Happy International Animation Day 2014

Today marks the anniversary of Théâtre Optique the first performance of a moving picture show crea

Interview with Hullabaloo’s creator James Lopez

James Lopez, a Disney Veteran, came up with an idea for a Steampunk animated short film called Hulla

Winsor McCay: The Day the Pictures Moved

The date was September 14th 1914 when a West Michigan native named Zenis Winsor McCay appeared in a

 
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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 […]

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 […]

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We Reached 10,000 Likes on Facebook!

July 31, 2013 in News

Today we celebrate a new milestone! Our facebook page has hit the 10,000 “Likes” mark! Thank you everyone for supporting our website and our cause. It is great to see that hand drawn animation is still cherished and loved, and others believe in it as much as we do. We have lots of great things […]

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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 […]

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Disney Favorites First Time on Blu-ray this Summer

May 22, 2013 in Featured Posts, News

For the first time you can own these Disney classics on Blu-ray and Blu-ray DVD combo packs. These titles are being released this summer. Be sure to pick these up, they are a great addition to add to your collection. In the future we will have Aladdin, Hercules, The Black Cauldron, The Jungle Book, The […]

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Elite Animation Academy – Adult Classes

April 9, 2013 in Featured Posts, News

Enrolling now! Want to learn hand drawn animation from a former Disney Animator? Paulo Alvarado and his wife Valeska along with their neighbors Todd and Gladys West started an animation school less than a year ago which has had much success. I have had the pleasure of working there teaching Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop and […]

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 AND DOG  (Minkyu Lee) Consensus:  Featuring beautiful hand-drawn animation by the likes of James Baxter, Jennifer Hager, Mario Furmanczyk, Austin Madison, […]

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 […]

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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 is April 4-6, 2013 with all films and speaker programming to be held at the The Florida Theatre. […]

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 range of animation credits include The Simpsons (starting at age 16… wow.), The Critic (at age 17), Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000 (the […]

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 hall and saw a few familiar faces including Sherm Cohen, Scott Peterson, Mark Kausler, Tom Hignite, Jason Ryan, […]

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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 rather small section of the park. This is phase two of the new Fantasyland with the grand opening […]