The 31 Best YouTube Animators You Need to Follow

The 31 Best YouTube Animators You Need to Follow

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YouTube is a video platform populated with both educational and entertainment video content. The platform allows creators to build their content the way they want and what audience they want to attract. For that matter, YouTube animators have the flexibility to create animation videos for educational and entertainment purposes.

For you, the animation lovers, YouTube has many animators on its platform who have their channels, providing a wide variety of animated content. The platform has many YouTube animators, so you will find what type of animated videos you are looking for.

Are you looking for animated videos for tv show reviews? Humor? Comedy? Nursery rhymes? You can find all these types of animated videos on YouTube with different animation styles and techniques.

We have created a list of YouTube animation channels that are worth watching. This list will help you to quickly find what type of animated video you are looking for.

The list is not in any form of order; we randomly picked the channels and listed them; you can go through it and select the channels that suit your needs and taste.

 

Let’s get started

 

1. Pencilmation

Category: Film, Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 17.7M subscribers

Joined: Feb 1, 2007

Total Viewers: 8B Total Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAL–p3qAa27luR0IYbjZA

 

Pencilmation is a YouTube animation channel created by Ross Bollinger, who brings to life pencil drawn characters in his videos. He features cartoon characters like Pencilmate, Pencilmiss, and many other pencil friends who bring you an exciting and captivating animation experience.

His animation videos are created for the youth, but some adults can relate to some of the video concepts. The pencil-drawn stick characters are simply created, but the videos are engaging. He brings life to characters drawn on paper and creates an engaging animation video with them.

 

2. TheOdd1sOut

Category: Comedy, Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 16.1M subscribers

Joined: Aug 30, 2014

Total Viewers: 3B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo8bcnLyZH8tBIH9V1mLgqQ/

 

TheOdd1sOut uses a unique sense of humor to tell stories on his channel. Viewers keep coming back for more because of his unique creativity. The channel was created by an American called James Rallison.

He started creating and uploading animated videos in which he talks about his thoughts, opinions, and life story.

His most popular videos talk about his experience in school or college, which is why most of his viewers are able to relate to such videos and become loyal fans immediately. He uses iconic characters to capture the attention of his viewers.

Ever heard of the TheOdd2sOut YouTube channel? The same person created it.

 

3. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Category: Science, Education

No. Of Subscribers: 13.5M subscribers

Joined: Jul 9, 2013

Total Viewers: 1B Viewers

Country: German

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q

 

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell is a German animation YouTube channel created by Philipp Dettmer, a YouTube animator. The channel was designed to use animation videos to raise awareness for topics from technology, science, history, space, biology, and philosophy. He believes people learn more when they watch good storytelling animated videos with a sense of humor.

His videos are made up of simple animation characters with unique storytelling techniques to hook his audience through the entire session. He breaks complex topics down and makes them simple to understand and appreciate.

 

4. Alan Becker

Category: Story, Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 13.3M subscribers

Joined: Jul 24, 2006

Total Viewers: 2B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbKWv2x9t6u8yZoB3KcPtnw

 

Alan Becker is an American YouTube animator who became popular in 2006 when his video “Animator vs. Animation” web series went viral.

He makes stick-figure animations that take place on a desktop screen of a P.C. He puts a lot of humor and emotions in his videos, which will immediately hook his viewers and make them come back for more.

Alan Becker’s YouTube channel has more exciting and entertaining videos including, Animation vs. Minecraft, Animation vs. Pokémon, Animation vs. Super Mario Bros, and more.

 

5. ExplosmEntertainment

Category: Comedy, Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 10.6M subscribers

Joined: Sep 3, 2009

Total Viewers: 3B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExplosmEntertainment

 

ExplosmEntertainment is a YouTube channel that creates and publishes short comics animated videos for its viewers. They gained fame among fans of the webcomic because of their Cyanide & Happiness series.

Their animations are made with Adobe Animate and voiced by cartoonist. They add a sense of humor to their series and sometimes introduce visual comedy through their animated videos.

