There are so many great YouTube animation channels that are available for us to watch for free! We like to look up what's new or being highlighted now and then, and this month found that many are international channels. Hope you find something fun and new to watch!
1. Forces of Destiny (California)
Marvel alum, Jennifer Muro created each episode to give us back stories of the females in the true Star Wars Universe. Forces of Destiny is a webseries by Lucasfilm Animation and released through Disney's YouTube Channel. The first half of the sixteen 2-3 minute shorts were released in July, with the other half started releasing just last month!
Check out this YouTube channel here!
2. Lex Animata TV (Abu Dhabi)
This is the first legal Youtube channel to explain international law and the United Arab Emirates. Hesham El Rafei, the creator, wanted to share legal knowledge in a way that is simple, colorful and entertaining! He noticed the lack of innovation in his study materials in Law School; what better way than to use art to learn!
Learn more about international law through this YouTube channel here!
3. Aardboiled (Bristol)
This is a platform that launched on September 25, 2017 by Aardman Studio in the UK! Dave Brain, the son of Terry Brain late director and animator of The Trap Door, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, directed and produced this along with Michael Percival, Weirdy Rhymes. Dave was the first to submit his animation series to the platform, and there are 9 more on the board so far!
Find out which creators show up on this YouTube animation hub here!
4. Smighties (India & New York)
Toonz Animation in India, along with NY Transmedia and Herotainment, came together to create a free animation YouTube channel. Smighties is based off the game created by Herotainment and follows cute creatures on their adventures! The first 3 episodes were released in July of this year in English, French and Spanish, and they have more episodes being released in more languages to come!
Watch it in all three of the current languages on YouTube here!
5. Carbot Animation (Canada)
When two worlds of animation meet, you get Carbot Animations, a YouTube channel dedicated to cartoons about games! Not long after releasing Starcraft Animations, creator Jonathan Burton received a call from Blizzard who offered him some of their resources for the future of Carbot Animations.
Find their bi-weekly releases on YouTube here!