Animation-Ish promises "Do-It-Yourself" animation

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Toon Boom Animation and FableVision have teamed up to create Animation-Ish, a new application for Mac OS X and Windows. It costs $59.95.

Animation-Ish is aimed at kids and "grown up kids" interested in computer-based animation. Featuring more than 50 video clips of FableVision founder and CEO Peter Reynolds—who also is a published children's book author and illustrator—Animation-Ish helps users understand the basic techniques of animation.

The software features three different animation skill levels, and includes a "Project Vault" that includes Reynolds' drawings and starter ideas. A "Share" feature lets you export your animations into multiple formats.

Animation-Ish is also aimed at the classroom, with special educational pricing and 24 lessons written by teachers for teachers. Additional teacher content is available online, and more tutorials from Reynolds and other FableVision animators is available online, as well.

System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, G5 or Intel, 256MB RAM, 120MB hard disk space.

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