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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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"Duck Tales" Video Game Returns in HD

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • April 10, 2013 12:45 AM
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WayForward and Capcom have recently announced that they are releasing an HD remake of DuckTales, an asset for asset remastering of the original 1989 game, with high resolution imagery on the characters, backgrounds, and remastered audio.

Beware This Awful Knock-Off of Cars

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 10, 2013 12:30 AM
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Those who read my postings over the years know that I not only discuss the best in animation, but occasionally highlight some of the worst. Case in point: Car's Life 3: The Royal Heist.
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Appreciating The Animated Annette

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • April 9, 2013 1:16 PM
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Annette Funicello's passing has created a huge wave of emotional reaction, and it shouldn't be forgotten that Annette also made her mark in animation. Not in a Disney feature or even a cartoon short, but in a set of wonderful stop-motion sequences created by two other Disney Legends, X Atencio and Bill Justice.

Video Game Survey: Much More Than Space Marines

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • April 9, 2013 7:00 AM
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When most people in the mainstream think about videogames, they often think of things like blazing guns, smashing bricks with your head, or hyper real graphics… and sometimes all three. Perhaps that's what makes a these games stand out from the crowd.

Examine Every Tex Avery Cartoon Film-by-Film

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 9, 2013 12:01 AM
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Seattle-based author, artist Frank M. Young has spent the last six years studying the work of comic artist/writer John Stanley in his excellent Stanley Stories blog. His new online project is to throughly examine the films of animator Tex Avery - particularly his Warner Bros. cartoons during the formative years (1936-1941) that led to Avery's later masterpieces at MGM (1942-1954).

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.

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