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.
  • Amid Amidi
  • Jerry Beck (2004–13)
Launched2004; 20 years ago (2004)
Current statusOnline

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

Cartoon Dump

It also created Cartoon Dump, a weekly podcast showing poorly made TV cartoons featuring Mystery Science Theater's Frank Conniff. [1]


The site has published news articles, commentaries and reviews regarding the animation industry.[2] The Comics Beat called it the "essential cartoon blog",[3] while animator Francis Glebas cited it as "the place to go for the latest in animation news".[4][5]

Cartoon Research

Beck departed from the site in February 2013 and began writing for his first blog, Cartoon Research, instead.[5][6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "Cartoon Dump: Episode 1". Archived from the original on 2019-08-09. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  2. ^ Levy, David B. (2006). Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive. Allworth Press. p. 223. ISBN 1581154453.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Glebas, Francis (2013). The Animator's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Animation. Taylor & Francis. p. 280. ISBN 978-1136130229.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ What Dave Fleischer did after “Mr. Bug”|Cartoon Research Archived 2019-08-09 at the Wayback Machine (first post of CR)