Animation Apps, Games, and Websites

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.  

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Drawing prompts and animation inspire, but no save option.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Kids learn storytelling basics as they create cartoons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Fascinating, hands-on look at Disney's animation studios.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Great intro to stop-motion animation with remote camera.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Audio, easy animation help kids create and enhance stories.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Engaging way to make stories with great graphics and audio.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Cool animation teaching, but kids' art gets lost in shuffle.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2011)
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Create amazing multi-scene cartoons with musical scores.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Easy for beginner animators, but kids can't add narration.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Launch kids into animation creation with easy tutorial.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Animate like a pro, but young kids will need adult guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Safe and simple animation site includes free or fee options.
URL: http://www.zimmertwins.com/
(2010)
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Impressive animation tool; a bit complex for newbies.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Easy stop-motion animation from Wallace & Gromit creators.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Downloadable stop-motion movie creator has a one-time fee.
URL: http://www.animate-it.com
(2013)
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Easy way to create short, original videos online.
URL: http://www.flixpress.com
(2012)
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Fun, do-it-yourself cartoons for budding teen animators.
URL: http://goanimate.com/
(2009)
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