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Toon Boom Releases Opus II SP1 and Harmony SP1

Added features and enhancements apply to both products (November 14, 2005)

Toon Boom Animation today announced the release of Opus II Service Pack 1 and Harmony Service Pack 1. As Harmony incorporates all Opus’ capabilities, all added features and enhancements apply to both products. Highlights of these service pack releases include:

* Support of news scanners, namely Fujitsu fi-5750c and Epson GT-15000

* New shortcuts, optimized memory management and workflow enhancements in the Scanning module

* Optimization of templates management

* Batch rendering improvements

* Several other bug fixes

As part of Toon Boom’s commitment to provide the best animation software solutions to its customers, Toon Boom aims to deliver the highest quality of Product Support. To achieve this objective and with this latest release of Opus and Harmony, it is now necessary to end support for USAnimation that has reached the end of its life cycle. A notice regarding expiration of support for this product has been sent to customers to allow the time to upgrade to a replacement or enhanced product, such as Toon Boom Harmony. In implementing this policy, Toon Boom's goals are to redirect resources to support current and future products and technology and to maximize customer satisfaction by providing up-to-date support on the latest versions of our products.

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

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