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2002: The Year of the Demise of Hand-Drawn Animation

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March 25, 2002 - A date remembered by some as the day an art form was greatly impacted. On that day, more than 200 Disney artists working at Disney's Feature Animation Department in Burbank, California were told they were losing their jobs. They were part of a 75-year era when Disney's animators were considered at the top of their tier. But, new technology, new business leaders, and a new business model changed the way feature animation was created. more »

Bugs Bunny - How That Waskally Wabbit Got His Name

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We all know who he is: Bugs Bunny, that infamous waskally wabbit who always finds trouble wherever he goes, but always gets the last laugh. He was always characterized as a wild and mischievous hare, sometimes sharing qualities of mythological tricksters… more »

Van Beuren Studios: Lost Cartoon Treasures

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If asked what Van Beuren Studios was famous for, most people today would probably look at you with a blank stare. Other than being vaguely known for the re-releases of the infamous Charlie Chaplain series, the little known production company also helped… more »

How Fleischer's Rotoscope Changed the Face of Animation

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The rotoscope: an important part of our history. Okay, so I guess that got your attention, and you're saying, "what in the blue blazes is a rotoscope?" A rotoscope is a device that originally used a movie projector to project a live-action image onto the… more »
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