teaching Animation to Young Media Makers: A TURNKEY SOLUTION 


Cumulative scope and sequence instruction for basal-level media reading/writing employing hands-on stop motion animation as an instructional mechanism.

Hosted By The Animation Chefs

For school, before/after-school, homeschool, camps, and anywhere adults need support in teaching the Youtube generation movie skills. 

The Animation Chefs host our step-by-step videos with secret recipe sheets which enable your staff to turn the youngest learner into an animation master!


“The Animation Chefs are a perennial hit at Tribeca Film Festival every year. They have minted thousands of young animators with their passion for animated storytelling.”
— Craig Hatkoff - Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival
“The way I described it to my family? This was the best introduction to digital storytelling I have ever been involved in. No exaggeration! It is relevant to everybody right now. Finally, something productive to do with these devices!”
— Nicholas G. - Graduate Student Journalism
“...have turned digital storytelling into a science.”
— Jonathan Demme - Academy Award-winning film maker
“Upon completion of an Animating Kids workshop, my head was spinning. It involved: math, writing, science, team building, art, language arts, engineering, improvisation, innovation, acting, etc. Along with another dozen areas I can’t recall. Can’t wait to use it in class.”
— Marcia - 4th Grade Teacher
“We went through the entire process of learning animated filmmaking with our tablets and smartphones. We could barely keep up. In the end we came away exhilarated rather than exhausted.”
— Cathy S. - Parent
When youngsters are introduced to this process, fireworks ensue. They know how the “man behind the screen” operates in today’s media saturated world. They are now pulling the levers and knobs of visual persuasion and storytelling, de-coding media creation one frame at a time.
— Joe Summerhays Founder and CEO at Animating Kids
“”It took us about 5 years to figure out the best way for kids to make movies: short video lessons on screens. Even when we were in the room, they’d rather be taught by us via screens! So we developed Animating Kids because stop motion lessons are the most effective way of “animating kids” to be media creators.”
— The Animation Chefs