Animate in Full Gear with Toon Boom Studio 8

Toon Boom releases Studio 8, charged with easy-to-use new capabilities to make the animation creation process faster and fun. This award-winning animation software is the most widely adopted by hobbyists and is becoming a standard in animation in education.

MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Two-time Emmy® award recipient, Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today the release of Toon Boom® Studio™ 8, its flagship animation software for hobbyists. This new version is packed with easy-to-use features that make traditional animation, cut-out-animation and bones animation a breeze. In addition, Studio 8 includes new lip-sync tools and impressive special effects. With this release, Toon Boom has decided to permanently reduce the regular retail price to $249 US and the upgrade price to $79 US, making Studio 8 affordable for everyone.

Toon Boom Studio 8 Highlights:

Instant Motion!
Draw a trajectory and follow the line!

Instant Talking!
Import your sound! Lip-sync as easy as 1,2,3!

Instant Blockbuster Effects!
Make the action happen! Movie magic just one click away.

Instant Natural Movement!
Introducing the soft and smooth bone movement collection.

Instant Storyline!
Direct your own movie! Start the action!

Animation in Education
Toon Boom Studio 8 comes with a comprehensive Art Curriculum delivered to schools who purchase lab packs. Beyond the teaching of animation in art classes, Toon Boom Studio is increasingly used to teach the core curriculum. Using animation as a medium of communication translates into higher student achievement and better retention. Watch Carol Shaw at South Junior High, CA, talking about the positive outcomes of using Toon Boom's products in her classroom.

Pricing and Availability
Purchase Toon Boom Studio 8 for $249 US. Customers owning earlier versions of Toon Boom Studio can upgrade to version 8 for only $79 US.

Information about the Toon Boom Studio 8 is now available online at: toonboom.com/studio

About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com), a Corus® Entertainment Inc. company and a 2012 and 2005 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award recipient, is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software, delivering products and services online to its global community. Toon Boom carries user-friendly applications for all, catering to children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools. Toon Boom is fully dedicated to education and goes far beyond just developing technology and curriculums that enhance the classroom experience. Toon Boom is an influential advocate of bringing industry and education together, while partnering with value-added partners to help students achieve their goals.

At the high-end studio level, Toon Boom offers a wide product range from powerful pre-production tools to leading-edge animation production solutions. Relying on its extensive expertise in animation production, Toon Boom provides consulting services in the fields of optimization, pipeline integration, production assistance and custom development.

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Copyright © 2013 Toon Boom Animation Inc. All rights reserved. Toon Boom® is a registered trademark and Studio™, and the Toon Boom logo are trademarks of Toon Boom Animation Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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