Digital Video, the makers of TOONZ, and DWANGO, a Japanese publisher, announced today they have signed an agreement for the acquisition by Dwango of Toonz, an animation software which was independently developed by Digital Video (Rome, Italy).
Digital Video and Dwango agreed to close the deal under the condition Dwango will publish and develop an Open Source platform based on Toonz (OpenToonz). Effective Saturday March 26, the TOONZ Studio Ghibli Version will be made available to the animation community as a free download.
About Digital Video
Digital Video is an R&D company with a widely proven talent in defining and developing innovative and visionary products and bringing them to market. The company has its main offices in Rome (Italy) and specializes in high-end computer graphics for professional applications as well as for broadcast and cinema. More information at www.digitalvideo.eu.com