A ‘so long’ to an old friend
It’s kind of a sad day in the world of online animation as we bid a farewell to a fellow innovator in professional-grade “make your own” movie makers.
As of July 31, 2013, Xtranormal, an easy online animation tool, will be closing its virtual doors. They will be discontinuing their services and subscriptions while they explore new dreams for the future.
A solid online movie maker for educators and business folk alike
Xtranormal provided a strong tool that allowed its users to manipulate a cast of cute and cool characters around interchangeable backgrounds to tell their own stories. They were the first to offer text-to-movie animation and text-to-speech voices for their creations, ideas enthusiastically applauded and adopted by both their peers and customers.
Websites like Xtranormal (and GoAnimate, for that matter) allow teachers to make educational videos, professionals to make training videos and animated presentations, and everyday users to easily make movies poking a little fun at the world around them.
We fondly remember the “I want an iPhone 4” movie as a stellar example of both the humorous and vaguely surrealist possibilities of Xtranormal’s characters and environments and the creativity of its users.
(Warning: the language isn’t entirely suitable for children).
Sad for us, but sad for you too
We’re sorry to see the end of such innovative thinkers in our field.
But we also understand that this leaves current Xtranormal subscribers – those educators and professionals who have availed themselves of Xtranormal’s invaluable services over the years - in a bit of bind.
Which is actually something GoAnimate can help with. If you’re searching for a new tool that will allow you to easily create animated videos for business, for education, or for fun, please don’t hesitate to check us out.
In fact, to help bridge the gap, we’re offering a 20% discount to any former Xtranormal subscribers who want to try out a GoAnimate for Schools or GoAnimate for Business account until October 31, 2013.
An excellent alternative to, well, not making movies anymore
We know change is always difficult, but we also believe that GoAnimate’s animation software with its wide and adaptable character, setting, and voice options, its quick and easy toolbox, and its reasonable pricing will rejuvenate your movie making inspiration.
If you’re a business professional wanting to make training videos, explainer videos, demo or promotional videos, or even a video presentation, our suite of highly customizable and easy to use online tools can help you on your way.
Our school accounts allow teachers to easily create their own educational videos for any number of classroom uses, including (but most assuredly not limited to) animated lessons, tutorials, language training, and creative exercises.
With our animation tools, the scope of your imagination is pretty much the limit.
Looking forward to meeting you
So take a moment to wish Xtranormal the best of luck as they move on and then stop by, take a whirl through GoAnimate’s offerings, and see if we can help fill the new gap in your business, educational, or purely entertaining movie maker needs.
To take advantage of our discount for Xtranormal discount, just follow three easy steps:
1. Locate your Xtranormal email confirmation.
2. Forward that confirmation from your account address to either:
- VMT@goanimate.com (if you’re interested in setting up a new GoAnimate for Business account) OR
- EdEx@GoAnimate4Schools.com (if you want to set up a new GoAnimate for Schools account).
3. Once we verify your Xtranormal account ownership, we will send you the appropriate discount code.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time, as a fitting tribute to a departing titan, to get started on making your own animated videos.
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