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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 that he has hired some professional Hollywood “name” stars to join in the

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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 animation… GET THIS GAME. The Act – an exciting new interactive comedy that

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Just released! “Lesson 2: Power of Anticipation & Other Gems” from Scott T. Petersen’s series “Animation and Drawing Excellence.” This series is growing fast! You can now buy all 3 dvd’s from his website. Scott offers professional character animation training, and online mentoring. If you love animation and want to learn,

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