Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
jerrybeck

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.

Submit a Scoop

Animation Scoop

Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper Into 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

  • By Bill Desowitz
  • |
  • June 13, 2014 1:00 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
The first thing you notice about How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a lot more detail in the characters as well as in the more expansive environments, which reflect a real world sensibility and the beauty of Norway. And a lot of credit goes to the new Premo software package, which empowered the artists to go further creatively than ever before at DreamWorks.

ANIME DVD REVIEWS: 'Fuse' and 'Hakkenden'

  • By Charles Solomon
  • |
  • June 13, 2014 9:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Recent anime releases of two series from directors Masayuki Miyaji, Osamu Yamasaki and Mitsue Yamazaki are visually dazzling and emotionally challenging . Here are two shows you should take note of.
More: Anime

TRAILER: The Weinstein Company's 'Paddington'

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • June 12, 2014 6:00 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Here's our first look at The Weinstein Company's 'Paddington', a hybrid live action and animated feature based on novels by Michael Bond. Directed by Paul King (BBC Three's The Mighty Boosh), it features Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins and Julie Waters in lead roles. Colin Firth provides the voice of Paddington.

GKIDS Acquires US Rights to Studio Ghibli Documentary 'The Kingdom Of Dreams and Madness'

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • June 12, 2014 4:55 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Gkids has announced that it has entered a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for North American Rights to the documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, prior to its appearance at Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

TRAILER: Dreamworks 'Home'

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • June 12, 2014 4:11 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have just released the first trailer for "Home!" the 3D comedy featuring the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez, now scheduled for release on March 27, 2015. Take a look.

FIRST TRAILER: Dreamworks 'Penguins of Madagascar'

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • June 11, 2014 1:05 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Here's our first glimpse at Dreamworks new Penguins Of Madagascar feature due November 26th - recently swapping release dates with Home (now 3/27/15). Simon J. Smith directs the comedy, leading a voice cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich.

FINAL TRAILER: Laika's 'The Boxtrolls'

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • June 11, 2014 12:41 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Here's the latest trailer for Laika's latest animated feature, The Boxtrolls. Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, Focus Features will release the stop-motion film on September 26th. Directors Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable led a voice cast which includes Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Tracy Morgan.

Immersed in Movies: Patrick Osborne Talks Disney 'Feast' Short

  • By Bill Desowitz
  • |
  • June 11, 2014 9:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Disney's latest animated short, Feast, which highlights the importance of food and is uniquely told from a dog's POV, premiered Tuesday at Annecy, but Animation Scoop got an early sneak peek and an exclusive interview with director Patrick Osborne (head of animation on the Oscar-winning Paperman and co-head on the upcoming Big Hero 6 feature). In fact, Feast will fittingly open in front of the Marvel superhero adaptation on Nov. 7.

REVIEW: "How To Train Your Dragon 2"

  • By Charles Solomon
  • |
  • June 11, 2014 6:00 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
How to Train Your Dragon 2 sets a new standard for excellence for the DreamWorks studio. Writer/director Dean DeBlois has created a powerful, exciting and touching film that proves animation can challenge the summer’s big-ticket live-action movies, just as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King did 20 years ago.

ANNECY REVIEW: Disney's 'Feast'

  • By Jerry Beck
  • |
  • June 11, 2014 3:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Feast is indeed a feast for the eyes and the heart – and it’s the first real contender for this year’s Best Short Oscar.

Follow Animation Scoop

Email Updates

Animation Tweets

Follow us