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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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Gnosis and Whisper Pictures partnering for "Tusk: Hannibal's Favorite Elephant"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 29, 2013 3:08 PM
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Gnosis Moving Pictures CEO Darius A. Kamali and Whisper Pictures CEO George Merkert announced today that the companies are partnering on the animated feature film "Tusk: Hannibal's Favorite Elephant"

TRAILER: "Justice League: War"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 29, 2013 2:39 PM
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Can't wait for the Ben Affleck Superman/Batman movie? Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment's Justice League: War will be out on Blu-ray and DVD on February 4th, 2014. Here's the teaser.

TRAILER: "Planes: Fire and Rescue"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 29, 2013 3:05 AM
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Just when you thought it was safe to forget about "Planes"... here's the first trailer to the Disney sequel due next Summer. Dusty Crophopper returns in this second (or fourth, but who's counting) film set in "the world above Cars". Here's our first peek.

Control Bear's Miyazaki-Inspired "Wonder Garden" short

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 28, 2013 2:50 AM
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Hayao Miyazaki may be retiring, but his influence will be felt for years and decades to come. This beautiful must-see promotional short, by former Studio Ghibli animator Yojiro Arai, has the Miyazaki touch all over it.

FIRST LOOK: Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" poster

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 26, 2013 3:00 PM
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Here's our first look at the lead characters in Pixar's 2015 release, The Good Dinosaur.

FIRST LOOK: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" teaser (in English and Spanish)

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 25, 2013 3:10 AM
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Here's the first teaser trailer for Dreamwork's update of the classic Jay Ward cartoon, Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Ty Burrell is Mr. Peabody, Max Charles is Sherman. The film opens in 3D on March 7th, 2014.

Oscar Qualifying Engagement For "The Legend Of Sarila"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 25, 2013 2:30 AM
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Phase 4 Films is releasing the Canadian animated feature The Legend Of Sarila on Friday, November 1st, for an Oscar-qualifying run at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles. Here's the trailer.

Immersed in Movies: Previewing 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 24, 2013 12:09 PM
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Rob Minkoff, Ty Burrell, and Tiffany Ward gave a sneak peek of DreamWorks' CG rendering of Jay Ward's beloved cartoon.

FIRST LOOK: Odd City's "Free Birds" art poster

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 24, 2013 11:14 AM
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Here's a sneak peek at Odd City's Free Birds limited edition poster by illustrator/designer, Graham Erwin.

BAFTA nominates "Gumball" and "The Snowman"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 22, 2013 9:00 PM
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced today the nominations for its annual British Academy Children’s Awards, which honor the very best in children's media. Here's the list of animation nominees.

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