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Lavalle Lee

New Traditional Animation Show with Aaron Blaise!!

August 31, 2015 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, Interviews

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 Animation. Be sure to stay […]

Lavalle Lee

New Dr. Seuss book “What Pet Should I Get”

July 27, 2015 in Featured Posts, News

A brand new Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?” is set for release tomorrow July 28, 2015. This is the first book to be released since his last book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” in 1990, a year before his passing. Audrey Geisel, his widow and longtime secretary Claudia Prescott cleaned out many […]

Lavalle Lee

Tribute to “The Magic of Disney Animation” Attraction

July 12, 2015 in Featured Posts, News

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has officially closed “The Magic of Disney Animation” the best attraction at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. When I first moved down to Florida in 2009 I met Les Carpenter one of the artists teaching guests how to draw characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and even Princess and the Frog […]

Lavalle Lee

The New Traditional Animation Show!!

May 30, 2015 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, Interviews

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 Animation, how he got his […]

Lavalle Lee

Interview with Song of the Sea Director Tomm Moore

April 4, 2015 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, Interviews

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 the interview! Q. Could you […]

Lavalle Lee

Andreas Deja is Hiring Animators for his Film “Mushka”

March 15, 2015 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, News

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 news for animators is that […]

James N.

Animation Oscar Race 2015

February 22, 2015 in Featured Posts, News

It is that time of year again! Tonight at 4pm PST (7pm EST) the 87th annual Academy Awards, hosted this year by the very funny Neil Patrick Harris, will premiere on ABC and there is quite a bit of animation presented in the Oscar race. Let’s get down to business and discuss the nominees. Features: SONG […]

Lavalle Lee

Come Follow Our Traditional Animation Twitter Page!

February 5, 2015 in Featured Posts, News

Hey everyone! If you love and support come and follow our Twitter page too! We will update Twitter every day so you get your daily dose of Hand Drawn Animation!!

Lavalle Lee

Enter the Exclusive Song of the Sea Giveaway!

January 7, 2015 in 2d Animation, Contest, Featured Posts

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 Poster!! Click here to Enter

Lavalle Lee

Song of the Sea in Theaters Today!

December 19, 2014 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, News

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 Oscar for Best Animated Feature […]

Lavalle Lee

Inside the Thief and the Cobbler Documentary, Persistence of Vision

December 13, 2014 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, Interviews

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 your own 2-Disc Special Edition […]

Jim Korkis

Celebrating the 68th Anniversary of Disney’s Song of the South

November 12, 2014 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, History

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 November 12, 1946. It was […]

Lavalle Lee

Happy International Animation Day 2014

October 28, 2014 in Featured Posts, History

Today marks the anniversary of Théâtre Optique the first performance of a moving picture show created by Charles-Émile Reynaud. The show took place in Paris, France at the Grevin Museum on October 28, 1892 using the Praxinoscope, which was invented by Charles-Émile Reynaud in 1877. In 2002, the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) proclaimed October […]