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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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Fred Seibert Explains It All: "Cartoon Hangover" Is A Hit

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • January 13, 2014 6:00 AM
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YouTube sensation Cartoon Hangover has recently surpassed one million subscribers - only the second You Tube channel to do that within its first twelve months. Frederator Studios’ head honcho Fred Seibert has just penned a must-read article for Medium.com, explaining "The Eight P's of You Tube Success".

"Frozen" Wins Golden Globe Award, Best Animated Film

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • January 12, 2014 9:54 PM
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Disney's Frozen won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony in Hollywood.

FIRST LOOK: Nickelodeon's "Breadwinners"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • January 11, 2014 1:34 AM
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Breadwinners, created by Steve Borst (Teen Titans Go!, MAD) and Gary "Doodles" Di Raffaele (MAD, Metalocyalpse), makes its debut this winter on Nickelodeon. This TV spot will premiere on the channel over the weekend - we've got it first.

Asifa-East 2014 Animation Festival Call For Entries

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • January 8, 2014 3:35 PM
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ASIFA-East is currently accepting entries for the 2014 ASIFA-East Animation Film Festival. Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.
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Adam Sanderson To Oversee D23 and The Walt Disney Archives

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • January 8, 2014 1:15 AM
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Adam Sanderson has been named senior vice president, corporate communications of The Walt Disney Company, a role that includes oversight of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and The Walt Disney Archives. He fills a slot left vacant since the departure of Stephen Clark last September.

The Simpsons Celebrate Piracy Lawsuit Win With Satirical Episode About Piracy

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • January 7, 2014 9:00 PM
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If ever there was proof that the universe is full of coincidences, it would be this. The episode of The Simpsons broadcast this past Sunday, a satirical look at file-sharing and illegal downloading, coincided with a Fox winning a lawsuit against a Canadian man who hosted websites with links to illegitimate copies of The Simpsons.

From "Family Guy" to "Cosmos": Producer Kara Vallow Talks Collaborations with Seth MacFarlane

  • By Josh Armstrong
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  • January 7, 2014 1:45 PM
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Kara Vallow explains how she developed the unique animation style for Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, the sequel to Carl Sagan's groundbreaking 1980 miniseries. Vallow also shares insight into Brian Griffin's temporary demise on Family Guy as well as American Dad's upcoming move to TBS.

Larry Mann, Voice of Yukon Cornelius, RIP

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • January 7, 2014 2:45 AM
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Larry Mann, who voiced Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas favorite "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," has died. He was 91.

Immersed in Movies: Director Bolognesi Talks "Rio 2096"

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • January 6, 2014 2:00 PM
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Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, winner of Annecy's top prize, is among the more adult and arty Oscar contenders for best animated feature. Mixing ideology with fantasy, Rio traces the history of Brazil through six centuries of colonization, slavery, and war through the love story between an immortal warrior and his reincarnated soul mate. First-time director Luiz Bolognesi discusses the making of his $2.5 million Brazilian feature in the following email exchange.

DreamWorks Preps "DreamTab" Animation-Ready Tablet

  • By Ju-osh M.
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  • January 4, 2014 7:30 PM
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DreamWorks Animation has partnered with Fuhu Inc. to create a new tablet, the DreamTab. It's aim? To teach kids how to be their own animators. (Well, that and make lots and lots of money.)

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