Jerry Beck

  • Film

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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.

Porky Pig

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"Th-Tha-That's all folks!" With those immortal words, Porky Pig stammered his way to legendary movie status. The first true cartoon star from the Warner Bros. stable, Porky first appeared in a 1935…

Bugs Bunny

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With America's involvement in World War II, a new national character emerged: strong, scrappy and wise-cracking. Bugs Bunny's Brooklyn personality summed it all up and more.

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