Here’s a look at an animation created behind-the-scenes in what we call the “kitchen sink.” The sink is our repository of animated assets we use to test our products and try new ways of animating. This one uses our reVERB engine and related backgrounds, icons and overlays.
NetToons rocked the Comic-Con floor with our SpongeBob publisher Smith Micro Software. The four days were packed with demos of the new SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio, some give-aways and even visits by SpongeBob himself. Check it out.
Jim Myrick of NetToons and The Simpsons Creator Matt Groening at Comic-Con 2011
One of the NetToons highlights at Comic-Con was running into Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons. Fifteen years ago, Matt worked with NetToons co-founders Jim and Jake Myrick to create the million-selling The Simpsons Cartoon Studio for FOX, which leveraged Jim and Jake’s first platform for real-time animation.
Matt was surprised to learn that 15 years later Simpsons fans are still using Cartoon Studio. Some are even uploading their creations to You Tube. Talk about a user experience with longevity!
This Tooncast was made with the Comic-Con release of SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio. This is what they are lining up to watch and play with at Comic-Con. See it for yourselves at the Smith Micro Booth, #5353.
SpongeBob draws a crowd of fans to the Smith Micro Comic-Con booth #5353
NetToons rocked day one at Comic-Con 2011. In addition to demonstrating the new SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio all day long, CEO Jim Myrick joined an all-star panel including Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), while SpongeBob himself did a meet-and-greet at the Smith Micro booth #5353. Check us out all show long.
The Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced that it has joined with Nickelodeon and NetToons to bring the first-ever SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio™ to fans of all ages. This new and innovative software application lets fans become part of their favorite show by creating their own pro-quality SpongeBob animations. SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio will be unveiled at Comic-Con 2011, where attendees can take advantage of an exclusive introductory price at the Smith Micro booth #5353.
User-created animation using the new SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio
With SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio, fans can animate SpongeBob and his friends in hundreds of different ways by making them walk, run, jump, dance, and much more—all to the tune of a custom music soundtrack. An intuitive tutorial feature helps users create fun SpongeBob stories using a wide variety of background images, special transitions and effects, and character voices—just like in the show. Once created, a simple click lets users share their masterpieces with friends through email or social media.
“Partnering with Smith Micro and Nickelodeon helps us bring Tooncasting to the millions of SpongeBob fans, letting them make and share their own SpongeBob SquarePants stories,” said Jim Myrick, Co-founder and CEO at NetToons.
“SpongeBob is a pop culture phenomenon and one of the most popular series in kids’ television history, and we are ecstatic to offer this engaging application that lets fans of any age create their own SpongeBob animations,” says Steve Yatson, Senior Director, Productivity and Graphics Group at Smith Micro Software.
Join us at Comic-Con July 21-14, where we are launching SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio. Tooncast Studio will be published by Smith Micro and we’ll be at the Smith Micro booth #5353 doing demos throughout the show. Tooncast Studio lets fans of all ages animate SpongeBob and their favorite Bikini Bottom residents and share their creations through social media.
During the show NetToons CEO, Jim Myrick, will join all-star artists for a panel presentation titled “Join the 2D Animation Revolution” Thursday, July 21 from 2:00-3:00PM (room 30CDE). The panel will discuss how software resources can give artists all the tools, confidence, and experience they need to create their own masterpieces and jump on television’s hottest trend.