Toon Boom Animation today announced Flip Boom, an animation tool for younger users.

Easy-to-use, Flip Boom is based on traditional animation principles and teaches the rudiments of timing and motion. It's aimed at children who want to start creating an animation quickly.

"Seeing the growing interest in animation coming from a younger age group, we decided to develop Flip Boom to cater to their creative needs. Keeping in mind the entertaining value such a tool can bring, we hope Flip Boom will appeal to kids when it comes to create animation" said Joan Vogelesang, president and CEO.

Flip Boom is available now at a special launch price of $29.99 (normal price $39.99). It's available for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, as well as Windows XP and Vista.