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Headline News Toon Boom Releases Storyboard Family Service Pack 1

Press Release from Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Montreal (April 27, 2009) -- Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for both Storyboard 1.5 and Storyboard Pro 1.5. In addition to several product enhancements and performance improvements, this Service Pack includes:

-- A new Optimize project command to remove unused elements and compress drawings or flatten all drawings in the project-- The possibility to create one-frame panels

Headline News Toon Boom Announces New Animate Pro and Manager

Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced two new outstanding innovations: Toon Boom Animate Pro builds upon Animate's feature set and delivers also 2D-3D integration as well as scanning options and full compositing capabilities with 50 built-in special effects. Toon Boom Manager provides full tracking capabilities to monitor the production progress in real time.

Toon Boom Animate Pro and Manager are integral parts of the new modularized Harmony Solution, which is ideal for creating traditional, paperless and cut-out animation, all integrated in a network environment.

Headline News Toon Boom Pipeline Selected on Canadian-South African Co-Production

The first co-production deal between Canada's Cookie Jar Entertainment, a global independent producer of children's entertainment, and South Africa's biggest animation studio, Clockwork Zoo, will use the Toon Boom pipeline to produce PETER PEPPER'S PET SPECTACULAR. The 26-episode half-hour show is based on the immensely popular book of the same name by the hottest family in children's content, mother-son duo Betty and Mickey Paraskevas (MAGGIE AND THE FEROCIOUS BEAST, JUNIOR KNOLL).

Headline News Toon Radio Goes Open Source

Toon Radio has plans to turn over a portion of its broadcast schedule over to its listeners.

Toon Radio is setting aside Friday evenings for its listeners to use as they please. This new block will be called Open Source, in reference to the software community of the same name. Open Source will allow listeners and bloggers alike to have their own audio clips and podcast recordings play on Toon Radio's audio stream.

Headline News Toon Boom Acquires Cambridge Animation

Toon Boom Animation has closed a definitive agreement with Cambridge Animation Systems, to acquire all of the Intellectual Property of Cambridge and the Animo product line.

"Toon Boom caters to the needs of the animation community at large and will continue to remain on the leading edge of technology, efficiency and creative freedom. As a proponent of digital pipelines, media convergence and 2D/3D integration, this acquisition is expected to accelerate Toon Boom's objective in delivering powerful animation solutions," said Joan Vogelesang, President and CEO at Toon Boom.

Headline News Toon Boom Delivers Animate to the Digital Animation Generation

Toon Boom Animation has released Toon Boom Animate, a new creative animation software packed with groundbreaking features and unprecedented productivity gains. With Toon Boom Animate, users have greater productivity, better quality and faster delivery of animation than ever before. Enjoy the flexibility of a fully-fledged in-depth animation solution and publish animation for all types of media, from online to HDTV.

Headline News Toon Boom Launches Pencil Check Pro

Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation have launched Toon Boom Pencil Check Pro, the most flexible line testing software available in the industry. Pencil Check Pro completes the animation pipeline by offering a wide array of capture options, an efficient line testing process and an advanced feature set.

Pencil Check Pro supports a full range of devices from scanners to DV/HDV cameras, webcams and digital cameras. Pencil Check Pro performs all capture operations from a unique interface and has a real-time preview for devices equipped with live video stream.

Headline News Toon Boom And Automatic Duck Make Editing A Breeze

Toon Boom Animation is partnering with Automatic Duck to bring the editing process to the next level.

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro exports animatics in the AAF file format and Pro Import FCP takes them straight into Final Cut Pro, with automated relink of video files and unlimited audio tracks.

The combination of these professional tools enables users to speed up the finishing of their video projects, thanks to a more efficient and advanced use of the animatics during editing.

Headline News Toon Boom Releases Studio Express 4

Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation announced the release of Toon Boom Studio Express 4. With this release, Studio Express 4 increases your ability to easily create eye-catching animation, all within a more user-friendly interface.

Feature highlights include:

*New flexible docking user interface*Calligraphic line styles for a unique animation look*Feather edges for creating blurs and glows*Vectorization using textures for bitmap integration

Headline News Toon Boom Animation Releases New Harmony

Toon Boom Animation announced the expansion of its consultancy services with the release of a new version of Harmony.

