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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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"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!

Interview: Peter Key - Son of Ted Key, Creator of "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • March 6, 2014 2:30 PM
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If all Ted Key had done in his career were to create the characters and format that became Mr. Peabody and Sherman, it would be impressive enough. But the cartoonist/writer/art director was also creator of the long-running cartoon/TV sitcom Hazel, and three hit Disney comedy/fantasies. I spoke to son Peter, about his father's remarkable career.

Peafur Productions and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh team to produce "Unstable"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 6, 2014 5:00 AM
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Peafur Productions and Surfer Jack Productions announced at Cartoon Movie a new 2-D animated theatrical feature “Unstable” is moving into development - with the star studded animation team of Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh (“Phineas & Ferb”), David Freedman (“Groove High”) and top BBC Comedy Producer, Gareth Edwards (“Mitchell & Webb”).
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TEASER #3: Laika's "The Box Trolls"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 5, 2014 4:42 PM
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Featuring the song (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care performed by Cee Lo Green, the third trailer from Laika's much anticipated stop-motion feature The BoxTrolls.

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