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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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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.

This Weekend In Burbank: CTN Animation Expo 2013

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 12, 2013 9:00 AM
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This weekend in Burbank is the "comic con" for professional animators, animation students and all those involved in the artistic side of the cartoon and visual effects field. The CTN Animation Expo at the Burbank Airport Marriott begins on Friday at noon and runs through Sunday night.

Has Animation Domination Jumped The Shark?

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • November 12, 2013 12:05 AM
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FOX has by far the best record when it comes to animation on a broadcast network and have persisted time and again with animation even if shows didn't quite prove to be hits. However, with yet another McFarlane-esque show scheduled for the line-up, it's clear that Animation Domination has had it's 'jump the shark' moment.

Disney Posts Complete Song Sequence From "Frozen"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 11, 2013 2:21 PM
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One of the highights of Disney's forthcoming animated feature, Frozen, is this delightul number sung by enchanted snowman Olaf, about the joys of something he's never seen or experienced - summer. Disney has just posted the entire number online.

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