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For Sale: “Poor Papa” (1928)
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April 9, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

For Sale: “Poor Papa” (1928)

Bonhams is having another Entertainment Memorabilia auction on May 4th and 5th, once again featuring “artifacts from animation history”. Among the items for sale is a 16mm print of Poor…

Greg Martin (1956-2013)
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January 6, 2014 posted by Jerry Beck

Greg Martin (1956-2013)

It has just come to my attention that animation artist Greg Martin has passed away. You may not know his name – but I’ll bet you have some of his…

Jim Korkis Talks About “The Book of Mouse”
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November 25, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Jim Korkis Talks About “The Book of Mouse”

This post is an unabashed plug for Jim Korkis’ latest book. I can’t resist, as Jim has done it again. His newest book was just released to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s…

“The Puppetoon Movie” blu-ray Update
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November 18, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Puppetoon Movie” blu-ray Update

This is an update on the blu-ray of The Puppetoon Movie which I announced here in August. I just received a copy of the final check discs and I’m happy…

Heritage Animation Auction Nov. 20th
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November 4, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Heritage Animation Auction Nov. 20th

Heritage Auctions is holding its second sale devoted to rare original animation art materials on Wednesday November 20th – and this is an unabashed plug for you to examine the…

Sneak Peek at Darrell Van Citters new Jay Ward Book
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September 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sneak Peek at Darrell Van Citters new Jay Ward Book

Remember these guys? Animator Darrell Van Citters, who put together the must-have Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol book, has been spending the last few years tracking down the rarest of the…

Lou Scarborough (1953-2013)
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August 6, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Lou Scarborough (1953-2013)

Artist, animator, friend Louis Scarborough Jr. passed away last night from cancer (colon, lung and pancreatic). He was 60 years old. Lou was an animator and storyboard artist on countless…

“The Puppetoon Movie” on Blu-Ray
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August 6, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“The Puppetoon Movie” on Blu-Ray

It’s tough-sledding these days for classic animation collectors with less and less being made available on DVD and Blu-Ray. But here’s some good news. A boutique video producer/distributor, B2MP, Inc….

New Mickey Mouse Shorts
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March 12, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

New Mickey Mouse Shorts

Disney CEO Robert Iger took to CNBC today to announce a new series of 19 Mickey Mouse being – produced by Walt Disney Television Animation for the Disney Channel and…

Trailer: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
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February 27, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Trailer: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

Sony has just released the first trailer for its forthcoming sequel to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. I loved the first film by Chris Miller and Phil Lord –…