How to Install 2D Animation Software ‘OpenToonz’ in Ubuntu

January 3, 2019 — Leave a comment

OpenToonz, open source 2D animation software, now can be installed in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher easily via Snap package.

OpenToonz is based on Toonz Studio Ghibli Version, originally developed in Italy by Digital Video, Inc., and customized by Studio Ghibli over many years of production.

This snap is maintained by the Snapcrafters community, and is not necessarily endorsed or officially maintained by the upstream developers.

How to Install OpenToonz in Ubuntu:

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1. For Ubuntu 16.04, you need to make sure snapd is installed by running command:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

2. While the snap is not available in Ubuntu Software at the moment, install it via Linux command instead:

sudo snap install opentoonz

add --classic flag if need to access directories outside of user home.

Once installed launch it from application menu.


To remove the 2D animation software, run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove opentoonz

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