SAN ANTONIO--February 6, 2008--MyToons.com, the premier online animation community, today announced that it has inked a deal with video site YouTube to showcase the creative work of thousands of animators on the new MyToons branded YouTube channel. Launched last March at the prestigious SouthXSouthwest Festival in Austin, Texas, MyToons.com provides a global platform for animators to design and share their original animated videos, cartoons, and other content with animators and animation enthusiasts throughout the world. â€œWe have thousands of animators utilizing our free upload and streaming system to broadcast their work to the world,â€? said Paul Ford, co-founder and president of MyToons.com. â€œOur new channel with YouTube provides tremendous new exposure for our artists and enhances our ability to extend the MyToons brand, as well as to reach a broader consumer base with which to share high quality original animations.â€? MyToons.com, dedicated to â€œeverything animated,â€? offers both professional and amateur animators a platform to reach a world-wide web of talented animators, industry specialists and fans alike. â€œYouTube is an important step on the road to much wider distribution for MyToons and our animation community membersâ€?,â€? said Ford. â€œWe're always focused on providing additional enhancements to give our animators even greater exposure.â€? MyToons further supports the animation community through contests and events, as well as sponsorships. This week MyToons is a Silver Sponsor of the International Animated Film Society's (ASIFA) 35th Annual Annie Awards, which will take place on Friday, February 8, at UCLAâ€™s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. The Annual Annie Awards recognizes the highest honors awarded for excellence in animation. ASIFA was founded by a group of professional animators in 1957 and encourages the preservation and extension of the art of animation, which mirrors MyToons' philosophy and mission. About MyToons Based in San Antonio, MyToons.com was established in 2006 as an online resource and entertainment destination for professional and student animators, industry executives, artists and fans. Founded by industry leaders Paul Ford, Dan Kraus and Stacey Ford, MyToons.com is currently aligning with content creators and well-known industry personalities to provide the highest quality and best variety of online content and services for MyToons.com.
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