jerrybeck

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.

Submit a Scoop

Animation Scoop

Golden Globes Animation Nominees

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • December 12, 2013 8:35 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Award nominees were announce this morning. No surprises here. Nominated for Best Animated Feature were Disney's Frozen, Illumination's Despicable Me 2, and Dreamworks The Croods. Studio Ghibli's The Wind Rises was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

NEW TRAILER: "Legends Of OZ: Dorothy's Return"

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • December 11, 2013 3:25 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Here's our latest, best look yet at Legends Of OZ: Dorothy's Return. Directed by Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn, with the voices of Lea Michele (as Dorothy), Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Kelsey Grammar, the film was produced by Summertime Entertainment, with animation production at Prana Studios in Mumbai, India.

First Look: Tinker Bell Takes on Captain Hook in "Pirate Fairy" Cover Art

  • By Josh Armstrong
  • |
  • December 11, 2013 12:00 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Tinker Bell's latest adventure, The Pirate Fairy, is set to hit stores next spring. Today, Animation Scoop has the first look at its home video cover artwork, which showcases the title fairy, Zarina, as well as a younger James Hook.

AWARD SEASON UPDATE: "Wind Rises" wins NY and Boston Critics Best; "Ernest & Celestine" captures L.A. Critics

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • December 9, 2013 2:14 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Despite the overwhelming presence (as well as audience and critical reception) of such Hollywood front runners as Disney's Frozen and Dreamworks' The Croods, a pair of foreign films have begun nabbing year end critics awards as the years best.

Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Despicable Me 2' with Chris Meledandri

  • By Bill Desowitz
  • |
  • December 9, 2013 1:03 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
With tomorrow's Blu-ray/DVD release of the blockbuster and Oscar-contending Despicable Me 2 from Universal, it's a great time to catch up once again with Illumination's Chris Meledandri, who made the Vanity Fair list of top media disruptors for the second consecutive year.

Is Laika's Creative Loop Real or Imaginary?

  • By Charles Kenny
  • |
  • December 8, 2013 8:00 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Our resident critic Charles Kenny ponders the output of Portland-based stop-motion studio, Laika. With three features sharing a similar look and tone - dark and quirky teen horror - Kenny raises the question as to whether Laika is stuck in a creative loop of sorts.

Barry Blumberg Discusses His Internet Smash "Shut Up! Cartoons"

  • By Ju-osh M.
  • |
  • December 7, 2013 8:39 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Barry Blumberg is the President of the YouTube channel, Smosh, and its animation arm, Shut Up! Cartoons. With its hit series Oishi High School Battle just starting its second season, this marks the perfect time to talk to Mr. Blumberg about his rapidly expanding online animated empire.

FIRST LOOK: Disneytoon Studios' "The Pirate Fairy"

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • December 5, 2013 12:45 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
From Disneytoon Studios, the last of the Pixie Hollow features, from the world of “Peter Pan”. With a voice cast led by Mae Whitman (Tinkerbell) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki from The Avengers), the film will go direct-to video in April. Here's the first look.

ANIME TRAILER: "Wizard Barristers"

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • December 5, 2013 6:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Here's a spectacular looking promo (in Japanese) for Yasuomi Umetsu's Wizard Barristers, which premieres on Tokyo MX on January 12th, and will also air on Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, AT-X, and BS11. The animation was produced by Tokyo's Arms Corporation.

Best Online Review of "Get A Horse!"

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • December 5, 2013 2:00 AM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Here's the best review of Disney's latest Mickey Mouse short, Get A Horse! I've seen yet. It's by Matias Bobal, a classic movie buff and former TV broadcaster, who now posts a weekly movie review podcast via You Tube from his vintage radio station in Sacremento, California.

Follow Animation Scoop

Email Updates

Animation Tweets

Follow us