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 TraditionalAnimation.com 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 […]

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 […]


Winsor McCay: The Day the Pictures Moved

September 14, 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]