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Chris Sanders

Highest Rated: 99% How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Lowest Rated: 20% Stitch! The Movie (2003)

Birthday: Mar 15, 1960

Birthplace: Colorado, USA

American film animator and voice actor best known for co-directing the Disney animated feature Lilo & Stitch, and providing the voice of Experiment 626 from Lilo & Stitch and Leroy from Disney's Leroy & Stitch. A 1984 graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Sanders began his career as a character designer for Muppet Babies. He also served as a storyboard artist, artistic director, and character designer on Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Mulan. On December 16, 2006 several internet animation fan sites, including AnimatedNews.com, reported that Sanders had been removed as the director of the upcoming Disney animated film Bolt by John Lasseter. AnimatedNews.com and JimHillMedia.com (among others) speculated that Sanders was removed as director of Bolt allegedly because Lasseter thought Sander's take on the film was "too quirky for its own good." As of December 19, 2006 there has been no confirmation of this by Disney Feature Animation or John Lasseter. According to a February 8, 2007 story in Variety, Sanders has left Disney and directing duties on Bolt were given over to Chris Williams, a Disney writer.In March 2007, Variety reported that Chris Sanders had moved to DreamWorks and had then taken over as director on Crood Awakening, a project previously with Aardman Studios before their departure from DreamWorks.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Croods 2 Screenwriter Director 2020
61% The Call of the Wild Director 2020
No Score Yet How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming Director 2019
73% Penguins Of Madagascar Antarctic Penguin $70.8M 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 Executive Producer $147.1M 2014
71% The Croods Screenwriter Belt Director $187.2M 2013
99% How to Train Your Dragon Director Screenwriter $217M 2010
40% Leroy & Stitch Leroy/Stitch 2006
40% Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Stitch 2005
78% The Lion King 1 1/2 Experiment 626 Stitch 2004
20% Stitch! The Movie Stitch 2003
86% Lilo & Stitch Stitch $145.8M 2002
86% Mulan Screenwriter 1998


No Score Yet Lilo & Stitch The Series
Voice 2006


Belt says: Da Da Daaaaaaa!!!!!

Lilo says: You know, you wreck everything you touch. Why not try and make something for a change?

Stitch says: [builds a city out of what he finds in Lilo's room.]

Lilo says: Wow. San Francisco.

Stitch says: [begins to destroy the city like the monster in "Earth vs. the Spider", picking up a toy car.]

Stitch says: [begins to destroy the city like the monster in 'Earth vs. the Spider', picking up a toy car.]

Stitch says: [as car passengers] Eeeeeek! Save me!

Lilo says: No more caffeine for you.

Stitch says: Yoo porma dissy!

Jumba says: Leave my mother out of this!

Stitch says: This is my family. I found it, all on my own. Is little, and broken, but still good.