Chris Sanders

Christopher Michael "Chris" Sanders (born March 15, 1960) is an American film animator and voice actor best-known for co-directing and co-writing the Disney animated feature Lilo & Stitch, and providing the voice of Experiment 626 from Lilo & Stitch and Leroy from Disney's Leroy & Stitch. After being later dismissed from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Sanders went on to work for DreamWorks Animation, directing the highly acclaimed animated feature film, How to Train Your Dragon. He is currently serving as co-director on the upcoming feature, The Croods. Description above from the Wikipedia article Chris Sanders (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

Leroy & Stitch (2006)

Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley have finally caught all of Jumba's genetic experiments and found the one true place where each of them belongs. Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are offered positions in the Galactic Alliance, turning them down so they can stay on Earth ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberts Gannaway  •  Tony Craig
CAST:  Tia Carrere  •  Daveigh Chase  •  Zoe Caldwell  •  Kevin McDonald

Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley have finally caught all of Jumba's genetic experiments and found the one true place where each of them belongs. Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are offered positions in the Galactic Alliance, turning them down so they can stay on Earth ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberts Gannaway  •  Tony Craig
CAST:  Tia Carrere  •  Daveigh Chase  •  Zoe Caldwell  •  Kevin McDonald

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Daveigh Chase  •  Chris Sanders  •  Tia Carrere  •  David Ogden Stiers

As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Daveigh Chase  •  Chris Sanders  •  Tia Carrere  •  David Ogden Stiers

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)

Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with Lilo and to short ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Leondis  •  Michael LaBash
CAST:  Tia Carrere  •  Matt Corboy  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Jillian Henry

Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with Lilo and to short ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Leondis  •  Michael LaBash
CAST:  Tia Carrere  •  Matt Corboy  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Jillian Henry

Love and Death (1975)

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Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Georges Adet  •  Frank Adu

Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Georges Adet  •  Frank Adu

Mulan (1998)

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A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Cook  •  Tony Bancroft
CAST:  Lea Salonga  •  Eddie Murphy  •  BD Wong  •  Ming-Na Wen

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Cook  •  Tony Bancroft
CAST:  Lea Salonga  •  Eddie Murphy  •  BD Wong  •  Ming-Na Wen

Stitch! The Movie (2003)

The continuing adventures of Lilo, a little Hawaiian girl, and Stitch, the galaxy's most wanted extraterrestrial. Stitch, Pleakley, and Dr. Jumba are all part of the household now. But what Lilo and Stitch don't know is that Dr. Jumba brought one of his alien ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberts Gannaway  •  Tony Craig
CAST:  Tia Carrere  •  Daveigh Chase  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  Kevin McDonald

The continuing adventures of Lilo, a little Hawaiian girl, and Stitch, the galaxy's most wanted extraterrestrial. Stitch, Pleakley, and Dr. Jumba are all part of the household now. But what Lilo and Stitch don't know is that Dr. Jumba brought one of his alien ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberts Gannaway  •  Tony Craig
CAST:  Tia Carrere  •  Daveigh Chase  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  Kevin McDonald

The Lion King 1½ (2004)

Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all about Timon and Pumbaa and tag ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Raymond
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Ernie Sabella  •  Julie Kavner  •  Jerry Stiller

Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all about Timon and Pumbaa and tag ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Raymond
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Ernie Sabella  •  Julie Kavner  •  Jerry Stiller

The Croods (2013)

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Prehistoric family the Croods live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. Patriarch Grug, his mate, Ugga , teenage daughter Eep, son Thunk and feisty Gran gather food by day and huddle together in a cave at night. When a more evolved caveman named Guy arrives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders  •  Kirk DeMicco
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Emma Stone  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Catherine Keener

Prehistoric family the Croods live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. Patriarch Grug, his mate, Ugga , teenage daughter Eep, son Thunk and feisty Gran gather food by day and huddle together in a cave at night. When a more evolved caveman named Guy arrives ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders  •  Kirk DeMicco
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Emma Stone  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Catherine Keener

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Tom McGrath  •  Chris Miller  •  Christopher Knights  •  Benedict Cumberbatch

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Tom McGrath  •  Chris Miller  •  Christopher Knights  •  Benedict Cumberbatch

The Call of the Wild (2020)

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Dan Stevens  •  Colin Woodell  •  Karen Gillan

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Dan Stevens  •  Colin Woodell  •  Karen Gillan

Fun With Father (1984)

A kitten helps his father defeat a pack of marshmallows.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders
CAST:  John Santacrose  •  Guy Weston Faria

A kitten helps his father defeat a pack of marshmallows.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Sanders
CAST:  John Santacrose  •  Guy Weston Faria

The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' (2005)

An in-depth look at the making of Lilo & Stitch (2002).  (more)

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CAST:  Chris Sanders  •  Dean DeBlois  •  Clark Spencer  •  Pam Coats

An in-depth look at the making of Lilo & Stitch (2002).  (more)

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CAST:  Chris Sanders  •  Dean DeBlois  •  Clark Spencer  •  Pam Coats

The Origin of Stitch (2005)

Stitch discovers Jumba’s secret computer that reveals what creatures Jumba had used to create Stitch, and also hints at his other 625 experiments. Stitch is scared to find out what a monster he is, only for Jumba to come and explain how he found love when he met Lilo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Disa  •  Tony Bancroft
CAST:  Chris Sanders  •  Tress MacNeille  •  David Ogden Stiers

Stitch discovers Jumba’s secret computer that reveals what creatures Jumba had used to create Stitch, and also hints at his other 625 experiments. Stitch is scared to find out what a monster he is, only for Jumba to come and explain how he found love when he met Lilo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Disa  •  Tony Bancroft
CAST:  Chris Sanders  •  Tress MacNeille  •  David Ogden Stiers

The Croods: A New Age (2020)

After leaving their cave, the Croods encounter their biggest threat since leaving: another family called the Bettermans, who claim and show to be better and evolved. Grug grows suspicious of the Betterman parents, Phil and Hope, as they secretly plan to break up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Crawford
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Emma Stone  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Catherine Keener

After leaving their cave, the Croods encounter their biggest threat since leaving: another family called the Bettermans, who claim and show to be better and evolved. Grug grows suspicious of the Betterman parents, Phil and Hope, as they secretly plan to break up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Crawford
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Emma Stone  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Catherine Keener

Lilo & Stitch

The story is about the bond formed between a lonely human girl named Lilo and a dog-like alien named Stitch, who is engineered to be a force of destruction.  (more)

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CAST:  Chris Sanders

The story is about the bond formed between a lonely human girl named Lilo and a dog-like alien named Stitch, who is engineered to be a force of destruction.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Chris Sanders