Toby the Pup Crew
Toby the Pup Crew

Toby the Pup is available for the first time on DVD or Blu-ray! Toby the Pup was created by animators Sid Marcus, Dick Huemer, and Art Davis in 1930. Toby the Pup will have it’s first release ever, produced by Inkwell Images Ink. It has been a few years since Inkwell Images had a new classic cartoon release, and this is their first Blu-ray release!

Buy it here on Amazon: http://a.co/2p9GVpb

From the back of the Blu-ray: In 1930, Animation Veteran, Dick Huemer created TOBY THE PUP for Producer, Charles Mintz, who was attempting to imitate the success of Walt Disney’s MICKEY MOUSE. The resemblance to characters from the Fleischer Studio is no surprise since Huemer set the style in 1924. From 1930 to 1931, 12 TOBY THE PUP cartoons were distributed by RKO. While 1/2 are known to survive at the time of this release, the search continues. This program represents what is currently available.

Also find it on Inkwell’s website: http://www.inkwellimagesink.com

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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee has been creating animated cartoons online since 1999/2000 for his website flashcartoons.org. The 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.

Lavalle is widely known in the animation industry as the creator of the TraditionalAnimation.com 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. TraditionalAnimation.com 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, and in-betweener. The campaign reached $730,000 dollars to produce a 7-minute pitch video. After ten years of learning from Don Bluth and working together on the Dragon’s Lair pitch, Lavalle accepted the position as Vice President of Don Bluth's new company Don Bluth Studios.

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