Jerry Beck

  • Film

Win, lose or draw


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


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


"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


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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