Educational Animation for Kids

Create 2D and 3D animations that educate and entertain kids in a fun, engaging way.

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Educational Animation for Kids FAQs

How do I hire an animator?

Before you hire an animator, you need to determine what kind of animation you need and what market you are trying to hit. Any animator you are considering should have a compilation of animations they have completed readily available for you to review. From educational videos for toddlers to kids’ learning videos uploaded on YouTube channels, your animator should have the right product for your market.

If you are looking to hire the best animator to create a unique children's video such as one teaching ABC songs or for learning colors, hiring an animator directly through Upwork is a great place to start. Using Upwork, you can browse completed projects and view recommendations all within our platform.

How much should you pay an animator?

Depending on your market, be prepared to pay up to $30,000 for the best animators. Some animators charge less for a project and work by the hour, starting at $150. Children's animators are highly sought after right now, so animators who specialize in eye-catching creations for kids or toddlers may charge more.

Creating animations around baby or kid songs such as color songs or animal sounds or for ABC learning videos is an area within the animation market that is very profitable right now and seeing a lot of growth.

What are the five types of animation?

The five types of animation are:

Traditional Animation
Also known as cell animation, this style is now commonly done using computers and special tablets, though originally it required each cell to be drawn by hand. Examples include classic Disney movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

2D Animation
Most would consider this a cartoon style of animation. Some examples are old-school cartoons such as Looney Tunes and DuckTales.


3D Animation
This type of animation is becoming more popular on YouTube channels aimed at kids and toddlers. Some examples of 3D animation include the songs featured on Cocomelon or Little Baby Bum. Outside of YouTube, shows such as Paw Patrol and movies such as Frozen use 3D animation styles.

Stop Motion
This type of animation involves moving puppets, clay figures, or other objects in incremental movements to make one fluid scene. Examples of stop-motion animation include The Nightmare Before Christmas, Boxtrolls, and Coraline.

Motion Graphics
This type of animation focuses on moving text and shapes, but not characters. Some examples include adding text snippets to a video or the final scrolling credits at the end of a movie.

What are the top 10 cartoons?

The internet is home to a number of top-10 lists for cartoons and animations, and it’s clear to see why. From Blippi and Cocomelon for teaching preschoolers to animation for older kids on streaming services like Netflix or Amazon, the top-10 cartoons playlist can be different for everyone.

However, there are some critically acclaimed cartoon series that make it to our top-10 list based on the number of awards won and consistently high ratings:
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Adventure Time
  • Regular Show
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Gravity Falls
  • Looney Tunes
  • The Simpsons
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Samurai Jack