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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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“The Art of Dragon’s Lair” is now available to the world! This book has been long awaited for over 30 years, it’s better late than never. I can personally say I am both humbled and honored to be featured in “The Art of Dragon’s Lair” book. It has been AMAZING

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Learn from Walt Disney Studios animator and comic book artist Ken Hultgren and his book “The Know-How of Cartooning”. This book one of the more lesser known books on animation and art, but a great resource! Ken Hultgren (November 14, 1915 – December 13, 1968) Kenneth Vernon Hultgren was one

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Dragon’s Lair: The Movie Pitch Presentation is finished!! We want to thank all of you for your support and contributions. Without you we wouldn’t have made this happen and a BIG Happy 80th Birthday to Don Bluth!! You can watch the pitch on Official Dragon’s Lair: The Movie Website. For

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HAPPY VIDEO GAME DAY 2017!! What is your favorite video game that is also a cartoon or cartoon that became a video game?? Many to choose from! #videogamesday

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Disney veteran Jason Peltz has a Kickstarter campaign that every hand-drawn animation fan should join in on. He created a “Miniature Animation Desk/Stylus Holder”. I know many of you have switched to digital, this will be a good reminder to never forget the roots of animation. Jason’s campaign was fully

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On the same day of Castlevania’s Season 1 debut, Netflix ordered a second season of its new animated series. Season 1 is a very short season with just 4 episodes, however Season 2 will be 8 episodes long. This new animated series is based on the 1989 video game Castlevania

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The Dragon’s Lair Indiegogo Campaign is officially shutting down tonight. As of right now, they are at $680,021.00 dollars! Don Bluth and Gary Goldman have had the highest hand-drawn animation crowdfunding campaign ever! Filled with tons of great perks. Rewards including cels, animation drawings, blu-rays, maquettes, posters, and so much

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We made it to 200,000 likes on Facebook!! We wanted to thank everyone out there for your support. When you hear anyone say Traditional Animation or Hand Drawn Animation is dead, don’t believe them. It is growing strong and one day will be HUGE again. Remember, don’t be fooled by

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What would happen if Tim Burton directed some of Disney’s classics? Artist Andrew Tarusov transformed some of Walt Disney’s classics into Tim Burton’s style. Andrew Tarusov’s own words: My name is Andrew Tarusov. Originally I was born in Ribinsk, Russia, but now I’m living in Los Angeles, California. My general

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What is your favorite animated Easter Egg of all time? We want to know! Sometimes you never even know they are there. They happen so fast, that the naked eye cannot see. Some people have dedicated hours and hours to finding Easter Eggs in movies, and everyone has favorites. But

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The world of Japanese Animation or also know as anime is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Japan’s National Film Center, which is part of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo has released many original anime cartoons online to mark the 100th anniversary of Japanese Animation. From Anime-Expo

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Gavrilo Gnatovich created Longhair and Doubledome for Cartoon Network which features these wacky Cro-Magnon Men. He is now looking for your support on Kickstarter! Gavrilo’s hope is to fund, “The Dawn of Longhair and Doubledome” and that will make way for Episode 3 of Longhair and Doubledome. Come support Gavrilo

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Toby the Pup First Ever Blu-ray Release!
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Toby the Pup is available for the first time on DVD or Blu-ray! Toby the Pup was created by animators Sid Marcus, Dick Huemer, and Art Davis in 1930. Toby the Pup will have it’s first release ever, produced by Inkwell Images Ink. It has been a few years since

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CONTEST!! December “Pencil Test” Animation Contest Here’s your chance to win a bunch of Animation GOODIES!! We have been wanting to start some contests to get more of you out there animating! What better way than a contest! All entries must be submitted by Dec 31st, 2016.– Beetlejuice Animation Cel

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The Land Before Time Animation Drawings
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Don Bluth and Gary Goldman just released on their Indiegogo campaign original, “The Land Before Time” animation drawings for their contributors. They will be signing each of these animation drawings and they are only going for $125 dollars each. For a piece of animation history, that is a great price.

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