 

6. How It Should Have Ended

Category: Films, Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 9.97M subscribers

Joined: Mar 5, 2007

Total Viewers: 2B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HISHEdotcom/

 

How It Should Have Ended is a YouTube channel that publishes animated series on popular films by funnily recreating their endings. They have featured alternate endings for many significant movies.

They have another hilarious mini-series known as “Super Café,” which has become popular because it stars famous superheroes, including Batman and Superman. The characters in the series usually discuss upcoming movies, blockbuster trailers, etc.

You will love this series if you are a sci-fi addict.

 

7. Jaiden Animations

Category: Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 9.15M subscribers

Joined: Feb 17, 2014

Total Viewers: 1B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGwu0nbY2wSkW8N-cghnLpA

 

Jaiden animations is a YouTube channel created by an American YouTuber, comedian, and animator. She makes animation videos based on her life experiences; most of her videos talk about her.

Aside from the personal based animation videos, she also creates video game animations. Jaiden animations also attract heavy engagement from its subscribers through the publishing of original story animation videos.

 

8. Domics

Category: Comedy, Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 7.33M subscribers

Joined: Aug 11, 2012

Total Viewers: 1B Viewers

Country: Canada

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/D0MICS

 

Dominic is a Canadian YouTuber, comedian, and animator who creates animated videos on his YouTube channel, Domics. His animated videos talk about his thoughts and his life.

Most of his animations illustrate his life experiences and aspects of his life, what has happened, and what is currently happening. His animations and voiceovers are simple, but they do a great job to grab his viewers’ attention and keep them coming back. He is one of the best YouTubers in his category.

 

9. sWooZie

Category: Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 7.3M subscribers

Joined: Feb 9, 2006

Total Viewers: 1B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/swoozie06

 

sWooZie is a YouTube channel created by Adande Thorne, a YouTube animator, actor, and comedian. He uses the power of storytelling to hook his audience by using simple animation figures, usually stick-figures or basic drawings.

He uploads content frequently on his channel, making it a must to subscribe if you always want some animations to watch. Adande sometimes post content around confession videos, animations, and gameplay.

 

10. It’s Alex Clark

Category: Film

No. Of Subscribers: 4.39M subscribers

Joined: Dec 2, 2009

Total Viewers: 400M Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/itsalexclark/

 

Alex Clark is an American YouTube animator, comedian, and juggler. His channel ItsAlexClark publishes animated videos around memorable moments from his life journey. He engages his viewers through his videos, which feature humorous or wacky stories from his childhood.

He uploads videos to his channel every week, and every single upload tells a different story, so his viewers keep coming back for more.

The channel was nominated for a Steamy Award in the category of the best animated YouTube channel in the year 2017.

 

11. CrashCourse

Category: Education

No. Of Subscribers: 11.7M subscribers

Joined: May 20, 2006

Total Viewers: 1B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

 

CrashCourse is one of the best educational YouTube channels using animations to educate its viewers. John Green and Hank Green created it. The channel has gained the attention of viewers around the world.

They have many courses ranging from chemistry to history; the channel presents complex textbook information into formats that can be easily absorbed faster and in an exciting way. The show’s materials were created to help teachers and students, but it also serves individuals who occasionally seek online education.

 

12. TED-Ed

Category: Education

No. Of Subscribers: 12.8M subscribers

Joined: Mar 1, 2011

Total Viewers: 2B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation

 

Ted-Ed collaborates with animators to curate educational animation videos on lessons that will benefit its viewers. The T.E.D. Educational arm organizes a T.E.D. Conference annually each spring in Vancouver.

The channel’s objective is to nominate talented animators and educators to work hand-in-hand and create a series of animated lessons aimed at students and teachers.

 

13. Little Baby Bum

Category: Animation

No. Of Subscribers: 34.2M subscribers

Joined: Jun 22, 2011

Total Viewers: 30B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LittleBabyBum/

 

Little Baby Bum is a fun and educational YouTube channel for kids featuring nursery rhymes, interactive videos, and baby songs. They present their videos with 3D animations in H.D. resolution.

