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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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Warner Bros. "Teen Titans Go!" Debuts in 1st Place

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 25, 2013 1:56 AM
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Based on the famed DC Comics super-hero team, the show is a mix of action adventure super heroics and anime-inspired comedy. This is not your father's Super-Friends.

Lotte Reiniger's World: A Stone's Throw from the International Stuttgart Animation Festival

  • By Cathy Joritz
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  • April 25, 2013 1:31 AM
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In conjunction with the Stuttgart Festival in Germany, a wonderfully designed, almost labyrinth-like tour of the lives and work of Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) and her husband/cameraman/best friend, Karl Koch is now on exhibit.

Immersed in Movies: Sneaking Pixar's 'Monsters University' and 'Blue Umbrella'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 24, 2013 7:28 PM
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I got a chance to see the first 40 minutes of "Monsters University" earlier this month. Rest assured: I've seen enough of Pixar's first prequel to report it's not only a fun and funny college romp but also another animated breakthrough.

REVIEW: A Letter To Momo

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • April 24, 2013 3:01 AM
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Hiroyuki Okiyura's latest directorial effort, A Letter to Momo, which has its Los Angeles premiere at the LA Children’s Film Festival on April 26 at 7:30 pm, is by turns, rude, funny, dramatic and touching.

Games Under The Magnifying Glass: Guacamelee

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • April 24, 2013 12:01 AM
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This is the first of a series of posts which will highlight recent and upcoming videogames that you may not be aware of. First up is Guacamelee, a visual feast.

DVD REVIEW: Looney Tunes Super Stars "Marsupial Mayhem"

  • By Thad Komorowski
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  • April 23, 2013 3:00 PM
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A review of the latest Warner Home Video DVD release, featuring every single one of the Bob McKimson cartoons featuring Hippety Hopper and Sylvester Junior, centered around the delightfully absurd premise of Sylvester and son mistaking a loose baby kangaroo for a giant mouse.

Disney to Debut Mickey Mouse "Get A Horse!" at Annecy

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 23, 2013 1:30 PM
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A "never-before-seen" black-and-white cartoon short featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse will debut at Annecy in June.

PREVIEW: The Art of EPIC

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 23, 2013 12:31 PM
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The new 20th Century-Fox Blue Sky film Epic opens May 24th and for those who can't wait - and I'm one of them - the fine folks at Titan Books sent along a few images from their new behind-the-scenes art book which goes on sale today.
More: Blue Sky, Epic

Immersed in Movies: Joyce Gets His Golem

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 23, 2013 12:01 AM
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Good news: Despite failing to reach the funding goal of $750,000 from its Kickstarter campaign, William Joyce's "Golem" videogame will be completed at his Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, thanks to alternate financing and the support of Guillermo Del Toro.

REVIEW: Mamoru Hosoda's "Wolf Children"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • April 22, 2013 6:00 AM
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Although very different in tone from his previous features, Wolf Children, which screens April 27 at the Los Angeles Children's Film Festival, further confirms Mamoru Hosoda as one of most interesting and original writer-directors currently working in Japan.

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