have to say that I've always admired your work and your style. I especially like how in Lilo and Stitch, the human characters deviated from the usual Disney features. It gave the film a unique feel. :)

Wonderful work! :D
TicciT0byRogers Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
XD at first I thought that was pancakes
plugaruseby Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wowwwwwwwww !!
shadlingdrop Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you should've put in a banana for scale XD
plugaruseby Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you have artist's foot for scale..
shadlingdrop Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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