Watch on Vimeo: The Traditional Animation Show – Dominic Carola Interview

Hey everyone, check out our very first Traditional Animation Show!! It has been a long time coming, and we kick off the show with a BANG! A full Interview with Disney Veteran Dominic Carola. Learn about his days at Walt Disney Feature Animation, how he got his start in hand drawn animation and a lesson on animating Tahitoa from his latest project Tiki Trouble. Let us know what you think of our first show! Enjoy!! Pre-order the book now!!

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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. May 30, 2015 at 11:26 am — Reply

    Wow, that was a great first episode! Thanks for the break downs on your work, Dom!

  2. June 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    Great show Lavalle! It’s great to see you still pressing into animation. The interview itself was great… having the drawing demo on top of that… superb! Keep it up. Thanks to Dominic for the outstanding presentation.

  3. June 13, 2015 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    it will be exciting to see how far the show will go. So far its a major treasure trove of knowledge for artists and animators.

  4. June 13, 2015 at 9:38 pm — Reply

    it will be exciting to see how far the show will go. so far it’s a treasure trove of knowledge for artists and animators

  5. June 30, 2015 at 9:07 am — Reply

    Fantastic stuff. It was really great to watch Dominic animating there at the end.

  6. September 21, 2015 at 4:19 am — Reply

    Fantastic show!! Good job, guys! Can I ask you something? I want to study traditional animation but i started with workshop online,because it’s not expensive and for me it’s a bless. It’s a good start? What do you think about?
    Take a look

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