Full-time animation writer-director (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods).
Part-time cartoonist and illustrator.
If you saw this picture and your first thought was that you were looking at a costumed Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, you wouldn’t be alone. Last Friday, Jess and I attended Disneyland’s Halloween party. It was the maiden voyage for Jess’s newest costume, in progress since spring: Katrina Van Tassel from “The Legend of Sleepy […]
Ever since I started “Kiskaloo” I’ve been asked if I’ll ever make a plush of the cat, Ogo. Well, I wanted to, just like I want to get back to drawing the comic and learn deep-sea welding. Even though I’ve had enough time to write more than a year’s worth of strips, I’m still so […]
I grew up with my Grandfather and Grandmother in Denver, Colorado. The last two weeks of every summer we would go on vacation. We didn’t have a lot of money, so all our destinations had to be places we could drive. This meant that the farthest we ever got from Denver was Florida. Which, mind […]
Happy Halloween from Katrina in Disney's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"! If you haven't already, definitely watch this classic piece of Halloween animation before the clock strikes midnight, and read more about it in a blog post about our experience at Disneyland when Jess wore her Katrina costume (made by @trashylingerie): http://www.chrissandersart.com/blog/ Meanwhile, enjoy these new photos by the outstanding @ryanastamendiphotography, with makeup by @evilyn_mua and hairstyling by @ah3hairstylist. #katrinavantassel #disney #sleepyhollow #halloween #jessicasteele #ryanastamendi
How many drawings in a storyboarded sequence? Well, here's one. Sequence, that is. At the end of "Lilo & 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. It's important when talking about a traditionally animated film to clarify that these are not animation drawings, as some people have mistakenly assumed. I'm not an animator; I work in story. So these drawings were for story pitches and the story reel. 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. #chrissanders #liloandstitch #disney #animation #storyboarding #tbt
You can see the surface of our table for the first time since Wednesday night! San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has come to a close, but we're already making plans for next year. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us! For those of you who couldn't make it, we expect most of our new merchandise to be available in our online store sometime in September. #chrissanders #sdcc #sdcc2014
It's the last day of San Diego Comic-Con 2014! If you'd like to take home the ultimate Chris Sanders souvenir, we're selling the printer's proof for our backdrop, which is slightly larger than half-scale -- almost five feet tall -- and printed on sturdy vinyl. Use it to decorate your wall, or cover a tiny car. $200 and it's yours! #chrissanders #sdcc #sdcc2014 #ogo #kiskaloo #redhead #pinup
The last box of Ogo plushes are on sale now! #chrissanders #ogo #kiskaloo #sdcc #sdcc2014 #cat
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