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Jerry Beck Editor

Animation Scoop Editor Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer and author of over 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, was instrumental in launching Animation Magazine, co-founded Cartoon Brew and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He is on the faculty of Woodbury University in Burbank and his latest book is The Art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

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FEATURETTE: "Meet The Boxtrolls"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 2, 2014 6:10 PM
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The Boxtrolls is a wonderful stop-motion animated feature - and I hope the critics rave and the people come out to see it. Here is a new featurette that plays up the all-star voice cast. Have a look.

CTN Expo Update: Tickets Now On Sale

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 2, 2014 2:45 PM
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An update on the sixth annual CTN Animation eXpo (CTN-X) scheduled for Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd in Burbank. Designed for professionals, students and fans this 3-day event includes industry leaders from such studios as DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Animation as well as studios from around the world.

TRAILER #2: "Shaun The Sheep - The Movie"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 30, 2014 12:40 AM
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The second teaser trailer from the feature length Shaun the Sheep the Movie, which Studio Canal will release in theaters next year. From the Creators of Wallace & Gromit, Aardman Animation. Relativity Media is the U.S. distributor, but no domestic release date has been confirmed yet. For now - It looks like a delight!

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors" Season 3

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 30, 2014 12:01 AM
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Disney XD will launch season three of Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors this Sunday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m., ET/PT. Here are a few reasons for comic book fans to get excited about the latest season.

Immersed in Movies: Gary Trousdale and Tiffany Ward Talk "Rocky and Bullwinkle' Short

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 29, 2014 1:10 PM
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Rocky and Bullwinkle are back in their own short, thanks to DreamWorks' Mr. Peabody & Sherman feature, and, although they didn't make it to the big screen, you can see their latest antics on the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD (Oct. 14). June Foray, of course, voices her iconic squirrel but the lovable moose (voiced by Tom Kenny) is the star, getting hoodwinked into marrying a robot controlled by Boris (Robert Cait). Like Peabody & Sherman, it captures the zany spirit of Jay Ward only the CG animation is fittingly less refined and more squashy and stretchy.

ANIME REVIEW: Cardcaptor Sakura: Complete Collection

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • August 29, 2014 1:05 PM
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Cardcaptor Sakura began as a manga from the four-woman artists' group Clamp in 1996, followed by an animated broadcast series and two theatrical features. Although both the manga and animated versions concluded years ago, the series and the character remain popular. The complete series has now been collected together with a new English dub. Does it still play?

Hayao Miyazaki To Receive Academy's Governor's Award

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 28, 2014 1:45 PM
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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26th) to present an Honorary Academy Award to Hayao Miyazaki. It will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8th, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

"The Book of Life" Aims for High-Class Fashion

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • August 27, 2014 12:01 AM
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Who says animation and animated merchandise has to be just for kids? We've seen plenty of examples over the years to suggest that the films can be just as serious and dramatic as any live-action film and yet the merchandise has always seemed to lag behind. The much anticipated Book of Life is changing that perception.

ANIME REVIEW: "Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • August 26, 2014 9:00 PM
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The ninth feature, Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja, which opens in a limited North American theatrical release Friday, is more dynamic and packs more of an emotional punch than the previous films.
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Book Review: The Art of John Alvin

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • August 26, 2014 8:15 PM
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The entertainment industry has no shortage of “unsung” heroes—great talents that are not widely known outside of peers and fans. Through this just published coffee table art book, Andrea Alvin is determined to make sure her late husband, artist John Alvin, is properly “sung.”
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