"Jerry Beck" is an USA/American animation historian, author, blogger (person)/blogger, and video producer. The author or editor of several books on classic American animation and classic character, including The 50 Greatest Cartoons (1994), The Animated Movie Guide (2005), Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! (2007), The Flintstones: The Official Guide to the Cartoon Classic (2011), The Hanna-Barbera Treasury: Rare Art Mementos from your Favorite Cartoon Classics (2007), The Spongebob Squarepants Experience: A Deep Dive into the World of Bikini Bottom (2013), Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide (2005), and Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons (with Will Friedwald, 1989). He is also an authority on the making of modern films, with his books detailing the art of Peabody and Sherman, DreamWorks' Madagascar, and Bee Movie. Beck is also an entertainment industry consultant for TV and home entertainment productions and releases related to classic cartoons and operates the blog "Cartoon Research." He appears frequently as a documentary subject and audio commentator on releases of A&E's Cartoons Go To War as well as DVD collections of Looney Tunes, Popeye the Sailor (animated cartoons)/Popeye the Sailor, and Woody Woodpecker cartoons, on which he serves a consultant and curator.{{Cite web

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(As) someone who is concerned about our situation in the world as human beings, I wonder sometimes, 'Hey, I've wandered into this cartoon world. Am I doing the right thing?'? (But) for me, it's as important as a great novel.

We're still in an infancy. We're in the 1940s as far as I'm concerned. We haven't even caught up with our own progress yet.

Batman today has a Blackberry.