Jerry Beck (born February 9, 1955 in New York City) is an American animation historian, author, blogger, and video producer. The author or editor of several books on classic American animation, including The 50 Greatest Cartoons (1994) and Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons (with Will Friedwald, 1989), Beck is an entertainment industry consultant for TV and home entertainment productions and releases related to classic cartoons and operates the blog Cartoon Research. He appears frequently as a documentary subject and audio commentator on releases of Looney Tunes, Popeye the Sailor, and Woody Woodpecker cartoons, on which he serves a consultant.
In 2004, Beck and fellow animation historian and writer Amid Amidi co-founded another blog, Cartoon Brew, which focused primarily on current animation productions and news. Beck sold his co-ownership in Cartoon Brew in February 2013 and started an Indiewire blog, Animation Scoop, fore reports on current animation while continuing to write about classic animation at Cartoon Research.
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