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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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Disney Reveals Poster for its "Get A Horse!" Mickey Mouse short

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 6, 2013 12:25 PM
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Here it is - the official poster for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ never-before-seen short Get A Horse! Making its world debut Tuesday, June 11th at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France, the film stars Mickey Mouse and featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of the iconic character.

FIRST LOOK: Relativity Media's "Free Birds"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 5, 2013 5:26 PM
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Relativity Media has just released the first images from their upcoming animated film Free Birds. The feature is being directed by Jimmy Hayward through Reel FX, and will be released in 2D and 3D formats on November 1st - just in time for Thanksgiving.

DreamWorks' Katzenberg and Damaschke to Open SAS Conference

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 5, 2013 3:29 AM
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The 25th Annual conference of The Society Of Animation Studies will begin on June 23rd with an opening address by DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and CCO Bill Damaschke. The Conference will feature a multitude of screenings, panels and micro-talks...

Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Monsters U' with Billy Crystal and John Goodman

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 4, 2013 2:25 AM
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In Monsters University, Pixar's oddest odd couple, Mike and Sulley, meet for the first time in college as fierce rivals before becoming best buddies in Monsters, Inc. Co-stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman recently reminisced about their own college years and what it was like reuniting a decade later for Pixar's first prequel.

ANIME REVIEW: "Tiger & Bunny"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • June 3, 2013 2:00 PM
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Mismatched duos have been a staple of comic strips and animation since Bud Fisher’s "Mutt and Jeff" debuted in 1907; It’s a story device that seems infinitely recyclable, and the latest unlikely duo to prove it are crime-fighters Kotetsu "Wild Tiger" Kaburagi and Barnaby "Bunny" Brooks, Jr., in Tiger & Bunny.

"Adventure Time" Season 1 & 2 Blu-Ray Contest

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 3, 2013 12:01 PM
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We held our first contest today. The contest is now closed - but check out what we gave away.

Does a Dose of Controversy Help An Animated TV Show?

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • June 3, 2013 12:01 AM
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When all is said and done, does controversy help or hinder a series? Do controversial shows really have an edge when it comes to their success?
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Olive Films To Release "Betty Boop: The Essential Collection"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • May 31, 2013 9:38 PM
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Big news for classic cartoon fans: Olive Films, has announced a July release for Betty Boop: The Essential Collection, Vol. 1 (1932-1937).

Under the Magnifying Glass: "Injustice: Gods Among Us"

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • May 31, 2013 3:00 AM
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Created by Mortal Kombat developers NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us lets you take part in a cross dimensional conflict of epic proportions. If you like fighting games, or the DC universe, you will very much like this.

GKids and Cinedigm Announce New Multi-Platform Home Distribution Label

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • May 31, 2013 2:10 AM
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GKIDS, distributor of award-winning animation for adult audiences, has teamed with Cinedigm to launch a new multi-platform animation label. Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill is the first of seven new GKIDS titles included under the pact, bringing acclaimed international features to North American audiences.
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