Sideshow has revealed an all new collaboration with celebrated animation writer, director, and cartoonist Chris Sanders. Through this new partnership, Sideshow will produce high-end collectible statues that faithfully bring Sanders’s whimsical artwork to life in three dimensions. See the first full statue below!
To date, Chris Sanders has had a prolific career in character design, storyboarding, and co-wrote and co-directed beloved animated hit films like Disney’s Lilo & Stitch , as well as How to Train Your Dragon and The Croods for DreamWorks Animation and the recent live-action Call of the Wild . His illustration style is immediately recognized for its vibrant coloration, pin-up sensibilities, and imaginative aesthetic inspired by tropical and fantasy themes.
Sideshow is working closely with Sanders to realize his two-dimensional art as detailed statues that capture all the same expressive energy as his signature cartoon creations. The first piece debuting in this new artist series will be the Pumpkin Witch Statue, a magical pin-up figure inspired by the glamour and ghoulishness of the Halloween season. You can see Chris Sanders inking his redline sketch of the original Pumpkin Witch design in the video below!
Fans can stay tuned at side.show/comingsoon for more updates and collectibles coming through this partnership with Chris Sanders. There, you can RSVP to be notified when the Pumpkin Witch Statue launches for pre-order and view all the latest announcements about this exciting new artist series. Keep up with all of the exciting news and reveals from Sideshow Con 2020 at side.show/con.