MyToons.com to Deliver High Definition Online Animation Contest : Over $15,000 in Prizes to Be Awarded in the Latest MyToons Animation Contest Including Trip to NYC to See Winning Animation in Times Square

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MyToons.com – now in HD – today announced the launch of its latest innovative and imaginative contest for animators all over the world. Get with the Times!, an HD animation contest sending one Grand Prize Winner to New York City to see their animation played on a Clear Channel billboard, powered by Adobe® Flash technology, in Times Square. Animators are invited to submit their HD animations at MyToons.com/contests/TimesSquare.

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HD is the future, and MyToons.com is proud to be leading the way

Running through September 4, 2008, Get with the Times! invites animators to upload their HD animations for a chance to win a two-night trip to New York City to eat dinner at the strategically located and world renowned Chop Suey restaurant while watching their animation play once every hour on the Spectacolor HD Clear Channel billboard over Times Square. In addition to this all-inclusive trip, the winner will also take home a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection.

"HD is the future, and MyToons.com is proud to be leading the way," says Stacey Ford, CCO and co-founder of MyToons.com. "There's nothing like watching animation in High Definition, and the beautiful quality and level of detail available in the MyToons HD player is ground-breaking. Animators, Get with the Times! is your invitation to share your animation in full-quality HD – as it's meant to be seen."

Weekly winners are determined by a combination of community votes and MyToons judging, and will take home an iPod Nano filled to the brim with awesome MyToons animation. Site-wide voting is ongoing and will continue through September 4th. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on September 12th, and two runners-up will also take home a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection.

"Adobe is pleased that the MyToons.com online animation community is delivering HD content through its website and on Adobe Media Player," said Desiree Motamedi, senior product marketing manager at Adobe Systems. "The picture quality delivered is stunningly crisp and clear, enabling audiences to absorb all of the thought and detail that the artists put into their animations. We are proud to be a part of MyToons' latest contest – Get with the Times! – that's all about HD."

MyToons continually strives to recognize and support both professional and beginning animators and the art of animation through online animation libraries, online cartoons, and insight into the animation industry via animation news. The new dynamic HD-centric site redesign and the Get with the Times! contest with over $15,000 in prizes are aimed to assist and empower both animators and animation. To be a part of this movement or for more details, please visit http://www.MyToons.com/contests/TimesSquare.

About MyToons.com

MyToons.com is the world's premier online animation community. Launched in spring of 2007, MyToons.com provides global content creators with a free platform to share their original animations, artwork, and games with animators, enthusiasts and animation fans worldwide.

Combining high-quality standard and high-definition (HD) video file streaming with best-in-class social networking for animators, MyToons.com showcases the greatest variety of independent and studio animation anywhere. Dedicated to "everything animated," MyToons.com allows global animation artists to share their techniques, discuss their thoughts and ideas, and explore their commonalities in a robust visual environment.

MyToons is a trademark of MyToons, Inc. All rights reserved. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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