Smith Micro Announces Sale of Moho® 2D Animation Software
PITTSBURGH, PA, December 22, 2020 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) today announced the sale of its product line of Moho 2D animation software to Lost Marble LLC. As part of the sale, Lost Marble, which was founded by Mike Clifton, the original creator of Moho, and Victor Paredes, animator from Cartoon Saloon and former Product Manager of Moho, has acquired ownership of both Moho Pro and Moho Debut from Smith Micro.
“We remain laser-focused on maximizing the profitability of our three solutions for wireless carriers – SafePath®, CommSuite®, and ViewSpot®,” said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software, Inc. “Divesting the Moho product line to Lost Marble is a win for all parties involved as it enables us to devote 100% of our energy to our wireless portfolio and customers, while enabling the original creator of Moho to carry on the software’s legacy in the 2D animation space.”
Lost Marble is acquiring the software with the support of multiple Academy Award-nominated studio, Cartoon Saloon.
“We’ve always called Moho ‘our secret weapon,’” said Tomm Moore, Co-director of “Wolfwalkers” and “Secret of Kells.” “We’ve been using it for years now and it’s really amazing. At the beginning, I was a purist thinking that whatever we did had to be hand drawn. But, after seeing Moho in action, I just wanted to use the software more and more.”
More information about Moho is available at mohoanimation.com.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro develops software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience, providing solutions to some of the leading wireless service providers and cable MSOs around the world. From enabling the family digital lifestyle to providing powerful voice messaging capabilities, our solutions enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via smartphones and consumer IoT devices. The Smith Micro portfolio also includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing and monetizing rich content, such as visual voice messaging, optimizing retail content display and performing analytics on any product set. For more information, visit https://www.smithmicro.com/.
SafePath, CommSuite, ViewSpot, Smith Micro and the Smith Micro logo are registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.
About Lost Marble LLC
Lost Marble is a company created by Mike Clifton, the original creator of the Moho animation software, and Victor Paredes, animator and Moho animation supervisor at Cartoon Saloon. Its main goal is to continue the development of Moho, in order to create powerful and easy use tools for professional animators, applying their knowledge in both programming and animation to expand the limits in which technology can help artists to create 2D animation.
Lost Marble LLC
151 Miraflores Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
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