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

“The Simpsons Guy”! The one-hour Family Guy episode premieres on Sunday, September 28th on FOX.

The Search for Koko the Clown

My formative years introduced me to the old theatricals that were first sold to television in the 19

Mutt and Jeff: The Original Animated Odd Couple

Mutt and Jeff is an American expression that refers to the pairing of tall with short. This combinat

 
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 […]

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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 […]

Lavalle Lee

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, […]

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

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 McCay. He was a great pioneer of his time, and made way for future traditional animation enthusiasts. His […]

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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 greatest cartoon shorts of all time. Chuck Jones has also created characters such as Wile Coyote, the Road […]

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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 you who are animators. You can time your scenes using a metronome with the option of changing the […]

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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 […]