Toonz Software Used by Studio Ghibli Is Now Free and Open Source


Kaguya1Animators aspiring to be the next Hayao Miyazaki are now one step closer to their dreams, as the animation software used by Studio Ghibli is now free and open source.

Toonz is a software package created by Italian studio Digital Video. Designed to aid in the creation of traditional 2D animation, it has been acquired by Japanese telecommunications and media company Dwango, which is planning on releasing it to open distribution. From 26 March, anyone will be able to download Toonz Studio Ghibli Version, which includes features the famed animation house has helped develop.