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Type Online Animation Community
Current owner MyToons Holdings, Inc. Co-Founders: Paul Ford, Stacey Ford ,Dan Kraus
Country of origin 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.


  • MonsterJam Animation Contest – Co-Sponsor, May 2008[8]
  • The Second Annual Animation Book Look – Co-Sponsor, May 2008[10]
  • DRAW Exhibit, London – Co-Sponsor, March 2008[13]
  • IMAX – Contest Partner, February 2008[14]
  • 35th Annual Annie Awards, Hollywood, CA – Silver Sponsor and After-Party Entertainment Sponsor, February 2008[15]
  • Animation Army – Monthly Meetings Sponsor, 2007 – 2008[16]
  • INTERspectacular Design and Concept Studio – Bumper Blastoff! contest partner, December 2007[17]
  • Best In The Southwest Flash Animation Festival – Gold Sponsor, Albuquerque NM, October 2007[18]
  • Los Angeles Animation Festival (L.A.A.F.) – Major Sponsor, October 2007[19]
  • Animators: Andrew Gordon, Mike Wellins, Rusty Mills – Bust In and Win! contest Judges, September 2007[20]
  • Anime Expo – Event, Promotions and Panel Speaker, June – July 2007[22]
  • Draw/MyToons Launch – Platinum Sponsor for DRAW exhibit & Gallery Lombardi, SXSW Austin, TX, March 2007[25]


  1. About the MyToons Online Animation Community
  2. Invited Animators and Artists to Share Their Wares, Business Wire, March 14, 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 lays off some staff 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. 6.0 6.1 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
  10. Animation Book Festival Brings Artists and Authors to Sherman Oaks, CA
  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. 14.0 14.1 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
  19. About LAAF 2007
  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
  22. eigoMANGA - Anime Expo 2007 - Anime News Network
  23. Kalamazoo Animation Festival International
  24. MyWire | PR Newswire: Limelight Networks Tapped by to Provide Flash Delivery of Animations
  25. Draw

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