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Chris Sanders is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive Producer, Production Design, Visual Development and Thanks American born on 12 march 1962 at Colorado Springs (USA)

Chris Sanders

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Birth name Christopher Michael Sanders
Nationality USA
Birth 12 march 1962 (56 years) at Colorado Springs (USA)
Awards Annie Award

Christopher Michael "Chris" Sanders (born March 12, 1962) is an American animation director and illustrator best known for co-writing and co-directing the Disney animated feature Lilo & Stitch (2002) and DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon (2010), and providing the voice of Experiment 626 ("Stitch") from the former. After leaving Walt Disney Animation Studios, Sanders went on to work for DreamWorks Animation, co-writing and co-directing the critically acclaimed animated feature film How to Train Your Dragon. His recent work is serving as co-director and co-writer on The Croods, along with Kirk DeMicco. Now, Sanders and DeMicco are both working on The Croods 2, a sequel to the film.

Biography

Sanders is married to Jessica Steele-Sanders. Together, they wrote an illustrated novel, titled Rescue Sirens: The Search for the Atavist (2015).

Best films

The Lion King (1994)
(Story)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
(Scriptwriter)
The Croods (2013)
(Director)
Boss Baby (2017)
(Thanks)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
(Director)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
(Story)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chris Sanders (15 films)

