Say hello to four new short guides featuring essential chapters from the international best-seller The Animator’s Survival Kit. Celebrating the 20th anniversary, this series of short guides are small, easy-to-carry and easy-to-study editions. We here at Traditional Animation was contacted by Mr. Williams widow, and she was kind enough to send us one copy of each edition.

The books include:

Dialogue, Directing Acting and Animal Action (book)

Walks (book)

Runs, Jumps and Skips (book)

Flexibility and Weight (book)

In stores August 5th, 2021.

From Press Release

Richard William’s The Animator’s Survival Kit is the indispensable tool for professional animators and students of animation. This series of short guides presents the Survival Kit’s most essential.

– 20th Anniversary reissues of The Animator’s Survival Kit.

– Each of the guides has a new and never seen before hand written introduction from Richard Williams.

– Director and producer, Imogen Sutton, Williams’ wife and long-time collaborator is available for press.

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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.

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