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. Easier said than done right?

Nope, it’s incredibly easy! Check out our essential steps below 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. Moovly is 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.

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 30-day Free Trial license. You can sign up here to get started right away with creating your animated videos. Moovly has many unique graphical libraries with over 400,000 assets in different styles, all free for you to use in your animations. Have a look at the staff picks of our User Gallery to check out what other users have made!

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 pre-animated assets 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.

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!

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.

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 VideoBlocks Library

And last but not least: the VideoBlocks library gives you access to over 500,000 royalty-free stock videos, photos, illustrations, motion graphics, music and sounds!

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!

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.

We can’t wait to see what you have created! You can share your created cartoon video directly on the Moovly Gallery, Facebook or YouTube.
Oscars, here you come!