Congratulations Don Bluth & Gary Goldman!!! Dragon’s Lair just reached $250,000 on Indiegogo!! This is great news for the world of Traditional Animation. These two living legends have proven that hand-drawn animation is alive and well. I have had the honor and privilege to work for Don Bluth & Gary Goldman through their Kickstarter and help re-start their new Indiegogo campaign. It has been a wild ride so far, they even asked me to move out to Arizona to help them everyday, to make this dream a reality.

It has worked!!! There has been so much positive responses around the world with the occasional bad apples. Some might try to sweep traditional animation under the rug but Don & Gary have proven them all wrong. Over the years hand-drawn animation has made millions on crowd-funding websites such as; Aaron Blaise’s “Art Story”, James Lopez’s “Hullabaloo”, John K’s “Cans Without Labels”, Ralph Bakshi’s “Last Days of Coney Island”, Simon Tofield’s “Simon’s Cat” and many more. What proof does the entertainment industry need, to be honest who cares!

Creators, artists, animators, and directors can fund their own work and create new masterpieces with the help of worldwide fans. Please enjoy these update videos with Don & Gary talking about Dragon’s Lair. We did it guys, less than two weeks and Dragon’s Lair is funded. Next up stretch goals, new contests, new perks, new EVERYTHING!!

REACHED $250k!

Princess Daphne Time-lapse

Don Bluth Playing “Somewhere Out There”

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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. December 15, 2015 at 6:11 am — Reply


  2. December 15, 2015 at 6:13 am — Reply

    But does this mean a few minutes are funded or the entire film is funded?

    • December 15, 2015 at 6:32 am — Reply

      This will fund the promo, used to secure funds for the complete film

    • December 15, 2015 at 6:37 am — Reply

      …Well, if you’ll kindly excuse me as I go ro- I-I-I mean, take a small loan out from my local bank, I’ll happily fund this sonovagun 100%!

    • December 15, 2015 at 7:26 am — Reply

      Got 70 million dollars?

    • December 15, 2015 at 7:58 am — Reply

      animation isn’t cheap!

    • December 15, 2015 at 11:17 am — Reply

      no, it will only fund the release of a 10 minutes Promo done to convince a major studio to produce the full film who has an estimated budget of 70 millions of dollars, and show that there is still a big interest for 2D animated movie, and especially this one 🙂 !

    • December 15, 2015 at 4:59 pm — Reply

      Didier Martini, would it be Warner Bros Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox or Universal Pictures to distribute this animated motion picture?

  3. December 15, 2015 at 7:37 am — Reply

    well i’ll be darned! hope those guys make good use of that money!

  4. December 15, 2015 at 4:20 am — Reply

    Not only congrats to Don and Gary for hitting their goal but to you Lavalle! So… are you Phoenix bound or what?!? 🙂

    • December 15, 2015 at 10:28 am — Reply

      Yeah, I am living here in Scottsdale working everyday with Don & Gary!

      • December 15, 2015 at 1:12 pm — Reply

        Hey I’d love to join the team, need someone to crank out in-betweens? Is there a way to apply?

  5. December 15, 2015 at 9:46 am — Reply

    It’s happening, Santiago Lopez Benitez!

  6. December 15, 2015 at 11:15 am — Reply

    (y) (y)

  7. December 15, 2015 at 11:24 am — Reply


  8. December 15, 2015 at 11:57 am — Reply

    Well alive and well on indie gogo, Kickstarter was less friendly

  9. December 15, 2015 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    Ben Caldwell

  10. Teresa
    December 15, 2015 at 10:08 am — Reply

    I am so excited for this. As a current animation student, it gives me hope that 2D will return 😀 Keep up the good work!!!

  11. December 15, 2015 at 10:30 am — Reply

    Excellent news for the traditional animation. Who could ever have imagined that these 2 legends will try to make it happen once again!!!……i think perfect team is working on to bring back 2D Features…and look the names….oh my….it is Don Bluth…Perfect person to act as savior..:)

  12. December 15, 2015 at 10:34 am — Reply

    AMAZING! This is a dream come true! It was the beauty of the original Dragon’s Lair that stoked my passion for traditional animation. The idea of a full length feature has been a dream for decades. To see this project closer to reality brings me a lot of joy. It looks like, no matter what, we will be getting a few more minutes of Dragon’s Lair- and considering the original footage was so short, ANY addition is huge!!

