Lavalle Lee
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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle has been making animated online cartoons since 2001 for his website flashcartoons.org. In 2009 Lavalle started learning from Don Bluth in his hand-drawn animation classes, as well as attending his Masterclasses in Arizona. In 2011 he started this website after seeing most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation. Lavalle also is the host of the popular online series. "The Traditional Animation Show". Lavalle is currently working for Don Bluth Films as a Production Manager and helped champion Dragon's Lair: The Movie Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.

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Enrolling now! Want to learn hand drawn animation from a former Disney Animator? Paulo Alvarado and his wife Valeska along with their neighbors Todd and Gladys West started an animation school less than a year ago which has had much success. I have had the pleasure of working there teaching

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We are happy to announce that TraditionalAnimation.com is now an official sponsor of the Jacksonville Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival!!!! Please show your support in funding the festival! Hope you all can make it out! The event is April 4-6, 2013 with all films and speaker programming to be held

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Today Google changed their logo to celebrate the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo comic. Whenever you hear anyone talk about the roots of traditional animation, or the illusion of life, you hear the name Winsor McCay. He was a great pioneer of his time, and made way for

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Happy 100th Birthday to one of great masters of Animation, Chuck Jones born on this day September 21st 1912. With one of his many characters, Michigan J. Frog from “One Froggy Evening” often consider one of the greatest cartoon shorts of all time. Chuck Jones has also created characters such

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New updates! We added 45 model sheet galleries with such characters as Mickey Mouse, Tom & Jerry, Dirk the Daring, Casper the Friendly Ghost and many many more. We put together an online metronome for those of you who are animators. You can time your scenes using a metronome with

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Production continues on Tom Hignite’s “Miracle Mouse – Cranky’s Miracle.” Discover one of Tom Hignite’s most recent benchmarks in his production of his indie 2D animated feature film! After speaking with Hignite about his film, we found that he has hired some professional Hollywood “name” stars to join in the

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Just released! “Lesson 2: Power of Anticipation & Other Gems” from Scott T. Petersen’s series “Animation and Drawing Excellence.” This series is growing fast! You can now buy all 3 dvd’s from his website. Scott offers professional character animation training, and online mentoring. If you love animation and want to learn,

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Michael Sporn’s blog is one of the most valuable resources on animation that’s packed with amazing articles, drawings, & model sheets. He very kindly accepted to do this excellent interview for us and it’s a great insight into the mind of a brilliant […]

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Over the weekend, I visited Theme Park Connection in Winter Garden, FL. This is the best place for everything theme park related. They have years and years of history all for sale! Not a single item in the store is not for sale. I recently interviewed the owner Marc Pianko:

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Did you know there is a Don Bluth archive filled with original work they did on the films? Recently, I was very fortunate to get a tour of the Savannah School of Art & Design’s Don Bluth Collection of Animation. Don Bluth and Gary Goldman donated two storage rooms filled

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The brand new “Chuck Jones Experience” in Las Vegas, Nevada just opened this year! I know for my next visit to Vegas, this will probably be my first stop. They recently contacted me about their opening and I asked if I could give them a feature on our website. They

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Now is your chance! Limited to 16 seats for a WHOPPIN’ $2500 bucks! If only I could afford to attend! Well worth it, students must send in their portfolios and demo reels to get accepted. The classes will start June 9th and be for 12 weeks ending on August 25,

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Ward Kimball was one of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. Born in Minnesota, Ward was a great artist who loved to restore locomotives. He worked on animated classics such as Snow White, Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and many more and now his painting is up for auction for an estimated

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Yes!! Uhuh uhuhuhuh uhuhuhuh yeah yeah. Finally Mike Judge comes to his senses and brings them back after 14 long years! I can still remember collecting all the Beavis and Butthead comics and even the VHS tapes. I was very lucky to be part of the generation who grew up

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Robert Iger was named president of Disney in 2000. Then in 2005 he succeeded Michael Eisner as chief executive. He also oversaw the acquisition of Pixar in 2006. He has brought a lot to Disney and 65 is a good age for retirement. If one plans to retire that is.

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