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Animate with Cartoon Network
Create Your Own Animated Short!
Write, direct & produce your own animated short with help of a professional animator & illustrator.
$99USD
One course, one child, one year.
iOS
Android
Web
"JAM saved my summer!"
- Sheila Rasmussen
Parent of 10-year-old
For ages 8-14
No experience necessary
Work at your own pace
Any video editing software is needed
16 Quests
Quests are the foundation of JAM courses.  These challenges are designed to help kids achieve mastery by trying.
1
Idea Gathering
2
Brainstorming
3
Characters
4
World Designs
5
Pitches
6
Story Outlines
7
Storyboards
8
Scratch Record
9
Animatics
10
Final Voice
11
Animating
12
Sound & Foley
13
Soundtracks
14
Trailers
15
Promotion
16
Premiere
Tips
Your mentor will give you tips along the way – stuff only pros would know.
Life Skills
Woven into every JAM course are lessons that will last a lifetime.
Animation
Writing
Sound FX
Marketing
Self Expression
83 Activities
Each quest is broken down into fun steps so you’ll never get stuck.
Mentorship
Mentors are JAM’s version of a teacher.  They’re experts in their fields and generously share what they know.  Through them Jammers get a glimpse into the life of a pro.
Hi, I'm your mentor, Julia Pott. I am a writer for Adventure Time! I’ve created animations for everything from indie band music videos to Oreo. Now I’m in LA working on my own animations.
Safety
No trolls. No jerks. No exceptions.
We have a proven record of creating online learning experiences that are safe and inspiring for kids. We do this because safety and privacy are paramount, but also because we know that learning and creativity can't happen unless everyone feels fearless to be themselves. JAM posts are only viewable by other kids in the course and moderators who have passed rigorous background checks. No one over 18 allowed! Our moderators keep JAM safe for all kids, answer their questions, and provide encouragement and feedback.
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Testimonials
Parents JAM
It does everything you promise! It turns screen time into learning time, it creates a global creative community of kids, it encourages and energizes him to try new things and stick with one idea longer than he might have on his own.
Danya
Mom in New York, NY
I’m very impressed by the moderator comments. My boys love the personal and fast feedback they get.
Rebecca
Mom in Milton, MA
Kids are enjoying it because there is no pressure, you get a whole year to finish. It’s also very affordable.
Tayne
Dad in Alberta, Canada
Pedagogy
3x More Learning
We don't lecture kids at JAM. Research shows that doing activities and receiving feedback is more effective than listening to a lecture – as much as 3x more effective according to research by Eric Mazur at Harvard, Nobel Prize winner Carl Wieman at Stanford, and Kelly Hogan at UNC Chapel Hill. Unlike most other online learning services where students work alone, at JAM kids share each other's passion for what they're learning and are eager to give and receive feedback. Doing quests will give your kid new opportunities to try something new and meet others to learn from and teach, too. The knowledge they gain on JAM will last for many years because it's rooted in a positive social experience. There’s no learning by cramming or memorization here, instead just a perfect circle of trying, failing, collaborating and growing.
FREE Trial
We’ll give you 7 days to try JAM out.
If your kid doesn’t think it’s the best thing ever, just cancel. You will not be charged until your trial has expired.
Step-by-Step Projects
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Professional Moderation
Parent Guides
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Work At Own Pace
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or us at 1-844-TALK-JAM