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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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Proposed "Space-Missionaries" Puts Its Pitch Online

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 8, 2013 8:54 PM
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Space-Missionaries is proposed animated series created by Solis Animation Inc., a Toronto based animation house. The studio is best known for working on funny, edgier content (Wondershowzen, Motorcity, SNL, Ugly Americans), and this is their first home-grown IP. It looks hilarious to me.

Titmouse Releases Its First Independent Short: "The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 8, 2013 6:00 AM
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Hollywood animation house Titmouse (Disney's Motorcity, Adult Swim's Black Dynamite) is about to publicly release their first original animated theatrical short The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl on iTunes. It's a hilarious little film, a parody of true-life nature films, exquisitely directed my staffer Mike Roush.

Welcome To Animation Scoop

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 8, 2013 12:49 AM
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Animation Scoop is a brand new blog for news, reviews and commentary, pointed in a very specific direction. With blockbuster animated features and hit animated TV Shows; a billion dollar gaming industry and VFX virtually a part of every movie being made today - the time for this site has come.

CTN Animation Road Trip

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 7, 2013 2:26 AM
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The folks behind the annual CTN Expo have a new free event planned for next weekend. On April 13th and 14th, in association with the Burbank Arts Festival, CTN is sponsoring a street festival showcasing animation artists in the community.

Artist Profile: Takehiko Inoue

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • April 6, 2013 12:01 AM
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I wouldn't want to try to pick the top draftsman working in animation today, but I have no qualms about saying Takehiko Inoue eclipses everyone else currently drawing manga and graphic novels.

Immersed in Movies: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Turns 25

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 5, 2013 1:38 PM
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Contributing Editor Bill Desowitz gives a full report on last night's 25th Anniversary screening and Roger Rabbit crew reunion at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Terry Crews Promo for Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 5, 2013 3:35 AM
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Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews is replacing Mr. T as the voice of Earl, the town cop, in Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2. Sony has just released this internet featurette featuring the actor - and several new shots from the forthcoming film.

Hot Gallery Event: The HB Show

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 4, 2013 12:05 AM
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The biggest anmation event in LA - at least this weekend - is opening night of the new gallery show at the Van Eaton Gallery. THE HB SHOW is a group tribute by over 100 artists - animators, cartoonists, fine artists, sculptors, you name it.

FIRST LOOK: Phineas And Ferb "Mind Share"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 3, 2013 2:33 PM
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Without question, the animated Phineas and Ferb is a runaway hit for Disney Channel and Disney XD. And when kids (and their parents) start watching cartoons together - can celebrity voice casting be far behind?

Oddworld Inhabitants

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • April 3, 2013 5:30 AM
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The first games I played that felt more like a world and less like a game get a new lease on life later this year in Abe’s Oddysee: New n’ Tasty; an HD remake of a classic game from UK game developers Just Add Water.

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