For years, toy companies have been creating animation toy kits paired with computer software, knowing that many kids aspire to tell their own imaginative stories with stop-motion films. Handheld devices like smartphones and tablets have made it even easier for kids to capture photos and videos, as well as edit and publish them within a matter of minutes.
The Stickbot Zanimation Studio is a new toy that helps a new generation make and share movies. What sets this particular toy apart from movie-making playthings of the past is that it includes two figurines, a reversible green screen stage, prop boxes and a tripod for one's smartphone.
Outside of the resources provided in this kit, there is also the Stikbot Studio app, which can be downloaded for editing and adding voiceovers.