Ralph Zondag

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

Ralph Zondag is a storyboard artist and animation director.

Life and career[edit]

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 The Care Bears Movie (1985).[1]:48 He later joined Sullivan Bluth Studios in Ireland and worked as animation director on The Land Before Time (1988),[1]:138 in which he animated the characters Petrie and the Sharptooth,[citation needed] and All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989).[1]:14 He also directed television commercials while working at Sullivan Bluth.[citation needed] 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.[1]:138

Zondag joined Walt Disney Feature Animation during the early 1990s and co-wrote Pocahontas in 1995.[1]: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.[2]

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)[3] and Bolt (2008). Zondag also created concept art during the pre-production of Tangled (2010).

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


  1. ^ a b c d e Beck, Jerry (2005). The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 9781569762226. 
  2. ^ "28th Annual Annie". Annie Award. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Dick Zondag". Future Movies. 

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