|Other names||Ralf Zondag|
|Occupation||Animator, storyboard artist|
Life and career
He started his career at the Toronto-based Nelvana studio in working on projects like The Care Bears Movie (1985).:48 He later joined Sullivan Bluth Studios in Ireland and worked as animation director on The Land Before Time (1988),:138 in which he animated the characters Petrie and the Sharptooth, and All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989).:14 He also directed television commercials while working at Sullivan Bluth. In 1993, he made his directorial debut for We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story based on the book of the same name, along with his brother Dick.:138
Zondag joined Walt Disney Feature Animation during the early 1990s and co-wrote Pocahontas in 1995.:204 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 worked on projects such as Rugrats Go Wild (2003), Home on the Range (2004), Balto III: Wings of Change (2004), Valiant (2005), and Curious George (2006). Zondag worked as storyboard artist on Ultimate Avengers 2, Flushed Away (2006), The Golden Compass (2007), and Kung Fu Panda (2008). He worked the 3-D animated features Meet the Robinsons (2007) and Bolt (2008). Zondag also created concept art during the pre-production of Tangled (2010).
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