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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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Cap'n Crunch Returns In New Internet Series

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 26, 2013 3:55 AM
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Digital agency Huge and the Quaker Oats Company are bringing back the classic cereal spokesman, Cap'n Crunch, as the host of a new late night talk show web series. Here's the teaser.

Watch Studio Ghibli's first live action short "Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 25, 2013 2:07 PM
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Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo is the first live action short produced by Studio Ghibli. It features a creature designed by Hayao Miyazaki, from his manga Nausicaa.

HOT TRAILER: "Monsters University"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 25, 2013 1:02 PM
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The latest trailer for Pixar's next feature has just come online. Watch it here.

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.

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