The channel is more popular on YouTube, and many parents prefer it because of its video duration compared to other kid’s channels. The video duration is around 30 minutes, which helps parents have time to do other stuff once they press the play button.

Once the parent press play, they have 30 minutes to do other stuff before coming back to press play again.

 

14. Simon’s Cat

Category: Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 5.46M subscribers

Joined: Nov 14, 2007

Total Viewers: 1B Viewers

Country: United Kingdom

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/simonscat

 

Simon’s Cat YouTube channel creates animated series around the mischievous antics of a fat white cat and his owner called Simon. The stories are relatable to pet owners. The channel is one of the popular cat-related YouTube channels because of its exciting stories about long-suffering as a cat owner.

The channel makes the animation videos attractive to its viewers by introducing captivating visuals and sound effects.

Apart from the entertaining videos, the channel is well-known for its simply drawn animated characters.

 

15. Andrei Terbea

Category: Comedy, Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 2.74M subscribers

Joined: Apr 30, 2013

Total Viewers: 200M Viewers

Country: Romania

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/andreiterbea

 

Andrei Terbea is a YouTube channel named after its owner Andrei Terbia a YouTube animator. The channel uses 2D animation to give commentary on trending topics.

Andrei gives commentary on trending news in a different approach, often portraying himself as the devil’s advocate and always seeing the brighter side of negative happenings.

His content covers both YouTube and YouTuber’s topics, making it easier for his viewers to know and understand what is happening on the platform.

 

16. My Story Animated

Category: Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 4.94M subscribers

Joined: Jan 14, 2019

Total Viewers: 1B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYzEMRKqrh01-tauv7MYyVQ/

 

My Story Animated uses animated videos to tell exciting and life-changing stories in the world to young adults.

The primary purpose of the channel is to tell weird stories that usually happen to teenagers and adults. The stories are centered around relationships, school, family secrets, and other real-life situations that have an unusual twist.

They use 2D animation characters to tell their stories, and they introduce different stories with each episode. The videos are based on stories from the channel’s viewers, so the voiceovers are done by the person who experienced the story itself.

 

17. Cartoon Hangover

Category: Film, Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 2.21M subscribers

Joined: Jun 23, 2011

Total Viewers: 300M Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CartoonHangover/

 

The Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel is owned by the Frederator Network, so it is part of the Federator Studios internet animation channel. They produce and publish a variety of series, including Bee and PuppyCat, Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, The Fairly OddParents, and many more.

The channel is filled with many creative, fun, and unique cartoon videos. With captivating storylines and attractive animated characters, they provide top-quality television cartoons on the internet.

Their Mini-series, Too Cool! Is one of the video series that keeps its viewers tuned in and brings them back for more.

 

18. CypherDen

Category: Entertainment

No. Of Subscribers: 1.45M subscribers

Joined: Jun 7, 2012

Total Viewers: 130M Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOwxx9VnEnlFKt5EB70KTzQ/

 

Dennise Andrea Casurra, known as CypherDen, is a YouTuber, animator, vlogger, and artist. She is well known for her great Storytime videos, sketches, gaming animations, and tutorials.

The channel catches viewers’ attention because of the exciting stories it publishes, which are backed by cartoon animations.

The stories on this channel range from real, fun to serious, and it’s relatable. The channel publishes short and engaging animations that talks about being an animator, adult, and artist.

 

19. CGMeetup

Category: Film

No. Of Subscribers: 5.06M subscribers

Joined: Jan 13, 2011

Total Viewers: 1B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CGMeetUp/

 

CGMeetup YouTube channel produces content focused on VFX, CGI, and 3D animations in H.D. video resolution. The duration of their animated films is usually around 3 to 10 minutes. The channel uses a Pixar-like style of animation in its videos to capture the attention of its viewers and give them mesmerizing entertainment within 3 or 10 minutes.

As a networking resource for CGI professionals, CGMeetup gives professionals opportunities to use the channel to exchange knowledge, ideas, and job opportunities. It showcases animated stories, commercials, and many more from artists, schools, and studios. The channel generally serves as a cinema to its viewers and a publicist or distributor to creators.

