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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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Conclusive Proof that Animation is Far From Stale

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • March 12, 2014 3:00 AM
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The world-wide feature animation market is dominated by large players hitched to the comedy bandwagon. Nevertheless, the recent Cartoon Movie conference showed that artists and studios are willing and able to create innovative animated films - proving the medium is very far from being stale.

Documentary on Stop-Mo "Between Times" by Tiny Inventions

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 11, 2014 3:33 PM
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Here is the beautiful trailer - and an inspiring mini-documentary - about the new short film from the husband & wife animation duo Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, who run the Baltimore based stop mo studio, Tiny Inventions.
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Dreamworks' Trailer/Teaser/Short "Almost Home"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 11, 2014 12:50 PM
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Check out this short film, now tied to prints of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, featuring Steve Martin as the voice the lead alien. It's actually an unusual teaser/trailer for Dreamworks "Home", which Fox will release on November 26th.

"Wabbit - A Looney Tunes Production" Toplines Cartoon Network Upfront Presentation

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 10, 2014 12:50 PM
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The dry, sardonic and droll Bugs Bunny of "The Looney Tunes Show" is gone. "The hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny you love is back" according to the Cartoon Network who is once again reviving the classic in a new series, "Wabbit - A Looney Tunes Production".

REVIEW: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • March 10, 2014 3:10 AM
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Bringing Jay Ward's Mr. Peabody - a TV cartoon classic - to the big screen had to have been daunting. How do you get the most out of big-budget CG but retain the charm, coy humor and character integrity of the original? Somehow they pulled it off - with a healthy respect for the past as well as the present.

DVD/BluRay: Max Fleischer's "Gulliver's Travels"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 9, 2014 7:00 AM
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Throughout the years, I have been asked more times than I can count: “Who has the best “Gulliver’s Travels” on video?” I now have a definitive answer to that question.

Anime Trailer: "Stand By Me, Doreamon"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 9, 2014 12:05 AM
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Here's the second teaser for Stand By Me Doreamon, the first 3D CG film starring the famed anime robot cat, opening in Japanese theaters on August 8th. Directed by Takashi Yamazaki and Ryuichi Yagi, this film will be released by Walt Disney International Japan.
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Sunday Night @ Cinefamily: Women in Animation Director's Panel & Screening

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 8, 2014 6:45 PM
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An incredible must-see panel consisting of animation directors Lauren Faust (My Little Pony), Emily Hubley (The Toe Tactic), Yvette Kaplan (Zack and Quack), Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman), Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe) and Lauren MacMullan (Get A Horse!) will discuss working in animation - inside and outside the industry.

Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' with Minkoff & Schleifer

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 7, 2014 12:15 PM
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman has been given the DreamWorks treatment on the big screen in CG and 3-D yet it still retains the charm and appeal of the original Jay Ward cartoons created by Ted Key. The wacky WABAC is back but there's more at stake in terms of single parenting, rites of passage and the tricky time-space continuum. I spoke with director Rob Minkoff and Jason Schleifer, the head of character animation, about re-inventing the iconic property.

"The Simpsons" Couch Gag by Sylvain Chomet

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 6, 2014 4:00 PM
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French director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, The Illusionst) created the couch gag on this weeks episode of The Simpsons - and it is sublime!

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