'''[[http://www.cartoonbrew.com Cartoon Brew]]''' 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 is a Los Angeles-based animation historian who is one of the co-founders of Creator/StreamlinePictures[[note]]one of the first studios to make anime dubs that weren't phoned in[[/note]], can be seen in various DVD commentaries, and is a huge fan of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation the golden era of cartoons.]] This sites' ''[[The50GreatestCartoons 50 Greatest Cartoons list]]'', as well as ''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes'' list, is taken from his own books. He has also worked with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} and other related studios throughout the 1990's, eventually creating own cartoon in the short "Hornswiggle" for Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/RandomCartoons'' in 2005. Meanwhile, Amid Amidi resides in New York City and has authored and edited a number of books, including the "The Art Of..." books for ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', Creator/{{Pixar}}, and Peter de Sève. 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.

On February 12, 2013, Jerry Beck [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/site-news/a-final-word-from-jerry-77692.html stepped 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 [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/site-news/cartoonbrew-com-hires-four-new-writers-78635.html and four new writers.]] Jerry continues where he left off in the newly-revised [[http://cartoonresearch.com/ Cartoon Research]] website and the blog [[http://www.animationscoop.com/ Animation Scoop.]]

In addition to the main site, Cartoon Brew has CB Biz[[note]]press releases without any of the usual commentary from Amid et al[[/note]], CB TV[[note]]a showcase for student and independent shorts from around the world[[/note]], and a weekly job classified list. The site went mobile in 2014. New writers have been hired as columnists perhaps to take some of the work off Amid, namely Darryn King who now writes the types of articles previously associated with Amid and who shares his snarky, sensationalist tone from time to time. Two of the 4 previous writers announced in 2013 no longer write for the site. Amid's own workload has decreased exponentially and he now covers local East Coast events and independent projects and artists.

!!This blog provides examples of:
* AccentuateTheNegative: A lot of entries seem written for the sole purpose of telling you how bad the industry is and how you should want to kill it with fire. These kinds of posts are usually written by Amid Amidi, whose preference lies in independent animation or otherwise unconventional works made outside of the Hollywood system. Occasionally, his posts just serve as ways to complain about whatever he seems annoyed by at the time, such as the time he criticized [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/disney/a-storyboard-chandelier-and-dining-amidst-background-art-60786.html the lighting structure in a Disney hotel]].
* BerserkButton: Amid '''despises''' Creator/{{Disney}} for cancelling his planned biography on Creator/WardKimball, which he says challenges Disney so-called "squeaky-clean" image. Doesn't help that Disney blacklisted the site during its reporting on the industry's [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/?s=wage+fixing wage-fixing scandal during the mid-2010s]].
* CurrentEventsBlog
* HitlerAteSugar: Following Chris Savino's ousting from his show ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' for numerous allegations of sexual harassment, Amid wrote his belief that the show as a whole should be cancelled, as anyone who works on it will be contributing to a work based on the life of a sexual predator.
* ReviewBlog
* SeriousBusiness: Animation in general, but in particular, an adaptation of a previously original title. Everyone will complain about the changed premise and every detail of the story regardless if it was indeed targeted towards them. [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/the-mickey-mouse-plate-that-tried-to-celebrate-drawing.html This review]] takes seriousness to the extreme. It's about a review of a plate.
** [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/porky-pig-vs-the-new-york-times-119637.html This one]] is probably even more extreme; it's about how ''The New York Times'' referred to WesternAnimation/PorkyPig as Porky ''the'' Pig.
* SpiritualSuccessor: For Jerry fans, ''Cartoon Research''.