New Episode of The Traditional Animation Show is online!! In this episode we interview animation legends Don Bluth and Gary Goldman!! We uploaded the full uncut version that includes an additional 20 minutes of footage!! Find out about their past, present and future plans including their Dragon’s Lair: The Movie Kickstarter!! Get a professional lesson by Don Bluth himself animating Dirk the Daring from Dragon’s Lair!!!

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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee has been creating animated cartoons online since 1999/2000 for his website Many cartoons on the site have gained viral video status reaching millions of viewers online. In 2009, Lavalle started learning hand drawn animation from Don Bluth in his animation classes, as well as attending his Masterclasses in Arizona. He has also personally studied animation and visual effects from Veteran Disney animators in Orlando, FL.

Lavalle is widely known in the animation industry as the creator of the website. After seeing that most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation, Lavalle knew Traditional Animation needed to be represented online. has become the leading website and social media account for all things 2D. The website served as inspiration for “The Traditional Animation Show” in which Lavalle was both producer and host.

His partnership with Don Bluth began when he championed the Dragon's Lair Indiegogo campaign as lead project manager, editor, voice actor and in-betweener. The campaign reached $730,000 dollars to produce a 7-minute pitch video. In 2017, Lavalle brought the idea of creating a school to Don Bluth, and Don Bluth University was born. After a decade of learning from Don Bluth and working together on multiple pitches and business ventures, Lavalle accepted the position as Vice President of Don Bluth's new company Don Bluth Studios.


  1. Etienne
    October 27, 2015 at 6:12 am — Reply

    This show just keeps getting better and better with each episode!
    With such great potential who knows how magical it can get?
    All I know is that I’ll be there cheering you on every step of the way.
    Keep it up, Lavalle!

  2. Jeff
    October 27, 2015 at 9:41 am — Reply

    Growing up Dragon’s Lair was a big influence on my life as an artist! This is so cool to see.

  3. Jeff
    October 27, 2015 at 9:42 am — Reply

    Growing up Dragon’s Lair was a big part of my life, It’s so cool to watch this and learn!!!

  4. RagnarokKing
    October 27, 2015 at 9:49 am — Reply

    I’m so excited!!!!!

  5. ZEFF
    October 27, 2015 at 11:44 am — Reply

    WOW! just to a huge leap forward! Congrats! This interview is EVERYTHING I hoped it would be! Thank you so much for bringing it to us!

  6. October 28, 2015 at 3:45 am — Reply

    Jesse: My idol(s)!

  7. October 28, 2015 at 5:50 am — Reply

    Great interview! You are doing such great work Lavalle. Keep it up!
    (and Don’s demo… ah that takes me back to Don’s weekly seminars! Hopefully we’ll see some of that via the drumroll please… exclusive Studio Blog and Video Updates, available at the $25 tier)

  8. October 28, 2015 at 10:20 am — Reply

    Amazing interview! Really hope Don and Gary get the movie off the ground.

  9. Philip Kaplan
    October 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    It’s about time!

  10. Jorel Hamilton
    November 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm — Reply

    I grew up with Don Bluth’s works. Now I didn’t play the Dragon’s Lair games however, I do remember seeing the Time Warp game being advertised at a Military Base we were staying at in Delaware. I also saw the arcade game back at Disney, in one of their game areas (not sure if it’s still open). I played Dragon’s Lair for the first time via the PSN and loved both games. It was hard to play at times and to keep going while enjoying the beautiful animation. I am glad I got to enjoy the games thanks to modern technology. They should release all of Don Bluth’s films in a DVD/BluRay collection. 🙂

  11. Buzzkill
    December 12, 2015 at 12:59 am — Reply

    Great interview. One question though: how did you achieve this visual style for the video? It looks somewhat 80s or 90s, despite being shot with a modern camera. It’s got that blurry, almost dreamy quality to it. Was this done with filters or…?

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