New Traditional Animation Facebook Group!

We just started a new Facebook Group for professionals and students to post their artwork, pencil te

Oscar Nominated Shorts and Features

This year’s Oscar nominations have a pretty good crop of hand-drawn animated films in both the sho

Interview with Tony Bancroft, author of Directing for Animation

Q. Tony, Can you give us some backstory of your life and career up to today? I grew up with a twin b

 
James N.

2013 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

February 24, 2013 in Featured Posts, Reviews

Since the Oscars are going to start up in a few hours I’d like to give a quick review of the animated shorts that are nominated for an Academy Award this year. Let’s jump right in! ADAM [...]

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 [...]

Lavalle Lee

We are an official sponsor of the Citrus Cel Festival!

December 22, 2012 in Featured Posts, News

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 [...]

James N.

“Pups of Liberty” now available on DVD!

December 7, 2012 in Featured Posts, News

I am VERY happy to announce that Bert and Jennifer Klein’s long awaited traditionally animated short-film is now available for purchase on Izzit.org and Amazon! Bert, if you don’t know already, is a wonderful animator who’s wide [...]

James N.

CTN Animation Expo 2012 Recap

November 19, 2012 in Featured Posts, News

This year I had the pleasure of attending the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, California. This is my third year and I must say, third time’s a charm because I had an absolute blast! I wandered the Expo [...]

James N.

Magic Kingdom “New Fantasyland” Sneak Peek

October 28, 2012 in Featured Posts, News

I had the privilege last week to go and see a preview of the New Fantasyland over at Disney’s The Magic Kingdom. Believe it or not there was some really innovative and amazing new attractions in this [...]

Lavalle Lee

Google Honors 107th Anniversary of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo

October 15, 2012 in Featured Posts, News

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 [...]

Lavalle Lee

Happy 100th Birthday to Chuck Jones

September 21, 2012 in Featured Posts, News

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 [...]

Lavalle Lee

Site Updates! New Model Sheets, New Metronome & More!

August 7, 2012 in News

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lavalle Lee

Miracle Mouse Production Continues!

June 22, 2012 in Featured Posts, News

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 [...]

James N.

“The Act” iPad Release!

June 21, 2012 in Featured Posts, News, Trailers

So this is great news… The Act, a beautiful hand-drawn game that I never thought would see the light of day, has finally been released on the iTunes store! If you have an iPad and love traditional [...]