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Introducing The World's Easiest Animation Program-Anime Studio® Debut 8

Jun 08, 2011
Take the First Step to Becoming the Next Great Animator

ALISO VIEJO, CA - The Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced the release of Anime Studio® Debut 8, a simple-yet-powerful animation program that delivers multiple professional-quality features in a format that even the most novice users can grasp. If you're an aspiring animator looking to bring your ideas to life, Anime Studio Debut 8 provides a rich, full-featured experience that simplifies the process and allows you to produce high-quality animations with little instruction.

"Animation has the unique ability to communicate the joy, sorrow, laughter, and adventure that live action can't always convey," said Dave Gibbons, Watchmen co-creator and well-known comic book artist. "I've used Smith Micro's graphics solutions for many years. Products like Anime Studio provide fun, easy-to-create tools that let you add life to your storytelling and make character animation a breeze."

Anime Studio Debut 8 offers a new Automatic Image Tracing feature that converts any paper drawing into ready-to-animate vector art in one click, helping kids, students, or any new artist to start creating a masterpiece in mere seconds. The built-in Character Wizard feature allows for fast character creation, enabling any user to quickly create an animation. Novice artists can also use the Beginner's Mode, a tool that guides first-time animators through key tools and techniques with short video tutorials, roll-over instructions, and a streamlined interface.

For a complete listing of features and benefits, visit:

Pricing and Availability:
Anime Studio Debut 8 is valued at $49.99 and is available direct at and from popular resellers, catalogs, and distribution partners worldwide. Current Anime Studio Debut users can upgrade to Anime Studio Debut 8 for $19.99. Users can also upgrade to Anime Studio Pro 8 for $129.99 at

View a Show-Me-How video that covers step-by-step instructions on creating award-winning animations.

For site licensing and educational pricing, email or contact Smith Micro at: 831-768-3612.

Smith Micro Software will showcase its award-winning product line at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 21-24, 2011, at booth #5353. Please contact Evie Carter at to set up a time to meet with the Company during the show.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices across the US and in Europe and Asia. The Company's Productivity and Graphics Group develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows and Macintosh, empowering users in the areas of information access, compression, 3D graphics, and animation.

Smith Micro common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit:

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