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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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E3 - Video From the Convention Floor

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • June 13, 2013 1:12 PM
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We're at E3 2013, the Electronics Entertainment Expo. Here, we're taking a closer look at some animation related games that you may enjoy. There are some new properties (hard to find at E3 this year) as well as some very old favorites.
More: Disney

Immersed in Movies: Director Dan Scanlon Talks Primal Screams at 'Monsters U'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 13, 2013 3:09 AM
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During a recent visit to Pixar, I sat down with first-time director Dan Scanlon, a story artist on Cars and Toy Story 3, who Billy Crystal calls a "hipster," and discussed his role on the forthcoming blockbuster.

Richard Williams 80th Birthday

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 12, 2013 6:00 PM
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Just in case you find yourself in Scotland later this month, I should mention that Richard Williams's 80th birthday is being honored at the Edinburgh International Film Festival with a program of his work.

E3 Day One

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • June 12, 2013 12:21 PM
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The first day of E3 was a blur of pixels, PR, and people. There were a ton of games that were playable on the show floor. I looked around, and was more impressed with some of the lesser known games than the parade of sequels and reimagining of existing IPs, but since there were so many, I’m going to cover those first.
More: Disney , Sony

Is it Possible To Make a Feature Film From a Single GIF?

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • June 11, 2013 7:08 PM
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We're seeing all sorts of new and innovative ways to get shorts, TV shows and feature films made these days. Who's to say you can’t do the same with GIFs?

E3: Press Conference Day

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • June 11, 2013 3:16 AM
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Day one at E3 was filled with press conferences and trailers - including Disney Infinity, Kingdom Hearts 3 and South Park: The Stick Of Truth.

Dr. Katz starts Kickstarter Campaign

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 11, 2013 12:45 AM
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A crowdfunding campaign has begun to fund an animated comedy series starring comedian Jonathan Katz. The short Death Row Diet is being expanded into an animated series about the main character's life in prison and funds are being raised on Kickstarter.

FIRST PEEK: Nickelodeon's Breadwinners

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 10, 2013 9:14 PM
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Nickelodeon's upcoming Breadwinners, from a pilot by creators Gary "Doodles" DiRaffale and Steve Borst, was recently picked up for 20 full-length episodes. The series follows "two booty-shaking ducks as they operate a bread delivery service out of their awesome, jet-fueled rocket van." Here's a first look.

Animation Scoop at E3

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • June 10, 2013 12:01 AM
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This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, is being held this week in Los Angeles. This is an extra big year for the event, since this year will see the launch of two new consoles. The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 are both eagerly awaited, as people look to see exactly what this new generation of console gaming will look like.

FIRST LOOK: Marvel Super Heroes meet Phineas and Ferb

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 7, 2013 1:48 PM
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Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel will premiere this summer - the show marking the first crossover animated television special for Marvel and Disney properties. We have a first look at the trailer.

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