Make your own cartoon video for free

2020 Update

While Moovly initially focused on animation, the platform has transitioned into a leading video-making environment that allows you to easily create professional-looking video content using animated transitions, infographics and over 75 million stock videos, images and sounds. As easy as drag and drop!

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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 a powerful animation making tool. Check out Moovly: a video animation maker that is entirely cloud-based. That means 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 has a Free Trial available. You can sign up here to get started right away with creating your animated videos. Moovly has many unique graphical libraries and includes over 1 free million videos, images and sounds in different styles you can use in your animations. If you still don’t find what you’re looking for, you can browse an additional 75 million media objects and purchase what you need at the lowest industry prices.

Step 2: Choose a template for your animated 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 fully customize for your video. But wait, there’s more. 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 from the Clean Graphic Library:

Step 3: Choose a graphical style

Everyone loves variety and that’s exactly what you get on Moovly. As we mentioned earlier, Moovly 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. Also referred to as whiteboard animation, scribe video, whiteboard animation, video scribe, scribing video or doodling, this style of animation has been made popular by various businesses using it to explain complex ideas. As all objects used can be changed in color, you can also use this style for other combinations, for example to create an animated blackboard video, pen-on-paper drawing, variations with post-its, you name it.

The Infographics Library

Want to create more professional looking cartoons? Then the colorful Infographics Library is the one for you, including many icons, pictograms and other infographic elements.

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 test them out 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

The Storyblocks library gives you free access to over 1 million royalty-free stock videos, photos, illustrations, motion graphics, music and sounds. Yes, you’re reading it correctly: over a million media objects you can use for free in your videos! Just enter your search terms, browse and insert whichever picture, footage or audio you like into your video project.

Take advantage of this extensive library now: make your first video.

The iStock library of Getty Images

And last but not least: if all of the above libraries don’t give you what you’re looking for, there is the enormous library of high quality media objects of iStock (Getty Images). This library is connected to Moovly and enables you to search over 75 million royalty-free stock videos, photos, illustrations, motion graphics, music and sounds. You can purchase these objects at the lowest industry prices and use them in as many Moovly video projects as you like!

Step 4: Add a music track or voice-over

An audio track that accompanies your animated video increases the attention of your audience. Choosing the right song or music can have a significant impact on the success of your 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 Storyblocks 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, from soft movie-style background music to up-tempo beats: 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 animations. From Moovly, you can directly publish your video creations on YouTube, Vimeo or the Moovly Gallery. Or download your video in the highest HD quality for playback on your computer, tablet or television screen – whatever you like!