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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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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.

Immersed in Movies: Jimmy Hayward Talks 'Free Birds' at Reel FX

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 22, 2013 3:00 AM
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Veteran director Jimmy Hayward leaves the big studio environment to help launch Reel FX as an off-beat indie alternative.

Author Tod Polson Discusses Maurice Noble and "The Noble Approach"

  • By Thad Komorowski
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  • October 21, 2013 11:00 PM
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Maurice Noble was a designer and layout man on such landmark animated films as Rabbit Seasoning, What's Opera Doc?, Duck Amuck, the Road Runner series; his name as firmly inseparable from them as the director Chuck Jones. Tod Polson, Noble's protege has now put all of Noble's notes and theories on animation design in book form.

INTERVIEW: Director Zeb Wells on Season 6 of "Robot Chicken"

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • October 19, 2013 4:30 PM
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Now that the 6th season of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken is finally on DVD, America can revel in all its grotesque grossness, racy raunch and searing satire. Season six is the first one directed by Zeb Wells, who acquired his role in a highly unique way.

"Herman Blue: The Pumpkin Comic"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 19, 2013 1:21 PM
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Just in time for Halloween comes "Herman Blue: The Pumpkin Comic" by Ian Mark Stewart. Carved out of 250 jack-o-lanterns and filmed frame by frame to create the illusion of a talking pumpkin - its a perfect way to say "Happy Halloween!"

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