What are the best resources for creating animated videos?

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    #1MakeWebVideo

    MakeWebVideo
    MakeWebVideo is an online animation video maker for creating promotional business videos, such as explainer videos, corporate videos, and intros.
    Websites

    Free- one-time payment for 1 Full HD video

    Brian Cook
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "This is the BEST online video maker with an easy to use interface for making animated videos. The prices are quite reasonable and the videos are super high quality. Highly recommended tool!"
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    #2Moovly

    Moovly

    Moovly allows you to build animated content using a wide range of objects. Just drag and drop your selected objects, select an animation, add sound, and adjust the timing. You can adapt the content whenever you need it.

    Websites

    $24.92- Free trial available

    Kyle Cook
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "The site took a bit of time to load on Safari, but overall seems like a great idea. Video creation is important to a lot of people, and I've honestly never come across a tool for creating animated ones so easily. The ability to share is particularly useful as well."
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    #3Biteable

    Biteable
    Biteable is a DIY video maker that doesn't require any knowledge on video or animation. Just choose a background and add scenes, characters, sounds and text, or just select one of its video templates and customize it.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Patricia Crawford
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "I have been wanting to create a short promotional video for my clothing boutique but I had no idea how to do it. While searching for solutions I came across Biteable. With just a few selections I had a entertaining video to draw attention to my store."
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    #4Explee

    Explee

    Explee is an online solution that helps you create animated videos very quickly. With Explee, users can also animate any picture they upload and bring it to life.

    Websites

    $7- $99

    Adam Wilson
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "This software is perfect for beginners who are dabbling in video creation and animation. My daughter used it for her high school project and she could do wonders with the animation. The interface is easy to use and is elf explanatory. Creating videos has never been so much fun. "
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    #5Animaker

    Animaker
    Animaker is a DIY animated video making app. It helps you create studio-quality videos. It offers tones of backgrounds, animated characters and sound effects to choose from.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Gary Diaz
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "This is actually a pretty nice gem to find, among all the other animators online. The best thing about it and what led me to use it was the free option, which let me get my feet wet. From there it earned my confidence."
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    #6GoAnimate

    GoAnimate
    Goanimate is a stylish cartoon maker. You can try it for free during 14 days. Choose a creative theme, a background, modify it, add some characters and give them poses, and finally add voices and sound effects.
    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Gerald Hunt
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "This site allows even novices to create something great and animated. There are so many options for creating a cartoon that I can make one specifically for my event. I like that the hosting is included as well. It's a one stop animation shop."
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    #7Avid Media Composer 8

    Avid Media Composer 8
    Avid Media Composer is on of the most professional edition tools used to edit and compose video and movies in a non-linear environment. It includes features that will help you on your project like dialog search, audio editing, add plugins and many other tools more.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Free Trial $49.99 per month

    Marilyn Sanders
    Written on May 12, 2017
    "There are already programs like this. Literally so many apps to choose from and free! And you don't have to give out your personal information."
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    #8Wideo

    Wideo

    Wideo is an online video creation tool for creating video promo presentations. With Wideo you can create, edit and share animated videos easily.

    Websites

    $10- 79 month

    Mildred Reid
    Written on December 28, 2017
    "This tool is one of the best sources to use for creating animated videos, its easy and fasy and the results are guaranteed. "
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    #9Motion Array

    Motion Array

    Motion Array is a useful platform for video compositing. It features a huge selection of After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion Graphics templates, royalty free music, sound effects, stock video and more content to use in your works. Some resources can be downloaded for free. 

    Websites

    Brenda Mendoza
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "I use this site for many things but mainly to stock music. It is super easy to use compared to some other sites it let you save a good amount of songs. You can find just about any type of songs you are looking for. I would recommend this site to anyone who is wanting to stock a lot of music and music videos."
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    #10Pivot Animator 4

    Pivot Animator 4

    Pivot Animator is designed to be a user-friendly way of creating 2D stick-man animations. The basic concept is that stick figures can be easily moved and positioned by dragging handles. An animation is made up of frames added to the time-line, which are shown at the top of the screen. This can require more time to create a smooth animation than it does in flash for example because Pivot doesn't support frame tweening. This, however, makes Pivot very easy to use and gives the animator full control over figure movement.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sean Gomez
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "Whether I'm working on creative projects as a graphics designer or trying to entertain my children with fun animated stories, I always find Pivot Animator 4 to be an invaluable source to get this job done. There are a lot of complex programs out there that will have complicated tools and instructions to do the simplest operation, but with Pivot Animator 4, user-friendly goes a long way. I can create 2D stick-man animations with just a few clicks and things are just moving along smoothly. Pivot Animator 4's use of simple handles allowing it to be dragged, positioned, and easily moved makes it such an effortless task to create animations. Anybody with knowledge on animation knows it usually requires a lot of time to create smooth animation. I know I've felt so clumsy using other applications because they were so dependent on frames and tweening. Thankfully Pivot Animator 4 gives me full control over figure movement and I feel like pro using it. I don't know what I did before I found Pivot Animator 4, other than frustratingly pulled my hair out trying to sync key frames and time them perfectly only to have my animation look like junk. Not anymore though, Pivot Animator 4 has me throwing on my shades and looking like the slick animator I believe I am now, at least I tell myself that, thanks to Pivot Animator 4. An extra positive here is that Pivot Animator 4 will run on basically any platform. Yes, it even runs in Windows 98! You can export and save as animated GIF, AVI video format which is wonderful since it'll work on web as well as most browsers if you plan on using it on websites or uploading it to YouTube. It's amazing how efficient this program is for all that it can do."
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    #11RocketStock

    RocketStock

    RocketStock is a platform created by ShutterStock in which you can find designer video assets and a large collection of After Effects templates. You can buy video packs, download some free content and learn new techniques with the tutorials featured.

    Websites

    Esteban Orozco
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I use RocketStock for all my video editing templates. I even learned how to use them here. I can't say enough about how much this has helped my productivity."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for creating animated videos
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MakeWebVideoWebsites 12 Free
2MoovlyWebsites 11 Paid
3BiteableWebsites 7 Free
4ExpleeWebsites 6 Paid
5AnimakerWebsites 3 Free
6GoAnimateWebsites 1 Paid
7Avid Media Composer 8Software 0 Free
8WideoWebsites 0 Paid
9Motion ArrayWebsites 0 Paid
10Pivot Animator 4Software 0 Free
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