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Congratulations Don Bluth & Gary Goldman!!! Dragon’s Lair just reached $250,000 on Indiegogo!! This is great news for the world of Traditional Animation. These two living legends have proven that hand-drawn animation is alive and well. I have had the honor and privilege to work for Don Bluth & Gary

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Bert and Jennifer Klein have released a brand new episode of Pups of Liberty entitled, “The Dog-claration of Independence”. Pups of Liberty is animated beautifully, with great backgrounds and historical stories from American History. They cover the American Founders, the Revolution, Colonial America, Congress and the Declaration of Independence. A

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DRAGON’S LAIR: THE MOVIE KICKSTARTER IS HERE!! Don Bluth and Gary Goldman have just released the campaign filled with many great rewards including signed drawings, art books, maquettes, animation classes and so much more! Check it out and contribute, we definitely are! Dragon’s Lair: The Movie – Kickstarter From Don

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2d AnimationFeatured PostsInterviews

New Episode of The Traditional Animation Show is online!! In this episode we interview animation legends Don Bluth and Gary Goldman!! We uploaded the full uncut version that includes an additional 20 minutes of footage!! Find out about their past, present and future plans including their Dragon’s Lair: The Movie

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2d AnimationFeatured PostsHistory

Andreas Deja released his new book entitled “The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney’s Great Animators”. Filled with some never before seen original drawings, and the works of each of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men! Andreas shares their knowledge on acting, figure drawing, story and so much

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The Traditional Animation Show – Aaron Blaise Interview We have a brand new episode of The Traditional Animation Show!! We interview former Disney Director Aaron Blaise and find out how he got his start in animation, from college all the way up to directing Brother Bear for Walt Disney Feature

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The Traditional Animation Show – Dominic Carola Interview Hey everyone, check out our very first Traditional Animation Show!! It has been a long time coming, and we kick off the show with a BANG! A full Interview with Disney Veteran Dominic Carola. Learn about his days at Walt Disney Feature

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2d AnimationFeatured PostsInterviews

We had the privilege of interviewing Tomm Moore the director of the Oscar nominated films Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells, to discuss his start in animation and his future animation projects. Also learn some of what goes on behind the scenes at Cartoon Saloon. On to

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Disney Animator Andreas Deja is close to finishing work on the story reel/animatic for his upcoming film “Mushka”. He is very happy with the story and just announced that Richard Sherman (co-writer of songs from Jungle Book, Mary Poppins & many more) wrote a song for the film! The monumental

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Exclusive Song of the Sea Giveaway!! We are partnering up with GKIDS Films to give out some great prizes to celebrate the release of Song of the Sea! Enter for your chance to win a prize pack which includes a T-shirt, Art Print, Tattoos, Buttons & Song of the Sea

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In theaters today Tomm Moore’s newest animated feature film, Song of the Sea! Tomm is the co-founder of Cartoon Saloon, based out of Kilkenny, Ireland. Production of Song of the Sea started right after the release of his last animated feature The Secret of Kells, which was nominated for an

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Persistence of Vision
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I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Schreck, the director of Persistence of Vision, on his new documentary about The Thief and the Cobbler. Kevin traveled to the United Kingdom, New York and Toronto to interview 16 artists who worked on the film. If you would like to get

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2d AnimationFeatured PostsHistory

Celebrating the 68th anniversary of Disney’s Song of the South By Guest Columnist Jim Korkis, Disney Historian Disney’s controversial feature film, Song of the South, premiered at the majestic Fox Theater (at the time the South’s largest theater seating over 5,000 people) in Atlanta, Georgia at 8:30 pm EST on

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James Lopez, a Disney Veteran, came up with an idea for a Steampunk animated short film called Hullabaloo. James put Hullabaloo on Indiegogo which has exploded from his original goal of $80,000 to over $350,000 dollars! That is over 450% his asking amount! Now James plans on making 3 additional

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2d AnimationFeatured PostsHistory

The date was September 14th 1914 when a West Michigan native named Zenis Winsor McCay appeared in a Vaudeville act, which was the first interactive motion picture ever made. The act was called Winsor McCay and Gertie the Trained Dinosaur. The response was so sensational that it inspired an entire

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