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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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Anime Trailer: "Space Dandy"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 9, 2013 2:23 AM
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Here's the wild teaser for Space Dandy, a new series produced by studio Bones, created by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy BeBop, Samurai Champloo). It's set for release in January 2014.

Subversive "Escape From Tomorrow" Opens Oct. 11th

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 6, 2013 10:31 AM
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Randy Moore's live action psycho-dramatic feature Escape From Tomorrow, best known for its being secretly shot on location at Disney World in Orlando, will open in New York (at the IFC Center) and in Los Angeles (Downtown Independent and the Sundance Cinemas in Hollywood) on October 11th.

Sony Markets Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 Using Actual Food!

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • September 5, 2013 1:35 AM
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We've all seen the marketing gimmicks used to flog films, from turning 7-Elevens into Kwik-E-Marts to giant blimps of the characters. Every iteration seems to up the ante, so it comes as a surprise to see Sony engage in some innovative marketing of the traditional kind.

Immersed in Movies: Chris Landreth Talks 'Subconscious Password'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 4, 2013 3:09 PM
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Oscar winner Chris Landreth is back with a daring new short, Subconscious Password, which gets us pixilated about the Uncanny Valley and other animated musings.

Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" Opening Nov. 8th for Oscar Qualifying Run

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 3, 2013 4:01 PM
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Master animator Hayao Miyazaki's final feature film, The Wind Rises, will be released in the United States this year via Touchstone Pictures. The film will open on November 8th for a one week award Oscar qualifying run at the Landmark Theater on Pico in West Los Angeles.

Animator Darrell Van Citters Compiling Art Book Tribute To Jay Ward

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 3, 2013 12:30 PM
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Animator Darrell Van Citters, who put together an art book devoted to Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, has been spending the last few years tracking down the rarest of the rare production artwork, model sheets, publicity materials and animation drawings for a new homage to Jay Ward Productions (Bullwinkle).

June Foray to Receive TV Academy's Governor's Award

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 29, 2013 2:17 PM
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Congratulations June Foray! The First Lady of Cartoon Voices has been voted to receive the Governors Award from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It will be presented to her this Sunday, September 1st.

Richard Williams To Lecture, Screen New Footage at Academy's Marc Davis Celebration

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 29, 2013 1:09 AM
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Master animator Richard Williams (Roger Rabbit) will make a rare appearance in Los Angeles - to guest lecture at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annual Marc Davis Celebration of Animation - on Friday night October 4th.

Nick announces Spongebob Squarepants Fan Shellabration at Universal Studios

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 28, 2013 8:05 PM
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Nickelodeon announced today it will host a first-ever SpongeBob Fan Shellabration at Universal Studios Hollywood next weekend in Los Angeles. Events include a live script-read of a SpongeBob episode featuring the series voice cast and a live musical performance by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob).

Happy Belated Birthday, "Team Fortress 2!

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • August 28, 2013 1:01 PM
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This year marks the 17th anniversary (birthday) of the original Team Fortress, which was released on August 24, 1996. For whatever reason, this year the game's birthday event did not unlock automatically, and the community noticed.

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