Useful Notes: ToonBoom
ToonBoom is a digital animation software package produced by Canadian company ToonBoom Animation, Inc. ToonBoom, along with Adobe Flash, is the go-to software for modern-day 2D digital animators due to its low cost and potential shortcuts that are not offered with traditional ink-and-paint animation. ToonBoom is also fairly affordable for both professionals and amateurs alike. While Flash has been used more frequently for television/movie animation entertainment for years, it was actually built for interactive web design, thus making it a bit of a curve to create content for other areas, and ToonBoom software was developed to solve this by tailoring it to the creative cartoon animator's needs instead. They have capabilities that emulate an animator's drafting table, network nodes, built-in automated lip-syncing functions, built-in 3D modeling and intergration, and quality rendering directly from the program. They have separate programs for storyboarding, animating, entire production pipelines, and children's learning. ToonBoom has bought over Cambridge Animation Systems, whose Animo software powered the United Kingdom's animation industry from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. ToonBoom Animation Inc. is owned by Corus Entertainment, who also owns Nelvana. Hence it's not surprising that most of Nelvana's productions are done using this software. Not to be confused with the Cartoon Bomb. Also not to be confused with Sonic Boom, which is called Sonic Toon in Japan.
Series/films that have used/are currently using this program:
- Aikatsu - Episode 42 onward (Episodes 1 to 41 used Retas)
- American Dad!
- Bob's Burgers - Season 2 onward (season 1 used Adobe Flash)
- Bro Town
- Caillou - First few seasons were traditionally animated by SMEC Media in Taiwan before switching to Toon Boom and production was moved to Clockwork Zoo in South Africa.
- The Cleveland Show
- Curious George
- Dave the Barbarian
- Di-Gata Defenders
- Family Guy
- Galactik Football
- Gerald McBoing-Boing (the 2005 series)
- Geronimo Stilton (the animated series based on the book)
- Jimmy Two-Shoes - Season 1 only. Switched to Adobe Flash in Season 2.
- Kim Possible
- King of the Hill
- The Loud House
- Neighbors From Hell
- O-Jii-San No Lamp
- Phineas and Ferb
- The Princess and the Frog - Uses frame by frame animation shots through the program rather then tweening
- Recess: School's Out
- Robot Boy
- Ruby Gloom
- The Rugrats Movie
- The Simpsons - Season 14 onward (Seasons 1 to 13 were traditionally inked and painted, though digital coloring was experimented with for a few later episodes)
- Sponge Bob Square Pants; season 1, however, was traditionally inked and painted.
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil
- Transformers Rescue Bots (only for the first season)
- Wander over Yonder
- Winnie-the-Pooh - Uses frame by frame animation shots through the program rather then tweening
- Yvon Of The Yukon
Series/films that used Cambridge Animation Systems' Animo:
list of Web Animation that have used/currently using this program:
- Leisure Time (The Original Pilot)