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 Making Apps, Games, and Websites list.

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iStopMotion for iPad App Poster Image
Great intro to stop-motion animation with remote camera.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Princess Fairy Tale Maker - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Audio, easy animation help kids create and enhance stories.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Superhero Comic Book Maker - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Engaging way to make stories with great graphics and audio.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Disney Animation Artist: Mickey & Friends Game Poster Image
Cool animation teaching, but kids' art gets lost in shuffle.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2011)
(2011)
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Toontastic 3D App Poster Image
Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
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ABCya Animate App Poster Image
Easy for beginner animators, but kids can't add narration.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2014)
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Easy Studio Stop-Motion Studio App Poster Image
Launch kids into animation creation with easy tutorial.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2017)
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PIXEL'D App Poster Image
Animate like a pro, but young kids will need adult guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Zimmer Twins Website Poster Image
Safe and simple animation site includes free or fee options.
URL: http://www.zimmertwins.com/
(2010)
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Animation & Drawing by Do Ink App Poster Image
Impressive animation tool; a bit complex for newbies.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Animate It! App Poster Image
Easy stop-motion animation from Wallace & Gromit creators.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Animate It! Website Poster Image
Downloadable stop-motion movie creator has a one-time fee.
URL: http://www.animate-it.com
(2013)
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Flixpress Website Poster Image
Easy way to create short, original videos online.
URL: https://flixpress.com/
(2012)
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GoAnimate Website Poster Image
Fun, do-it-yourself cartoons for budding teen animators.
URL: http://goanimate.com/
(2009)
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