  13. December 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    Stanley Somers

  14. December 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm — Reply

    Yes yes yes yes yes

  15. December 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    I literally just orgasmed a sperm that looks like Little Foot

    • December 21, 2015 at 10:53 pm — Reply

      – Nostalgia Critic, 2015

  16. December 15, 2015 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    Lavalle, Nice article. Thank you. Good to see you multi-tasking, but then, you multi-task all day long. – Gary.

  17. Jorel Hamilton
    December 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    This is an exciting day for hand drawn animation. I grew up with these guys and I’m glad to see that a new project by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman could be in the works. Let’s hope this goes to the silver screen. Long live Bluth Productions.

  18. December 15, 2015 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    Awesome news Don, Gary, and Lavalle! Can’t wait to see what comes of this.

  19. December 15, 2015 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Now the real struggle begins… This and Hoolabaloo’s stories have to be of Pixar level quality to make traditional animation popular again!!

    • December 20, 2015 at 12:24 am — Reply

      They can do it.
      They can can do this and more.

  20. December 15, 2015 at 11:58 pm — Reply

    yes! I know we can still do Traditional Animation! it’s the root founding of animation itself

  21. December 16, 2015 at 3:08 am — Reply

    Congratulations, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman! 🙂

  22. December 16, 2015 at 3:33 am — Reply

    I remember the video game in the arcade when I was a kid.. should do well

  23. Etienne
    December 16, 2015 at 1:19 am — Reply

    I always loved Anastasia and Titan AI as a kid, but never knew that they were Bluth films until much later. This campaign has certainly sparked my interest in the talent behind those movies and many others that I’m only now catching up on. If anyone can bring 2d back it’s this legend.
    You go, guys!

  24. December 16, 2015 at 11:56 pm — Reply

    Omg omg this looks so cool. The sparkles on her dress come right out of my childhood ♡

  25. December 19, 2015 at 5:15 am — Reply


  26. December 19, 2015 at 6:05 am — Reply

    Heather…. heads up!

  27. December 19, 2015 at 11:28 pm — Reply

    I do good cleanup, any jobs going?

  28. December 20, 2015 at 1:25 am — Reply

    Hopefully Don & Gary can start production ✏️ before 2017. Meanwhile, thousands of supporters will be expecting their “Dragons Lair” swag.

  29. December 20, 2015 at 5:55 am — Reply

    Stanley Somers Stanley E Somers

  30. December 20, 2015 at 7:13 am — Reply

    Dimitris Karakousis * – *

  31. December 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm — Reply


  32. December 22, 2015 at 2:29 am — Reply

    All Dirk wants to do is to be under the mistletoe with Daphne.

  33. December 22, 2015 at 4:49 am — Reply


  34. December 24, 2015 at 1:01 am — Reply

    Congratulations! Animation should not be a problem. Don is a genius and will surely find his animators for this film.
    I have no doubt, that traditional animation can and will live again!
    Now all depends on a really good screenplay!
    A great story, great screenplay and great directing and I’m sure, that “Dragon’s Lair” will get it’s audience around the world, (y)
    (Sorry, if errors in language – I’m no native speaker.)

  35. Roger
    January 6, 2016 at 4:24 am — Reply

    Hi. I LOVED Dragon’s Lair when I was younger, and your films have always been favorites of mine! When I was in school I had to learn through rotoscoping, and I really appreciated your work even more. My question really goes to copyright and the fact that I am ignorant if you’ve covered this elsewhere. Normally my experience with creative work is that anything that I create is the studio’s property. Now that we’re starting to see some push back from major studios about intellectual property, have you secured the rights to use your original designs and IP from the former companies? I’d love to see a Dragon’s Lair movie. Best to you all!

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