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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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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.

Pixar announces Nemo sequel "Finding Dory"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 2, 2013 2:01 PM
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Pixar revealed that the sequel to Finding Nemo will be called Finding Dory - via an announcement on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today.

Oscar winner Daniel Greaves Joins Kickstarter To Complete His Latest, "Mr. Plastimime"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 2, 2013 1:24 PM
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The latest film by Oscar winning director Daniel Greaves uses a combination of techniques and including stop motion clay and hand drawn character animation. He's currently raising funds via Kickstarter to complete the project.

World 3D Expo To Showcase A Retrospective Of Rare 1950s Animated Shorts

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 2, 2013 2:37 AM
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The World 3D Film Expo III returns to Hollywood after a six year hiatus with rare screenings of all the Hollywood cartoon shorts produced in the three dimensional technique. Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Popeye and WoodyWoodpecker are among the classic cartoon stars who will be seen in rare 3-D prints from the 1950s.

Lost Disney Oswald Rabbit Cartoon Will Screen at UCLA's Royce Hall June 8th

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 1, 2013 2:05 PM
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Auctioned by Bonhams in 2011, a rare 16mm print of a lost silent-era Oswald The Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Hungry Hobos (1928), has since obtained by the Walt Disney Company It's been digitally restored and is ready to be screened again after an 85 year absence.

Book Review: Lavish Art Abounds In The Art of The Croods

  • By Martin Goodman
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  • April 1, 2013 1:23 PM
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There are two things a competently written art book should do: Give the reader an in-depth, inside look at how a film is created, and make one feel as if one is experiencing the world of the film without actually being in the theater. Noela Hueso succeeds at both on her first attempt at an “Art of” book.

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