Animate Pro 2 Now Available with 3-D Stereoscopic Capability

Emmy Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the release of Toon Boom Animate Pro 2, an exciting new version that represents a technological breakthrough in animation production with its 3D Stereoscopic capability.

Press Release from Toon Boom

Montreal (April 19, 2010) – Emmy Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the release of Toon Boom Animate Pro 2, an exciting new version that represents a technological breakthrough in animation production with its 3D Stereoscopic capability. Animate Pro 2 enables animators to manipulate a built-in multiplane camera with full 3D rotation and have left and right cameras set from different points of view to achieve 3D stereoscopic results. Animate Pro 2 also combines the benefits of vector animation with textured pixmap, it does all this and more within the same package.

Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 is the most versatile and powerful animation software for independent professional animators, covering all production steps from start-to-finish. Animate Pro 2 combines state-of-the-art vector technology, real-time animation tools and nodal compositing to simplify the creation of complex effects. With its easy-to-use interface, non-destructive and resolution independent workflow, Animate Pro 2 delivers incredible power at an economical price.

"Understanding animation production is Toon Boom’s core competence that is why we are so proud to release Animate Pro 2 that will provide professional independent animators with more innovation, creative freedom and quality", shared Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom.

Product features:www.toonboom.com/products/animatepro/features.php

* All-in-one* Colour Tune * Artist Inside * Smart Puppet * True Space* True Vision* 3D Stereoscopic* Immediate FX

Pricing and AvailabilityBuy Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 now at the special launch price of $1799.99 US (regular price: $1999.99), valid until April 30, 2010. All customers who took advantage of the pre-order campaign which started on April 9, 2010, will receive their Product Code electronically along with instructions on how to install and activate the product.

Information about Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 is now available online at www.toonboom.com/animatepro/

About Toon Boom Animation Inc.Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com) is the worldwide leader in animation software solutions. Toon Boom carries user-friendly animation applications for all and develops new geographies to make the animation community as global as can be. In that market segment, Toon Boom caters to the needs of children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools.

As importantly, Toon Boom is fully dedicated to the needs of independent animators and studios, offering a wide product range from powerful pre-production tools to leading-edge animation production solutions. Relying on its extensive expertise in animation production, Toon Boom provides consulting services in the fields of optimization, pipeline integration, production assistance and custom development.

In 2005, Toon Boom was granted the Primetime Emmy Engineering Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its significant contribution made to the animation industry targeted for television. In 2006, the IT Federation of Quebec (FIQ) awarded an OCTAS 2006 in the Multimedia – educational and cultural sector category, for Toon Boom Studio. In 2007, FIQ awarded an OCTAS 2007 in the Technological Innovation category, for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. In 2008, Flip Boom was granted a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a New Canadian Media Award in the Excellence in Children’s category. In 2009, Flip Boom was selected as Editor’s Choice by the prestigious Children’s Technology Review for excellence in design. In 2010, Flip Boom All-Star was granted a Parents’ Choice Silver Award.

Toon Boom's client base ranges from major studios creating Hollywood blockbuster animated films to individual animators creating their first masterpieces. Market-leading studios using Toon Boom's products include Nelvana, Warner Bros., Mercury Filmworks, China Central Television, Toonz Animation India, eMation, Rough Draft Korea, Alphanim, BKN, Cromosoma and Enarmonia, to name a few. Some of the prestigious productions done with Toon Boom’s technology include Les Triplettes de Belleville, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Rugrats, SpongeBob The Movie, Hanuman, Curious George, Go West: A New Lucky Luke Adventure, Simpsons The Movie and The Princess and the Frog.

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