Buy The Lost Love Letters of Hugh Harman

Dozens of love letters belonging to director and animator Hugh Harman have turned up on eBay. For those who are unfamiliar with the name, …

Meet Clarke Mallery, a Healthy Animator

I’m not sure where the stereotypical image of the pudgy, slovenly animation artist originated, but animators haven’t always been …

High School Drawing by Tex Avery

This comic from Tex Avery’s days at North Dallas High School (see larger version here) is currently up for auction on Howard Lowery’s …

Shorts by Patrick McHale

Patrick McHale is a writer/board artist at Cartoon Network (Adventure Time, Flapjack, etc.). He’s been creating some funny little shorts …

The Amazing Animated Life of Fred Kopietz

If you have the slightest interest in classic Hollywood animation, do not miss this colossal 1991 interview with Fred Kopietz conducted …

Karen Aqua, RIP

New England independent filmmaker and Sesame Street animator Karen Aqua (b. 1954) passed away a couple days ago following a ten year …

Happy 90th Birthday, Bob Godfrey

Here’s a toast to British animation legend Bob Godfrey who turns ninety years old today. Read a tribute to Bob on the VanArts school …

CBS on animator Tim Walker

A few months ago I posted about my friend, animator James “Tim” Walker who was diagnosed with Lateral Parkinsons Disease on his right …

Mary Blair, Fred Moore and Some Other Dude

Here’s a rare image of a couple of Disney greats who are rarely seen together: Mary Blair and Fred Moore. It’s at a wrap party for Three …

Mike Smith’s Website

The website of director and animator Mike Smith — RealMikeSmith.com — is a model for how an artist’s website should function. It’s an …

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