Category Archives: Reviews

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…

“Of Mice and Magic” In Japanese!
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March 7, 2013 posted by Jerry Beck

“Of Mice and Magic” In Japanese!

Only 30 years after its original release, Leonard Maltin’s Of Mice and Magic is now available in Japanese! Leonard and I only just received copies of the two-volume(!) reprint this…