All member reviews for GoAnimate

Common Sense Media says

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

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Teen, 14 years old Written byMegaAdam May 28, 2011

Don't Go!Animate

As an aspiring animator, I can tell you that animation needs to be a time-consuming process that requires concentration and the best effort you can possibly give. This website is actually insulting. I mean, can't we just DRAW characters? I thought the point of animation was meant to be your own drawing coming to life, not some badly-made little sprite that moves for you. Go!Animate claims that they're "teaching" kids how to make animations themselves, but they could at least, AT THE VERY LEAST, let us draw and use actual dialogue, not some awful Microsoft-Sam-style speech recognition thing. I could go on and on and on about the many flaws this site has, but it's easier to simply advise you to stay away from the site, don't bother using it, and if you DO decide to give it a go, DO NOT actually give money. There is a Premium option, but all it seems to offer is extra options for making your characters.
Kid, 10 years old February 24, 2014

Extremely innapropraite stuff!

Most people post videos following the story of Eric getting grounded. However, most of these, and even the original videos, are extremely innapropriate.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byyeahbuddydotcom November 7, 2011

NOT FOR KIDS!!!

This website is EXTREMLY INNAPROPRIATE. In one movie making option, you can make a bunny suggestively point at their NUDE butt. No one under 20 should be able to see this extremly naughty bunny. Also, some president characters have the option to dance with TWO MIDDLE FINGERS HIGH IN THE AIR!!! :( This website is not for kids! You can also use a beer prop, swear in their sentences, use knives and other weapons, and even KILL each other. You can use characters and props from everyday life and use stores as backgrounds,such as McDonalds. Saftey is an issue because you can like other peoples videos, and watch them, even if they contain adult humor.
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Adult Written byTRTF FTW AH FTL VGCP April 13, 2016

Alvin Hung has ruined GoAnimate

The CEO of GoAnimate, Alvin Hung, is destroying his own website by removing features! In 2007 when he created GoAnimate for his wife, he was nice back then. But now he has turned greedy and is trying to kick non-business users off the site! First he removed the community library, then the Ecards theme, the old eyes in the Comedy World creator, the GoPlus subscription,and removed the old color pallet, and replaced it with a new color pallet that is buggy and hard to use! He also be retired the free plans on November 25, 2015! But worst of all, He DELETED THE COMMENTS, FAVORITES, FOLLOWERS, AND MORE! ALSO, HE DELETED COMEDY WORLD, GOANIMATE'S MOST POPULAR THEME! HE HAS ALSO DELETED ALMOST ALL THE VOICES! HE IS ALSO MAKING GOANIMATE INTO HTML 5 WHICH WILL DELETE GOANIMATE! This greedy CEO must be fired!
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Too much violence
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Teen, 14 years old Written byMohacas October 24, 2015

Young kids won't like this

Parents, you need to know that people often make grounded videos out of various characters (Dora, Barney, Caillou, and other baby show characters) which could be very upsetting to little children. Not recommended for younger children due to the extreme behavior of the grounding videos.
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Too much violence
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Kid, 11 years old January 13, 2014

Meh.

Positive Messages:I didn't see any. Violence:Characters can use weapons, and people can create violent scenes. Sex:People can include cleavage, and also nudity. Language:You can put swears in videos. Consumerism:You just pay for a membership to export videos to YouTube and other websites. Alcohol:Alcohol objects exist. Privacy:It is a website, so people may give out personal info. My review:It's pretty good for people who don't prefer drawing or is inspired by Family Guy. A lot of people make grounded videos, which, in my opinion, get annoying. Overall, if you don't want to draw characters, this is the animating website for you. You can also put images in there from your computer files. If you prefer drawing characters, making your own frames, or adding your own sounds (though GoAnimate allows that as well.), get Flash instead.
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Too much violence
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Parent Written bycaliparent September 9, 2011

Suspicious Credit Card Requirement, Hidden Costs

Nice site, but they require you to give them your credit card number to register, than after that, accept PayPal for further purchases. Why do they want your credit card number on file? Why not allow you to pay for your membership with PayPal? This is suspicious. They also have many hidden cost such as goanimate character creator, which charges extra if you want to use all the features. After paying for a membership, most features come with an additional cost. Your child may run up extra costs or be frustrated in not being able to fully use the program. Its a great site, except that they seem to have a single goal of charging you every time you press a key on their program.
Adult Written bymuffin999 September 14, 2010
wow, thx for remonding me of this!
Kid, 12 years old November 16, 2011

