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TOON BOOM USERS PRODUCE 'CURIOUS GEORGE'

February 13, 2006
TOON BOOM USERS PRODUCE 'CURIOUS GEORGE'

Opus is designed to handle animated projects of any size or level of complexity. The PC- and Mac-based tool offers a user-configurable interface and provides artists with digital ink-and-paint capabilities along with an integrated workflow, scene planning capabilities, and sophisticated effects and compositing tools. The application allows for the output of content to film, TV, HDTV and the Web simultaneously.

A number of facilities contributed to the production of Curious George. Here in the US, Warner Bros., Project Firefly, July Films and Fat Cat all participated. In Canada, Yowza Animation and Mercury Filmworks contributed to the film. Asian facilities included: ToonCity, Wang Films and Sunwoo. And in France, Neomis Animation pitched in. All are Toon Boom users.

Matthew O'Callaghan directed the project, which is based on a screenplay by Ken Kaufman. Will Ferrell is the voice of The Man with the Yellow Hat. Dick Van Dyke, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Eugene Levy and Joan Plowright also provide voice talent.

Original songs were written and performed by Jack Johnson.