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Toon Boom Launches Solo for Small Studios and Indies

Toon Boom Animation has released Toon Boom Solo, a new stand-alone animation software solution designed to for smaller studios and independent animation filmmakers. Solo offers a new level of creativity, efficiency and simplified workflow to produce animation of the highest quality for film, video, television, web sites, games and mobile devices.

Toon Boom Solo may be used for start-to-finish animation productions, from drawing directly on the screen to scanning, inking and painting, compositing, laying out animation in 3D space, applying special effects and rendering. It offers an array of creative animation tools, facilitating complete artistic expression in traditional, digital or cutout style animation.

Toon Boom Solo features morphing, inverse kinematics, glue and special effects, translate into faster completion of projects all integrated in a single application and relying on a field-proven technology. It also easily integrates into any existing pipeline, and provides users with the freedom and flexibility to work on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

"Driven by extensive, global customer demand and based on Emmy Award-winning technology, Solo has been developed to bring the most advanced features such as morphing, inverse kinematics and glue to the greater animation community, said Joan Vogelesang, president/ceo, Toon Boom Animation. We can't wait to see what people will create now with the technology."

Toon Boom Solo is expected to ship on Sept. 30, 2005. Toon Boom Solo comes with a DVD case and CD, a security key (dongle), Keyboard Shortcuts and Installation and Getting Started Guide, tutorials as well as a two-volume user guide. Check out the Launch Special available at www.toonboom.com

Winner of the 2005 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award, Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation Inc. (www.toonboom.com) is a worldwide leader of animation software solutions. Toon Boom carries several leading animation products, including Harmony, Opus, Solo and Studio. Toon Boom's client base ranges from major studios creating Hollywood blockbuster animated films to individual animators creating their first masterpieces.

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