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Briefly: Top-Earning Dead Celebrities; Animation in Xinjiang; People Marrying 'Toons

* Peanuts creator Charles Schulz landed at #2 on Forbes magazine’s “Top-Earning Dead Celebrities” list with earnings of $33 million, partially based on DVD sales of the Peanuts animated specials. Dr. Seuss comes in at #6 with $12 million for Horton Hears a Who in both the original and new editions. [Forbes]

* Xidan University has signed a contract with the Urumqi Economic and Technological Development Zone to construct a cartoon and animation park in Xinjiang. [English People's Daily Online]

* A Japanese man has launched an on-line petition to allow marriages between people and cartoon characters, which has gathered more than 1,000 signatures within one week. [News.com.au]

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