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Toon Disney Hosts "The Great Toon Weekend Getaway"

Toon Disney presents "The Great Toon Weekend" every weekend beginning Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007. Leading off every Saturday and Sunday afternoon is TOON DISNEY'S BIG MOVIE SHOW (12:00-2:00 pm, ET/PT), followed by five hours (2:00-7:00 pm, ET/PT) of programming showcasing popular series that are based on hit Disney animated feature films.

Beginning Jan. 27, Toon Disney's afternoon schedule is:

12:00 pm: TOON DISNEY'S BIG MOVIE SHOW2:00 pm: ALADDIN (back to back episodes)3:00 pm: TIMON & PUMBAA (back to back episodes)

Toon Headline News

Toon Radio joins UpSNAP

The anime-soundtrack Internet radio station Toon Radio ( has joined the UpSNAP wireless streaming service.

UpSNAP, through its proprietary SWInG (Streaming Wireless Internet Gateway) platform, enables mobile access to virtually any type of live and on-demand streaming audio content including NASCAR In-Car Audio, ESPN Radio and more than 150 additional radio channels covering music, news and entertainment.

The UpSNAP service can be accessed through virtually every wireless carrier.

Anime Headline News

Anime In The Limelight Returns to Toon Radio

Anime in the Limelight (AitL), the anime radio show, along and its legendary host, Max returns from its long hiatus with new and classic episodes on Oct. 7, 2006,

Las Vegas-based Limelight Prods., the producers of the world-famous show that went off the air in 2004, will start making episodes sometime early in 2007. Until then, classic episodes will air in rotation, with news one inserted as they are ready. AitL will run in its old timeslot of 6:00 pm on Saturdays. No word yet on the status of the AitL archive service.

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Toon Boom Studio 3.5 Released

Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. has released Toon Boom Studio V3.5. Tailored to customer feature requests, TBS v3.5 provides significant improvements to animation creation and color palette management, as well as the addition of new special effects. V3.5 also offers a more user-friendly interface with an interactive welcome screen, help wizard and timeline improvements.

Highlights of this latest release include:* More than 30 improvements to boost productivity.

* New wizards for a faster start.

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Toon Boom Storyboard Launched at MIFA 2006

Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced the release of Toon Boom Storyboard, the leading storyboarding system for visual storytelling. Developed in conjunction with expert storyboard artists, Toon Boom Storyboard speeds up production planning and enables studios to increase production integration.

Toon Boom Storyboard provides:* Flexible layer-based panel display with motion camera capabilities * Complete set of drawing tools, including pressure-sensitive brush tool when using a digital graphic tablet and pen

Animation Headline News

Toon Boom Animation Acquires Pegs

Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Pegsn Co, a privately held developer of 2D bitmap animation technology.

"Toon Booms software solutions are recognized as the market leading technology in the animation industry and the integration of Pegs technology in Toon Booms portfolio will enable the company to continue delivering quality, efficiency and reliability to the animation community - for all animation styles, formats and users," said Joan Vogelesang, president/ceo at Toon Boom.

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Toon Boom Releases Workout Series

Toon Boom Animation Inc. has released the Toon Boom Animation Workout Series. Touching on all aspects of animation creation, the Toon Boom Animation Workout Series is a dedicated program of exercises designed to help users develop the techniques and skills necessary to get the most out of the Toon Boom product family.

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Toonz Animation Becomes the Largest Toon Boom Harmony Installation in India

Emmy-award winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced that Trivandrum-based Toonz Animation India has become the largest Toon Boom Harmony installation in India. Preparing for the production of several in-house projects, Toonz is planning to explore Harmony�s wide array of capabilities to create traditional and cut-out animation in a fully integrated production pipeline.

Anime Headline News

Toon Radio Acquires Anime Genesis for Podcasts

Toon Radio has acquired the broadcast rights to the anime talk show podcast, ANIME GENESIS for its Internet broadcast. The a weekly hour-long anime talk show keeps listeners up to date on the latest happenings in the world of anime and manga, with commentary and discussion from the hosts.

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Toon Boom Touts 2D Curious George Release

Toon Boom Animation Inc. celebrates the strong opening of CURIOUS GEORGE, a 2D animated feature from Imagine Ent. and Universal Pictures that employs the software company's Opus to the production of this globally known character. Ranking third place in past weekend box office, the feature offers an all-new adventure based upon the beloved tales of George, the inquisitive little guy with an insatiable taste for action.

Disney Headline News

Disney Channel Will Be Home For Christmas

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 12:00am

New holiday and Christmas themed episodes of Disney Channel's hit series for pre-schoolers, kids and tweens, are unwrapped throughout December while Toon Disney features a special Christmas movie every Friday and Saturday evening as part of its "Month of Merriment."

New Year's Eve is celebrated with Disney Channel's 8th annual viewer's choice programming event where viewers' votes determine the programming lineup for the last day of the year and the first day of 2006.

