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Updated by Andre Oentoro on Oct 20, 2020
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10 Must-Watch Animated YouTube Channels in Every Category

Youtube, as an open platform, has allowed independent creators to build their content just like the way they want it, without any management layers in between. In such cases, multimedia artists (or you might call them animators), have the full-fledged access to create animated videos for entertainment or educational purposes.

For you and fellow animation junkies, YouTube provides tons of animation channels with a wide range of animated content so you can find something that perfectly suited to your tastes and sense of humor!

As an Explainer Video Production Company, we are going to give you references for the animation channels that are worth watching. That’s why we’ve created a broad-ranging list of them. The list below is not based on any external study of data such as total viewers or subscribers count. The order of the channels on the list is also random. You can filter through this list of the most suitable channels you might be your new favorites.

*Note: Visit the original article on BreadnBeyond to discover complete animation channels

1. Pencilmation

Pencilmation is an animated series created by Ross Bollinger, which pencil-drawn stick figures and doodles come to life. The series mainly focuses on a character named Pencilmate, who has been featured in many of Ross' works.

He creates each video for not-too-serious adults. It takes the basic idea of characters drawn on paper and turns it into something entertaining and creative. The stick figure-ish characters are created simply but engaging.

2. TheOdd1sOut

One of the main reasons viewers stick around on this channel is its unique storytelling that involves a particular sense of humor.

Some of its most popular videos talk mostly about himself in school or college– no wonder most of the viewers can relate to those videos and instantly become fans. Not to mention the use of iconic characters that always hook the viewers for a new episode every week.

3. ExplosmEntertainment

ExplosmEntertainment produces short, up to 3 minutes of animated comic videos, best known for “Cyanide & Happiness”, which is overwhelmingly popular among fans of the webcomic.

Mainly using stick-figure animation, primarily made with Adobe Animate, they are producing their series in a hysterical, often very random, and sometimes a little dark -- but all done for humor. Besides, the channel also pushes visual comedy through the animation.

4. How It Should Have Ended

How It Should Have Ended rewrites parts of the plots and endings for popular feature film as the alternate version, in funny ways.

They also have a popular, uber hilarious mini-series called “Super Cafe,” starring popular superheroes, particularly Batman and Superman. In the series, the characters usually discuss blockbuster trailers, upcoming movies, etc.

This “Super Cafe” is well-known among superheroes or sci-fi movie addicts.

5. Domics

Domics is a channel run by a young Canadian man, who also goes by the name of Domics. Domics describes his video as a sort of “draw my life” channel – and that’s really what it is.

A lot of his animations are used to illustrate certain aspects of his life, both past and present. The animation and voice work are both pretty simple, but they mesh together really nicely to give the jokes a decent amount of punch. It’s a technique that you’ll see a lot as we go through this list, and Domics is definitely one of the top examples in this category.

6. sWooZie

sWooZie focuses on storytelling more than the quality of the animation, usually portrayed with simple drawings or stick figures, making oddball content you won't find anywhere else online.

Occasionally, it features a mash-up of animation, confessional videos, and gameplay. They also upload quite frequently, which makes his channel great for subscribing.

7. CrashCourse

CrashCourse is an educational youtube channel. Racking more than 10 million viewers on YouTube, and counting, CrashCourse has a worldwide audience in and out of classrooms.

From courses like Astronomy to US History, CrashCourse transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format. While the show is an immensely helpful tool for students and teachers, it also has a large viewership of casual learners who independently seek out online educational content.

8. Jaiden Information

Jaiden Information is a YouTube channel that produces animation videos that literally tells about itself.

Amidst a sea of personality-based vlogging and gaming-driven “Let’s Play” channels, Jaiden brings out original story animation content that creates heavy engagement to its subscribers.

9. TED Ed

The educational arm of the annual TED conference is held each spring in Vancouver. On their YouTube education channel, you’ll find a growing library of carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between educators and talented animators.

TED-Ed's goal is to pair educators with animators, and create a series of lesson-based animated shorts aimed at teachers and high school students.

10. Little Baby Bum

Little Baby Bum is one of the most popular channels for children on YouTube with colorful 3D animations in beautiful HD resolution. The channel's lineup includes baby songs, nursery rhymes, and interactive videos.

What’s making it separate from any other kids' channels is it’s unusually long videos, this channel's videos are mostly 30 minutes long, even though most other channels are only 5 minutes, or less -- to help the parents that generally have to keep pressing the 'play' button.

In this channel, they can just press play and leave your child to watch it while they get something else done.