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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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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.

Walter Lantz Foundation Gifts $1 Million Dollars To LMU Animation Lab

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 22, 2013 12:01 AM
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A few years ago, there were only a handful of American universities teaching animation production, aesthetics and history. Today it's hard to find a school without a film studies program and animation art classes. Los Angeles has several long-established animation programs at Cal Arts, UCLA, USC, Woodbury University and more recently Loyola Marymount University in Playa Vista. Today, LMU is about to step into the big time.

Trailer for "Kick Heart" by Masaaki Yuasa

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 21, 2013 1:38 PM
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Here's the teaser for an exciting new short film being directed by anime genius Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game).

BOOK LOOK: The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krall

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 20, 2013 12:01 AM
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Dan Krall was a character designer on Coraline and How To Train Your Dragon, and art director for Chowder and Samurai Jack. He's also illustrated several quirky and clever children's books in his time between jobs. His latest, coming out on May 7th, is really really sweet - and a little sour (intentionally)!

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