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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.

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Toon Boom Announces Animate 2

Emmy Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the upcoming release of Toon Boom Animate 2, a new version that provides professional animators with more power and flexibility for creating traditional, digital, cut-out and Flash-style animation.

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Image Metrics Animates Black Eyed Peas Video

Press Release from Image Metrics

LOS ANGELES -- June 10, 2009 -- Image Metrics, the leading provider of facial animation services and technology to the entertainment industry, has animated futuristic faces of the Black Eyed Peas in the recently released video of lead single, "Boom Boom Pow," from the upcoming album, THE E.N.D. Motion Theory, producers of the video, turned to Image Metrics to animate the stars' faces into fluid and metallic alter-egos that add an elegant digital edge to the look of the video.

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House of Moves Captures Dancers for Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow

Press Release from VICON House of Moves

Los Angeles, CA (June 1, 2009) -- VICON House of Moves recently provided motion capture services for the Black Eyed Peas' high impact "Boom Boom Pow" music video. Directed by Motion Theory's Mathew Cullen and Mark Kudsi, the promo features a troupe of perfectly synchronized CG dancers that were animated based on performances captured on the newly constructed VICON House of Moves (HOM) soundstage.

Click here to view the "Boom Boom Pow"video.

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Toon Boom Releases Animate Pro

Press Release from Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced the release of Toon Boom Animate Pro, the high-performance animation software for professionals. Toon Boom Animate Pro is the most complete professional animation software for serious animators, offering award winning state-of-the-art content creation, animation and compositing toolset for any animation style within a single all-in-one desktop application.

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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

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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.

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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).

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EA and Spielberg Do Second Boom Blox

Electronic Arts has announced BOOM BLOX BASH PARTY for Wii, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed BOOM BLOX game for Wii. EA's collaboration with director and producer Steven Spielberg continues with BOOM BLOX BASH PARTY, and the destructive fun reaches new heights with richer multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that will have players of all ages gaming together and solving action-packed puzzles under water, in zero gravity, and beyond.

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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.

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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.

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Toon Boom Announce Studio 4.5, Release Flip Boom Classic

Toon Boom Animation has announced the upcoming release of Toon Boom Studio 4.5. This latest version brings photo animation and live-action cartooning to the next level. In addition, Studio 4.5 offers better integration with Photoshop files, extended ease of use, more export options to iTunes and YouTube as well as being the perfect upgrade for Flip Boom and Animation-ish. With each release, Studio is injected with new features that make this all-in-one animation software the ideal companion to create eye-catching animation.

What's new in Studio 4.5:

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Bring On Your Jokes With Comic Boom

Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation has released Comic Boom, a new fun and easy to use comic creation application designed for kids. Generating a four-panel comic strip, Comic Boom enables you to create comics very quickly and share them on your blog, web site and as a PDF or JPEG files.

Unlimited drawing placement allows everything from understanding text positioning and panel composition to fully printable "comic-page" strips.

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Industry Night at Max the Mutt Animation School

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: May 29, 2008

Industry night features the work of graduating students. At 5:30 p.m., Jean LaChance of Toon Boom, worldwide leader in animation software and the tool of choice for Disney, Fox, Nelvana and Mercury Filmworks, will give a 40-minute demonstration of Storyboard Pro, Pencil Check Pro and Digital Pro. This year, for the first time our students used Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Digital Pro to make their final films.

Go to to register for the event.

Max the Mutt Animation School

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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.

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EA And Steven Spielberg Launch Boom Blox

Throw, grab, and blast your way through the must-have Wii game for summer 2008. EA's Casual Ent. Label announced that BOOM BLOX, the first game released in collaboration between EA and director and producer Steven Spielberg, has shipped in North America and will be available May 8 in Europe, May 13 across Asia, and May 22 in Japan for Wii.

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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

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Sci-Fi Series North Wind Acquired By Davis Ent.

Davis Ent. acquired the rights to NORTH WIND, a sci-fi comic series from Boom Studios, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Writer David DiGilio will adapt the five comics for a live-action feature and will also executive produce.

John Davis will produce with Boom co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie. In the story, a cruel dictator reigns over the survivors in a futuristic Los Angeles, years after global warming has created a new ice age. Some of the citizens exiled by the dictator start a revolution.

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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.

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EA and Steven Spielberg Reveal Boom Blox

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 12:00am

EA's Casual Entertainment Label today announced BOOM BLOX, the first game developed in collaboration between EA and Steven Spielberg. This high-energy game features over three hundred levels, a variety of activities, a cast of over 30 characters, and an easy-to-use in-game editor that allows players to express their creativity. BOOM BLOX will be available in May 2008 for the Wii.

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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, 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.