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About the Creators

FableVision and Toon Boom: Partnering to Help Move the World

Animation-ish is the result of a unique partnership between Boston-based FableVision, the award winning children's media company, and Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation. The combination of Toon Boom's state-of-the art engineering and FableVision's educational philosophy and irresistible design is what makes Animation-ish truly unlike any other animation program available.


Peter H. Reynolds - Navigating a Journey of Self-Expression & Creativity

Peter's journey has been fueled by books. Not just reading them, but making them. As early as the first grade, Peter teamed up with his twin brother, Paul, to publish a newspaper for their classmates. These were very early steps in a lifelong, award-winning publishing career that includes the New York Times Best-Selling Judy Moody series, The DotIshSugarloafSo Few of Me and The North Star. Peter also launched the media and publishing company FableVision which is dedicated to serving children, educators and families by creating 'stories that matter, stories that move.

Reviews & Testimonials

"Animation-ish... is a very simple, intuitive, sensibly progressive tool to learn stop-frame animation... Although it's targeted to kids (suggested age range is four through early teens) and marketed to educators, there really are no age boundaries to this well-designed program.

Animation-ish is so very simple to use, you can create great looking animations in a matter of minutes, while learning the basics of stop-motion animation... The tools are meant to be basic, intuitive, and not overwhelming. And at that they get an A grade...

...The tutorials are as much about learning to use Animation-ish tools as much as they are lessons in stop-motion animation and frame editing. The Animation-ish Classroom Activity Guide includes lesson ideas for educators, but are also great jumping off places if you're short of inspiration, as are the little video short ideas presented by Peter H. Reynolds.

I can see a child of any age, including over-18s, mastering the advanced level of Animation-ish... If you want to learn the basics of animation, or have a child who does, try Animation-ish. It's fun, easy, and relatively inexpensive."

Clare Brandt
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"Animation-ish has enabled students to bypass traditional presentation programs while tapping into their creativity, sparking and igniting young imaginations. Students have elected to make their mark using this outstanding software product when creating projects for both the multimedia and digital storytelling pieces of our Information Literacy and Technology classes in grades six through eight."

Kim White
ILT Instructor
Barnstable Intermediate School, Barnstable Public School System, MA

"Your lessons will really move with Animation-Ish. Whether it is an animation you create to use with a lesson, or an assignment you give your students, this program will support the creation of phenomenal products. A very small learning curve for kids and adult kids...you will be able to use it within seconds of installing it."

Terry Shay 
Music Teacher
Grades 2-12, North Tama School, Traer, Iowa


Awards for Animation-ish


Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award


Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award


NAPPA ( National Parenting Publication Awards) Gold Award