Our customer list reads like the Who's Who of Animation.
Just about anyone who's doing 2D animation uses FlipBook 2D animation
Lots of professional animators working for Disney, DreamWorks,
Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Nelvana, Film Roman, Rhythm &
Hues, and hundreds of other large, mid-sized and smaller studios
use DigiCel FlipBook at work and at home to do their personal
to pitch their own ideas, festival films, direct to video
features and web sites.
Andreas is considered one of the absolute best 2D animators in the
world. He likes FlipBook because it frees his mind to think about
Eric's long list of credits include directing the animation on
Looney Tunes: Back in Action and animating the Genie in Aladdin.
Don left Disney to start
his own studio and has since directed about a dozen major animated feature
was a Disney animator for 25 years and is now producing his own feature
film entirely with FlipBook.
Andreas Deja - Disney - Lead Animator for Lilo and Stitch
"I had heard animation professionals rave about FlipBook, so
when I decided to do some shorts in 2D animation, I looked
into it. As a lover of pencil animation I am thrilled using
FlipBook, because it is so user friendly. It completely serves
my needs to experiment with some short film ideas. I highly
Bazley - Lead Animator at Disney for Hercules & Pocahontas,
Lead Animator at Warner Bros. for Osmosis Jones and The Iron
"DigiCel is one of the most
exciting developments in recent years. It was designed with the
animator in mind and is the most user friendly pencil tester I
have ever found. You can find your way around DigiCel's
interface with ease and you will be up and running right away. I
would recommend it to anyone and it is a MUST HAVE in any
seriously minded studio. Whether you are a major studio, a
freelance professional, or a student, DigiCel has all the tools
you need to cover you requirements."
Zalvin - Disney Animator
"I’ve been a professional animator for over 14 years. I bought
your software the other day to shoot my PT. Been using adobe
Premiere to do it since ’95. Can’t believe I shot my PT’s the
hard way in Adobe Premiere for so many years."
Molieri - Lead animator at Warner Bros. for Looney Tunes
Back in Action, Space Jam, Cool World
"I remember seeing Flipbook advertised in
Animation Magazine and thinking how much easier my life would be
if I didn't have to constantly go to the studio just to shoot a
pencil test time after time after time. One of the features
Flipbook has allows you to render AVI files with sound and post
them on the web for clients to approve. It is very easy to use.
If you freelance as much as I do, then you know how important it
is to be self sufficient and to function in a professional
manner. Having a good pencil test system like Flipbook has made
that possible for me.
I recently upgraded to Flipbook Pro and it is an amazing program
and its low price makes it affordable for anyone. If you're
lucky enough to work on your own short, then Flipbook Pro is
your one stop shop."
Joe Merideth - Academy Award Nominee
"Flip book is the package animators have been wanting for
years. It's interface is so intuitive that it frees the
animator to create rather than fumble with animator "unfriendly"
software...for what you get in this great package, the price
cannot be beat, for the little guy who has the talent and vision
but lacks the money...made by animators, for animators..."
Joe Merideth, Chewbone Animation
Boola Robello - Sony Pictures Imageworks, DreamWorks, Disney
"From the first time I saw DigiCel Flipbook seven years ago,
I knew I had to have it as my pencil test system. I use it all
the time to shoot my pencil tests, and have used it on many
professional jobs. Recently I used it for visual development
work on the upcoming Spider-man 3 live action
film. Once again like a true super hero DigiCel Flipbook saved
Robert Pratt - Warner Bros.
"I used Flipbook at Warner Bros. for "Looney Tunes:Back In
Action" and loved it. It is the best traditional animation
software that I have used and I want it for my home."
Disney Feature Animation
"I just wanted tell how much I have enjoyed using your program.
After working at Disney Feature Animation and being spoiled by
their proprietary software, I thought I could never have a
pencil test at home of any professional quality. While working
on “Looney Tunes Back in Action” I was introduced to DigiCel. I
was so happy to find I could buy it for my own use. I look
forward to using your program for years to come. Thank you
Keith Sintay -
had a chance to do any 2D since my last Trix commercial. I did
some animation on the kids and the Rabbit- used flip book! I
think DigiCel kicks ass. You can quote me. It's powerful,
light on memory and easy to use. I love the fact that I just
hooked up my cheapie webcam and got fantastic results for a
quick pencil test- I didn't need a fancy digital camera."
Kathleen Quaife - Disney, Warner Bros., Don Bluth Films
"DigiCel Flipbook is great. I use it all the time to shoot my
rough tests. My clients love seeing the animation (avi files)
sent to them over the internet. Flipbook is an essential tool
for every freelance animator."
Ed Anderson -
Mongadillo Studios Animation
Nice Job Kent, I’m impressed!! Very clean and robust little app
you have there. MUCH more comprehensible than Mirage, I figured
it all out in less than 5 minutes and never even cracked open
the help file.
Kristen Nicholas Sych - Universal Studios
Dear Tech Support,
Let me start out by saying FlipBook is absolutely the best
capture software I have used, and was indispensable to me
while working on Curious George. With Curious George, we
were sending .dgc files to each other with ease, as everyone
was using it as a platform. Now that George is over, I am
using FlipBook for my freelance work.
