Toon Boom Studio Express V3 is Launched

Montreal (November 17, 2005) – Toon Boom Animation today announced the
release of Toon Boom Studio Express V3. The new features and improvements
integrated into Toon Boom Studio Express V3 make this release the perfect
animation tool for beginners, hobbyists and kids.

* Create animated greetings for the New Year
The new Text tool lets users type and animate text easily. This feature is
great for creating greeting cards, web banners, storyboards or even comic

* Enjoy ease-of-use and efficiency
With a new unified mode and many interface improvements, Toon Boom Studio
Express V3 is the easiest and most efficient release to date offering an
exciting and fun experience to beginners, hobbyists and kids.

* Animate faster
The new transform tool allows users to scale, rotate, move and skew any
object over time with a simple click. Create the final position of a
drawing and let Toon Boom Studio Express create the animation for you.

Pricing and availability
Toon Boom Studio Express V3 is available online at Launch
special is at $69.99 US, instead of $99.99 US, and upgrade from a previous
version is at $29.99 US. In addition to getting free support for
installation and download, customers receive additional free goodies,
including Christmas templates, tutorials and clip art, a total value of
$200 US.

About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Winner of the 2005 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award, Toon Boom Animation
Inc. is the worldwide leader of animation software solutions with high-tech
tools such as morphing, inverse kinematics and glue. Toon Boom carries
several leading animation products, including Harmony, Opus, Solo and
Studio. Harmony is a revolutionary solution designed to meet digital
animation production needs, whether it is cut-out or paperless. Its
superior toolset, with morphing, inverse kinematics and glue, makes it the
solution for any studio wanting to create the highest-quality animation
cost-effectively. Toon Boom Opus is the industry standard for traditional
animation production. From scanning, inking and painting, to compositing
and rendering, its powerful features translate into significant savings
throughout the production process. Designed to meet the needs of small
studios and independent filmmakers, Toon Boom Solo brings the power of Toon
Boom’s most advanced applications into this stand-alone animation software
solution. As for Toon Boom Studio, this application is the ideal tool for
individuals. Toon Boom also offers consulting and training services
dedicated to increasing animation production efficiency and quality. With
these great offerings, Toon Boom Animation is well-poised to continue
delivering quality, efficiency and reliability to the animation community –
for all animation styles and formats.

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, Klasky Csupo, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal, Mercury
Filmworks, Wild Brain, King Camera, 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,
Rugrats, and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

In 2004, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry honored
Ms. Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toon Boom
Animation, with the Life Time Achievement Award for promoting the Indian
Animation Sector globally. Since 1999, Toon Boom has advocated the
potential of India as an animation destination and has established a great
working relationship with many successful studios.

For additional information, visit Toon Boom at