Chris Sanders Sketches: Christmas!
One of The Croods' most enjoyable and emotional elements is its focus on family. Putting aside all of the historical inaccuracies and political incorrectness surrounding Thanksgiving, Turkey Day's real appeal is also family.
And cranberry sauce.
But mostly family.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday today. Make sure and tell your family — whatever form of family you are spending the day with — how thankful you are to have them in your life.
Not to sound sappy or anything, but I also want to say how thankful I am to you, the followers of this Tumblr. I’ve gotten to know a few of you a little through email and the comments section. That’s been a real treat, and something I’d secretly hoped for back when I began this in March, 2012. While I’ve yet to meet the rest of you, I do see your cities highlighted on Tumblr’s miniature map of the world, and it delights me to know you’re out there.
Happy Thanksgiving! See you next week!
Mousephant sculpture by Madwit.
Croods Pumpkin by emmap2013.
Yet another set of super-cute Croods storyboards from Chris Sanders.
All drawings: Chris Sanders
The Croods' Directors Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco on Collaboration
Kirk: I would very much prefer to be working with somebody, especially in animation, because there’s so much to do. It’s good to have an extra set of eyes on things, but it’s also good for energy because along the way you run into some brick walls. So it’s good to have somebody else that, after everyone else is done, that you can go into a room with and talk things out with. To kinda go, ‘Where are we?
Chris (laughing, and in a pseudo-therapeutic tone): You could express your frustrations.
Kirk (also laughing): Yeah.
Chris: Rather than just bottling them up and exploding…
Kirk: …You have somebody to vent with!