Parents' Guide to

ToonDoo

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Free reign for kids' creativity -- browse with caution.

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Toondoo (and why it not to use it)

So recently, i have had the "pleasure" of using Toondoo for a school project. I simply had to make a 3 panel comic. Nothing to worry about, right? Wrong. The creation tools are buggy and spastic, the shapes and various things you can place are random, annoying, and largely useless, and the website misregistered my "rotate" as a "delete" and deleted the contents of the comic twice. Aside from that, many of the shapes have no place on the site. Political party symbols, various brand symbols, etc. Overall, it was grating and thoroughly unpleasant. Coming from someone who has significant experience with computers, and sadly, comics (shoutout to all the teachers who make us do comics), i'd just keep looking for another site.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Billed as the world's fastest way to create cartoons, TOONDOO also offers kids an outlet to share their comics. Unlike some cartoon sites, which only allow you to import images, ToonDoo offers an ample library of clip art and the ability to doodle your own pictures. The site also has some nifty ways of encouraging users to participate: In addition to making their own comic, users can also like other creations or add captions to other users' cartoons, if the owner allows it. However, you may not want your child aimlessly flipping through all the content on the site: Although some images may provide artistic inspiration, others contain nudity, bad language, and other for-adults-only items.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Arts : drawing, photography, Language & Reading : storytelling, writing clearly
  • Skills: Communication : conveying messages effectively, presenting, Creativity : imagination, producing new content
  • Genre: Creating
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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