NetToons is working with:
NetToons is working with leaders and innovators in entertainment, software and brand merchandizing.
Here are some highlights.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Fox came to NetToons with a challenge: Create a compelling application to go the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Blu-Ray+DVD that will also help promote the release.
Our transmedia solution was the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tooncast Studio, an application that lets fans make and share original Buffy motion comics that look and sound as good as the ones on the DVD. Users can select from a wide choice of comic panels and backgrounds, then add Buffy, her friends, props, music and a wide assortment of character dialog, sound effects and background music. Fans can share their Tooncast creations with friends and other fans by email or by posting to Facebook or other social sites. Each sharing event is accompanied by subtle promotional links for the Blu-Ray+DVD itself.
Produced for the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-Ray+DVD release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Motion Comic
Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants is the number one kids show of all time. NetToons has brought SpongeBob to the Tooncasting world with SpongeBob Square Pants Tooncast Studio. Make SpongeBob walk, run, dance, flip Krabby Patties and interact with Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, his pet snail Gary and other residents of Bikini Bottom.
Now in its 31st year, Nickelodeon is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years.
Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro is the publisher of the new SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio and other NetToons titles soon to come. They previously published Emily the Strange Tooncard Creator and Tooncast Studio. The company's strength in retail software distribution makes them a great partner for NetToons. In turn, NetToons brings Smith Micro compelling user experiences and great brands.
Back in July, 2010 we finished up a very cool little application along the way to building the Emily the Strange Tooncast Studio. Tooncard Creator was a special limited edition release for Smith Micro, an exclusive item for San Diego Comic-Con. Similar to Tooncast Studio, it featured NetToons' real-time animation of Emily the Strange. But as its name implies, Tooncard Creator was all about one-to-one sharing of Emily-themed "cards" or greetings.
Produced for Smith Micro Software, Inc. under license from Cosmic Debris, Etc. - Released July 2010 on DVD.
NetToons developed a special version of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tooncast Studio to utilize the new Melrose technology which enables Adobe AIR applications to be sold or distributed through the Adobe InMarket application store. Not only did this help showcase Adobe technology in a robust consumer application, but it created a new promotional opportunity for Fox Home Entertainment's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Motion Comics Blu-Ray+DVD release.
Within a week of launch, the application was getting 1,000 downloads per hour. Download it at the Adobe Air Marketplace.
Distributed under agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Emily the Strange came to life in the early 1990's and quickly became a beloved counterculture icon around the world. In her earliest years, she was a quiet but sharp-witted stranger, slinging philosophy and cultural observations in a series of hand-screened T-shirts and stickers. Emily's own story began to emerge in a series of gift books, then comic-books and graphic novels and a novel series for young adults.
With Emily the Strange Tooncast Studio, Emily's fans celebrated her non-conformist style signature and singularity through animation. Fans could animate Emily walking, running, falling into holes, shooting her slingshot and more (from eight different angles) over all sorts of moving and static backgrounds. With props, overlays, "graffiti" and a rock sound track, these Emily animations became mini music "videos" which fans shared by email or by posting to Facebook and other social sites.
Published by Smith Micro Software, Inc. under license from Cosmic Debris, Etc. - Released September 2010.
Future US and NetToons are working together to bring interactive brand engagement to Future US clients, leveraging the NetToons real-time authoring and distribution platform. As Rachelle Considine, Future US VP Sales & Marketing says, "NetToons delivers a creative user-generated content experience with the brand control our clients will appreciate."
(Trust us, this is pure coincidence and has nothing to do with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.)
The NetToons engineering team crafted a unique solution to deliver an online music store for wine, chocolate and gothic lifestyle purveyor Vampire.com. This solution integrates directly into the Vampire.com website and directly links to the iTunes store with a selection of music that resonates with the Vampire.com customer base.