With blockbuster hits like Frozen and Inside Out, there are few movie genres that enchant and inspire kids more than animated films. Using a steady hand, a bit of patience, and plenty of imagination, junior animaniacs can create stunning moving pictures of their own, thanks to a crop of kid-friendly stop-motion animation apps and studio kits. Click through our animated album to zoom in on some of the coolest products to help your mini-movie moguls shoot their own stop-motion masterpieces!

OgoBild Animate It Studio Kit

Developed in collaboration with Aardman Animations (the studio behind stop-motion film classics such as Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run), OgoBild Animate It Studio is an impressive, all-in-one kit for any kid wanting to learn how to create stop-motion animated movies. Paired with the OgoBild Bits posable construction system, mini-animators can concoct hilarious stop-motion movies, frame by frame. The kit includes more than 100 OgoBild pieces, a step-by-step movie-making guide, a flexible 10-megapixel camera, and Mac and PC-compatible software. There’s a slight learning curve to using the software, but persistence and patience will be rewarded with high-quality stop-motion shorts.

For ages 6 & up.

Available at uncommongoods.com, $60.

What are your favorite movie-maker and animation apps? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng

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