(Christopher Sanders, Christopher Michael Sanders)
Born in CO. Education: California Institute for the Arts, graduated, 1984.
Career: Voice performer and writer. Also character designer, storyboard artist for animated films, and story supervisor; Marvel Comics, worked as character artist; Walt Disney Co., began in visual development department, 1987, became writer, director, and voice artist; Stormcoast Pictures, partner.
Awards, Honors: Annie Awards, outstanding individual achievement for storyboarding in an animated feature production and outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature production (with others), International Animated Film Society, 1998, both for Mulan; Audience Award, Sarajevo Film Festival, 2002, Academy Award nomination, best animated feature, 2003, and Annie Award nominations, outstanding writing in an animated feature production (with Dean DeBlois), outstanding directing in an animated feature production (with DeBlois), and outstanding character design in an animated feature production, 2003, all for Lilo & Stitch.
(Uncredited) Voice of little brother, Mulan (animated), Buena Vista, 1998.
(As Christopher Michael Sanders) Voices of Stitch and Genetic Experiment 626, Lilo & Stitch (animated), Buena Vista, 2002.
Voice of Stitch, Stitch! the Movie (animated; also known as Disney's "Stitch!" the Movie), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.
Voice of Experiment 626 Stitch, The Lion King 1-1/2 (animated), Buena Vista Home Video/Walt Disney Home Video, 2004.
Voice of Stitch, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (animated), Buena Vista Home Video/Walt Disney Home Video, 2005.
Production designer, The Lion King (animated; also known as El rey leon), Buena Vista, 1994.
(As Christopher Michael Sanders) Director (with Dean DeBlois), Lilo & Stitch (animated), Buena Vista, 2002.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Guest, The Buzz, YTV, 2002.
Television Appearances; Other:
Voice of Stitch, Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003–2006.
Voices of Stitch and Leroy, Leroy & Stitch (animated movie), The Disney Channel, 2006.
Himself, A Tale as Old as Time: The Making of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Walt Disney Home Video, 2002.
Voice of Stitch, Stitch Experiment 626 (video game; also known as Disney's "Stitch: Experiment 626"), Disney Interactive, 2002.
Voice of Stitch, Kingdom Hearts II (video game; also known as Kingudamu hatsu II), Square Enix, 2005.
(As Christopher Sanders) Mulan (animated), Buena Vista, 1998.
(As Christopher Michael Sanders; with Dean DeBlois) Lilo & Stitch (animated; also based on idea by Sanders), Buena Vista, 2002.
The animated films Beauty and the Beast (also known as Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition), released by Buena Vista in 1991, Aladdin, released by Buena Vista in 1992, and The Lion King (also known as Le rey leon), released by Buena Vista Home Video/Walt Disney Home Video in 1994, were based on stories by Sanders.
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