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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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FIRST LOOK: Dreamworks' Netflix series "Turbo Fast"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 21, 2013 9:43 PM
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Here's our first look at the flash-animated 2D series spin-off from Dreamworks Turbo. This is the first series to debut from Dreamworks 300 episode order for Netflix. Turbo F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) is being produced through Titmouse Animation Studios and directed by Mike Roush (Superjail, Motor City).

"Adventure Time Encyclopedia" Benefit Performance

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 21, 2013 3:15 AM
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How's this sound? On December 18th in Hollywood, there will be a live reading of Martin Olson's "Adventure Time Encyclopedia" by Emo Philips, Mike O'Connell, Ron Lynch and Davey Johnson. Music will be performed by Olivia Olson and Martin Olson, and series creator Pendelton Ward will be on hand to sign books. Sound good? Mark your calendar now.

Richard Williams to Screen his Director's Cut of "The Thief And The Cobbler" Dec. 10th

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 19, 2013 9:00 PM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that it will screen the rarely seen, directors cut of Richard Williams' The Thief And The Cobbler - with Williams in attendance to introduce the film. The screening will take place on Tuesday night December 10th at 7:30, preceded by Williams' Oscar winning short, A Christmas Carol.

Diane Disney Miller (1933–2013)

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 19, 2013 7:48 PM
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It is truly the end of an era. Diane died today of complications from a fall at age 79. She was the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney - and the person behind both the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

TRAILER: German CG "Tarzan"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 19, 2013 4:11 AM
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This sounded like a bad idea - and the character design is little "uncanny" - but Constantin Film's new CGI Tarzan movie looks pretty intriguing from this trailer. The film is being prepped for a stateside release, here's our first look at the extended trailer in English.

FIRST LOOK: U.S. Trailer for "The Wind Rises"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 18, 2013 1:25 PM
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The Wind Rises is Miyazaki's final feature and initial critical and public reaction has been positive - VERY positive. The buzz has begun and the picture is being groomed for Oscars, Annies and Golden Globes. Here's a first look at its official US trailer.

Immersed in Movies: Eric Goldberg Talks Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • November 18, 2013 11:00 AM
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In honor of Mickey's 85th birthday today, I go deeper into Disney's "Get A Horse!" hybrid short with Eric Goldberg -- who served as the 2D supervisor and made the blueprint for staying true to the 1928 model -- and with a clip of the first minute of the film.

Patrick Warburton Will Host The 41st Annie Awards

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 15, 2013 11:00 AM
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The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today that TV, film and voice actor, Patrick Warburton, will host the 41st Annie Awards on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Frederator's "Bee And PuppyCat" Raises $872,133 on Kickstarter

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 14, 2013 9:35 PM
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Frederator Studios announced today that it has secured $872,133 in funding from a Kickstarter.com campaign (that just concluded an hour ago) to fund the production of additional episodes of its hit animated short, Bee & PuppyCat, created by Adventure Time animator Natasha Allegri.

Miyazaki Plotting A Return to Manga

  • By Ju-osh M.
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  • November 12, 2013 8:22 PM
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After announcing two separate retirements, Hayao Miyazaki will be a presence for some time to come - first as the subject of a new documentary, and then a return to the comics page in a new series of manga.

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