Rest In Peace Richard Williams (RIP)
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
“The Cuphead Show” Coming to Netflix
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
Sketchbook in Africa by Ken Anderson
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
First Look at the New Looney Tunes Cartoons
This has been a long time coming, traditional animation returning to Warner Bros. Some purists may say, it is still done digitally. However, for as long as we all have been waiting, this is a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the cartoons being released in this
Batman Vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
If you are a fan of Batman and The Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles you are in for a treat! Warner and Nickelodeon is teaming up for this adaptation from the James Tynion IV and Freedie Williams II comic book crossover “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. The comic was a six-issue intercompany
New Updated Model Sheet Section!
We have just updated the Traditional Animation website’s model sheets section with over 1,000 new model sheets. The model sheet section is now in alphabetical order by film, series and character. If we are missing a film, tv series or character you would like to see, be sure to let
Mary Poppins Returns to 2d Animation!
The internet is buzzing with excitement as the long-awaited Mary Poppins Returns fly’s into theaters! Go see some beautiful Traditional Animation by Duncan Studio! Animation sequence Director Jim Capobianco, and animation supervisor Chris Sauve. The film was directed and produced by Rob Marshall, “Mary Poppins Returns” also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda,
Mauro Maressa Interview
Q. Can you give us a bit of your history, background, schooling & how you discovered your Animation calling? What are your film credits, Disney & Non-Disney? I was born in Italy and immigrated to the US with my mother and father and two siblings. We lived in a town
Happy Animated Halloween!
We here at Traditional Animation love Halloween! Here is a collection of Halloween themed cartoons over the years. A great collection of Youtube videos to watch on Halloween! Not all, but enough to feed the haunted animation bug. Enjoy! There has been a total of 29 “The Simpsons – Halloween
Ducktales – Volume 4 Coming Soon!
The long-awaited Ducktales Volume 4 will soon be released on DVD! It will be the final 25 episodes of the series. There were a total of 100 episodes, and the previous three volumes contained the first 75 episodes. For those of you who are fans of the original Ducktales, this
Batman: The Animated Series Coming To Blu-ray In October
Warner Bros. has finally remastered all the episodes of Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition. It is currently available for pre-order, and will be available in a 12-disc boxset on October 16, 2018. Some say this is the best animate Batman of all time. Would you agree? The
Don Bluth Returns to Walt Disney Animation Studios After 40 Years
After 40 years, Don Bluth returns to Walt Disney Animation Studios. This was something for the history books. I am extremely grateful that I got to be part of these moments & talks of the future. Why was Don Bluth at Disney Animation you ask? Well, some of that must
Matt Groening’s New Series “Disenchantment” To Premiere on Netflix
Matt Groening’s new show “Disenchantment” is to officially premiere on Netflix August 17th 2018. The show is labeled as “adult animated comedy fantasy series”. The first season will be 10 episodes long and takes place in a medieval kingdom called Dreamland. Disenchantment is about a heavy drinking princess named Bean,
Thundercats Remake Coming Soon To Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is bringing back Thundercats in the style of The Amazing World of Gumball and Steven Universe. This will be the third rendition of the popular show originally which ran from January 23, 1985 to it’s final episode September 29, 1989. The second rendition of Thundercats ran from July
Which of The Seven Dwarfs Are You?
Whistle While You Work! Which Dwarf are you from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Grumpy, Doc, Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, or Bashful? Take our second quiz on Traditional Animation to find out! Heigh-Ho!