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Coloring film

2 minutes reading time
6-10 years
Tool description

With Mitmalfilm children can easily participate in a short animated film. To do this, templates are colorfully painted, photographed and uploaded. The result is then an animated film individually designed by your child.

In a nutshell:

  • Suitable for children between 4 and 9 years
  • As a web app in the browser
  • Available as an app for iOS and Android
  • A Free Template to Try
  • Additional templates cost between 3 € (3 templates) and 18 € (coloring book with 7 templates)

What can Mitmalfilm?

When using Mitmalfilm, children can create an animated film in just a few steps:

  1. Download and print a template from the website or use the coloring book
  1. Colorfully paint the template with a lot of creativity
  1. Photograph the painted template using the app or without it
  1. Upload the photo using the app or on the website
  1. Watch the finished cartoon and download it if necessary

The movies are pre-animated, which means they cannot be changed. Still, it’s a great experience for kids (and parents) to see their own colors and elements (a bird in the sky, for example) in a professional animated film.

In the coloring book there are also stories with the sheep Claude Momäh and the rat Ranksy as a comic. In addition, there are some tips and hints for the design of the images.

What fascinates children about it?

Children grow up with many colorful animated films and series. When they themselves can easily participate in such a film, it often triggers great joy. It’s a great moment when they see what they’ve come up with and worked on in motion on the screen.
Compared to do-it-yourself stop-motion movies or self-created online cartoons, paint-along movies are easier and involve less work. Thus, it is also suitable for very young children and children with impairments, if they are accompanied by adults.

What should parents pay attention to?

Mitmalfilm is fun and can help children understand how media content is made by people: Children go from being mere consumers to producers of media. This can be a first step towards participation. For this, however, children need the company of adults.
In addition, Mitmalfilm also simply provides the opportunity for nice joint activities in the family and will elicit a smile or two from parents.


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