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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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DreamWorks' Katzenberg and Damaschke to Open SAS Conference

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 5, 2013 3:29 AM
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The 25th Annual conference of The Society Of Animation Studies will begin on June 23rd with an opening address by DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and CCO Bill Damaschke. The Conference will feature a multitude of screenings, panels and micro-talks...

Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Monsters U' with Billy Crystal and John Goodman

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 4, 2013 2:25 AM
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In Monsters University, Pixar's oddest odd couple, Mike and Sulley, meet for the first time in college as fierce rivals before becoming best buddies in Monsters, Inc. Co-stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman recently reminisced about their own college years and what it was like reuniting a decade later for Pixar's first prequel.

ANIME REVIEW: "Tiger & Bunny"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • June 3, 2013 2:00 PM
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Mismatched duos have been a staple of comic strips and animation since Bud Fisher’s "Mutt and Jeff" debuted in 1907; It’s a story device that seems infinitely recyclable, and the latest unlikely duo to prove it are crime-fighters Kotetsu "Wild Tiger" Kaburagi and Barnaby "Bunny" Brooks, Jr., in Tiger & Bunny.

"Adventure Time" Season 1 & 2 Blu-Ray Contest

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 3, 2013 12:01 PM
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We held our first contest today. The contest is now closed - but check out what we gave away.

Does a Dose of Controversy Help An Animated TV Show?

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • June 3, 2013 12:01 AM
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When all is said and done, does controversy help or hinder a series? Do controversial shows really have an edge when it comes to their success?
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