Aniboom, an Internet site for animators to create and share original clips, is launching its own channel on video site YouTube. A small start-up founded in Israel last year, Aniboom offers professional and amateur animators a place to showcase their clips and test their popularity with Web audiences.
The company also provides tools for creating animations and has to date built a community of more than 2500 animators from more than 70 countries who use the site. The next step, says founder and Chief Executive Uri Shinar, is to cultivate animated entertainment that could be the next big hit for audiences on the Web or elsewhere. Aniboom has selected 10 animators to each create a short Web series of up to 8 episodes.