Briefly: "Spirited Away" & "Persepolis" YALSA Awards; Stuttgart Fest; "The 99"
* The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its 2009 YALSA Awards, naming Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis as two of 2009’s “Fabulous Films for Young Adults.” [ALA, via Nausicaa.net]
* The 16th Annual Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film will take place on May 5-10, 2009, focusing on the 100 year history of German animation. [AWN]
* Dr. Naif al Mutawa’s The 99 is underway as an animated series at the Chennai Sanraa Media Ltd animation studios of India, with an expected release date of October 2010. [Times of India]