Tony White is a British Academy Award-winning animation director, animator, author, educator and consultant. At the beginning of his career, he studied advanced animation techniques with some of the finest masters of the art-form. Specifically: Ken Harris (original lead animator of "Bugs Bunny," "Roadrunner," etc.), Art Babbit (original lead animator on "Pinocchio," "Fantasia," etc.) and Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner and author of "The Animator's Survival Kit"). Tony is currently Program Director & Senior Instructor of the AIE-Seattle/Seattle Schools Disctrict 'Skills Center' program. Here high school students can learn drawing, animation, game design and programming for school credit - in preparation for college or the industry. Tony is founder of "DRAWASSIC", a ground-breaking digital animation movement that seeks to preserve, teach and evolve the art-form of traditional animation in this digital age. Reflecting this, in March 2015 Tony established the online ‘Animator’s Sketchclub’ – where he sets an animation-related drawing challenge and publishes the results of the winning submissions. One year later the membership of the Animator’s Sketchclub is over 5,500 artists & animators! Tony's ultimate dream is to see a return of ground-breaking & innovative traditional/tradigital 2D animated movies in the USA. To help realize this dream, DRAWASSIC is currently developing a number of original projects as well as hosting a return of Tony's hugely successful, Seattle-based "2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival" in January 2016. Tony's best-selling animation books include: "The Animator's Workbook"; "Animation from Pencils to Pixels ~ Classical Techniques for Digital Animators"; "How To Make Animated Films", "Jumping Through Hoops: The Animation Job Coach" and "The Animator's Notebook". Tony is soon to release a new publication, "The Animator's Sketchbook" ~ which will soon be published by Focal Press, for animators of all disciplines, not just 2D.