Category Archives: Reviews

Sagendorf’s Popeye
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October 7, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Sagendorf’s Popeye

Artist and editor Craig Yoe – current president of the secret “Society of Sagendorks” and perennial keeper-of-the-flame that continues to light Popeye’s pipe – has a new book and a…

BOOK REVIEW: “Walt’s People” Vol. 13
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October 1, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

BOOK REVIEW: “Walt’s People” Vol. 13

Once or twice a year, animation historians receive a special gift – in black & white text, printed and bound, containing several hundred pages of pure bliss. That day has…

BOOK REVIEW: “The Noble Approach”
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August 24, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

BOOK REVIEW: “The Noble Approach”

We have here a strong candidate for ‘Animation Book of the Year’. I just received a copy of Tod Polson’s long awaited book on his mentor – animation layout master…

Book Review: “Nudnik Revealed!”
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July 3, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

Book Review: “Nudnik Revealed!”

What’s Nudnik? Nudnik was animator Gene Deitch’s favorite creation, the star of a series of twelve Paramount theatrical cartoons in the 1960s – and a character pretty much forgotten today….

“Accidentally Preserved”
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June 8, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Accidentally Preserved”

Today I’m going recommend a wonderful new compilation DVD with only one animated film on it. Accidentally Preserved Volume 1 collects nine “rare or lost silent films” and makes them…