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Actor

Penguins of Madagascar, 1h33
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Spy films, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Tom McGrath, Ben Stiller, Peter Stormare, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Jada Pinkett Smith
Roles Antarctic Penguin (voice)
Rating66% 3.3458653.3458653.3458653.3458653.345865
In Antarctica, three young penguins – Skipper, Kowalski, and Rico – defy the laws of nature to save an egg the other penguins believe to be doomed. After saving it from a pack of leopard seals and accidentally setting themselves adrift on an iceberg, the egg hatches into Private.
The Croods
The Croods (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman
Roles Belt (voice)
Rating71% 3.596023.596023.596023.596023.59602
A cave family called the Croods survives due to the overprotective nature of their stubborn, stern patriarch, Grug. The only one who questions the family's sheltered life is his teenaged daughter Eep who frequently disobeys her father's orders out of curiosity, which he finds dangerous. After stealing an egg for their meal and running afoul with a carnivorous cat; Grug and Eep, along with her mother Ugga, her grandmother Gran, and her younger brother and sister Thunk and Sandy face time sheltered in their cave home.
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about the labor movement, Time travel films, Les fées, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jennifer Hale, Lola Sanchez, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Susanne Blakeslee, Lesli Margherita, Corey Burton
Roles Horse
Rating60% 3.00663.00663.00663.00663.0066
At the Tremaine mansion, Cinderella's stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella are bitterly doing Cinderella's old chores. Anastasia wanders off to avoid work and stumbles upon a picnic being held by Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother to celebrate Cinderella and the Prince's one-year anniversary. When the Fairy Godmother drops her wand, Anastasia takes it, and in the ensuing struggle Anastasia accidentally turns the Fairy Godmother to stone. Anastasia flees the scene, taking the wand to her sister and mother.
Leroy & Stitch, 1h9
Directed by Roberts Gannaway
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Tia Carrere, Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Zoe Caldwell, Dakota Fanning, Kevin McDonald
Roles Stitch/Leroy
Rating62% 3.1094853.1094853.1094853.1094853.109485
With their mission to capture all 623 experiments and repurpose them on Earth completed, Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are honored as heroes by the Galactic Alliance. Jumba is given the confiscated key to his laboratory again, Pleakley is offered a post as chairman of Earth Studies at G.A.C.C. (Galactic Alliance Community College) and Stitch is made the Captain of the Galactic Armada and commander of his newly commissioned ship BRB-9000 (Big Red Battleship 9000). Lilo is made Galactic Federation Ambassador to Earth and sole guardian of Stitch's "cousins". Before they leave, Lilo gives Jumba her favorite Elvis record, Pleakley a paperweight (which is actually an Earth rock) and Stitch a necklace with a Ku Tiki (the Hawaiian god of strength).
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, 1h8
Directed by Tony Leondis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Dakota Fanning, Tia Carrere, Matt Corboy, Chris Sanders, Kevin McDonald, Jillian Henry
Roles Stitch (voice)
Rating63% 3.1575353.1575353.1575353.1575353.157535
Stitch is having a nightmare about turning bad again and causing destruction to Earth, including hurting Lilo. After Stitch wakes up, Lilo comforts him by telling him she knows he would never cause harm to her. Lilo also tests his goodness level by having him do a few good deeds. Discovering that they are late for hula class, they use their hovercraft to get there.
The Lion King 1½, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about lions, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate
Actors Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Frank Welker, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller, Matthew Broderick
Roles Stitch
Rating65% 3.295763.295763.295763.295763.29576
The film is told through the perspective of Timon and Pumbaa through the literary device known as a frame story. The two are shown watching the original film, The Lion King, being shown in silhouette commenting on the movie being shown before them, in a style nearly identical to that of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Stitch! The Movie, 58minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Yingling, Kevin McDonald
Roles Stitch (voice)
Rating62% 3.103523.103523.103523.103523.10352
The film starts out with Captain Gantu on his new spaceship (his original got destroyed in the first film), being hired by Hämsterviel to retrieve the experiments.
Lilo & Stitch, 1h25
Directed by Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Surfing films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames
Roles 'Stitch' (voice)
Rating72% 3.601693.601693.601693.601693.60169
Dr. Jumba Jookiba is arrested and put on trial by the Galactic Federation for "illegal genetic experimentation", as evidenced by his Experiment 626, a living creature which is capable of creating untold chaos. Jumba is imprisoned while Experiment 626 is supposed to be exiled on a desert asteroid. 626 manages to escape in a spaceship and activates the hyperdrive, causing its guidance systems to malfunction and randomly set a course for Earth. The Grand Councilwoman dispatches Jumba and Agent Pleakley, the Council's Earth expert, to the planet to have 626 captured discreetly. 626 lands on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi, but is knocked unconscious by a passing truck and taken to an animal shelter.
Mulan
Mulan (1998)
, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Martial arts
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Martial arts films, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Ming-Na Wen, Lea Salonga, Eddie Murphy, Jackie Chan, B.D. Wong, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Little Brother (voice)
Rating76% 3.801773.801773.801773.801773.80177
After the Huns, led by the ruthless Shan Yu, invade Han China, the Chinese emperor begins to command a general mobilization. Each family is given a conscription notice, requiring one man from each family to join the Chinese army. When Fa Mulan hears that her elderly father Fa Zhou, the only man in their family, is once more to go to war, she becomes anxious and apprehensive. She decides to deal with this herself by disguising herself as a man so that she can go to war instead of her father. When her family learns of Mulan's departure, they all become anxious. Grandmother Fa, Mulan's grandmother, prays to the family ancestors for Mulan's safety. The ancestors then order their "Great Stone Dragon" to protect Mulan. The ancestors are unaware that the statue of Great Stone Dragon failed to come to life, and that Mushu, a small dragon, is the one to go and protect Mulan.
Love and Death, 1h25
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Historical
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jessica Harper, Georges Adet, Olga Georges-Picot, James Tolkan
Roles Joseph
Rating77% 3.8990353.8990353.8990353.8990353.899035
When Napoleon (James Tolkan) invades Austria during the Napoleonic Wars, Boris Grushenko (Woody Allen), a coward and pacifist scholar, is forced to enlist in the Russian Army. Desperate and disappointed after hearing the news that Sonja (Diane Keaton), his cousin twice removed, is to wed a herring merchant, he inadvertently becomes a war hero. He returns and marries the recently widowed Sonja, who does not want to marry Boris, but promises him that she will when she thinks that he is about to be killed in a duel. Their marriage is filled with philosophical debates, and no money. Their life together is interrupted when Napoleon invades the Russian Empire. Boris wants to flee but his wife, angered that the invasion will interfere with their plans to start a family that year, conceives a plot to assassinate Napoleon at his headquarters in Moscow. Boris and Sonja debate the matter with some degree of philosophical double-talk, and Boris reluctantly goes along with it. They fail to kill Napoleon and Sonja escapes arrest while Boris is executed, despite being told by a vision that he will be pardoned.

