Song of the Sea
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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

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Persistence of Vision
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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

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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

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International Animation Day
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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

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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

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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

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History Section
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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!

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“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

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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

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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

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Most people think about Harry Potter when it comes to Universal Studios located in Orlando, Florida, but for animation enthusiast like us, we care more about the cartoon rides and gift shops. Just updated in the summer of 2013, a small Springfield has come to life within the park. Here

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We just started a new Facebook Group for professionals and students to post their artwork, pencil tests, demo reels, animated shorts, kickstarter campains, etc. Everything 2d is welcomed! We already have over 1500 members, so why wait come and join us! Below is some of our members artwork; Artwork by

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This year’s Oscar nominations have a pretty good crop of hand-drawn animated films in both the shorts and features categories. There are two hand-drawn features, one fully hand-drawn short, and one hand-drawn/CG hybrid. Here’s a little more information: Hand-Drawn Shorts: Feral  Feral is a very interesting hand-drawn short film in

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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

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