Jerry Beck

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Win, lose or draw

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The Academy's animation branch may have fewer features to consider, compared with numbers from previous years, but there's a much wider array of techniques on display. And, without a Pixar…

Felix the Cat

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Felix the Cat, created in 1919, became the first true animation superstar and the inkwell icon to beat during the silent era of motion pictures.

Betty Boop

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Max Fleischer's "queen of the animated screen" started her career as a canine jazz crooner in a delightfully bizarre cartoon, "Dizzy Dishes," first animated by Grim Natwick in 1930.

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