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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 team at Traditional Animation traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida to meet with Producer/Director Chuck Williams to learn […]

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 every console, computer, phone, tablet out there, you name it. We got the chance to get an interview […]

Lavalle Lee

Tom Bancroft Interview – Character Mentor Workshops

January 24, 2013 in Featured Posts, Interviews

Tom Bancroft is a world renowned artist, director, traditional animator, author, and mentor. His credits include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, Tarzan, and many more. He has authored instructional books on character design and animation, and he also has his own hit comic called “Outnumbered.” In this interview we learn about […]

Les Carpenter

30th Anniversary of Secret of NIMH – Gary Goldman Exclusive!

July 2, 2012 in Featured Posts, Interviews, News

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of “The Secret of NIMH” which was released on July 2nd 1982. The first feature film from animation legends Gary Goldman & Don Bluth. I contacted Gary to ask him all about the production of The Secret of NIMH. Enjoy this exclusive interview with one of the […]

Lavalle Lee

Scott T. Petersen’s Animation & Drawing Excellence DVDs

May 27, 2012 in Educational, Featured Posts, Interviews, News

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, these DVDs are perfect for […]

Lavalle Lee

Interview with Director Michael Sporn

May 25, 2012 in Featured Posts, Interviews, News

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 [...]