Animation Apps, Games, and Websites

Animated movies and cartoons are everywhere, and they're a great way to spark a kid's animation and creativity. But not everyone knows that you don't have to wait for the next big film or series to hit screens; you can step in and make your own projects. With these fun digital tools, kids of all ages get to sit in the director's chair. They can create original animated videos by using a variety of techniques, from simple digital puppetry to more complex stop-motion animation. These apps, games, and websites empower kids to express creativity and learn important digital-storytelling skills. If you're looking for other ways to expand your creativity, check out our STEM: Apps, TV, and More for Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math list or our Building and Maker Apps, Games, and Websites list.

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iStopMotion for iPad

age 7+

Great intro to stop-motion animation with remote camera.

Devices: iPad (2014)
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APP

Princess Fairy Tale Maker - by Duck Duck Moose

age 5+

Audio, easy animation help kids create and enhance stories.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

Superhero Comic Book Maker

age 5+

Engaging way to make stories with great graphics and audio.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

Toontastic 3D

age 6+

Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.

Devices: Android, Chromebook (2017)
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APP

Easy Stop Motion studio: Introduction to animation

age 8+

Launch kids into animation creation with easy tutorial.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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APP

Animation & Drawing by Do Ink

age 10+

Impressive animation tool; a bit complex for newbies.

Devices: iPad (2015)
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Animate It!

age 10+

Downloadable stop-motion movie creator has a one-time fee.

URL: http://www.animate-it.com (2013)
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Flixpress

age 13+

Easy way to create short, original videos online.

URL: https://flixpress.com/ (2012)
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WEBSITE

GoAnimate

age 13+

Fun, do-it-yourself cartoons for budding teen animators.

URL: http://goanimate.com/ (2009)