Chris Sanders - director, writer, designer

Chris Sanders joined the Disney company as a character designer and storyboard artist on The Rescuers Down Under (1990). Sanders continued working on some of Disney’s most notable films such as Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), and Mulan (1998) in varying roles including screenplay writer, production designer, and visual development artist. 

Sanders vision was finally realized in Lilo & Stitch (2002), a film he pitched, wrote, directed, and designed alongside Dean DeBlois. Lilo & Stitch was the first Disney film in decades to embrace watercolor backgrounds hoping to evoke the bright look and art direction of Dumbo (1941). All characters and set designs were highly inspired by Sanders personal artistic style. 

Sanders began directing a film titled American Dog in 2006 but was taken off production shortly after John Lasseter joined Disney as Chief Creative Officer. American Dog was eventually released under the title Bolt (2008) with a new plot, characters, and art direction.

Sanders now works at Dreamworks and is credited with the massive hit How to Train Your Dragon, as well as a television series based on the film and its upcoming sequels.

burrito-cat asked:


E: Religion

My views on religion are… weird. I was raised Roman Catholic, spend most of middle school studying the Bible together with a group of girls who were mostly Non-Denominational Christians, and have studied bits and pieces of other religions and philosophies on my own.

At this point my life, I call myself an atheist, for simplicities sake. I don’t believe there is a God or Gods or a sentient high power of any kind. If there ends up being one that I meet when I die or something, I am going to spit in their face. There is too much suffering in the world for me to ever be able to accept any excuse by anyone or anything about it some how being part of a plan or better for humanity. I don’t believe there’s a hell waiting for bad people anymore than there’s some mystical paradise for good people. The Christian idea of heaven, where everyone blissfully sits and worships God for eternity (that’s literally what the Bible says, btw) never sat well with me.

But I also don’t necessarily think that there aren’t powers beyond our understanding working in the universe. A single one of our molecules could be an entire universe for life that could no more understand us than us them. Things are magical and mysterious and amazing without having to have been made an controlled by some mysterious figure behind the curtain. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. But each part is a whole that is just as great and requires just as much love and respect. There’s a lot of Taoist philosophy that I’ve kind of adopted in certain respects. Nothingness is just as important as ‘somethingness’ and you need both to give the world meaning. Emptiness, fullness, darkness, light, yin and yang, all constantly flowing and changing and shifting around each other to bring both order and disorder.

In the end, the only thing I really truly believe in is love. In a cosmic sense, not just an individual sense. I think love is a force for change that we can all use and are all made of. Love isn’t just romance or family or friends. It is understanding. You can hate someone with all your being, and still show them love.

I’m not very good at explaining myself when it comes to these things.

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  • G:Single/Taken.
  • H:Favorite book.
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  • P:If I have any pets and name.
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  • S:What’s my ringtone.
  • T:Favorite male character from a TV show.
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  • X:Celebrity crush.
  • Y:My birthday.

true as fuck zodiac

  • aries: lovable but still a lil bitch
  • taurus: p cute but probably sacrifices hamsters to satan in their free time
  • gemini: crayola as fuck
  • cancer: rude as hell and not to be trusted with shit
  • leo: cutest ever
  • virgo: really deep and doesn't take any shit
  • libra: weird as hell omg
  • scorpio: probably satan
  • sagittarius: cute and very sweet
  • capricorn: to be avoided bc they're like taurus but they probs talk about their hamster sacrifices
  • aquarius: charming but hella strange once you know them
  • pisces: even more crayola than gemini