Having your content featured on this channel gives you the advantage of reaching a larger audience.

 

20. It’s Aumsum Time

Category: Education

No. Of Subscribers: 2.06M subscribers

Joined: Nov 24, 2014

Total Viewers: 500M Viewers

Country: India

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Smartlearningforall

 

It’s Aumsum Time YouTube channel creates refreshing & highly creative educational content the explains complex topics from philosophy to science.

The channel explains the scientific aspect of phenomena we usually take for granted in our life.

The channel makes use of 2D animations with clear narration to make its videos interesting and attractive to watch; the videos appeal to viewers of all ages. They answer questions at the end of all their videos in a fun way, keeping their viewer glued to their screen.

 

21. Alex Meyers

Category: Film

No. Of Subscribers: 2.39M subscribers

Joined: Jul 9, 2015

Total Viewers: 340M Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY6Ij8zOds0WJEeqCLOnqOQ

 

Alex Meyers YouTube channel talks about movies and Tv shows. He uses a little humor when reviewing hyped films and Tv series, which makes his style of review very interesting. He introduces an animated character in his videos, who always comes to support the narrator.

Meyers doesn’t review movies and tv shows alone; he sometimes shares stories about his weird life experiences, so you get to know him more through the videos he makes about his life.

 

22. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes

Category: Animation

No. Of Subscribers: 99.8M subscribers

Joined: Sep 1, 2006

Total Viewers: 86B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/checkgate

 

Cocomelon uses high-resolution 3D animations and children’s songs to create videos centered around children’s everyday experiences. Cocomelon is the most popular and subscribed nursery rhymes channel on YouTube.

This channel uses colorful animated videos to help children learn all about numbers, letters, colors, animals, shapes, and more. The videos consist of various useful lessons, making it possible for parents to teach and play with their kids while watching the videos together.

 

23. Egoraptor

Category: Games

No. Of Subscribers: 2.88M subscribers

Joined: Mar 11, 2006

Total Viewers: 538M Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/egoraptor

 

Do you love cartoons? Then this channel should be among your subscriber list. Arin Hanson, popularly known as Egoraptor, uses his creativity to make animations for music, comedy, and parody. The regular use of humor and the animation style it adopts in his videos has made the channel popular among YouTube animation lovers.

He keeps giving his viewers many reasons to keep coming back, which includes his popular series, which features videos like Lemon ‘n Bill, Sequilitis, Girlchan in Paradise, and many more. He also creates captivating cartoon music videos with hilarious lyrics.

 

24. MondoMedia

Category: Film

No. Of Subscribers: 4.87M subscribers

Joined: Jan 22, 2007

Total Viewers: 3B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MondoMedia

 

MondoMedia YouTube channel is not a channel created for children or big babies. It was created to make animation videos that target teenagers and young adults. He creates high-quality animation sketch comedy series for his viewers. The channel uses a combination of motion graphic and cartoon style animation to produce its videos.

MondoMedia has made success with its popular series called Happy Tree Friends, which has been adapted to Tv.

 

25. OneyNG

Category: Film

No. Of Subscribers: 2.43M subscribers

Joined: Oct 8, 2008

Total Viewers: 455M Viewers

Country: Ireland

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/OneyNG/

 

Christopher Luke O’Neill, founder of OneyNG is an Irish YouTuber animator, music producer,z, and gamer. The channel produces short sketches of animated cartoon parody. He makes parodies of popular T.V. shows characters like Scooby-Doo, Final Fantasy, etc. apart from that; he features an animated character of himself.

Oney does not only post animated videos but also teaches his viewers how to create animations. He sometimes posts behind the scene videos of him during his production.

 

26. Life Noggin

Category: Education

No. Of Subscribers: 3.23M subscribers

Joined: Apr 1, 2013

Total Viewers: 520M Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/lifenoggin/

 

Life Noggin is a YouTube channel dedicated to using aminated videos to educate its viewers on a variety of topics such as science, astronomy, and things happening around the world. The channel also makes videos to answer questions that viewers submit.

