RayPointer

The Search for Koko the Clown

June 8, 2014 in Educational, Featured Posts

My formative years introduced me to the old theatricals that were first sold to television in the 1950s. These cartoons not only captured my attention due to the fascinating animation, but also instilled an interest in drawing […]

RayPointer

Mutt and Jeff: The Original Animated Odd Couple

May 16, 2014 in Featured Posts, News

Mutt and Jeff is an American expression that refers to the pairing of tall with short. This combination of contrasting opposites has been the foundation of many comedy teams of Vaudeville, movies, and of course animated cartoons. […]

Lavalle Lee

Animation Overdrive at Universal Studios Orlando

April 22, 2014 in Featured Posts, News

Most people think about Harry Potter when it comes to Universal Studios located in Orlando, Florida, but for animation enthusiast like us, we care more about the cartoon rides and gift shops. Just updated in the summer […]

Lavalle Lee

New Traditional Animation Facebook Group!

March 20, 2014 in News

We just started a new Facebook Group for professionals and students to post their artwork, pencil tests, demo reels, animated shorts, kickstarter campains, etc. Everything 2d is welcomed! We already have over 1500 members, so why wait […]

James N.

Oscar Nominated Shorts and Features

February 28, 2014 in Featured Posts, News, Reviews

This year’s Oscar nominations have a pretty good crop of hand-drawn animated films in both the shorts and features categories. There are two hand-drawn features, one fully hand-drawn short, and one hand-drawn/CG hybrid. Here’s a little more […]

Lavalle Lee

Interview with Tony Bancroft, author of Directing for Animation

January 30, 2014 in Featured Posts, Interviews, News

Q. Tony, Can you give us some backstory of your life and career up to today? I grew up with a twin brother, Tom Bancroft. Tom and I always loved to draw at an early age and […]

Lavalle Lee

Behind the 2D animation of “The Bear and The Hare”

December 8, 2013 in Featured Posts, Interviews, News

We had the privilege of visiting Premise Entertainment in Orlando, Florida to speak with the head of the studios Dominic Carola. Dominic as well as Aaron Blaise agreed to do a behind the scenes interview of their […]

Lavalle Lee

We Reached 100,000 Likes On Facebook!!

November 13, 2013 in News

We just reached 100,000 likes on facebook!!! It was only two years ago we started www.TraditionalAnimation.com, and we have grown so much since then! We still have tons in store for you in the remaining year and […]

Lavalle Lee

Did you know? Statues in St. Paul Honoring Charles Schulz

October 17, 2013 in Featured Posts, News

Born in 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Charles Schulz grew up in Saint Paul where his famous comic strip, Peanuts, was created and debuted in the local newspapers October 2, 1950. All around the state of Minnesota, one […]

Lavalle Lee

Petition Disney to Release All Disney Afternoon Shows

September 21, 2013 in Featured Posts, News

If you are a child of the 80′s and 90′s like I was, you remember watching such shows as Ducktales, Chip n’ Dale, Resue Rangers, Talespin, Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, Quack Pack, The New Adventures of Winnie the […]

Les Carpenter

An Inside Look at “Art Story”

August 11, 2013 in Featured Posts, Interviews, News

A blank canvas. Ever look into a painting and wonder what lies beyond the frame? This is the basis for the original animated film Art Story, from animation veterans Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams. Last week, the […]

Lavalle Lee

We Reached 10,000 Likes on Facebook!

July 31, 2013 in News

Today we celebrate a new milestone! Our facebook page has hit the 10,000 “Likes” mark! Thank you everyone for supporting our website and our cause. It is great to see that hand drawn animation is still cherished […]

Lavalle Lee

30th Anniversary of Dragon’s Lair – Don Bluth Exclusive!

June 19, 2013 in Featured Posts, Interviews

Thirty years ago today the classically animated game “Dragon’s Lair” came out in arcades. People everywhere were swarming to the arcades to play this revolutionary game. Dragon’s Lair to this day is still being played worldwide on […]