Special Report: Kids' creations
All parents know Spongebob, Dora and Pokemon. Now a new cartoon is ready to grab the spotlight, and it's created by kids: your kids. All they need are some crayons and creativity.
Five-year-old Jillian is wild about whales!
She calls this drawing "Shamu's home". And now, thanks to some movie magic, this Shamu is the star of his own show.
Royi Akavia is the creator of "Little Director," the company that turned Jillian's artwork into animation.
"Actually, to see their own drawing come alive, the pleasure you see on their face," Royi Akavia, creator of the Little Director, said.
How does it work?
A parent just has to send in a drawing on paper or online.
Then Akavia uses a computer animation program to bring the drawing to life with music.
The cost of making a child's creation into their very own cartoon is about $30.
So, now that your child has created a cartoon, how about making them the author of their very own published book.
A company called "Creations by You" lets little ones turn their artwork into professionally-bound, hard-cover books for about $20.
Eight-year-old Cloe is a proud new author!
She created this colorful story about a mermaid who wants to become a human. She drew the pictures and sent them into the company, now she has a book to share with her family and friends.
The book even comes complete with the author's bio, and for Cloe that includes her love of drawing and her dog!
And these talented tikes have some very proud parents:
"I think it's great," Ani Gigarjian, a mother, said. "It gives them an opportunity to draw what they want."
"When they sit down and do art, then they're driving the action themselves and using their own imagination," Kristina Grace, a mother, said.
So, the next time your little Picasso's get busy with crayons and markers, you can turn their art into a permanent, professional "Kid's Creation."
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