The internet is buzzing with excitement as the long-awaited Mary Poppins Returns fly’s into theaters! Go see some beautiful Traditional Animation by Duncan Studio! Animation sequence Director Jim Capobianco, and animation supervisor Chris Sauve. The film was directed and produced by Rob Marshall, “Mary Poppins Returns” also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.


Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books.


From Duncan Studios:

Layout Supervisor Lorenzo Martinez, for designing such well composed backgrounds, and Travis Rui , our Background Supervisor for painting such a beautiful world. Also, big kudos to Jason Stovall, our VFX Supervisor for designing a process to create such as believable world.

Congrats to the animators that Duncan Studio submitted, for their Annie Nomination (Poppins)! Animators Chris Sauve, Sandro Cleuzo and James Baxter in the category of “Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production” You all created spectacular work on the film, as did all the crew! Also, congrats to Production Designer Jeff Turley for his nomination!




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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee

Lavalle has been making animated online cartoons since 2001 for his website In 2009 Lavalle started learning from Don Bluth in his hand-drawn animation classes, as well as attending his Masterclasses in Arizona. In 2011 he started this website after seeing most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation. Lavalle also is the host of the popular online series. "The Traditional Animation Show". Lavalle is currently working for Don Bluth Films as a Production Manager and helped champion Dragon's Lair: The Movie Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.


  1. Elisa
    December 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    Mary Poppins?? And it’s 2D

    • December 31, 2018 at 9:18 pm — Reply

      I’m not sure why it says it’s 2D. It’s mostly live action…

  2. December 26, 2018 at 5:21 am — Reply

    Great to see Mary POPPINS Returning to 2D Animation. Wishing animators (Chris Sauve, Sandro Cleuzo and James Baxter) good luck in the category of [ “Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production) ]. May they win. Looking forward to seeing the movie now (trailer is good).

  3. Marci
    December 26, 2018 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Big Kudos to the director who brought this all together, Jim Capobianco!!! Without him, this would have never been so great.

  4. Milo
    March 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm — Reply

    I love hand drawn animation!

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