I have been animating professionally in Flash for seven years, and know my way around the Flash environment. It is, by far, the most popular application to use; however it has never been a great environment, with awkward setups and animation, glitchy interfaces, etc. Of late, the new versions have been much more geared towards website development, with the animation features taking a back seat. Recently I purchased ToonBoom, which claims to allow the user to make Flash animations from the approach of an animator. Having been trained as a classical animator, this was very appealing to me. The purpose of this blog is to journal my experiences learning Toonboom.