Jerry Beck

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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…

Mr. Magoo

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The near-sighted Mr. Magoo was a 1950s phenomenon. Director John Hubley first modeled Magoo after his bullheaded uncle. Jim Backus provided hilarious ad libs for the cantankerous old crank, and the…

Snoopy

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Charles Schulz's humble "Peanuts" comic strip began in 1950. It grew in popularity in that decade and virtually exploded as a pop sensation in the 1960s -- spawning books, Broadway musicals…

The Pink Panther

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Sleek and slinky, the Pink Panther is the hippest cat in the cartoon kingdom. From his scene-stealing performance during the opening titles in Blake Edwards' original 1964 spoof through his…

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