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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: Woody, Buzz and Mr. Pricklepants in Pixar TV Spec "Toy Story OF TERROR!"

  • By Josh Armstrong
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  • September 18, 2013 1:45 AM
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Disney has provided Animation Scoop with an exclusive first look at the latest image from Toy Story OF TERROR! Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head and Rex gather around Mr. Pricklepants in this new peek at Pixar's upcoming TV special.
More: Pixar

Animated App Review: "The Winston Show"

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • September 17, 2013 10:00 AM
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In a world of seemingly endless point and click iPad fodder, Winston is a different animal. This is not your typical "talk to the funny cartoon character" type app. There are many apps where you are recorded, then your voice is played back at a higher or lower pitch, faking interactive dialog. Not here! The Winston Show delivers true interaction.

What if "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was a Box Office Flop?

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • September 16, 2013 7:30 PM
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit was the standout animated film of the 1980s thanks to its seamless blend of live-action and animated characters. But what would have happened if the film had, through some deus ex machina, managed to flop spectacularly?

"The Legend Of Korra" Season Two

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • September 13, 2013 3:18 PM
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Tonight at 7 p.m. (6 Central), Nickelodeon will premiere the second season of one of its biggest breakout shows - The Legend of Korra - with a 60-minute special combining a pair of Book Two: Spirits episodes: Rebel Spirits and The Dancing Lights.

Tweety's Debut at New York Fashion Week

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 11, 2013 12:21 PM
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It's "Fashion Week" in New York - and as usual, the fashion crazies have re-imagined a classic cartoon icon in the worst possible way. Designer duo Phillipe and David Blond will debut their Tweety-inspired 2014 spring/summer line today in New York.

Behind The Scenes: "Wander Over Yonder"

  • By Martin Goodman
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  • September 11, 2013 12:45 AM
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"Wander Over Yonder" is the latest effort by Emmy Award-winning animator, series' creator and executive producer Craig McCracken. Animation Scoop's Jerry Beck recently had the opportunity to chat with Craig, as well as to drop in and hear Supervising Director Dave Thomas and Art Director Alex Kirwan discuss the show.

DVD Review: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • September 10, 2013 1:30 PM
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Who would have thought that the years-long discourse about the relative positives and negatives between CG and traditional animation would be so sharply delineated by The Smurfs? Scoff not - check out the new DVD released today. Here's our review.

"Liquid Television" Returns - Tonight!

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 9, 2013 6:00 AM
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MTV has been quietly reviving it's Liquid Television brand over the past few years, essentially as an online destination for new "awesome" animation. Tonight five all-new episodes of the anthology show will finally be released on Hulu, iTunes, MTV Geek, Amazon, Xbox and Playstation. Here's a sneak peek.
More: MTV

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.

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