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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 […]

Lavalle Lee

Interview with Hullabaloo’s creator James Lopez

September 28, 2014 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, Interviews

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 Hullabaloo short films including, “Curse […]

RayPointer

Winsor McCay: The Day the Pictures Moved

September 22, 2014 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts, History

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 industry devoted to the production […]

Lavalle Lee

New Traditional Animation Timeline

August 31, 2014 in 2d Animation, Featured Posts

Hey everyone, we have been working on this new section for TraditionalAnimation.com and the history of 2d. Here is what we have so far, we plan to continually add to it. Still have many many many historical animation dates to add in, keep checking back!

Lavalle Lee

‘Simpsons’-’Family Guy’ Crossover Premieres Sept. 28th

July 26, 2014 in Featured Posts, News, Television

“The Simpsons Guy”! The one-hour Family Guy episode premieres on Sunday, September 28th on FOX. For the first time you will see what it is like for Homer and Peter to have a beer at Moe’s Tavern. Stewie dresses up like Bart, skateboards, and also make prank phone calls. Then finally a battle between the […]

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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 that stayed with me the rest of my life. The first of these vintage series I saw was […]

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. Ren and Stimpy, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo, as well as Rocky and Bullwinkle […]

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 of 2013, a small Springfield has come to life within the park. Here you will get to eat […]

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 information: Hand-Drawn Shorts: Feral  Feral is a very interesting hand-drawn short film in a painterly style by Daniel […]

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 we were competitive with it. As most brothers are competitive with sports and always trying to out-do each […]

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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 most recent hand drawn animation project for John Lewis, a department store chain in the United Kingdom, for […]

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 can see statues of the Peanuts characters in honor Charles Schulz. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and Linus are […]

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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 Pooh, Marsupilami, Gargoyles, and many more. If you are not familiar with the Disney Afternoon Shows, they were […]