Attention all Animation World Magazine readers: the February Acrobat is now live. This month are crack staff of writers tackles the business of animation. All you kids and kids at heart can learn all about what's going down in the merchandising world in Karen Raugust's "Licensing 101" piece. Janett Hetherington profiles veteran toon factory Bardel Animation. And for a bit of late night reading after the kids have gone to sleep, pick up Greg Singer's article "Bottom Line: Animation for Older Audiences" to find out more about the difficult world of distributing adult animated features in North America. While we're on adult topics, read February's Animation Pimp column, which is an ode to the very adult animator Martha Colburn. For the scholars in the audience, Dr. Toon takes Deconstructionists to task in his monthly column. Also in battle, Ellen Besen's fifth article in her "Analogy and Animation" series crosses the thin red line in the techno war between 2D and 3D. For the lonely hearts out there, the Career Coach says, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" even when leaving one job for another. Finally, don't forget new book excerpts from Gene Deitch and Mark Simon, event reviews of NATPE, Slamdance and Sundance, book reviews of SON OF FASTER CHEAPER and Bill Moritz's OPTICAL POETRY as well as anime and short film reviews.