Director

The Croods
The Croods (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman
Rating71% 3.596023.596023.596023.596023.59602
A cave family called the Croods survives due to the overprotective nature of their stubborn, stern patriarch, Grug. The only one who questions the family's sheltered life is his teenaged daughter Eep who frequently disobeys her father's orders out of curiosity, which he finds dangerous. After stealing an egg for their meal and running afoul with a carnivorous cat; Grug and Eep, along with her mother Ugga, her grandmother Gran, and her younger brother and sister Thunk and Sandy face time sheltered in their cave home.
How to Train Your Dragon, 1h38
Directed by Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age, Children's films
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Rating80% 4.047794.047794.047794.047794.04779
The island of Berk is a remote Viking village, from which dragons periodically steal livestock. Hiccup, the awkward son of the village chieftain, Stoick the Vast, is too small to fight the dragons and instead fashions mechanical devices under his apprenticeship with Gobber the blacksmith, though his inventions often backfire. During one attack, Hiccup believes he has shot down a Night Fury, an extremely rare and dangerous dragon. Hiccup later finds it in the forest trapped in his bolas, but finds that he can't bring himself to kill the dragon and instead sets it free. Stoick assembles a fleet to find the dragons' nest, leaving Hiccup in a dragon-fighting class taught by Gobber. Hiccup returns to the forest to find the Night Fury still there, and realizes it is unable to fly properly because of its crippled caudal fin. Hiccup gradually tames the dragon and gives it the name "Toothless", for its retractable teeth. Hiccup makes a harness and prosthetic fin that allows him to guide the dragon in free flight. By studying Toothless' behavior, Hiccup becomes proficient in subduing the captive dragons during training. Stoick's fleet arrives home unsuccessful, but he is cheered by Hiccup's unexpected success.
Lilo & Stitch, 1h25
Directed by Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Surfing films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames
Rating72% 3.601693.601693.601693.601693.60169
Dr. Jumba Jookiba is arrested and put on trial by the Galactic Federation for "illegal genetic experimentation", as evidenced by his Experiment 626, a living creature which is capable of creating untold chaos. Jumba is imprisoned while Experiment 626 is supposed to be exiled on a desert asteroid. 626 manages to escape in a spaceship and activates the hyperdrive, causing its guidance systems to malfunction and randomly set a course for Earth. The Grand Councilwoman dispatches Jumba and Agent Pleakley, the Council's Earth expert, to the planet to have 626 captured discreetly. 626 lands on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi, but is knocked unconscious by a passing truck and taken to an animal shelter.

Scriptwriter

How to Train Your Dragon 2, 1h42
Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age, Children's films
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Rating77% 3.898183.898183.898183.898183.89818
Five years after the Viking village of Berk made peace with the dragons, they now live among the villagers as helpful companions. Hiccup goes on adventures with his dragon, Toothless, as they discover and map unexplored lands. Now 20 years old, he is being pressed by his father, Stoick the Vast, to succeed him as chieftain, although Hiccup remains unsure if he is ready for this responsibility.
The Croods
The Croods (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman
Rating71% 3.596023.596023.596023.596023.59602
A cave family called the Croods survives due to the overprotective nature of their stubborn, stern patriarch, Grug. The only one who questions the family's sheltered life is his teenaged daughter Eep who frequently disobeys her father's orders out of curiosity, which he finds dangerous. After stealing an egg for their meal and running afoul with a carnivorous cat; Grug and Eep, along with her mother Ugga, her grandmother Gran, and her younger brother and sister Thunk and Sandy face time sheltered in their cave home.