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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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EXCLUSIVE: Animatic Clip From CLOUDY 2

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 8, 2013 3:00 AM
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Sony Animation has provided us with an exclusive clip from the animatic of Cloudy 2 which sums up their take on making feature animation - make it fantastic, keep it fascinating and don't lose the 'funny'. I also spoke with Sony Animation Head of Story, Brandon Jeffords, who shed some light on the process.

Immersed in Movies: First Look: Designing the Winter Wonderland of 'Frozen'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Jerry Beck and I got a sneak peek of Frozen a couple of weeks ago, and judging by the 20 minutes of footage we glimpsed, this is definitely a fresh take on the Disney fairy tale and the clear Oscar frontrunner. Frozen melds hand-drawn and CG into a new aesthetic that's both stunningly realistic yet richly stylized.

FIRST LOOK: Spongebob Scarepants!

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 4, 2013 8:33 PM
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An all-new Halloween themed episode, a new online game, and lavish coffee table book starring Spongebob are about to appear. Here's the scoop...

Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" Couch Gag by Guillermo del Toro

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 4, 2013 3:05 AM
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The Couch Gag for this years Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons is a sci-fi/horror/fantasy classic. Look fast and you might spot cameos by Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Klattu, Robot Monster and the Lost In Space robot.

Scott Mendelson Makes Amends; Clarifies View That Feature Animation Technically Is a Genre

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • October 2, 2013 2:04 PM
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Last month Scott Mendelson at Forbes posted an incendiary article where he postulated the view that the crop of animated films released over the summer constituted a glut of the artform. Well, now he’s making amends - sort of.

Scary Story: How Pixar crafted the TV special "Toy Story of TERROR!"

  • By Josh Armstrong
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  • October 1, 2013 2:00 AM
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It is common for today's biggest animated franchises to eventually receive a holiday special, often tied in some way to Christmas. But when ABC showed interest in Pixar developing a Toy Story special, the studio decided to think outside the toy box.
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