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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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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

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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,

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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 […]

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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:

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Did you know there is a Don Bluth archive filled with original work they did on the films? Recently, I was very fortunate to get a tour of the Savannah School of Art & Design’s Don Bluth Collection of Animation. Don Bluth and Gary Goldman donated two storage rooms filled

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The brand new “Chuck Jones Experience” in Las Vegas, Nevada just opened this year! I know for my next visit to Vegas, this will probably be my first stop. They recently contacted me about their opening and I asked if I could give them a feature on our website. They

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Now is your chance! Limited to 16 seats for a WHOPPIN’ $2500 bucks! If only I could afford to attend! Well worth it, students must send in their portfolios and demo reels to get accepted. The classes will start June 9th and be for 12 weeks ending on August 25,

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Ward Kimball was one of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. Born in Minnesota, Ward was a great artist who loved to restore locomotives. He worked on animated classics such as Snow White, Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and many more and now his painting is up for auction for an estimated

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Yes!! Uhuh uhuhuhuh uhuhuhuh yeah yeah. Finally Mike Judge comes to his senses and brings them back after 14 long years! I can still remember collecting all the Beavis and Butthead comics and even the VHS tapes. I was very lucky to be part of the generation who grew up

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Robert Iger was named president of Disney in 2000. Then in 2005 he succeeded Michael Eisner as chief executive. He also oversaw the acquisition of Pixar in 2006. He has brought a lot to Disney and 65 is a good age for retirement. If one plans to retire that is.

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Never thought I would see the day John K makes the Simpsons couch intro. It was great! John K brought his Ren and Stimpy style and made it even more crazy. I will update this post as I learn more on how and why! For now enjoy the Youtube vids.

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Learn from one of the last remaining Master Animators, Don Bluth! I personally took classes for almost 2 years and it has been a life changing experience. How so, do you ask? Before these classes, I never considered myself an artist, now I do. In fact, I feel as if

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Finally, after a long delay, Disney finally released Dumbo on Blu-ray filled with great bonus features, behind the scenes and more! Dumbo has such a great story, and great moments.

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A delightful film. Interesting to note that this is one of the few movies at the time that combined animation and live action, which was not something new to the trio made up with Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and John Pomeroy who worked on Pete’s Dragon together. On to the

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