You’re fighting for your customer’s attention on a crowded stage. The only way to get noticed is to be awesome and a little bit different — but how?

Make a sleek cartoon video. With our free online app you can make a stunning video in less time than it takes to drink a coffee.

Wait — aren’t your customers sophisticated grown-ups? Why should you even consider a cartoon video? Is animation still in? (Yes — but more on that later.)

A cartoon video transcends reality. It pulls us away from the scary real world and into a magical place where problems are solved by robots, bears, and other cute stuff you’ll never admit to liking in front of your friends.

It’s the perfect video format for:

  • Introducing playful, quirky businesses with personality and something to say
  • Crafting cool looking ads for your latest social media campaign
  • Educators and educational content creators who want to present information in a way that’s easy to digest
  • Making training videos that don’t put the viewer to sleep
  • Crossing cultural barriers (because everyone loves cartoons)

Ready to see what the fuss is about? Get started with one of our cartoon video templates below.

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How to make a cartoon video

Ready to make an awesome cartoon video of your own? Follow these super-simple steps.

  1. Browse our animated templates section and pick the one you like best.
  2. Log in to your Biteable account. No account? No problem. Set one up now — it’s free and only takes a few seconds.
  3. Edit the template — go as crazy as you want. Add and delete scenes, add text, change the colors to match your brand, add the perfect audio track…you can even ditch the template and start from scratch.
  4. Hit publish and wow viewers with your shiny new cartoon video made with Biteable, indisputably the world’s coolest cartoon video maker [citation needed].

Our templates are super customizable so you can add even more flavor. You can upload your own photos, video footage, and audio tracks, or even add your own voiceover! And best of all, we’ve made it incredibly intuitive and easy to use. Ready to get started?

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Why you should create a cartoon video

Cartoons cross boundaries. Almost every culture in the world has cartoons in one form or another, and they are palatable to all ages. Cartoon characters generally have no specific nationality, race, or age, and some of them don’t even have a gender. They can appeal to anyone.

Cartoons are trustworthy. Cartoons are inherently friendly and innocent, so we’re much more likely to suspend our disbelief and take what they’re saying or doing at face value. We’re not thinking “he’s just saying that because he’s getting paid to say it” as we do when we see an actor in a television commercial. Quite simply, we trust cartoon characters more than we would a real person.

Cartoons are disarming. Cartoons are inherently humorous so they can be used to soften sensitive subject matters or to liven up dull topics. That’s why most newspapers have editorial cartoonists. How often do you find that the newspaper cartoonist is saying something outrageous that no-one else in the paper is able to say (despite it being what everyone is thinking)?

Cartoons communicate. You can convey information more quickly with something visual, and cartoons, by their nature, are highly simplified versions of the real world. Cartoons, then, can convey more information in a short time than just about any other medium.

Cartoon video tips

Ready to make a real head-turner of a video? Before you start creating, here are a few tips to help your creation shine.

What makes a great cartoon video?

Give your cartoon video a leg-up by sticking to a few golden principles.

  • Punctuation is your friend. Break up your text with commas, (brackets), full stops. And question marks? The full monty. Punctuation and shorter sentences make your text easier to read and it looks better on screen.
  • Make sure your text looks good. This is a video, so while your copy’s got to sound good, it also needs to look good. Don’t let a single word straggle on the bottom line — use line breaks (i.e. hitting ‘Enter’ to shift text onto the line below) to distribute each line of text evenly.
  • Use contrasting colors. Pick colors that contrast well so you can clearly differentiate objects from one another. This makes it easier to read the text. The less the viewer has to squint while watching your video, the higher the chances they’ll stick around.
  • Stay away from chat talk and emojis. Plz. 10Q. But seriously — this isn’t the time to show off your abbreviation skills. Use full sentences, real words, and make your text easy to understand.
  • Proofread like your life depends on it. Spellcheck. Pare sentences down to the bare essentials. Read it out loud to see if it flows and if it makes sense. Then make a cup of tea and do it again.

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