Animators are artists who create multiple images compiled together to create an illusion of movement called animation when displayed in rapid sequence.

YouTube animators can work for various purposes such as short film, comedy, or storytelling/narrative/educational purposes, or simply just highlighting clips from other YouTubers. There are many different kinds of animators throughout YouTube, such as Source Filmmaker, Paint programs, Vyond and Sketchbook users Some popular animators, for example, are known as Egoraptor, Hotdiggedydemon, LixianTV (known for making animations for Markiplier), and more recently, story time animators like TheOdd1sOut and Jaiden Animations.

Typhoon Cinema is a supporting YouTube animation-featuring channel, which features mostly SFMs, if usually related to Five Nights at Freddy's.

† = Deceased

Top 20 Most Subscribed Animators (non-companies)

Current Rank Years Active Channel Subs Videos Language
1 (2009-present) Pencilmation 17.7M 741 English
2 (2014-present) TheOdd1sOut 16.1M 110 English
3 (2013-present) Kurzgesagt 13.5M 126 English
4 (2006-present) Alan Becker 13.3M 101 English
5 (2009-present) ExplosmEntertainment 10.6M 733 English
6 (2007-present) How It Should Have Ended 9.97M 379 English
7 (2014-present) Jaiden Animations 9.13M 99 English
8 (2012-present) Domics 7.32M 194 English


TomSka 6.69M 167 English
10 (2008-present) Simon's Cat 5.46M 230 English
11 (2006-present) sWooZie 7.3M 361 English
12 (2011-present) Yo Mama 5.01M 1,202 English
13 (2007-present) MondoMedia 4.8M 1,533 English
14 (2009-present) It's Alex Clark 4.39M 287 English
15 (2011-present) SMG4 4.11M 591 English
16 (2016-present) SomeThingElseYT 3.82M 65 English
17 (2013-present) GradeAUnderA 3.74M 98 English
18 (2011-present) Sr Pelo 3.86M 168 English
19 (2011-present) Element Animation 3.66M 142 English
20 (2014-present) Let Me Explain Studios 3.18M 66 English


2D Animators

3D Animators


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