Free Tools for Animation

This is a list of free tools you can use to make your animations.
I will try to keep this list up to date.

Program Description Difficulty
Krita has animation built in but no soundtrack hard
FireAlpaca has animation built in but no soundtrack easy
GIMP just a drawing program moderate
MediBang Paint just a drawing program medium
OpenToonz is a full animation program hard
Audacity for recording your voice easy
Hitfilm Express a very good video editing program but may not work on older computers medium
Shotcut an opensource video editing program should work on older computers medium

Using some of the items on this list you can easily get start making animated stories with very little cost.

What to see what animators on the site are using Click Here

Cool Tutorial

Check out this tutorial by TheOdd1sOut. Using any drawing program (Krita, GIMP, FireAlpaca, MediBang Paint Pro), audacity and a video editing program (Shotcut/iMovie) you could easily make story animations like James.