Monday, April 29, 2013
Chris Sanders On: Emotional Endings
Entertainment Weekly: Without giving anything away, there is a somewhat dark scene toward the end [of The Croods. Did you feel] it was important to push the envelope just a bit to get the emotional payoff?
Chris Sanders: It’s something that my very favorite movies did. […] I worked on Beauty and the Beast and we worked on that last scene very hard, specifically to make it look as if they’d gone too far and there’s no way this was going to work out. So we timed the moment when the Beast said I love you to come right before the last petal fell off the rose. So technically he said it but we still went to the rose and saw the petals fall off because we wanted to convince the audience that all was lost. And my very favorite movies always went as far as they could.
Related: Chris Sanders Sketches: Beauty and the Beast