Each video posted on the channel focuses on one particular educational topic mixed with a little bit of humor. The channel makes use of a protagonist character named “Blocko.”

 

27. Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs & Stories

Category: Animation

No. Of Subscribers: 41.9M subscribers

Joined: Dec 14, 2011

Total Viewers: 19B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SmartBooksMedia

Website: https://www.smartstudy.co.kr

 

Pinkfong’s YouTube channel is dedicated to creating and publishing animated educational videos that capture children’s heart around the universe. Aside from the animation videos, it also features real-life kid actors who sing and dance in the videos.

Pinkfong’s channel gain popularity after its Baby Shark Song went viral on the internet. The channel features many original characters, including Pinkfong, who is seen in almost every song.

The colored animated characters and the songs are so catchy that kids cannot take their eyes off the channel’s content.

 

28. Super Simple Songs – Kids Songs

Category: Animation

No. Of Subscribers: 25.8M subscribers

Joined: Sep 8, 2006

Total Viewers: 24B Viewers

Country: Canada

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperSimpleSongs/

 

Super Simple Songs publishes popular kids’ songs and nursery rhymes on its channel to help young learners have a fun learning experience. It makes use of 2D animated characters and sometimes uses puppets in the kid’s songs.

The channel uses animation, tunes, colors, and catchy headlines to make learning easy for preschoolers.

 

29. PolyMatter

Category: Education

No. Of Subscribers: 1.25M subscribers

Joined: Jun 21, 2015

Total Viewers: 100M Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgNg3vwj3xt7QOrcIDaHdFg

 

PolyMatter is a YouTube channel that combines motion graphic animations, pictures, and sometimes real-footage clips to give an extensive explanation about topics that get discussed on the channel.

The channel is known for discussing topics around tech and the financial world. It examines trends and thoughtful ideas around the world. The channel has featured topics on how cruise ship works and Apple’s money problem.

 

30. KidsTV123

Category: Animation

No. Of Subscribers: 3.83M subscribers

Joined: Feb 28, 2009

Total Viewers: 4B Viewers

Country: United Kingdom

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/KidsTV123

 

KidsTV123 creates entertaining and educational children’s videos that feature simple animation cartoon characters to engage and capture kids’ attention.

The videos are made purposely for toddlers, babies, and children. They have their own original songs that teach kids numbers, shapes, and more.

 

31. Disney Junior

Category: Animation

No. Of Subscribers: 8.59M subscribers

Joined: Apr 22, 2008

Total Viewers: 7B Viewers

Country: United States

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/disneyjunior/

 

Disney Junior is one of the most popular kids’ friendly channel on YouTube. YouTube animation channels list cannot be created without having Disney Junior on it.

If you are a super fan of Mickey Mouse, then you will enjoy this channel’s content because it features Disney characters including T.O.T.S., Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Puppy Dog Pals, Royal Detective, the Muppet Babies, P.J. Masks, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and more.

 

Conclusion

Animated videos played a significant role in our childhood; it was our entertainment and education source.

Parents now go on the internet to find educational animation videos to teach their kids how to learn simple and complex topics in a fun way that their kids will appreciate.

The above-listed animation YouTube channels can help you learn more about exciting topics around the world and, at the same time, serve as a source of entertainment for you and your household. If you are an animator, the channels can offer inspiration on creating relevant and engaging animated videos to capture the attention of viewers on YouTube.

If you are a YouTube animator and want your animation channel to be featured in this article, just send us a message at aryeekelvin43@gmail.com.

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Kelvin Nii Ayi Aryee

I am a Social Media Marketer and Consultant and my aim is to help businesses and startups use the power of social media to increase their marketing effort and build a strong audience for their brand. I do this by implementing various social media marketing strategies to bring in more sales, traffic and leads for businesses through various social media platforms. Specialties: Social Media Marketing, Online Marketing, blogging, Affiliate Marketing and Email Marketing.

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