Mary Sandell

Mary Sandell

The Sandlot LLC

Portland, Oregon

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April 2015
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About Mary

I am an accomplished producer and entertainment executive skilled in project acquisitions, creative development, talent management, animated feature and TV production, strategic planning, team building and executive leadership. I combine strategic and operational skills with a strong love of story and production. I am adept at identifying talent and story ideas that resonate, and experienced in guiding the creative process from early story and script development through production and delivery.


  • Coraline

    Coraline (2009)
    Film (Animation, Family and Fantasy) Producer When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Father of the Pride

    Father of the Pride (2004 - 2005)
    Television (Animation and Comedy) Producer The misadventures of a family of White Lions who perform with Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas.

  • Joe Blow

    Joe Blow (2004)
    Film (Animation and Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Día de los muertos

    Día de los muertos (2002)
    Film (Animation and Short) Producer Dia de los Muertos is a film that captures the beauty, mystery and sacredness of the ancient Meso-American holiday that honors and remembers those who have died. Combining stop-motion animation and sets with computer generated characters, backgrounds and effects creates a richly layered world that blurs the boundaries separating the living from the dead. Dynamic camera angles and lively music enhance the subtle, stylized performances of the living characters and the frenzied action of the spirits Written by Kirk Kelley

  • The PJs

    The PJs (1999 - 2000)
    Television (Animation and Comedy) Producer Thurgood Stubbs lives with his wife Muriel in the housing project where he is the chief superintendent. The show, created by Eddie Murphy (who provides Stubbs' voice), follows the adventures of the Stubbs family and the others in the building, animated through a process called 'Foamation.' Written by Brian Barjenbruch

  • Home Improvement

    Home Improvement (1996)
    Television (Comedy and Family) Animation department Light television comedy about family man Tim Taylor. The show's humor often revolves around cars, toys, tools, hardware shops, garages, fix-it-up projects, and similar themes. Written by Tad Dibbern <>

  • Mr. Resistor

    Mr. Resistor (1994)
    Film (Animation and Short) Producer In a basement, Mr. Resister, who's made out of wires and spare parts, appears at the end of an electric wire. He sees a bowling trophy and cuts off the arms of the bowler atop. The bowler gives chase, organizing other trophies to join the hunt. Mr. Resistor falls into and escapes from various traps, including being caught in a mouse trap and, with the help of his power cord, turning it into a motorized cart. The trophies keep attacking, but Mr. Resistor stays a step ahead. In the background is an plaster Greek statue, a man without arms. Mr. Resistor, the bowling man's arms, and the Greek statue are headed for catharsis. Written by <>

  • Meet the Raisins!

    Meet the Raisins! (1988)
    Television (Animation, Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins themselves, manager Rudy Begaman and the various colorful characters the Raisins ran into. Features many great songs from the fifties to the eighties. Written by Zaldymir


  • Won, BAFTA Children’s Award for Best Feature Film, Coraline

  • Won, AFI Award, Movie of the Year for Coraline

  • Nominated, PGA Award, Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Picture for Coraline

  • Nominated, Primetime Emmy, Outstanding Animated Program for The PJs

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