Toon Boom Offers New Mac-Ready Software

Montreal’s Emmy-award winning Toon Boom Animation has released a new version of its Studio V3 software for Intel-based Macs. Toon Boom Studio offers a dynamic animation toolset that works with QuickTime and Final Cut Pro and is a complete solution for developing high-quality animations on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.

“Toon Boom is totally committed to the Mac community and, given the ease of creating Universal applications, this is the first in a series of Toon Boom products optimized for Intel-based Macs,’ says Toon Boom president and CEO Joan Vogelesang. ‘In test comparisons between a PowerPC G5 and Intel Core Duo iMac the new Universal version of Toon Boom Studio ran up to 2.5 times faster so we’re excited to see what will be created with the latest Toon Boom Studio.”

‘The blazing speed of our Intel-based Macs provides a significant performance boost to all Universal applications running natively,’ says Ron Okamoto, Apple’s VP of worldwide developer relations. ‘We’re thrilled that Toon Boom Animation is creating powerful Universal versions of their award-winning animation products.”

The Toon Boom Studio V3 Universal Binary release is ready to ship now and can be purchased at www.toonboom.com. All current Toon Boom Studio V3 customers are entitled to download this latest version at no charge. A Universal version of Toon Boom Studio Express V3 is slated to be available April 2006. Toon Boom’s cutting-edge technology has been used in the production of top animated features such as The Triplets of Belleville, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Rugrats, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and Curious George. For more info, visit www.toonboom.com.