NetToons is a team of animators, artists, musicians and serious technologists. Here's some of what we've been focused on lately. Of course, you can check out our consumer applications in action at Tooncasts.com.
SpongeBob SquarePants® Tooncast Studio
Now available! Fans of the most watched kids show in history can make and share SpongeBob animations. NetToons is bringing SpongeBob to the Tooncasting world with the new SpongeBob Square Pants Tooncast Studio. SpongeBob walks, runs, dances, flips Krabby Patties and interacts with Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, his pet snail Gary and other residents of Bikini Bottom. The official voice of SpongeBob was recorded specifically for Tooncast Studio by Tom Kenny, the same actor who is SpongeBob's voice on the hit TV show. Other voices in Tooncast Studio are the French Narrator, Gary and Patchy the Pirate. Features full articiculated animation for all the main characters. Watch a Spongebob tooncast in action.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer® Tooncast Studio
Fox asked us to leverage our platform to help promote the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Blu-Ray+DVD release. The result was the first interactive motion comic creation and sharing app. With this Tooncast Studio Buffy fans select from a wide choice of comic panels, backgrounds and effects, then add Buffy and her friends. With over 400 different pieces of character dialog, sound effects and background music, each Tooncast is truly unique, and each is easy to share by email or posting to Facebook or other social sites.
To learn more, watch a Buffy tooncast.
Produced for the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-Ray+DVD release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Motion Comic
reVERB Casual Music Game
What's the difference between wildly entertaining and wickedly hypnotic? Not much when you are playing reVERB. reVERB represents a new breed of casual music games. No points to score or levels to hit - just endless hours of creative fun making visual music. reVERB blends multi-layer music loops with Flash and algorithmic images for a visual audio treat. Powered by the team that pioneerd interactive multi-user music installations at Epcot Center.
Check out reVERB on Facebook and make visual music.
This is our first version - more music genres are on the way.
Emily the Strange® Tooncast Studio
What the Buffy Tooncast Studio is for motion comics, Emily the Strange Tooncast Studio is for fully articulated animation. Wow, that's a mouthfu! Simply put, Emily's fans can fully animate her from eight different angles over all sorts of moving and static backgrounds. Emily walks, runs, falls into holes, shoots her slingshot and more. Just drag, drop and share. Add props, overlays, "graffiti" and a rock soundtrack and these Emily animations become mini music "videos." Of course, fans can share their Tooncasts by email or by posting to Facebook or other social sites.
Was published by Smith Micro Software, Inc. under license from Cosmic Debris, Etc. - Released September 2010. No longer in print.
Emily the Strange® Tooncard Creator
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.
Only 500 were made (like we said, it was a very limited edition) so if you know someone who has it, be very nice to them. They just might send you a Tooncard.
Produced for Smith Micro Software, Inc. under license from Cosmic Debris, Etc. - Released July 2010 on DVD.
The NetToons engineering team crafted this unique solution to deliver an online music store for Vampire.com. This solution is an Adobe Flex application that integrates directly into the Vampire.com website and links to the iTunes store for music that resonates with our client's user base.
We'll soon be integrating this functionality into our rePLAY client so that viewers of Tooncasts will have a click-to-buy opportunity for any song used in a Tooncast.