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Disney Animation Continues Life Drawing Class Tradition

It was a sad day when Walt Disney Animation Studios let the vast majority of its traditional hand-drawn animation staff go. Those who didn’t transition to digital had to find jobs at other studios or in other lines of business. … Continue reading

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Wreck-it Ralph as if it were Hand Drawn Animation

I’m a big fan of Hand Drawn animation, as are many Disney fans. But we haven’t been enough to save the artform from withering on the tree at Walt Disney Animation Studios. In April, Burbank let go most of the … Continue reading

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Animated Recreation of Disneyland’s America Sings

James Lopez is best known as an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios and an instructor at CalArts. He’s worked on a bevy of great film characters including Timon from The Lion King, Pain from Hercules, and Dr. Facilier from … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Lets Most of Hand Drawn Team Go

So when Walt Disney Animation Studios says there will be no more hand drawn animated features, they mean it. Nine animators from the hand drawn team were let go yesterday. Sadly these are some of the most veteran animators on … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Frog gets DVD Release Date

Mark your calendars for March 16 as Disney’s newest princess makes her DVD debut and joins the other classic Disney princesses on a shelf near you. The Princess and the Frog not only marked Disney’s return to hand drawn animation, … Continue reading

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