Make your own cartoon video for free
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There’s something special about cartoons.
Cartoon Network was one of the early animation pioneers with timeless classics such as Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and, more recently, Adventure time.
Back then, creating cartoons was a timely and strenuous process. It required a fine amount of detail, skill and above else, money. Fast forward to today, and well, creating cartoons has never been so simple. Check out our essential steps to help you create a classic cartoon video yourself!
Step 1: Use the best animation maker
If you’re going to make the best video, you might as well use the best animation maker around. Check out Moovly: a video animation maker that is entirely cloud-based. You don’t have to download any sizeable software, all you need is a web browser and an active internet connection.
Getting started is super easy – and free!
So why should you use Moovly to create your animated video?
For starters, unlike many of the other animation makers out there, Moovly Studio has a Free Trial available. You can sign up here to get started right away with creating your animated videos. Moovly Studio has many unique graphical libraries with over 1 million videos, images and sounds in different styles, all free for you to use in your animations.
Step 2: Choose a template for your cartoon video
Not everyone has the time to create an animated scene from scratch. That’s why we have a range of animated templates for you that you can use and customize for your cartoon video. But wait, there’s more. With Moovly, you can browse the extensive Gallery of already published animated videos and simply customize it as you wish.
As a Moovly user, you will have access to a range of pre-animated “clips” created with objects from the many Moovly libraries in many different styles. Take a look at this customizable clip for the Clean Graphic Library below.
Like this template? Sign up for free and use it for your own animated video!
Step 3: Choose a graphical style
Everyone loves variety and that’s exactly what you get on Moovly. As we mentioned earlier, Moovly Studio features many unique graphical Libraries with thousands of objects in different styles. Just open the list of libraries and select the style that suits you!
The Doodle Marker Style Library
Making a cartoon with the Doodle Marker style is perfect for catching your audience’s attention and entertaining your viewers. Commonly referred to as whiteboard animation, this style of animation has been made popular by various businesses using to this style to explain complex ideas.
The Infographic Style Library
Want to create more professional looking cartoons? The Infographic Library is the one for you!
Like this template? Sign up and get it for free for your own infographic video.
The Stamps Library
Playful and incredibly fun. Use stamps to emphasize, focus or underline your statement. Stamps are particularly useful when illustrations are hard to find to express your thoughts or ideas.
Curious to see more from the Stamps Library? Sign up and use these templates for free.
The Clean Graphic Style Library
The Clean Graphic Library is ideal for professional presentations and works great to give emphasis to your message. Check out the ready-made Clips in this style for rapid productions using pre-animated templates!
The StoryBlocks Library
And last but not least: the VideoBlocks library gives you access to over 1 million royalty-free stock videos, photos, illustrations, motion graphics, music, and sounds!
Take advantage of this extensive library now: make your first video.
Step 4: Add a music track or voice-over
Next up is the audio track that accompanies your animated video. Choosing the right song can play a significant impact on the success of your cartoon video. Is your cartoon video sad? Or is it a happy one? You want to choose a piece of music that reflects and sets the mood.
The next question is whether you should add an instrumental track or one with lyrics. As a general tip, try out a few different tracks before choosing one for your cartoon video. Make sure that you are using royalty-free music. The last thing you want to be involved in is a legal battle. That’s why we added the VideoBlocks library, with more than 100,000 royalty-free music and sound tracks for you to use without worrying about copyrights or intellectual property!
From classical to jazz and pop songs: pick the soundtrack for your video now.
Step 5: Publish, share and download your animated video
Once you have created your video, it’s time to get it some views! With Moovly, you can easily download, publish and share your finished cartoons.