The January 2002 Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine is now online! In this issue, we honor animation legends that passed away in 2001. Read tributes to Bill Hanna, Robert Abel, Maurice Nobel, Faith Hubley and Jan Lenica. Gene Deitch gives us a few tips about luck. Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes on live-action animated features, with a vengeance. Plus, take a look at four studios that have decided to produce their own independent animated features and find out why Lille, France is a hotbed of cutting-edge Web animation. Eric Oldrin reviews Toon Boom Studio, a new way to create animation for the Web,and Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases. In new books, Jerry Beck reviews "The Art of Monsters, Inc.," Alan Neal looks at "Animation In Asia and the Pacific" and "The Anime Encyclopedia," and John Edgar Park reviews two new CGI reference books. We also hear from regulars The Animation Pimp, The Career Coach and Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi on Producing Animation.