AUGUST 27, 2008 â€“ SAN ANTONIO â€“ MyToons.com, the premier online animation community, today announced a global partnership to bring MyToons animated content to Vuzeâ€™s 30 million member worldwide audience. Joining global television networks and production studios, MyToons debuts its first channel â€“ MyToons Cartoon Classics â€“ set to entertain Vuze members with an array of funny vintage animations. Featuring classics like Popeye and Betty Boop, viewers can appreciate these time honored animations created before the computer age.
â€œWe are thrilled to have MyToons as a new partner,â€? said John Fernandes, Vice President of Marketing at Vuze. â€œAlmost everyone has childhood memories of these great cartoons. We look forward to sharing these classics and other quality animated videos from MyToons with the Vuze community, and introducing MyToons content to a new generation of online viewers.â€œ
â€œWith the recent rise of CG animation, The MyToons Cartoon Classics Channel is a great way to look back at the hand drawn origins of animation and appreciate how the art has evolved,â€? said Paul Ford, president of MyToons. â€œWe recognize the vast creative talent that went into these classic animations and hope that they will not only entertain, but will also inspire the Vuze audience to create compelling new high resolution content.â€?
MyToons is currently developing additional Vuze channels that will highlight the work of select up-and-coming global animators, including High Definition animation. These MyToons-member channels will showcase the very best in international independent cartoons and animations. Through this dynamic partnership, MyToons animation community members gain valuable exposure through the Vuze platform.
The MyToons Cartoon Classics Channel is also available on MyToons.com, and includes all of the animations available on Vuze, plus many more.
Vuze is an all-in-one bittorrent application that enables people around the world to discover, download, play, and share high quality content. The Vuze Network brings high quality content to its rapidly growing installed base of millions of users, from an ever growing list of providers ranging from global television networks to maverick content creators. Vuze, Inc. is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London.
Based in San Antonio, Texas, MyToons.com was established in 2006 as the premier online resource and entertainment destination for professional animators, students, artists and animation fans. Combining both High Definition (HD) and high quality video file streaming with best-in-class social networking for animators, MyToons.com showcases the greatest variety of independent and studio animation anywhere. MyToons.com empowers animators and animation fans everywhere by providing a platform for interaction and world wide exposure, and allowing artists to share their techniques, discuss their thoughts and ideas, and explore their commonalities in a robust visual environment.