Xtranormal, a professional-grade “make your own” movie maker was a strong online tool for creating short animation movies. It offered a wide range of templates for characters, background scene, background music, and even their gestures for freely manipulation, allowing users to tell their own stories conveniently. As the first program to offer text-to-movie animation and text-to-speech voices for the creations, it is quite easy to operate Xtranormal. All you should do is to type the Dialogues in the box provided and your selected character will be speaking it out creating a good-looking movie.
However, July 31, 2013 was doomed to be a sad for most of Xtranormal users since this easy online animation tool has decided to close its virtual door. Bidding a farewell to this fellow innovator Xtranormal is really hard for us, but now it’s time to find other alternatives to help us create animated movies or enhance presentation, etc. Thankfully, there are a few Web applications that meet our demands.
Voki is a FREE avatar speaking service that allows users to do the following jobs, such as, create customized avatars, add voice to Voki avatars, Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile and more.
Powtoon is a great animation tool to help users create their own professional-looking animated explainer videos and animated presentations. With its drag and drop function and detailed guidelines, it’s surprisingly simple to result in eye-catching videos that will hook the audience without fail.
ToonDoo enables users to create comic strips and cartoons easily with just a few clicks. It is not free but allows users to purchase and earn tokens used to create and publish their cartoons.
GoAnimate is a cloud-based platform for creating and distributing animated videos. As of the end of 2012, more than five million individuals, businesses and schools were using GoAnimate to create videos. GoAnimate provides thousands of characters, backgrounds, props, music tracks and sound effects for choices. It is also a simple program with drag-and-drop tools provided. Creating animated movie is as easy as eating a pie while publishing the videos is a snap as well. The process goes like this: share the link, copy and paste the embedded codes or download the video file as an mp4. Videos can be exported in 720p HD. And GoPremium, the top-level business account, allows export in 1080p Full HD.