Who Uses This Software?

Marketing professionals, designers, freelancers, small business owners, marketing and design agencies, educators.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $15.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    50% off if paid annually
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Animatron
  • www.animatron.com/
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About Animatron

Animatron Studio is an easy-to-use and powerful online animated video maker that allows creating stunning animations and videos with a simple drag-and-drop. Studio empowers unlimited creativity for businesses, agencies, and individuals by offering unique ways to personalize and customize their visual stories. For an even better user experience, Animatron Studio offers Lite mode, a simplified version designed specifically for those who have never had any animation experience before.


Animatron Features

  • Analytics
  • Brand Overlay
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Closed Captions
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Privacy Options
  • Social Sharing
  • Video Looping
  • Video Streaming

Animatron Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Steep Learning curve and Glitchy Interface

Dec 10, 2018
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
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Pros: Animation Studio is full of great features, It's really great for making a simple comic/cartoon for social media. It also comes with a walkthrough tutorial to help you get started.

Cons: The Pros I listed are the only positive thing I could find about the software giving that I couldn't even use it for 30 mins without getting frustrated.

I love design and marketing related software and I consider myself someone good ad adapting to a software, so when I signed up for Animatron studio to make a comic for my book blog, I expected it to be something like Lumen5 or Animoto. And I expected to be able to adapt to the software even if it wasn't completely like what I expected.

Here's why I couldn't use Animatron:

1. It took 5+ minutes for the creator's dashboard to open. It kept saying authenticating. Here's what it looked like https://www.dropbox.com/s/e2y91vmf7zd2zsc/Screenshot%202018-12-10%2014.15.07.png?dl=0

2. The creator's dashboard where you select elements to use was overwhelming.

3. The onboarding tutorial abandoned me halfway through. After selecting the "Lite" option during the tutorial, I clicked on the "Doughnut & Milkshake" element as prompted by the tutorial. It took a few minutes for it to load. After it did I clicked on a talking doughnut and the tutorial abandoned me there. I had no idea what to do next

4. The interface is glitchy and feels a bit outdated

5. For some reason, I was logged out and had to log in again, seconds later I was logged out again and had to re-login. After that, I gave up.

Overall: My experience was terrible. I'll probably give it a try again but I wouldn't depend on it. Animatron Studio isn't really a software I'd recommend using if you're on a deadline.

Capterra loader

Animation Made Easy

Nov 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Videos have been proven to increase user engagement online, but there's a huge gap.

The price of video animations could leave a big hole in your pocket.

The learning curve is steap for those who want to go DIY.

This is where Animatron Studio comes to the rescue, with this software anyone can make powerful and high quality animations.

I have been using the software for a while now, and I love the ease of usability.

Cons: I would prefer an offline version, so I can save data and work faster with slow internet.

Overall: Animatron Studio saves me time, helps me increase user engagement on my website as well.

Capterra loader

Fantastic, I love the ability to animate my videos

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to put in my own vectors and animate them. I also really like how intuitive the interface is. I'm able to understand how to do things very quickly. The pre-animated characters that come with the software are so fun to use.

Cons: It takes a very long time for me to upload my mp4 videos (3-6 hours). I've asked support about it and it's due to the location of the server.. I'm based in Asia and I've got the same problems uploading in S.Korea and in Singapore so I'm guessing the problem affects most of Asia.

Overall: Fun, engaging videos that stand out in my industry and make my topic so much more interesting.

So far so great!

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. FREE Explainer videos!

2. Easy to use

3. Good variety of graphics

Overall: I just tried out Animatron after reading that it lets you create free 2-D explainer videos, which sounded pretty awesome to me! The tutorial shows how easy it is to use yet powerful with various graphics available for free use. You can add your audio and simple animations pretty quickly. The only thing I have yet to test, after my quick test video, is how customizable it can be to really fit your video needs.

