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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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Space Jam: A New Legacy is now in theaters! The original animated Space Jam featuring Michael Jordan was all hand-drawn, this time around they are mixing hand-drawn and CG in the film. Below are both trailers for the film. Trailer 1: Trailer 2: Join the Forum discussion on this post

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HE-MAN! I HAVE THE POWER! The long awaited Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation is almost here! From Executive Producer Kevin Smith, comes an epic story that picks up where the 80’s series left off and brings the power of Grayskull back to the world. Part 1 of Masters

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Happy TOONTOBER Everyone! We are happy to announce that we here at TraditionalAnimation.com are hosting TOONTOBER!! Many prizes including animation cels, animation cards, and more! Special thanks to Don Bluth Studios for their donation to this years prizes! To find out the rules and how to enter join our discord

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We just updated our Youtube Channel with tons of new pencil tests, concept art videos, Up to date news and animation interviews! We plan to keep adding to our Youtube channel so keep checking back! Come follow us and check it out!

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The long awaited Tiki Trouble book is now available created by Disney Veteran Dominic Carola. It was my honor to be part of this book during the Kickstarter campaign and now seeing it come to fruition. Tiki Trouble is definitely a must for any fan of great art and story.

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The internet was taken by storm last week when Craig Peck released the pitch/sizzle reel of GALAXY GAS on Youtube. The pitch has now become a viral hit. GALAXY GAS is a 2d hand-drawn animated film idea that had some of the top animators and artists at the helm. We

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We have updated our Youtube channel to include episodes of The Traditional Animation Show. Also including upcoming News, Reviews, Interviews, Pencil Tests, Behind The Scenes Videos and so much more! We plan on building up our Youtube page up, so get in early so you don’t miss a thing!

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The NBA lost a basketball legend this week. Kobe Bryant, 41, was in a fatal helicopter crash yesterday morning in Calabasas, California. His daughter, Gianna, was also lost in the crash as well as seven other passengers. As we honor and remember Kobe’s life and his accomplishments, we wanted to

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Fans of the classic Nelvana film, “Rock & Rule” REJOICE! You can now watch the full length feature film in it’s entirety on Youtube (Embedded here on Traditional Animation!) Thanks Retro Rerun! Description on Youtube: Rock & Rule is an acclaimed, animated rock & roll feature about an aging superstar,

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“This fall, the Seuss hits the pan.” Netflix has really turned the tables for 2d animation this year. We have seen beloved animated series from the 90’s return such as Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim. Adding on to that, we have “Klaus” coming out the same day as “Green

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The time has come! The long awaited traditionally animated film “Klaus” is to be released November 8th, 2019 in theaters and November 15th, 2019 on Netflix. As most animation fans can tell you, it has been a long time coming. We have seen Klaus imagery (screen grabs), pencil tests and

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There has been a lot of rumors and speculation on what Disney will release on their new streaming service Disney+ on the first day. Disney+ is now being testing in the Netherlands ahead of its November. Disney is still working out the bugs and testing so this catalog could change

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Today the animation world mourns the loss of a great man. Director, animator, teacher and friend Richard Williams. Richard passed away at his home in Bristol on Friday, his family announced. Richard Williams was born on March 19, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Richard Edmund Williams. He is known

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Developer Studio MDHR just announced their first animated cartoon series, The Cuphead Show. Hand drawn animation fans are rejoicing around the world to this news. I being one of them! The show is currently in development at Netflix, and it’s being handled by the company’s in-house animation team, according to

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Ken Anderson was one of the greatest artists at Walt Disney Studios. Many of his character designs are the actual designs of the characters we love from the Golden, Silver and Bronze Age of Disney Animation. Ken was known for going on trips around the world and bringing his sketchbook

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