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!!
Princess Daphne Time-lapse
Don Bluth Playing “Somewhere Out There”
But does this mean a few minutes are funded or the entire film is funded?
This will fund the promo, used to secure funds for the complete film
…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%!
Got 70 million dollars?
animation isn’t cheap!
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 🙂 !
Didier Martini, would it be Warner Bros Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox or Universal Pictures to distribute this animated motion picture?
well i’ll be darned! hope those guys make good use of that money!
Not only congrats to Don and Gary for hitting their goal but to you Lavalle! So… are you Phoenix bound or what?!? 🙂
Yeah, I am living here in Scottsdale working everyday with Don & Gary!
Hey I’d love to join the team, need someone to crank out in-betweens? Is there a way to apply?
It’s happening, Santiago Lopez Benitez!
Well alive and well on indie gogo, Kickstarter was less friendly
I am so excited for this. As a current animation student, it gives me hope that 2D will return 😀 Keep up the good work!!!
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..:)
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!!
Yes yes yes yes yes
I literally just orgasmed a sperm that looks like Little Foot
– Nostalgia Critic, 2015
Lavalle, Nice article. Thank you. Good to see you multi-tasking, but then, you multi-task all day long. – Gary.
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.
Awesome news Don, Gary, and Lavalle! Can’t wait to see what comes of this.
Now the real struggle begins… This and Hoolabaloo’s stories have to be of Pixar level quality to make traditional animation popular again!!
They can do it.
They can can do this and more.
yes! I know we can still do Traditional Animation! it’s the root founding of animation itself
Congratulations, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman! 🙂
I remember the video game in the arcade when I was a kid.. should do well
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!
Omg omg this looks so cool. The sparkles on her dress come right out of my childhood ♡
Heather…. heads up!
Oh I’m following it, super excited!
I do good cleanup, any jobs going?
Hopefully Don & Gary can start production ✏️ before 2017. Meanwhile, thousands of supporters will be expecting their “Dragons Lair” swag.
Stanley Somers Stanley E Somers
Dimitris Karakousis * – *
All Dirk wants to do is to be under the mistletoe with Daphne.
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.)
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!