Brian O'Dell
Digital Media Instructor

Cartoon Illustration/Animation

Project Published 8/13/15 Last updated on 5/28/19

I had my students write short stories and then record the voices for each character. Then the students drew, illustrated and exported their characters for animation in After Effects and Adobe Premiere. Voice overs were recorded and edited using Audition and then inserted into the animation process. Songs and sound effects were taken off royalty free web sites. Here is a finished animation of characters, backgrounds and facial features and mouth movements completed by one of my sophomores. The cartoon character animation adapted and Papagayo voice animation software to complete this project.

  • Audition

    Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

Age Levels
1+ Month
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making




After Effects


Acrobat Reader

Papagayo Voice Animation

SP Studio

CC License
5 / 5 • 10 Ratings

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/15/19 12:46:31 AM Permalink

​Worthful work

Mick Perkins

Posted on 8/9/19 8:46:58 AM Permalink

​great work thanks for sharing this

Scott Winland

Posted on 3/10/17 8:01:34 PM Permalink

​Thanks for this - can't wait to share with my students!

Jamie Leduc

Posted on 1/25/16 1:40:39 AM Permalink

Thank you for the resource

Brian O'Dell

Posted on 1/25/16 4:43:07 PM Permalink

If you have issues please post me. I have situated several issues that can make the process a lot easier.

Christian Gutierrez

Posted on 9/22/15 3:14:15 PM Permalink

Great work Brian.

Thanks for sharing it!!

Bethany Dutton

Posted on 8/15/15 10:21:59 AM Permalink

cool result