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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee has been creating animated cartoons online since 1999/2000 for his website flashcartoons.org. 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 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, 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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Netflix has released the official trailer for The Cuphead Show!, an animated series based on Studio MDHR’s hit game Cuphead. The Cuphead Show! follows the misadventures of Cuphead and brother Mugman through 12 episodes. The 12 minute episodes are sure to deliver fun and a dash of the heebie-jeebies. Fans

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20th Century Studios has released the official trailer for The Bob’s Burgers Movie. Coming to theaters on May 27th, 2022. The Bob’s Burgers Movie is based on the Emmy-winning animated television series Bob’s Burgers starring the beloved Belcher family in a NEW musicalcomedy-mystery-adventure. 20th Century Studios “The Bob’s Burgers Movie”

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Animation legend Don Bluth has announced the pre-order of his autobiography! The book is titled “Somewhere Out There: My Animated Life”. Don Bluth’s autobiography is now available for pre-order at all major book retailers! AND! I had the honor of cleaning up and coloring the characters on the front cover!

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Welcome to Jellystone! Travel to a magical town where you’ll meet new and old friends, including Yogi Bear, Cindy Bear, Boo Boo, and Huckleberry Hound…and Jabberjaw and Top Cat and Snagglepuss and El Kabong and Wally Gator and Johnny Quest and Hadji and Shag Rugg and Captain Caveman and a

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Check out this quick tour of Lavalle Lee’s office at Don Bluth Studios. Featuring a sneak peek on the latest project Bluth Fables. I always love checking out artists work areas and what inspires them around them. So I thought I would show mine for those like minded. Enjoy!

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Check it out! Here is my Dragon’s Lair Mini Repilcade unboxing video with Don Bluth. The 1/6th scale replica of the original 1983 Dragon’s Lair arcade machine presented by New Wave Toys. I found this in Don’s office and snuck it out to play it, then caught by Don! Find

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This afternoon at the New York Comic Con, Warner Bros. Animation, did a virtual panel showing an extended first look at the Animaniacs reboot! HILARIOUS trailer parodying Jurassic Park featuring Steven Spielberg. Who is also the executive producer of the show. The series has a two-season order totaling 26 episodes.

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I am excited to announce that Don Bluth is partnering up with myself (Lavalle Lee) to create something new for all the fans in the animation world. The project is called Bluth Fables. Don Bluth writes, narrates and draws out these short nursery rhyme stories as if you are in

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Have you been anxiously waiting for more episodes since the end of Castlevania Season 2? Well, the wait is over because Season 3 of Castlevania is now on Netflix. With ten episodes, this is their longest season yet. Castlevania is an animated television series inspired by the Japanese video game,

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Matt Groening’s new show “Disenchantment” is to officially premiere on Netflix August 17th 2018. The show is labeled as “adult animated comedy fantasy series”. The first season will be 10 episodes long and takes place in a medieval kingdom called Dreamland. Disenchantment is about a heavy drinking princess named Bean,

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Learn from a master animator and artist, Preston Blair. This book is essential for any student or professional wanting to polish their skills. Preston Blair (October 24, 1908 – April 19, 1995) was an American character animator, most noted for his work at Walt Disney Productions and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation

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New Max Fleischer 1930s style game coming to XboxOne and Steam for Microsoft Windows called “Cuphead”. This game definitely looks amazing, the characters and animation are all done traditionally. I am personally looking forward to playing this game, it is a good thing I own an XboxOne. You can’t get

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Schreck, the director of Persistence of Vision, on his new documentary about The Thief and the Cobbler. Kevin traveled to the United Kingdom, New York and Toronto to interview 16 artists who worked on the film. If you would like to get

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For the first time you can own these Disney classics on Blu-ray and Blu-ray DVD combo packs. These titles are being released this summer. Be sure to pick these up, they are a great addition to add to your collection. In the future we will have Aladdin, Hercules, The Black

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Tom Bancroft is a world renowned artist, director, traditional animator, author, and mentor. His credits include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, Tarzan, and many more. He has authored instructional books on character design and animation, and he also has his own hit comic called “Outnumbered.” In

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