Toon Boom Harmony can be used to create animated episodic and feature-length projects, using both traditional and digital methods.

They're also expanding the scope of their consultancy services in the fields of implementation, optimization and creative diversification, as well as custom training and production assistance.

Headline News Toon Boom Studio 4 is Leopard Ready

Toon Boom Animation has made a Studio 4 patch available for all users running Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard), Apple's latest operating system. All current Studio 4 Mac customers need to go to toonboom.com, login, go to the My Products page and click on Download to get the patch.

This Studio 4 patch is for Mac OS 10.5 customers only and reaffirms Toon Boom's commitment of making their animation software compatible with the leading operating systems.

Headline News Toon Boom Roars for Leopard

The professional line of products from Emmy Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. now runs on Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard, Apple's latest operating system. The professional software packages Storyboard Pro and Digital Pro, and the consumer software Storyboard, all run smoothly on Leopard. Toon Boom users will enjoy the more aesthetic and fluid user interface during the creative process.

Headline News Studio Arts to Offer Tra-Digital Animation Training with Toon Boom in Fall 2007

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 12:00am

Studio Arts has announced it will be offering a full suite of training classes using Toon Boom Animation's Digital Pro and Storyboard Pro software. The intent of the beginning-to-advanced training courses is to provide 2D animators and other artists a thorough grounding in Toon Boom's "paperless" animation system. Toon Boom courses are due to start Oct. 6, 2007 and, along with CSATTF and ETP funding, there will be "scholarship seats" for each class that are fully-funded by Studio Arts.

Headline News Toon Boom Releases Studio 4

Toon Boom Animation announced today the release of Toon Boom Studio 4, the latest version of its all-in-one animation software solution. Incorporating a more user-friendly interface for greater flexibility and ease of operation, the new release includes a number of improved features:

* Photo Animation Made Easy to animate bitmap images like any other vector drawing.* Extended Line Styles to create a multitude of line styles including calligraphy.* Feather Edges to create vector blur or glow effects.

Headline News Toon Boom Studio 4 Is Coming

Toon Boom Animation Inc. just announced the upcoming release of Toon Boom Studio 4, an all-in-one animation software, offering a smooth experience creating rich, eye-catching animations for video, websites, television, film, games, mobile devices, and more. Based on a powerful Emmy award-winning technology, Studio 4 has greater capabilities to create a wider range of animation styles within a more user-friendly interface.

New features in new in Studio 4 are:

* Redesigned user interface for a seamless workflow and a smoother experience

Headline News Toon Boom & FableVision Partner on Learning Tools

Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced its partnership with FableVision, the award-winning educational media and interactive developer and publisher, to jointly develop educational solutions for K-12 and consumer markets.

"Toon Boom is fully committed to the educational market and our close collaboration with FableVision reinforces our intention to develop easy-to-use, educative and fun applications for students and schools," stated Joan Vogelesang, president/ceo at Toon Boom.

Headline News Toon Boom Authorized Training Center Opens in South Africa

Toon Boom Animation Inc. has appointed Little Black Dot Studios (LBD) as the Toon Boom Authorized Training Center for the SADEC Region, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following an intensive training in Toon Boom premises and at Nelvana early 2007, Harry Ravelomanantsoa, founder/director/lead instructor at LBD, gained invaluable experience learning Toon Booms software solutions and working in a prestigious studio environment.

Headline News 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.

Headline News Kim Possible Season Debuts on Toon Disney

The hit animated series KIM POSSIBLE debuts its 4th new season on Toon Disney, beginning Mar. 26, 2007, with a 90-minute marathon of three new episodes (6:30 -8:00 pm) following the season 3 feature film finale, SO THE DRAMA (5-6:30 pm).

New episodes of the series will air Mondays at 4:00 pm, beginning April 2 on Toon Disney.

Headline News Toon Boom Releases Studio V3.5 Experience for Vista

Toon Boom Animation Inc. has released the Windows Vista ready, Toon Boom Studio V3.5 Service Pack 1. In addition to offering full support on Microsoft's next generation operating system, Windows Vista, Toon Boom Studio SP1 delivers many significant improvements on both Windows and MAC OS X.

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