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What Do Illustrators Do?
What Do Illustartors Do movie poster
Theatrical teaser poster
Film information

Directed by

Chance S.
Taylor Grodin

Produced by

Eileen Christelow
Chance S.
Adam Katz

Executive Produced by

Eileen Christelow
Steven Samono
Terry Ward
Geo G.
Adam Katz

Written by

James Sharp
Eileen Christelow
Adam Katz

Based on

"What Do Illustrators Do?" by
Eileen Christelow for
McGraw-Hill Financial
and Clarion Books


Dan Castellaneta
Fred Stoller
Tress MacNeille
Brody Rose
Max Charles
Teo Halm
Tom Kenny
Bill Fagerbakke

Music by

James Barkley
Kevin MacLeod

Editing by

Taylor Grodin


McGraw-Hill Financial
Clearwater Animation
20th Century Fox Animation

Distributed by

20th Century Fox

Release Date(s)

June 7, 2016



Running time

67 minutes



See also
animation errorsstatisticsspeculationproccess

What Do Illustrators Do? is an upcoming 2016 American hand-drawn/computer animated 3D action-adventure comedy fantasy film produced by McGraw-Hill Financial, Clearwater Animation, and 20th Century Fox Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox, based on the book of the same name by Eileen Christelow.

The film centers around two illustrators, John and Ann, who tell stories by drawing pictures in New York, but then a giant green monster comes to destroy the city, so now they have to save the city with their sons, Kaz, Rick and Jacqueline, and their pets, Leonard and Scooter. The film will be directed by Chance S. and Eddie Patino, and the film script will be written by James Sharp, Chance S., and Eddie Patino. It is set to be released on June 7, 2016. This film also has 2D hand-drawn animated sequences.


Coming soon!


NOTE: Justin Chapman and Tom Kenny also voiced several paper clones along with Gabriel Garcia.


Coming soon!


What Do Illustrators Do? is set to be released on June 7, 2016 in 2D and 3D by 20th Century Fox.


For the main transcript of the film, see What Do Illustrators Do? (film)/Transcript.

For the trailer transcripts of the film, see What Do Illustrators Do? (film)/Trailer transcripts.