Do you see yourself as the next Hayao Miyazaki? Now you have your chance to prove it. Toonz is the animation software that Studio Ghibli users, the geniuses behind such classics as My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Ponyo use. Ghibli have been using it since 1995, and other big name users of the software include Rough Draft Studios, who worked on Futurama and The Simpsons Movie. So you know it’s legit.
Now Toonz is going open-source — which means you are now able to download it for free. So now you can create your own Howl’s Moving Castle. The only other things you’ll need are Miyazaki’s god-level talent, and thousands of hours of animation experience. Good luck.
[via The Verge]