Ralph Zondag

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Ralph Zondag
Nationality Russian
Other names Ralf Zondag
Occupation Animator, storyboard artist
Years active 1985–present

Ralph Zondag is an animation director and storyboard artist of Dutch origin.

Zondag studied animation at Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada from 1983 to 1984.

He started his career at the Toronto-based Nelvana studio in working on projects like Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins, The Care Bears Movie and the Ewoks and Droids cartoons.

He later joined Sullivan Bluth Studios in Ireland and worked as animation director on The Land Before Time, in which he animated the characters Petrie and the Sharptooth, and All Dogs Go To Heaven. He also directed television commercials while working at Sullivan Bluth.

In 1993 he made his directorial debut on the animated adaptation of We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story alongside his brother Dick.

Zondag joined Walt Disney Feature Animation during the early 90s; he served as head of storyboards on Pocahontas in 1995.

In 2000, he and Eric Leighton directed Dinosaur as a part of the Disney Computer Graphics Unit. Zondag was nominated for Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production.

He has worked on projects like Rugrats Go Wild, Home on the Range, Balto 3: Wings of Change, Valiant and Curious George.

Zondag worked as storyboard artist on Ultimate Avengers 2, Flushed Away, The Golden Compass, Kung Fu Panda and King of the Elves. He recently worked on 3-D animated features like Meet the Robinsons and Bolt, he also made concept art during the pre-production of Tangled.

His most recent credit is on the FX TV series Archer.

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