Cartoon Brew ( http://www.cartoonbrew.com ) is the online blog run by two authors and historians of animation, Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi, who started the blog in 2003. It is home to a wealth of animation-related resources covering current events, projects, retrospectives, opinions, spotlights, and admittedly shameless plugs, no matter how famous, successful, or trivial. Jerry Beck worked with Nickelodeon and other related studios in the 90's, created the one-shot pilot "Hornswiggle" for Nickelodeon's Random Cartoons Show in 2005, can be seen in various DVD commentaries, and is a huge fan of the golden era of cartoons. This sites' 50 Greatest Cartoons list, as well as The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes list, is taken from his own books. While Jerry works in Los Angeles, Amid Amidi recently moved to New York City and covers more modern titles, and he authored the Art Of books for Robots, Pixar, and Peter De Seve. The blog has grown in popularity since its creation and has attracted participation from industry professionals as well as fans- don't be surprised to find the likes of Tom Sito, Nina Paley or Eric Goldberg commenting on there.As of February 12, 2013, Jerry Beck is stepping down from involvement with the website to focus on screenings, research and home distribution of classic animation, leaving the site in the care of Amid Amidi—although four new writers have been hired as well. Jerry continues where he left off in the newly-revised Cartoon Research website and the blog Animation Scoop.Has now started CB Biz, and CB TV. Under Amid's management, the site will also go mobile very soon.
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