The December Acrobat issue of Animation World Magazine, covering feature animation, has gone live. Philippe Moins contributes two articles chronicling the French feature, RAINING CATS AND FROGS, and the European feature market in general. David Sequera writes about the Spanish animated epic EL CID and Rick DeMott reports about the affect the Oscar for Animated Features has had on the industry. Moreover, Karl Cohen completes his two-part piece titled ANIMATING PEACE MESSAGES. Dr. Toon discusses the debate surrounding the recently released LOONEY TUNES box set. The Animation Pimp suggests in his column that animation festival juries should include worldclass criminals. Ellen Besen continues her series on writing for animation with a look at good studios that have made bad films. The Career Coach talks about how you can give your career a big gift for the holidays. In addition, we have more book excerpts from Gene Deitch and Mark Simon. As well, there's also festival reviews of Cineme Fest and I Castelli Animati. And as always more anime home entertainment and short film reviews from Fred Patten and Taylor Jessen respectively.