(Montreal - June 11, 2007) Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation, Inc. today announced its collaboration with the International Child Art Foundation to give away Toon Boom Studio Express to all the children participating at the World Children’s Festival, held on the National Mall, Washington DC on June 23-25, 2007.
On Saturday June 23, 2007 at 11 am, Stephen Egts, from Perspective Media in Washington DC, will give a workshop on Cartoon Animation Made Simple, using Toon Boom Studio and will show the children how easy they can create animations.
“We are thrilled to make our introductory animation software available to the children taking part in the world’s largest celebration of creativity and imagination. As we consider animation as art, we are proud to give the young creative minds the opportunity to explore this medium and hopefully inspire them to become the leading animators of tomorrow,” says Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom.
“We’re thrilled that an industry leading and award-winning animation company like Toon Boom is lending its talent to the World Children’s Festival, “said Dr. Ashfaq Ishaq, founder and executive director of the ICAF. “Now the children can be inspired to create their own stories when they receive a Toon Boom product at the event. We appreciate their support.”
About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. is the worldwide leader in animation software solutions. Toon Boom carries entry level and high-end animation software solutions for film, television, web, games, mobile devices and training applications. Toon Boom’s solutions also include powerful pre-production tools ideal for all animated or live-action projects. In 2005, Toon Boom was granted the Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its significant contribution made to the animation industry targeted for television, in North America and throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In 2006, the IT Federation of Quebec (FIQ) awarded an OCTAS 2006 in the Multimedia – educational and cultural sector category, for Toon Boom Studio V3.In 2007, FIQ awarded an OCTAS 2007 in the Technological Innovation category, for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro.
Toon Boom's client base ranges from major studios creating Hollywood blockbuster animated films to individual animators creating their first masterpieces. Market-leading studios using Toon Boom's products include Nelvana, Warner Bros., Mercury Filmworks, China Central Television, Toonz Animation India, Starbust Animation, Answer Studio, Alphanim, Cosgrove Hall, Cromosoma and Lanterna Magica, to name a few. Some of the prestigious productions done with Toon Boom’s technology include Les Triplettes de Belleville, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Rugrats, SpongeBob The Movie and Curious George.
For additional information, visit Toon Boom at http://www.toonboom.com
About International Child Art Foundation The ICAF serves as the national art and creativity organization for American children and the only international art for the world’s children. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in April 1997 in the District of Columbia, the ICAF integrates the art with science, sport and technology to nurture children’s creativity and develop empathy - preconditions for a more just, prosperous and nonviolent world. http://www.icaf.org