2015 was a very busy year for animation. From huge box office hits such as Pete Doctor’s Inside Out, to independent adult animated drams such as Charlie Kauffman’s Anomalisa, to downright bizarre flops such as George Lucas’ Strange Magic, not to mention the hundreds of short films and TV shows, the 2015 lineup was a
Congratulations Don Bluth & Gary Goldman!!! Dragon’s Lair just reached $250,000 on Indiegogo!! This is great news for the world of Traditional Animation. These two living legends have proven that hand-drawn animation is alive and well. I have had the honor and privilege to work for Don Bluth & Gary
A brand new Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?” is set for release tomorrow July 28, 2015. This is the first book to be released since his last book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” in 1990, a year before his passing. Audrey Geisel, his widow and longtime secretary
Disney’s Hollywood Studios has officially closed “The Magic of Disney Animation” the best attraction at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. When I first moved down to Florida in 2009 I met Les Carpenter one of the artists teaching guests how to draw characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and
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Disney Animator Andreas Deja is close to finishing work on the story reel/animatic for his upcoming film “Mushka”. He is very happy with the story and just announced that Richard Sherman (co-writer of songs from Jungle Book, Mary Poppins & many more) wrote a song for the film! The monumental
It is that time of year again! Tonight at 4pm PST (7pm EST) the 87th annual Academy Awards, hosted this year by the very funny Neil Patrick Harris, will premiere on ABC and there is quite a bit of animation presented in the Oscar race. Let’s get down to business and
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In theaters today Tomm Moore’s newest animated feature film, Song of the Sea! Tomm is the co-founder of Cartoon Saloon, based out of Kilkenny, Ireland. Production of Song of the Sea started right after the release of his last animated feature The Secret of Kells, which was nominated for an
“The Simpsons Guy”! The one-hour Family Guy episode premieres on Sunday, September 28th on FOX. For the first time you will see what it is like for Homer and Peter to have a beer at Moe’s Tavern. Stewie dresses up like Bart, skateboards, and also make prank phone calls. Then
Mutt and Jeff is an American expression that refers to the pairing of tall with short. This combination of contrasting opposites has been the foundation of many comedy teams of Vaudeville, movies, and of course animated cartoons. Ren and Stimpy, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo, as
Most people think about Harry Potter when it comes to Universal Studios located in Orlando, Florida, but for animation enthusiast like us, we care more about the cartoon rides and gift shops. Just updated in the summer of 2013, a small Springfield has come to life within the park. Here
We just started a new Facebook Group for professionals and students to post their artwork, pencil tests, demo reels, animated shorts, kickstarter campains, etc. Everything 2d is welcomed! We already have over 1500 members, so why wait come and join us! Below is some of our members artwork; Artwork by
This year’s Oscar nominations have a pretty good crop of hand-drawn animated films in both the shorts and features categories. There are two hand-drawn features, one fully hand-drawn short, and one hand-drawn/CG hybrid. Here’s a little more information: Hand-Drawn Shorts: Feral Feral is a very interesting hand-drawn short film in
Q. Tony, Can you give us some backstory of your life and career up to today? I grew up with a twin brother, Tom Bancroft. Tom and I always loved to draw at an early age and we were competitive with it. As most brothers are competitive with sports and