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Toon Boom Releases Storyboard Pro

Toon Boom Animation Inc. has released Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, the only digital storyboarding software for films, documentaries, gaming, advertising and animation projects. Storyboard Pro is an entirely paperless system, enabling storyboard artists, directors and producers to save significant time and costs, as well as help preserve the Earth's natural resources.

Storyboard Pro mimics the traditional storyboarding process digitally, using a graphic tablet and pen. Storyboard Pro offers advanced features for quality storyboarding, integrated simultaneous animatic creation and effective pre-production management. The Pro version includes:

* True WYSIWYG multi-layer drawing engine* Total pipeline integration with AAF, CSV, PSD and PDF file format support* Powerful animatic features with dynamic camera moves and synchronized audio files* Flexible platforms with Windows Tablet PC and Vista as well as Mac Intel

Toon Boom Animation will showcase Toon Boom Storyboard Pro during NAB 2007 at booth SL2622 and at MIPTV 2007, at booth C1.05. Storyboard Pro is offered at a Launch Special of $799.99 and is now available online at www.toonboom.com/products/storyboardpro/.

"We are pleased to release such an advanced storyboarding software that will cater to content creators of all styles, being live-action or animation," Toon Boom president/ceo Joan Vogelesang. "As a green product, Storyboard Pro reduces significantly the need to use paper, especially at the pre-production level, which involves several rounds of idea generation, corrections and approval. All can be done digitally and efficiently."

Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation Inc. (www.toonboom.com) is the worldwide leader in animation software solutions. Toon Boom carries entry level and high-end animation software solutions for film, television, web, games, mobile devices and training applications. In 2005, Toon Boom was awarded 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 North America and throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In 2006, the IT Federation of Quebec (FIQ) awarded an OCTAS 2006 in the Multimedia -- educational and cultural sector category, for Toon Boom Studio V3.

Toon Boom's client base ranges from major studios creating Hollywood blockbuster animated films to individual animators creating their first masterpieces, such as Nelvana, Warner Bros., Mercury Filmworks, China Central Television, Toonz Animation India, Starbust Animation, Answer Studio, Alphanim, Cosgrove Hall, Cromosoma and Lanterna Magica. 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 and CURIOUS GEORGE.

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