What are the best animation software for kids?

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    #1Animatron

    Animatron

    Animatron is a free animation software that can be used to draw, animate, and narrate different stories. It’s very easy to work with, and even kids can use the Lite Mode where they can simply drag and drop various elements to create animated stories.


    Software

    Web

    Free

    Kelly Garrett
    Written on February 1, 2019
    "Surprisingly, my kid really enjoys this software and I didn't expect her to use this regularly. The Lite mode is perfect for kids as this is a drag-and-drop solution for their creativity. On top of the list for kid's animation software"
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    #2Toon Boom Harmony

    Toon Boom Harmony
    Toon Boom Harmony is one of the most used 2D animation software in the world. It is used on many Hollywood projects and is one of the most versatile tools for drawers, animators, sketchers. It allows you to draw your own creations, edit and enhance already created ones and comes with a very intuitive workflow for all the departments of animation. 
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $16- Free trial - Varies by plan

    Wu Song
    Written on February 1, 2019
    "Harmony looks really professional because graphic artists actually use it. I've seen kids really learn from scratch using this tool and it definitely takes their animation skills to the next level"
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    #3VideoScribe

    VideoScribe

    Videoscribe is a program that is designed to assist with whiteboard animation tasks. It is easy to use as it comes with a series of online image tools where users can get access to royalty free images that they can use for all of their own projects.

    Software

    Windows

    $29- /month

    Arthur Ward
    Written on February 1, 2019
    "As a cartoonist, I recommend this for kids. There's a lot to learn and this tool really helps kids every step of the way as an animation software"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the first animated television show aired in 1949? The show was Crusader Rabbit. It was the story of a rabbit and his tiger sidekick, defending others against the world's injustices. The The show had very simple visuals and featured very little frame-to-frame animation. The mouths of the characters wouldn’t line up to dialogue. There was also very little actual movement on screen. Crusader Rabbit was created by Jay Ward. Ward, along with other Hollywood animators innovated animation. They set the foundation of how animation for television would be created for the next three decades.

Today, animation has come along way. The best animation tools are out in the market. 3D graphics, CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and even Gif animations dominate the visual world. Animation nowadays is not just used as a tool for kids. It is now used as a tool for grabbing attention in marketing. Dropbox provides a good example. Their conversion rates increased by 10% after placing an animation explainer video on their landing page. This 10% meant 10 million more users for them. Animation is very important nowadays as its visual appeal is used for profit and not just entertainment. One can now use the best drawing software even for kids. The best computers for animation are available to ensure that creating this form of art keeps up with technology. 

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    #4Moho Anime Studio

    Moho Anime Studio
    Moho Anime Studio is a perfect solution for professionals of animations who are looking for an alternative to classic animation. It comes with features like Smart Bones, Smart Warp and Beziers tools that give the drawer and animator a handy and efficient set of tools for their production. Draw and animate with motion tracking, motion graphics, physics simulator, 64 bits architecture. 


    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $399.99

    Ishan Jindal
    Written on February 1, 2019
    "This is quite advance for kids I think but this should help and be perfect for more intermediate skilled kids"
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    #5Aseprite

    Aseprite
    Aseprite is an open-source sprite animation program that allows you to create animated sprite and pixel-art. Its intuitive interface makes it very easy for beginners to draw characters and layers.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $14.99- Free trial available

    Rachel Zhao
    Written on February 1, 2019
    "Perfect choice to teach and let kids use. Great animation software. So unique"
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    #6Synfig Studio

    Synfig Studio
    Synfig Studio is an open source 2D animation software that allows professionals and amateurs to realize incredible animations on 2D with a professional result. With tools as layers animation, bones rigging and skeleton distortion that creates realistic movements and animations. It comes with a soundtracking for syncing the animation to music or sounds.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Kathryn Guerrero
    Written on February 1, 2019
    "For 2d animation software that kids can actually use, this one is the best for sure"
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    #7Digicel Flipbook

    Digicel Flipbook
    Digicel Flipbook is a 2D animation software that allows you, whether you are a skilled professional or a learning amateur, to directly draw in flipbook with your wacom or digital tablet, or scan your pencil drawings, lip sync to the dialogue, accurate painting, and a wide range of tools that will help you to create astonishing animations. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Zeng He
    Written on February 1, 2019
    "I've seen most kids use this since they really get impatient sometimes and this one helps them create art faster"
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    #8PowToon (Google Extension)

    PowToon (Google Extension)
    PowToon lets you create awesome animated videos and presentations for free... in under 10 minutes!
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Samuel Howard
    Written on February 1, 2019
    "Quite helpful but I want the full software version. Can anybody show me?"

Summary

Best What are the best animation software for kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AnimatronSoftware 17 Free
2Toon Boom HarmonySoftware 11 Paid
3VideoScribeSoftware 8 Paid
4Moho Anime StudioSoftware 3 Paid
5AsepriteSoftware 3 Paid
6Synfig StudioSoftware 2 Free
7Digicel Flipbook Software 2 Free
8PowToon (Google Extension)Software 1 Free
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