Kristen Nicholas Sych
- Rough inbetweener at Disney, Klasky-Csupo and Film Roman
"I was talking with my good friend in animation Wes Sullivan
the other day about how much we love DigiCel. I remember
what it was like in the early nineties when all I had to
shoot pencil tests was a 16mm Bolex. I used to develop the
film in my bathroom and splice the tests together into loops
to view them on a projector. I literally spent thousands of
dollars buying this program or that video recorder, never
really finding the 'Holy Grail' until we stumbled onto
DigiCel. Here at last was the tool that would let an artist
own an entire production studio in his home....and not just
pencil tests but ink and paint and sound as well! Thanks,
Kent, for giving us what we've been searching for all these
- Freelance Animator
Thanks again for the quick reply,
I made my deadline. FlipBook does work great, and a hundred
times better than AXA-the interface is fantastic; I love the
thumbnail feature. I was surprised how easy it was to use
on the fly, it doesn’t get easier than this. Looking
forward to do much more with it. Thanks again and keep up
the great work!
Mike Dietz - Virgin
Games, The Neverhood, Shiny Entertainment, Slappy Pictures
"I recently finished up a 90 second demo of a property for
the Jim Henson Company. I used Flipbook for the animatic timing
and for shooting pencil tests of the ruff and cleaned up
animation. As usual, Flipbook worked great."
Mike Dietz, Slappy Pictures
Bauming - Industrial Strength Graphics
the years I’ve used a lot of line test systems, though it seems
most are designed simply to frustrate. With the arrival of
DigiCel’s Flipbook, production has become a lot easier, and far
more streamlined. Flipbook has all the advantages of Take 2, but
goes beyond simple pencil testing, with backlighting, automatic
peg registration and everything else we need to complete
commercials, videos et al.
Even with the reduced prices of rival systems, DigiCel is still
cheaper, and is so intuitive to use, that even the most computer
illiterate will be able to navigate the application with little
or no help. The software is thoughtfully and logically designed;
defaults and presets, for example, are where you’d expect them.
And while the breadth of our work is executed or catalogued on
Macs, we continue to run Flipbook on a PC; it’s simply the best
can’t recommend Flipbook enough. It is the best animation
software I’ve used, bar none."
Gerdes - Independent Animator
"Thanks for making FlipBook. I had been looking for the right
animation software for a long time. While searching on web I
found some animation software, but either it did not do what I
needed, or it was much too complicated or so expensive I never
could afford it. So I went on searching with Lycos, Yahoo, etc.
Then one day (sounds like a fairy-tale, doesn't it) I found your
homepage. Everything seemed to be so easy and natural. After
downloading and trying out your free demo I was convinced.
I've been using FlipBook Pro already
since the summer of 2002 and I WOULD NEVER GIVE IT UP. It's
indispensable for my work! Without a doubt FlipBook is the most
powerful software for animators! And that's not a commercial for
FlipBook, it's a matter of fact.
The best thing is, you’re still developing
together with users. There are so many improvements in FlipBook
4 that I never dreamt of. You realize what animators really need
and wish for. I will recommend you whenever it
is possible. Once again, many thanks for making everything so
fast and easy. It's incredible, exactly what I need!
Best regards from the little island in Germany. "
Christian PERRIN - Independent Animator
Bonjour les amis,
"Tout d’abord BRAVO ! votre logiciel est vraiment SUPER !
particulièrement le line test que je trouve d’une grande
flexibilité, et supérieur à AXA team 2D Personnal que j’ai payé
bien plus cher que DIGICEL.
Merci à bientôt, Bien amicalement et FELICITATIONS."
Alejandro Reyes - Independent Animator
"I really want to say THANK YOU for helping me so I could finish
those hundred scenes on time, remember? Well, the project was
finished on schedule and the client was very happy with the
product, so we just have to wait until January to see if they
want to go for the feature. If not, I will go to my hometown,
Monterrey, México and start doing commercials. I was really
really pleased with
final product, it looked very nice with a good quality."
Roger Viloria -
"One of my dreams always was to animate Snow White, since I
was 7 years old, I thought that I wouldn't be able to do it
because this production would need hundreds of people working
all together, hey it took me like 3 weeks to do it all by
myself! it was a lot of work but I love animation and Flipbook
is the best to accomplish this wonderful sample!"
Cathy Joritz, Independent Animator
"Digicel Flipbook is THE tool to get anyone hooked on animation immediately!
When I was teaching my beginning
animation students learned to use it on the first day of class and
were amazed at the instantaneous results - especially gratifying
since drawing for animation takes somewhat longer...! Of course
our advanced students rely on it too. Flipbook is great for
testing any animated motion - not only "lines" (i.e. you can use
it to test experimental and stop-mo work also) - and its easy
learning curve and instant feedback make it fun and accessible
for all. "
Why Do So Many Professional Animators Use FlipBook?