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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.

2d AnimationHistoryNews

Don Bluth’s Autobiography is out today! Be sure to get your copy in stores or online! We absolutely love the title, “Somewhere Out There – My Animated Life.” Don Bluth has been working on this book for a few years and even narrated the book himself. Which is also available

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Netflix just released the Official Trailer for the live action adaption of the popular anime Cowboy Bebop. So far the trailers and teasers have had mixed reviews. I personally am a HUGE fan of the original anime. I own the boxset even! lol. I hope Netflix does justice to the

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2d AnimationContestNews

THE OFFICIAL TOONTOBER 2021 IS HERE!! A brand new prompt list for everyone! Last year’s TOONTOBER was a HUGE success, this year is going to be even bigger! Be sure to tag @toontober on twitter, @officialtoontober on Facebook and Instagram when you post your work and we will retweet/share your

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2d AnimationNewsTrailers

Injustice, the newest feature length DC Animated film from Warner Bros. and DC is set to be released Oct 19th. This film is based on a fighting video game from NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Also became a comic book storyline called Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One.

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2d AnimationEducationalNews

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

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2d AnimationNewsTrailers

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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2d AnimationFeatured PostsNewsTrailers

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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2d AnimationContest

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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2d Animation

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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InterviewsNews

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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2d AnimationInterviewsNews

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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2d AnimationNews

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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2d AnimationNews

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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2d AnimationFeature Films

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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2d AnimationTelevision

“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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