The ARTree Community Arts Center

Developing the Roots of Creativity

Guest Speaker Series: Chris Sonnenburg

2018 Speaker Series


Chris Sonnenburg

Executive producer and supervising director of Disney Channel’s "Tangled: The Series" based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed feature film.

With over 20 years of experience in the animation industry, Sonnenburg began his career at Disney Feature Animation in 1994 working on films such as Pocahontas, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan and Fantasia 2000.

Later in his career, he worked with James Baxter Animation as an assistant director on the 2D sequences for Disney’s Enchanted and DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda.

Sonnenburg’s television credits include "The Critic," "Futurama," "Beavis and Butthead," as well as Disney’s "Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil" and "Gravity Falls." Sonnenburg attended California Institute of the Arts where he majored in Character Animation. During college, he worked as Bugs Bunny at Six Flags Magic Mountain, which is still one of his all-time favorite jobs.

A native of San Bernardino, Sonnenburg currently resides in Newhall with his wife Janelle and two teenage daughters. He enjoys building movie prop replicas with his friends and spending quality time with his family.

7:00 p.m. / Thursday September 27


24266 Main St. Newhall

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