Mac OS X 10.6.3 Crashing

Is it only with me, or Animate doesn’t open after 10.6.3 upgrade on Macintosh?

I click on Animate app, then the icon bounces for few seconds on the dock then I get this message: “Animate quit unexpectedly”.

I upgraded to 10.6.3 and haven’t had any issues with Animate, Studio or Comic Boom.

System Software Overview:

System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.3 (10D573)
Kernel Version: Darwin 10.3.0
Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
Boot Mode: Normal
Computer Name: Abbey Road
User Name: Michael Henderson (mdhender)
Secure Virtual Memory: Not Enabled
64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No
Time since boot: 1:06

We are looking into this issue right now and I will get back to you as soon as I can with an answer. In the meantime if you are experiencing this issue feel free to send an email to

Toon Boom Support

Mine also crashes on startup after updating.
Looking on the apple discussions page, it looks like people are having similar problems with Adobe products and even some Apple products!

Here is one of many examples:

I have not found a solution yet.

All right folks we have a workaround for this crash! The crash is related to a software update done by Apple that is related to the printer setup on your computer. If you are getting a crash after your 10.6.3 update, please do the following:

Create a bogus printer:
1) Open your system preferences
2) Go to Printer and faxes
3) Click the plus button to add a printer
4) Select IP
5) Type a bogus address like - see the attached screenshot:

6) Click Add
7) A dialog box will pop up - see screenshot:

8) Click continue on the dialog box

Now you will have a dummy printer, and this should prevent the software from crashing.

Please give this a try and if you still get crashes then send an email directly to

Thank you.

Toon Boom Support

thx! working! :slight_smile: