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Jerry Beck is an animation historian and cartoon producer. His over fifteen books on the subject include The Animated Movie Guide, Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide and The 50 Greatest Cartoons. He is also co-founder/co-writer of the popular animation blog, Cartoon Brew.
Beck is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney, and is currently a consulting producer to Warner Bros., Universal and Disney for their classic animation dvd compilations. Beck has programmed retrospectives for the Annecy and Ottawa Animation Festivals, The Museum of Modern Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He has taught animation history at NYU, SVA, the AFI and UCLA. He is the host/producer of the annual “Worst Cartoons Ever” screening at the Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Beck started his career in film distribution, working at MGM/UA, Orion Classics, Cannon Films and Expanded Entertainment (Tournee of Animation), before starting his own company, Streamline Pictures in 1989, the first U.S. distributor to import anime features such as Otomo’s Akira and Miyazaki’s Laputa: Castle In The Sky. Beck was instrumental in launching Animation Magazine, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Beck was also the West Coast Bureau Chief for Kidscreen magazine in 2000. He has also created, written and produced animated films for various clients. His latest animation project, Hornswiggle, recently aired on the Nicktoons Network.
Just a great book to have on the shelf to pull down when you want and a great guilty pleasure!
Here is an illustated guide to the Warner Bros. cartoons commonly known as LOONEY TUNES AND MERRIE MELODIES.
All the synopses are quite well written and they tell you everything that happened on a particular film.
If you want a resource book containing 1000 one-paragraph descriptions of every cartoon ever made under the Looney Tunes monicker, including credits - then this is the book for... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kennedy
the looney tunes have always been been at the top of my list of animated favorites also this is where i learned about jazz and other forms of music the book describes every... Read morePublished 13 months ago by frank marino
Super fast delivery and a top quality product, just as advertised. Item was used, as stated, but in supern condition.Published on February 4, 2011 by L. Jackson
The most fully illustrated book on every Looney Tunes cartoon to date.Every single Warner Bros. cartoon from 1930 to 1989.
Here is an illustated guide to the Warner Bros. cartoons commonly known as LOONEY TUNES AND MERRIE MELODIES. Every cartoon was either a Looney Tune or Merrie Melodie. Read morePublished on June 21, 2004 by andy8047
This book is a great resource to read about these classic Warner Brothers cartoons. It would have been nice if the book had included more groupings by characters in the index. Read morePublished on March 5, 2004
I have had a quest to see(and act out)all of the cartoons of Wile E. Coyote and Sylvester. But some episodes appeared on cable networks more than others, and others I saw, but... Read morePublished on July 1, 2003
This guide is great! Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies are a precious part of my life and I am sure they left a mark on the minds of every kid who (like me) grew up watching them. Read morePublished on January 3, 2002 by Paulo Leite