Behind the 2D animation of “The Bear and The Hare”
We had the privilege of visiting Premise Entertainment in Orlando, Florida to speak with the head of the studios Dominic Carola. Dominic as well as Aaron Blaise agreed to do a behind the scenes interview of their most recent hand drawn animation project for John Lewis, a department store chain
We Reached 100,000 Likes On Facebook!!
We just reached 100,000 likes on facebook!!! It was only two years ago we started www.TraditionalAnimation.com, and we have grown so much since then! We still have tons in store for you in the remaining year and 2014. Some big things are coming!
Did you know? Statues in St. Paul Honoring Charles Schulz
Born in 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Charles Schulz grew up in Saint Paul where his famous comic strip, Peanuts, was created and debuted in the local newspapers October 2, 1950. All around the state of Minnesota, one can see statues of the Peanuts characters in honor Charles Schulz. Charlie Brown,
Petition Disney to Release All Disney Afternoon Shows
If you are a child of the 80’s and 90’s like I was, you remember watching such shows as Ducktales, Chip n’ Dale, Resue Rangers, Talespin, Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, Quack Pack, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Marsupilami, Gargoyles, and many more. If you are not familiar with the
We Reached 10,000 Likes on Facebook!
Today we celebrate a new milestone! Our facebook page has hit the 10,000 “Likes” mark! Thank you everyone for supporting our website and our cause. It is great to see that hand drawn animation is still cherished and loved, and others believe in it as much as we do. We
30th Anniversary of Dragon’s Lair – Don Bluth Exclusive!
Thirty years ago today the classically animated game “Dragon’s Lair” came out in arcades. People everywhere were swarming to the arcades to play this revolutionary game. Dragon’s Lair to this day is still being played worldwide on every console, computer, phone, tablet out there, you name it. We got the
Elite Animation Academy – Adult Classes
Enrolling now! Want to learn hand drawn animation from a former Disney Animator? Paulo Alvarado and his wife Valeska along with their neighbors Todd and Gladys West started an animation school less than a year ago which has had much success. I have had the pleasure of working there teaching
We are an official sponsor of the Citrus Cel Festival!
We are happy to announce that TraditionalAnimation.com is now an official sponsor of the Jacksonville Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival!!!! Please show your support in funding the festival! Hope you all can make it out! The event is April 4-6, 2013 with all films and speaker programming to be held
Google Honors 107th Anniversary of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo
Today Google changed their logo to celebrate the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo comic. Whenever you hear anyone talk about the roots of traditional animation, or the illusion of life, you hear the name Winsor McCay. He was a great pioneer of his time, and made way for
Happy 100th Birthday to Chuck Jones
Happy 100th Birthday to one of great masters of Animation, Chuck Jones born on this day September 21st 1912. With one of his many characters, Michigan J. Frog from “One Froggy Evening” often consider one of the greatest cartoon shorts of all time. Chuck Jones has also created characters such
Site Updates! New Model Sheets, New Metronome & More!
New updates! We added 45 model sheet galleries with such characters as Mickey Mouse, Tom & Jerry, Dirk the Daring, Casper the Friendly Ghost and many many more. We put together an online metronome for those of you who are animators. You can time your scenes using a metronome with
Miracle Mouse Production Continues!
Production continues on Tom Hignite’s “Miracle Mouse – Cranky’s Miracle.” Discover one of Tom Hignite’s most recent benchmarks in his production of his indie 2D animated feature film! After speaking with Hignite about his film, we found that he has hired some professional Hollywood “name” stars to join in the
Scott T. Petersen’s Animation & Drawing Excellence DVDs
Just released! “Lesson 2: Power of Anticipation & Other Gems” from Scott T. Petersen’s series “Animation and Drawing Excellence.” This series is growing fast! You can now buy all 3 dvd’s from his website. Scott offers professional character animation training, and online mentoring. If you love animation and want to learn,
Interview with Director Michael Sporn
Michael Sporn’s blog is one of the most valuable resources on animation that’s packed with amazing articles, drawings, & model sheets. He very kindly accepted to do this excellent interview for us and it’s a great insight into the mind of a brilliant […]
Theme Park Connection Interview
Over the weekend, I visited Theme Park Connection in Winter Garden, FL. This is the best place for everything theme park related. They have years and years of history all for sale! Not a single item in the store is not for sale. I recently interviewed the owner Marc Pianko: