Toon Boom Goes Solo for Indies

Toon Boom Animation has released Toon Boom Solo, a new stand-alone animation software solution designed for small studios and independent animation filmmakers. The software package promises to simplify workflow and enhance creativity for traditional, digital or cut-out style animation for film, video, television, web sites, games and mobile applications.

A start-to-finish animation tool, Toon Boom Solo allows artists to draw directly on the screen and carry the workflow through scanning, inking and painting, compositing, laying out animation in 3D space, applying special effects and rendering. Advanced features include morphing, inverse kinematics, glue and special effects.

Designed to easily integrate into any existing pipelines running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, Toon Boom Solo is expected to ship on Sept. 30, 2005. The package will include a DVD case and CD, a security key (dongle), keyboard shortcuts, tutorials and a two-volume user guide.

Toon Boom recently won the 2005 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for its traditional animation sotware solution, US Animation Opus. The company’s other animation products include Toon Boom Harmony and Toon Boom Studio. Some of the high-profile productions completed with these tools include The Triplettes of Belleville, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Rugrats and SpongeBob SquarePants The Movie. For more information and a launch special on Toon Boom Solo, go to