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Animation Desk Classic is an animation app for iPad that allows you to create hand-drawn frame animation. Easily get started with your first animation on your mobile device.

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• 8 Brushes
• Pigment cans
• Cut, copy, paste tool
• Supports 3 layers

• Insert shapes
• Graphic stickers
• Motion backgrounds

• Add recordings
• Add soundtracks

• FPS options: 3, 6, 12, 24
• 3:4 and 16:9 safe view window
• Onion skinning

• Export videos, PDF storyboards, and ad.Package
• Share videos to Photo and other social media
• Connect to AniZone, a community for animation enthusiasts

- Kdan Cloud: includes 500GB Kdan Cloud Storage
- Animation Desk Pro: includes advanced features in Animation Desk and 500GB Kdan Cloud storage.

Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hour prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price. You may manage your subscriptions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

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What's New

Version 4.1

- Brushes parameter adjustment
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Not for artists just for kids


Definitely you can’t get more, it is not intuitive functionality, every time I try to download my sketches in, it took me time to scroll down to my find my last sketch, I try to duplicate just a frame, I couldn’t do it, it duplicates 3 or 4 frames, I had to delete the rest, then I have to download it again...I try to follow the names of the bottoms, to figure it out the functionality of the app it will take more time figure it out how it works, but what I figure it out!!... that it is not going to do what I want it is so basic...sorry you need to work more for intuitive functionalities...

Developer Response

Hello Julio, thank you for your feedback on the user interface and functionality. We have a newer version of Animation Desk available on the App Store. Maybe you would like to give it a try?

Lose frames after closing and opening app


It's a neat app. Feels natural. I have a problem where after closing the app or my iPad times out and reopening a project a seemingly random frame will be replaced with the frame before. No way to retrieve the original frame. Which means I can only use this thing to mess around. But what are you gunna do for $5.00?


Scott Scotterson

It's fun, and good for aspiring young animators, but it can't be used quite as professionally as I would have hoped. It has too many limitations that close in on your creativity. I've tried to lip sync to recordings, but that doesn't work. For the longest time, I though, "Wow, I just can't lip sync. I'll never make a proper AMV!" But then I realized, this app only goes up to 24 bloody frames-per-second! I just needed to vent about that, I likely don't have a clue what I'm talking about.

Developer Response

Hi Scott,
More professional features will be available in the new Animation Desk, such as free FPS, import/export PSD layers, and enhanced brushes. The audio feature is also in our pipeline. We may also recommend you edit the voice in a video editing app, like Write-on Video or another app with similar functions. A lot of animation apps have restricted lip sync recording function. In many cases, the recording is attached to a frame.


Kdan Mobile Software LTD
157.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Brush Pack_01 $0.99
  2. Brush Pack_02 $0.99
  3. Deluxe Creative Pack $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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