YouTube has just added a few apps for creating your own cartoons and videos with animated characters. These tools are available at YouTube.com/create, and include GoAnimate, Stupeflix and XtraNormal. This makes life easier for those who want to publish their cartoons and videos on the Internet.
XtraNormal is the most well-known of the three tools, made famous by the hilarious iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo video that went viral when Best Buy tried to fire the creator who was a store employee. With XtraNormal, you choose pre-made characters, settings and gestures, and the program generates dialog by translating text to speech. GoAnimate is similar, but its cartoon characters are in 2D and users have the option to record their own voices. Stupeflix, on the other hand, allows users to create slideshows form their own photos, videos and music.