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Product type Online Animation Community
Owner MyToons Holdings, Inc. Co-Founders: Paul Ford, Stacey Ford ,Dan Kraus
Country USA
Markets World-Wide

MyToons was a free online community for animation that supported content sharing and social networking.[1] was headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.[2]

The site was founded in 2006 by Paul Ford, Stacey Ford and Dan Kraus as a spinoff of Bauhaus Software.[3] The Texas Emerging Technology Fund supported it with a $500,000 grant.[3]

After four months of private beta, the site launched publicly in March 2007 during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and began distributing member-created animation videos to Internet audiences worldwide. Three weeks after its launch, MyToons had received more than 1.5 million unique visitors.[4]


In June 2008, became the first global animation community to offer users the ability to upload and view animations in High Definition.[5] At this time, the HD animation contest Get With the Times! was also launched.[6]

In January 2009, MyToons laid off a large part of its staff.

In April 2009, MyToons closed down completely after venture capital funding ceased.



  1. ^ About the MyToons Online Animation Community
  2. ^ Invited Animators and Artists to Share Their Wares, Business Wire, March 14, 2007
  3. ^ a b lays off some staff Archived 2009-02-02 at San Antonio Express-News online, January 29, 2009
  4. ^ Limelight Networks Tapped By To Provide Flash Delivery Of Animations
  5. ^ New HD Animation Technology Provides Highest Quality Experience For Animators And Fans Around the World On
  6. ^ a b to Deliver High Definition Online Animation Contest, Business Wire, June 24, 2008
  7. ^ " Delivers Animations to Viewers On New Adobe Media Player"
  8. ^ co-sponsors MonsterJam animation contest
  9. ^ WarnerBros Archived 2008-07-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Animation Book Festival Brings Artists and Authors to Sherman Oaks, CA Archived 2008-09-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ MyToons Animation Site Signs on with Google Search Appliance
  12. ^ MyToons Animation Site Inks Deal With YouTube Channel
  13. ^ The Briefing Room » London Gallery Exhibits Drawings by Animation, Tattoo, Urban and Skateboard Artists
  14. ^ a b The Briefing Room » MyToons Celebrates Simpsons’ Creator’s Birthday And Opening of Spiderwick Chronicles IMAX Movie
  15. ^ Annie Awards Welcomes You
  16. ^ ANIMATION ARMY - The LA Social Networking Group for Everyone who's into Animation!
  17. ^ New Animation Contest Launches With $7000 in Cash Prizes
  18. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  19. ^ About LAAF 2007 Archived 2008-07-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Contest Offers Artists iPhones, Motion Tablet PCs, and Cash Prizes | Business Wire | Find Articles at BNET
  21. ^ Ottawa 07 International Animation Festival - 2007 Sponsors Archived 2009-05-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ eigoMANGA - Anime Expo 2007 - Anime News Network
  23. ^ Kalamazoo Animation Festival International Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ MyWire | PR Newswire: Limelight Networks Tapped by to Provide Flash Delivery of Animations
  25. ^ Draw Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine.

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