Toon Headline News

Toon Boom Releases Opus II & Harmony Service Packs

Toon Boom Animation has released Opus II Service Pack 1 and Harmony Service Pack 1. As Harmony incorporates all Opus capabilities, all added features and enhancements apply to both products. Service pack highights include:

* Support of news scanners, namely Fujitsu fi-5750c and Epson GT 15000

* New shortcuts, optimized memory management and workflow enhancements in the Scanning module

* Optimization of templates management

* Batch rendering improvements

* Several other bug fixes

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Toon Boom Part of Québec Trade Mission to China

Toon Boom Animation announced its participation in the China Trade Mission led by Québec Premier Jean Charest. During the trade mission Toon Boom will present three awards to some of its customers and partners, as well as sign a development agreement.

Animation Headline News

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.

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Toon Boom Concerto Reaches its Finale

Toon Boom Animation announced that Toon Boom Concerto is phased out of the market due to the superior toolset offered by Toon Boom Harmony. Building on Opus and Concertos capabilities, Toon Boom Harmony comes with more advanced features such as morphing, inverse kinematics and glue that enhance the animation production process, whether it is traditional or digital. Harmony also includes a global template library that facilitates the reuse of assets, all set up in an integrated pipeline.

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Robotboy Gets Assembled on Toon Boom Opus

Toon Boom Animation announced that its software will be use to complete Alphanims ROBOTBOY and an educational series from Sophia Hilton Foundation of Canada in collaboration with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and the Madras Craft Foundation.

Alphanim chose Toon Boom Opus for the production of ROBOTBOY, a series of 52 13-minute episodes. Co-produced with Cartoon Network Europe, France 3 and split among LuxAnimation (Luxemburg), Emation (Korea) and Monigotes (Spain), this traditional animation production is scheduled for primetime broadcast in the U.S.

Disney Headline News

CA Square Refresh Toon Disney Europe

Broadcast design company CA Square announced the studio completed a network package for the Toon Disney Channel Europe and the Middle East.

CA Squares team of artists provided a unique Toon Disney personality with a look that is full of fun, energy and fantasy showcasing the best of Disney Animation. Its the premise behind Toon Disney Channel, said Disney Channel creative director, EMEA Walter Puschacher.

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Corel Painter IX and Toon Boom Studio Offer Joint Savings

Toon Boom Animation Inc. and Corel Corp. are now offering special pricing, until May 31, 2005, to customers who purchase both Corel Painter IX and Toon Boom Studio v2.5, a natural pairing for professional animators to create traditional, hand-drawn animation.

Boom Headline News

Toon Boom Studio v2.5 in Francais

Toon Boom Animation has released Toon Boom Studio v2.5 for Windows and Mac in French. The company, based in Montreal, a bilingual territory in Canada, said it was only natural to add the French capability to Toon Boom Studio's advanced feature set.

Toon Boom Studio integrates many outstanding features including:* 3D Sceneplanning to Layout your Animation* Dynamic Multiplane Camera Moves and Effects* Drawing Mode to Draw and Organize Your Assets* Optimized Library for Reuse of Templates* Automated Lip Sync Mapping

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Toon Boom Launches Symphony Worldwide, Studio for PC

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 12:00am

Toon Boom Animation has launched the customer release of Toon Boom Studio v2.5 for PC. In addition, Toon Boom has announced the calendar of launch events for the release of Toon Boom Symphony.

Similar to the Mac 2.5 version, Toon Boom Studio for PC now includes a number of features, including:* Support for scanning* Ability to draw in the 3D Sceneplanning space* Improved sound scrubbing* Visualization and manipulation of drawings and keyframes in the Timeline.

Animation Headline News

Toon Boom Releases Symphony

Toon Boom Animation announced the release of Symphony. With features such as morphing, basic inverse kinematics and "glue" (automatic joint connecting) that enhance the paperless animation production process, Symphony enables studios to produce high quality digital animation. Advanced drawing and asset management tools combined with a seamless, integrated workflow saves significant overhead costs while adding value to their animations. Symphony also building on the advanced features provided by Opus and Concerto.

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Toon Boom Localizes Sales & Service in Asia

Toon Boom Animation Inc. has appointed two new resellers in China and Korea. As part of its new distribution strategy in Asia, Dison Computer Graphics & Image Company Ltd. will now take care of Toon Boom's products throughout Mainland China, while CS M&C Technology Inc. will do the same in Korea. Both Dison and CS M&C will also provide first-line support to Toon Boom's local customers within the same time zone and language.

Animation Headline News

Paul Girouard Reups at Toon Boom

Paul Girouard has rejoined Toon Boom Animation as evp, worldwide sales and business development. Girouard previously held that position at Toom Boom until 2000 when he became vp of new business development worldwide for Dream Mechanics.

"It is with great pleasure that I accepted the opportunity to rejoin Toon Boom. These are exciting times and Toon Boom's offerings are certainly the leader in the technology arena. I look forward to catching up with our customers and develop new relationships in the animation industry," shared Paul Girouard.