Vendor Response

by Animatron on December 19, 2016

Ahmad, thank you for your positive comments! We're happy to hear you enjoy working in Animatron. If you could share how the video works for you, after you test it, that would be very much appreciated. Looking forward to your feedback.

My Cloud animation creator.

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the idea of online animation creation and not in my old pc. It has a really awesome template which is ready to use, not setup installing or lost my work for power failure. Due to broadband, the workflow is not smooth, but it is still manageable. I love the portability for light and studio mode for high/low bandwidth. Using pre-made character solve most of my problem and it is really an awesome experience for me with less load on my computer.

Cons: Need high bandwidth to use the studio feature. High price per month and no one-time lifetime subscription.

Overall: It can be used use it for ads, promo or tutorial the price is high but you also get lots of space to store videos.

Capterra loader

They did it...they made animated videos easy.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a great software for creating animated videos and the developers have made something quite complex not just work within a web browser environment but work well with some amazing features. It isn't simply limited to using their own stock (which is plentiful!). If you're more of an advanced user or experienced animator, you can drag in your own characters and edit their movements. It's a very good alternative to using something like Adobe After Effects and it can be used anywhere!

Cons: The interface can be a little confusing when you're getting to know it, but thankfully it has been carefully thought out and once you know, you know!

Capterra loader

Interesting on-line software solution for short and medium sized animations

Oct 19, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's a fantastic feature when there are different ways to use a same software. For beginners there is a LITE mode, for experienced users there are ADVANCED and DESIGN modes.

LITE modes is simpler, with less option that are not so needed and is perfect for new user to make 1st steps and 1st animations. After some time, when user achieve more experience it can remaster same creations in more advanced ways. Nice feature is that You can upload what needed (photos, music and similar, even vector graphic SVG and animations).

Cons: Objects have not so many options, nor in design (color changing for example) nor in transitions or animations. Transitions between slides need more options. Loading/uploading can be slow. User interface is "blurry", not so clear for user.

Overall: Relatively simple and easy to learn on-line software solution for short and medium sized animations. Perfect for very short animations for Your YOUTUBE channel videos.

Vendor Response

by Animatron on October 23, 2017

Hi Edo, thanks for the review, appreciate it. Cheers!

Terrible customer service

Aug 23, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy video creation. Functionality easy to read.

Cons: The company continuously charged me for something that I did not subscribe to. I was being charged from February until August without knowing why because my account stated that I had a free account. After months of trying to reach out to them to rectify the situation, I received one response back which stated to just cancel but there was no statement of reimbursement for a subscription that I did not subscribe to. I would not recommend for that reason. Customer service did not help.

Overall: Overall experience was not great. I would not recommend to others at all.

Good for business purposes

Nov 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is not a toy, it's a very useful animation software that you can use for marketing, education etc.

Cons: You have to spend some time learning some tricks, but after that everything will go smoothly.

Animation videos, created without the need of a professional!

Jun 20, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The tool has a rich collection of templates, fonts and quite a high degree of sophistication in its features. The hundreds of pre-animated characters, props and backgrounds allow even an amateur like me to hit the ground running. The team behind Animatron has set up an active community where people can learn, share projects with one another. With fairly limited video-making skills,

Cons: The software is intuitive and easy to learn, provided you are on the lite mode. More sophisticated actions although present, are hard to learn, especially in the full fledged "Expert mode". Some of the sophisticated animations require good dexterity of hands.

Overall: Creativity, Speed

Easy animation tool

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to use, you don't need to animations skills to create amazing videos. The bone tool can push your work to a higher level.

Cons: Even if it's help a lot to animate a walk cycle, fitting the leg to the ground is a little bit hard to do, and needs some skills and time.

Good-looking Results, Sometimes hard to use

Oct 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. It makes animating feasible for someone on a small budget.

2. Looks good.

Cons: 1. The autosaving function is not always great - and sometimes it fails to save and you lose work.

Overall: Overall, it delivers good results, but takes patience.