What are the best ways to make cartoon videos?

asked by Eme Ayub
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    #1GoAnimate

    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

    Vivian Wang
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "If you need to create cartoon videos, this is the best place you can go, its easy fast and reliable. "
  2. 17

    #2Animaker

    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

    Sarah Dunn
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "So I run and created a DIY channel on Youtube, where I teach people how to be their own handyman, seamstress, plumber and even their own chef but I wanted to keep my identity incognito, so I needed to figure out a way to present my ideas without physically showing them myself. I decided to use animation but there was one problem, I knew nothing about animating; then I stumbled across the site "Animaker", a site that allows anyone with no background in animating to create an eye-catching animation, its as easy as drag and click, it has been a major tool in creating a successful Youtube channel, that is growing in subscribers. "
  3. 14

    #3Wideo

    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

    Cheshta Tambe
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "This was an okay app. some of the animations were a little cheap/generic looking, but i suppose it did the job."
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    #4Moovly

    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

    Bobby Lewis
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "This was just the tool that I was looking for to finish up a project that I had for class. It was quick to pick up and did exactly what I needed it to do. "
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    #5Crazytalk Animator

    Crazytalk Animator
    Crazytalk Animator is one of the easiest 2D software for animation. Doesn't mind your animation skills, you can create professional results in an easy and almost instantly way. With its full set of animation tools such as Elastic Motion effects that will hep you animate logos or images, or its powerful bone rig editor, lip-syncing tools, facial animations, and a wide selection of motion libraries.


    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $69.99- Varies by plan

    Austin Fields
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "One thing that is always a turn off for me is all the packaging, marketing and upgrading gimmicks that software companies use. They get you in cheap and before you know it you have mortgaged the farm. Crazytalk Animator 3 has an entry cost of $49 (down from the usual $69) but has bundles going as high as $599 (down from the usual $1200). Nevertheless, at $49 you get a pretty powerful package. As a hopeless aspiring animator, I found that I was able to have lots of fun creating interesting animation for my grandkids. Luckily, they have not reached the “critics” age. I am in no rush since I have not exhausted the capabilities of the Standard edition, but I expect I will soon be saving my money for the upgrade. They seem to have a lot of interesting tools to help you shoot for some level of professionalism, but I don’t think Disney needs to worry yet."
  3. 10

    #6Animation Desk

    Animation Desk
    Animation Desk is an animation app designed by Kdan Mobile Software Company. It's a great drawing application that helps us flesh out every creative idea into animated figures, animated movies and e-cards.
    Apps

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Adam Rogers
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If you are new to creating cartoon videos this app is amazing and very easy to use."
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    #7PowToon (Google Extension)

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

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jane Phillips
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "I imagine this app works quite well for those with some basic tech, or animation skilks. For me, starting from nothing, I found the instructions confusing and the process quite difficult. I did persevere to create a rather jerky homemade video. But but did not take me ten minutes, more like two hours."
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    #8Toon 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

    Olivia Snyder
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "One of my friends is a game artist and he uses Toon Boom Harmony to sketch up new character designs or to storyboard stuff for his games. I've watched him use it and it's a really easy program to use, with lots of features that make his job (and the job of other people) easier. Now if I could just steal even a pinkie's worth of talent from him... ;-)"
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    #9Adobe After Effects CC

    Adobe After Effects CC
    Adobe After Effects CC is a video editing software offered by Adobe Systems and is a part of their Creative Cloud applications. It is capable of creating visual effects and motion graphics, aside from keying, tracking, and compositing.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $20.99- Free trial available

    Raúl Contreras
    Written on December 29, 2017
    "Adobe is pretty much the staple software for creating good, high quality animations and the creators of the software know it. Unfortunately that is part of the problem when using this software. It's just so expensive, especially if you need all of the apps and stock. It will definitely run holes in your wallet if you aren't being funded and are independent."
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    #10Explee

    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

    Michael Franklin
    Written on December 28, 2017
    "I've found Explee to be very easy to use. The video scribing feature is very simple and allows you to make animations quickly."

Summary

Best What are the best ways to make cartoon videos
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GoAnimateWebsites 23 Paid
2AnimakerWebsites 17 Free
3WideoWebsites 14 Paid
4MoovlyWebsites 11 Paid
5Crazytalk AnimatorSoftware 10 Paid
6Animation DeskApps 10 Free
7PowToon (Google Extension)Software 8 Free
8Toon Boom HarmonySoftware 6 Paid
9Adobe After Effects CCSoftware 3 Paid
10ExpleeWebsites 2 Paid
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