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GoAnimate Reveals New Characters & Backgrounds in Time for Upcoming Presidential Debates and Primaries

Users Can Now Create Fun and Free Animated Videos of President Obama, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Many Other Popular Political Figures (October 17, 2011)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/11 -- GoAnimate (, a free suite of web applications that enables users to create their own animated videos, today announces the release of a collection of political characters and backgrounds focused on the U.S. Presidential election. The new collection includes five new backgrounds and twenty new characters. All GoAnimate users have access to the full suite of backgrounds and characters. More information can be found at

Before GoAnimate, it was difficult, time-consuming and expensive to create animated videos -- a task only trained animators and the tech-savvy would take on. Today, without drawing, downloading a program, or learning a new skill, the everyday person can produce custom animated videos in just a few minutes, by choosing a few options and simply typing or talking into a mic. These user-created videos can then be distributed by exporting to YouTube, sharing on Facebook or Twitter, posting to Tumblr or embedding in a blog or website. GoAnimate has the web's largest array of free animation tools.

Building on an already robust library of characters and backgrounds, the new political collection provides an opportunity for the electorate to join the election conversation in a rich media way. The new characters include all of the current Republican candidates, President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, and other political media figures. Users can create interactions between the characters in different settings, including a talk show, a debate, a press conference, a network news desk, and a bar. These features are available just in time for the CNN Republican primary debate on October 18, 2011. As the election season continues, GoAnimate plans to add new relevant characters and backgrounds.

"We took notice when many of our user-created videos turned political, even without the appropriate characters and backgrounds," said Gary Lipkowitz, Vice President of Corporate Development, "Our aim has always been to provide a fun mode of expression for the masses. Candidates and pundits are constantly talking at us, and people are trying to shout back in social media, but most of the tools are just text. So we launched this project to provide rich media feedback tools -- to empower everyday people to turn their comments into commentary -- whether they're responding to the debates, campaigning for a cause or recreating key political moments. We can't wait to see what people create!"

Visitors can create or view political videos at and work with other creative themes at

About GoAnimate
GoAnimate ( is a free suite of web applications that enables anyone to create animated videos quickly and easily, then share them with the world. In just a few minutes, users can produce animated videos without drawing, downloading a program, or learning a new skill. The GoAnimate platform includes hundreds of unique animated characters and backgrounds and offers the most free options and features for users. GoAnimate provides a unique mode of expression for both individuals and companies at, and for educators at

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