Free and open-source 2D animation software
for Windows, Linux and OSX.


OpenToonz is based on  software "Toonz" which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years.

In March 2016 its source code was published under the terms of Modified BSD License. The open-source version is called OpenToonz and developed by international community.


Powerful Digital Drawing Tools

Vector and bitmap drawing tools with full support for graphic tablets allow you to create artwork of any complexity.

Indexed Colour Palettes

Sequence of drawings can be painted quickly with automatic tools, and palette colors can be edited at any time, updating automatically all the level drawings.

Effects and Compositing

Add animated special effects and composite scenes seamlessly. Blurs, lighting, keys, masks, warps and more than 100 other effects available.


Automate routine tasks by using ECMA-compatible scripting engine.

Motion Tracking

Syncronize your animation with video footage automatically.

Scan and Cleanup

Automatically scan and vectorize paper drawings created by animation artists. Clean and paint them in a completely color-consistent digital environment.

Frame-by-frame Animation

A complete toolset for traditional frame-by-frame animation with configurable onionskin. Automatic creation of inbetween frames for vector shapes,

Motion Tweening

Complex movements can be defined by linking objects or using motion paths, and everything can be also animated in a 3D environment, with an automatic multiplane effect.


Animate your characters using bones, with IK support and mesh deformations.

Particle Systems

Create particles effect supporting multiple layers as particles or as control images for particles animation.

Morevna Edition

This  edition of OpenToonz includes a special features developed by Morevna Project.

MyPaint brushes

Integration with MyPaint brush engine. 45 parameters to configure bitmap brush + many brush templates.

Horizontal timeline

Improved UI with comfortable horizontal timeline to control your animation.

Linux version

We provide and maintain binary builds of OpenToonz, which runs on any Linux distro. No need to compile.

Latest News and Updates

Krita Assistants in OpenToonz – Funded!

I am happy to announce that bounty for implementing Krita Assistant Tool in OpenToonz is 100% funded now! And that means our hired developer Ivan Mahonin is starting to work on this feature. Much thanks to everyone who contributed  to this bounty and thus helped to make a better free software to everyone! The bounty

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New bounty: Krita Assistant Tool in OpenToonz

A few weeks ago our hired developer Ivan Mahonin finished basic implementation of MyPaint brushes for OpenToonz and his changes got included into official version (though, not officially released yet). After that many people ask us – what is going to be next major feature he plans to work on? Recently we’ve got a new

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OpenToonz Morevna Edition now available for OSX!

As requested by many users, OSX version of OpenToonz Morevna Edition now available for download. Our build have several differences comparing to official OSX build of OpenToonz. First of all, it is shipped as APP package, which doesn’t require administrative privileges to install. In fact, it isn’t really requires installation – just copy it into

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Horizontal timeline now available in OpenToonz

We have published an update to our OpenToonz packages! This version introduces several important improvements and changes. Please check the detailed description below. 1. Horizontal timeline Now you can switch vertical Xsheet panel to horizontal timeline mode. Just click “Xsheet” button in the top-left corner of Xsheet panel. This feature was  initially planned and curated

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OpenToonz 1.1.3 Released

New version of OpenToonz was released on June 6th. And now we have updated our builds with all latest features of that version. Enjoy the latest OpenToonz 1.1.3 with MyPaint Brushes engine and full support for 32 bit. For information about full list of changes in 1.1.3 please read this page or watch community-contributed videos

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Professional animation tool for benefit of everyone

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