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ANIMATIONWorld Book Review: 'Kevin Dart’s Looks That Kill' by Elizabeth Ito

Fred Patten reviews Dart's unusual but delightful first in the Yuki 7 Gadget Girls series that combines an original secret-agent novel with a Flash-animation “complete movie trailer” DVD.

Headline News Breakthrough Options Margaret Atwood’s Wandering Wenda & Friends

Breakthrough Entertainment has optioned Wandering Wenda & Friends, the critically-acclaimed children’s book series written by celebrated children’s author Margaret Atwood.

Headline News Cartoon Art Museum Celebrates 60 Years of 'MAD'

The Cartoon Art Museum's latest exhibition, “What, Me Worry? 60 Years of MAD” celebrates the rich history of MAD from the original comic book through the black-and-white magazine to its latest incarnation as a full-color bi-monthly publication supplemented by online content.

Headline News LACMA to Present 'Madcap Modernism' March 30

Animation historian Adam Abraham will join curator and host Jerry Beck at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's “Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond” on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 7:30pm.

ANIMATIONWorld Book Review: 'When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA'

Adam Abraham’s new book smartly tells the story of UPA’s meteoric rise, eventual decline and lasting artistic and creative impact still felt today.

Headline News 2011 Ursa Major Awards Voting Now Open

The annual Ursa Major Awards, for the best anthropomorphic (“funny animal”) literature and art of the year, is now open for voting for works produced during the calendar year 2011.

Headline News Telegael to Produce New 'Impossimals' Animated Series

Ireland-based animation and TV production company Telegael has partnered with SupperTime Entertainment to produce the new animated kids series "Impossimals," based on the colorful, striped characters created by UK-based artist Peter Smith and his wife Jayne.

Headline News Warner Bros. to Animate ‘Bolivar’ Graphic Novel

Warner Bros. has secured the rights to Bolivar, an upcoming graphic novel from publisher Archaia Entertainment, with Irish filmmaker Kealan O’Rourke attached to write and direct the project.

Headline News Rushes Provides VFX & Titles for ‘Dirk Gently’

London post facility Rushes provided VFX and the main title sequence for the BBC4’s “Dirk Gently” comedy series, based on the books by Douglas Adams.

Headline News Jan Berenstain Dies at 88

Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, resulting in two television series, a number of TV specials and even a videogame, suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died Friday in Solebury, Pennsylvania.

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