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Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck is a prolific and passionate cartoon historian. Among countless other credits, he was heavily involved in the restoration of the Fleischer Popeye cartoons, and he is interviewed extensively on the Vol. 1 DVD set. Mr. Beck also runs the website Cartoon Brew, where he freely posts his E-mail address -- so no, I'm not invading his privacy by posting it here. – Steve Bailey, Webmaster

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Date: Wed., 8 Aug 2007 12:03:31

Subject: From a Popeye fan

Dear Mr. Beck:

I don't have many friends with similar filmic interests to mine, but I've followed your cartoon-history work for years. So when I decided to rave about the new Popeye DVD box set, I thought I'd go straight to the source.

I bought this set only four days ago, and I am so overwhelmed with joy over the cartoons and the "extras" that I haven't gotten even halfway through the set yet. God bless you and anyone else who had anything to do with furthering the release of this glorious DVD set. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

For years I, like perhaps you and certainly generations of other animation buffs, thought that great Hollywood animation had been banished to the Saturday-morning ghetto. Thank you so much for your part in reviving interest in what was always terrific stuff to start with.

Keep up the great work -- I wish I had a job like yours!


Steve Bailey (local movie reviewer)

Jacksonville Beach, Florida


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Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 17:17:31

Subject: Re: From a Popeye fan


Your letter certainly made my day. Thank you! Makes everything we go through to do this, worthwhile.

I'm glad you liked POPEYE. I highly recommend the WOODY WOODPECKER set (I programmed it, sans credit) and we are working on POPEYE Vol. 2 (which will be out in 2008).


Jerry Beck

© 2008, Steve Bailey.

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