Cartoon Brew

Cartoon Brew is an animation news website created by Amid Amidi and Jerry Beck that was launched in 2004.

Cartoon Brew
The letters "c" and "b" overlapping, surrounded by the words "Cartoon Brew" on the left and right
Type of site
News website
OwnerCartoon Brew, LLC.
Editor
  • Amid Amidi
  • Jerry Beck (2004–13)
URLcartoonbrew.com
Alexa rankIncrease 53,789 (August 2020)[1]
Launched2004; 16 years ago (2004)
Current statusOnline

Cartoon DumpEdit

It also created Cartoon Dump, a weekly podcast showing poorly made TV cartoons featuring Mystery Science Theater's Frank Conniff. [2]

ReceptionEdit

The site has published news articles, commentaries and reviews regarding the animation industry.[3] The Comics Beat called it the "essential cartoon blog",[4] while animator Francis Glebas cited it as "the place to go for the latest in animation news".[5][6] On August 14, 2020, the site attracted criticism, firstly from Dana Terrace, the creator of The Owl House, for their story, "Disney Executive Tried To Block Queer Characters In ‘The Owl House,’ Says Creator."[7] Terrace clarified that her push for queer characters like Luz and Amity in The Owl House had been "extremely supported" by executives for the show, and that she was "excited for future shows"[8] while Owen Dennis of Infinity Train, weighed in, calling the story an "unnecessary hit piece"[9] which didn't recognize the progress the show has made. Alex Hirsch of Gravity Falls said something similar, criticizing the headline, stating that they should have titled it "first animated LGBTQ+ main characters break boundary for Disney," and argued that Cartoon Brew is "skipping over the good news in the present to hunt for bad news in the past."[10] Cartoon Brew ultimately responded to Terrence's tweet, defending their piece, claiming that it "clearly tells the entire story."[11] Later, Terrance agreed with the assessment that the article was clickbait.[12]

Cartoon ResearchEdit

Beck departed from the site in February 2013 and created his own blog Cartoon Research.[6][13] [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cartoon Brew site ranks". Alexa Internet. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Cartoon Dump: Episode 1
  3. ^ Levy, David B. (2006). Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive. Allworth Press. p. 223. ISBN 1581154453.
  4. ^ Anon. (November 23, 2009). "Were the '90s Really a Golden Age of Cartoons?". Comics Beat. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Glebas, Francis (2013). The Animator's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Animation. Taylor & Francis. p. 280. ISBN 1136130225.
  6. ^ a b Zahed, Ramin (February 12, 2013). "Jerry Beck Ankles Cartoon Brew". Animation Magazine. n.p. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Dudok de Wit, Alex (August 14, 2020). "Disney Executive Tried To Block Queer Characters In 'The Owl House,' Says Creator". Cartoon Brew. Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  8. ^ Terrace, Dana [@DanaTerrace] (August 14, 2020). "However, like my tweet states, I have since been extremely supported by my execs and am excited for future shows. But I guess that doesn't make as snappy as a headline. :)" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Dennis, Owen [@OweeeeenDennis] (August 14, 2020). "Wow. It's not even mentioned anywhere in the write up. What an unnecessary hit piece instead of an article about the joy that change comes and the people working to make that change happen are succeeding" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Hirsch, Alex [@_AlexHirsch] (August 14, 2020). "Yeah this headline sucks . It should be "first animated LGBTQ+ main characters break boundary for Disney" They're skipping over the good news in the present to hunt for bad news in the past. Disney TVA deserves props for its recent changes towards inclusion" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Cartoon Brew [@CartoonBrew] (August 14, 2020). "The piece clearly tells the entire story including the fact that she's currently supported by Disney execs. But we make clear that she had a challenge to put her vision on screen, which is accurately reported based on how Terrace presented the story in her own tweets" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Terrace, Dana [@DanaTerrace] (August 14, 2020). "🙏 💫 🦉 💜" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Yamato, Jen (February 12, 2013). "Blogger Jerry Beck out at Cartoon Brew". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  14. ^ What Dave Fleischer did after “Mr. Bug”|Cartoon Research (first post of CR)

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