Easy Studio - Introduction to Animation App Poster Image

Easy Studio - Introduction to Animation

(i)

 

Launch kids into animation creation with easy tutorial.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Easy Mode guides kids into the creation process with a tutorial, followed by five lessons that grow in complexity.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

Kids can add a fart sound to their animations.

Consumerism

Main screen includes a link to rate the app and a link to view other apps by the developer. Access to rating and purchasing other apps is protected by a year-of-birth parent lock. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Easy Studio - Introduction to Animation is a beginning animation app based entirely on creating moving scenes with colorful shapes. A fun tutorial and Easy Mode-level lessons empower even young kids to use fill-in images to create simple animated scenes in only a few minutes. They can even add a soundtrack, which requires access to the microphone. In-app language settings allow parents to set all the text and instructions in many languages including English, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and more.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

EASY STUDIO - INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION offers both an Easy Mode and an Expert Mode. In Easy Mode, a tutorial demonstrates how to move shapes, take photos, and move shapes again to create an animation. Five more lessons help kids learn basic techniques by creating an animated accordion, a train, an airplane, and more. Expert Mode provides all the same shapes and tools with no creative direction; kids simply press Play or tap into the Library to watch saved animations. In the Library, kids can edit animations or add an audio track in the form of their own recorded voice or pre-recorded silly noises and musical notes.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

This excellent early introduction to animation makes the process seem simple as kids learn how shapes interact to create objects and designs. After completing the initial tutorial and five preplanned lessons, kids will have all the skills they need to jump into Expert Mode. Watching saved animations is as easy as pressing Play. Settings include languages, the speed of images per second, the use of shadows, and enabled or disabled Internet links. Once they have the hang of it, kids are empowered to let their imaginations take over, though they'll eventually find limitations in the types of objects they can create.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about learning new skills. For maximum success and minimum frustration, encourage kids to start with the tutorial and go through each lesson in Easy Mode before moving to Expert Mode.

  • Talk about finding new ways to apply what kids have learned. Once they've mastered creating with Easy Studio, encourage them to use real-world objects in stop-motion animation. Apps such as Animate It! can help.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Subjects:Language & Reading: following directions
Math: sequences, shapes
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships
Creativity: imagination, making new creations
Tech Skills: digital creation
Health & Fitness: fine motor skills
Price:$3.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:May 1, 2015
Category:Education
Size:48.70 MB
Publisher:Les Trois Elles Interactive
Version:3.2.3
Minimum software requirements:iOS 7.0 or later

This review of Easy Studio - Introduction to Animation was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Family Media Agreement