Some free cartoon animation makers are Pencil2D, Synfig Studio and Blender, as of January 2016. Pencil2D is compatible with Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, and it allows users to create two-dimensional cartoon animation using both bitmap and vector graphics.
Synfig Studio is compatible with Windows, Mac OSX and Linux and lets users create two-dimensional cartoon animation. This software's bone system allows users to create cutout animation using bitmap and vector images, and it offers support for many types of layers, including geometric, fractal, gradients and distortions. Blender lets users create three-dimensional animation and is compatible with Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and FreeBSD. Its integrated modeling tools allow users to create their models and then animate them using the built-in animation tools.