Stop motion animation is cool. We can debate and argue about many things, but it is just a fact that stop motion animation is inherently good. Thus, tools that easily allow you to make stop motion animations are awesome.
A while back we reviewed StikBot. These funny little posable figures, that when combined with the StikBot app (iOS or Android) allowed you to make fun stop motion animations. Here is that original review –
StikBot Studio Pro Takes Things To The Next Level
While the original Stikbot was lots of fun, the new Stikbot Studio Pro takes things to the next level with green and blue screen technology.
Please watch our full review of the Stikbot Studio Pro from Zing Toys –
Who Knew Green Blocks Could Be So Cool
As the video demonstrates the addition of the green and blue stage and blocks really allows kids to create some wild animations. We loved using the blocks to make the Stikbots fly. It can take a little practice to get the lighting right (avoid shadows) so everything keys out properly, but once you have it, it is a very cool effect.
Here is the quick summary on Stikbot Studio Pro –
“Stikbot Studio Pro includes a green screen stage, which easily allows children to take their stop-motion animation creativity to the next level. With the green screen, users can upload their own photos, animated backdrops or the images provided in the Stikbot Studio app, as the background in their stop-motion animation movie. Have a green Stikbot? Flip the set and use the blue screen! With the included prop boxes, users can easily create a 3-D affect, allowing your film to take place anywhere and everywhere!
Stikbots are easy-to-pose figures, built with suction cup hands and feet, which can stick to almost any flat surface. The free Stikbot Studio app, available on iOS and Android, snaps individual photos and stitches them together into a film, complete with built-in music and sound effect options. Share your creations on social media using #Stikbot and see what others are making all over the world!”
Don’t Limit Yourself to Just Stikbots
While the Stikbots are cool, it is the app that really makes all the magic happen. We had a lot of fun making animations that brought in other objects – blocks, action figures, cars, food! Once you have created your animation, you can use the app to add music, titles and sound effects.
Stikbot Studio Pro includes two solid colored Stikbots, one tripod, one green screen/blue screen and 2 green/blue screen blocks. The kids will need to use a phone (iOS or Android) to make animations or take pictures. If you have creative kids (and really, who doesn’t?), get them the Stikbot Studio Pro and watch their imagination run wild.
Stikbot Studio Pro from Zing Toys, Sells for $19.95