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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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NEW TRAILER: "The Boxtrolls"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 26, 2013 2:00 PM
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Focus has released a unique new trailer for Laika's The Boxtrolls. This one plays off the studio's use of stop motion miniature techniques, replacement animation and the hands of the artist. It's a beautiful tribute to the art.

Oscar Short-listed "Room On The Broom" Wins BAFTA

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 25, 2013 3:00 PM
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Room on the Broom, won at the children’s BAFTA awards last night. Other winners included The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Life of Pi.
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Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Frozen' with Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • November 25, 2013 1:30 PM
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Frozen provides further proof that we're experiencing a new Disney renaissance under John Lasseter. If Wreck-It Ralph seemed thematically subversive while still leveraging the hand-drawn legacy to guide the CG, then Frozen takes it even further. It's the most feminist take yet on the musical princess fairy tale.

REVIEW: Disney's "Frozen"

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • November 22, 2013 12:05 AM
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Frozen will commendably fulfill its role in the roster of legendary Disney animated features. If the consistent on-the-nose gags don't keep you enthralled, the stunning animation will.
More: Disney , Frozen

TEASER POSTER: "How To Train Your Dragon 2"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 21, 2013 11:38 PM
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20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have just released a new poster for How To Train Your Dragon 2. Dean DeBlois wrote and directed the sequel, which includes a voice cast of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig. Take a look.

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.

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