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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Egyptian court tosses lawsuit over bearded Mickey

Bearded Mickey

An Egyptian court has dismissed one of two complaints over tweeted cartoons of a bearded Mickey Mouse and a veiled Minnie Mouse.

In June, telecommunications magnate Naguib Sawiris, a billionaire Coptic Christian, infuriated conservative Muslims with the satirical messages. Both complaints accuse Sawiris of insulting Islam.

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Louisiana governor salutes Moonbot on Oscar

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal congratulated Shreveport-based animation studio Moonbot Studios on Sunday night for winning an Oscar at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Moonbot reached the apex of the entertainment industry by winning the Oscar for Best Achievement in Animated Short Film for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

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Jan Berenstain, 88, co-created Berenstain Bears

Jan Berenstain, 88

Philadelphia native Jan Berenstain, writer and illustrator with her husband Stan of the preschool Berenstain Bears books and cartoons that have appealed to the young (and young at heart) for 50 years, died Friday. She was 88.

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Oscar Goes to Rango, Flying Books

Oscar Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In a night of many surprises, the Academy Awards have given the Oscar two surprise films for animated films. In the competition for Best Animated film, Rango pulled out the win over two foreign films, and two from DreamWorks Animation. And for Best Animated Short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios took the little gold knight.

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