Animated CLE Workforce Development Program

Coming soon! We need your help to make this dream a reality!

The Toon Boom Animation Program enables YOU

to learn the ins and outs of 2D Animation.

About workforce development

Developing The Next Generation of Animators

The global animation industry is booming. According to Research and Markets, a global market research data source, the total value of the global animation industry was US $259 billion in 2018 and projected to reach US $270 billion by 2020. The rapid advancement of technology has made animation, VFX & games available to the masses, and this industry has become one of the fastest-growing segments in the global media and entertainment market.

Growth in content demand from distribution platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube provides outlets for more animated works by more diverse voices and perspectives. Similar growth in virtual reality platforms augmented reality and other mobile vehicles suggest the time is ripe for new animation studio development.

Our Goal is to train 300 animators locally

Toon Boom is the Hollywood standard animation software

Creating beautiful stories through animation

“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” – Norman McLaren

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