Not that good

Goanimate is a website that claims that you can make your own animations, but all they do is give you a handful of characters and you can select what you want them to do. Lots of videos have cursing(characters can say whatever you want them to say) videos can also have violence in them with dead bodies and blood. You are almost forced to buy goplus, the only way to make your own characters and movies longer than two minutes. Overall, don't bother with this site. Fourms are also about some suggestive themes. It is also very easy to hack into peoples account.
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Too much violence
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Parent of a 6 year old Written byamy341234 March 2, 2010
I think it is a really fun site for my kids to play on. They are learning how to use a computer and this site helps them have fun while learning how to use the mouse, and the keyboard. I highly recommend this site for kids around the age of 6 and up.
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Great messages
Kid, 12 years old May 16, 2016

GoAnimate Review

GoAnimate is actually really fun for lots of kids, especially younger kids or kids on the autism spectrum that can figure out how to use it. However it is extremely expensive. The price goes up every year. Currently it is 40 dollars per month to use, and that's on it's cheaper plan. However it has a for-schools website that is $100 a year. Still expensive but cheaper in the long run (that is if they decide to keep it that way) Even in the school environment where the bad props are censored out, kids can still do whatever. On the bright side, nowadays this website is completely isolated so you have to go through the long process of sharing your video for others to see it.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Teen, 14 years old Written byMrMoviesGuy February 2, 2016

Best Animation Studio Website, But Not For Kids.

This is the best cartoon maker website that ever existed , what parents need to know that GoAnimate is famous for it's grounded videos. People can make inappropriate videos. This website contains cartoon and fantasy violence(it can be mild to strong, some people can put blood and gore in it) sexual references, bad language , cartoon drug use, crude humor, mature themes and other unsuitable things you can think of(except pornography and graphic nudity ) Some people can make suitable videos. Some grounded videos can have child abuse scenes(depending on what video , some of them can be graphic and some videos are not graphic) There is guns in this website. The whole website will be likley to be rated M. Because of inappropriate content , this is recommended for ages 15 years and over.
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Great messages
Too much violence
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Teen, 14 years old Written bygabemtz14 November 7, 2015

it's not safe

the web site is not or kids it's too dangerous on the goanimate for schools website because of the good user and bad user on youtube
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Too much violence
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Teen, 13 years old Written bythefamilyorg October 24, 2015

Mature Audiences Only

The website GoAnimate has some mature content that may be inappropriate for kids under 16. It contains foul language, suggestive dialogue, dirty situations, mature and extreme violence, alcohol, drugs, blood, and senseless humor.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byrobowilm September 16, 2015

TERRIBLE!

I used to like this site. Now I HATE it. The site has been ruined due to the changes on it!
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Too much violence
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Teen, 13 years old Written bycolinsy September 9, 2015

Don't waste your time and money

I can remember since 2007 to like 2009 you used to make like a 3 minute animation and send it to your family and friends like for the holidays and birthdays but now it has come to an end. Since Comedy World came out as a theme on Go!Animate there has been hidden fees and videos weren't that as exciting as it used to be. If you joined later than September of 2013, you had to make 30 second animations unless you were a go+ or a business. Go+ and Business costs too much money. $18 for a month for go+ and $200 for 2 years of go+. The grounded videos are a big problem. They contain Sexual content, child abuse and too much swearing. And after 2014 has passed we have Go!Animate accounts advertise there one character to make them have like 50 views. Since July of 2015 Go!Animate deleted how many videos people had, swiped away all of the users followers and the amount of users the user was following. If I were you i'd stay away from that site
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Too much sex
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Parent of a 11 year old Written bywhip April 23, 2015

Amazing site!

This site is magnificent! It makes animation simple for everybody! It has made me happy for a long time! Even though there are some alcohol props, There is nothing too bad about this site. If you are a teacher, I prefer you use GoAnimate For Schools.
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Great messages
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Kid, 8 years old February 20, 2015

Yeah. I am making Joey's grounded series on this site.

I am making videos of "Joey gets grounded" now.
Kid, 11 years old November 1, 2014

Nice gimmick with some downsides

I rewrote this review because of GoAnimate's sudden "we-need-money" agenda, almost like that of ROBLOX. There used to be another website powered by GoAnimate that now redirects to GoAnimate for Schools. And what's this? Free plans are being eradicated? If you're going to be involved with GoAnimate at all, you should have at least $75 handy. However, they luckily left GoPlus up. (goanimate.com/plussignup)
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Too much consumerism
Kid, 9 years old October 31, 2014

Language.

Most animations use swearing, sex, drinking/drugs/smoking and more, plus you have to create a profile picture.
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