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 Source Filmmaker, if usually related to Five Nights at Freddy's.

† = Deceased

Popular used Softwares and Animators who use them

Software Animator
Paint Tool Sai Odd1sOut
Toon Boom Harmony Alex Clark
Garry's Mod, Source Filmmaker, Unreal Engine, Super Mario 64, Project 64 SMG4/Glitch Productions(not referring the name before GLITCH was launched, SMG4 // Glitch Productions)
FireAlpaca Jaiden Animations

Top 20 Most Subscribed Animators (non-companies)

Current Rank Years Active Channel Subs Videos Language
1 (2009-present) Pencilmation 19.1M 921 English
2 (2014-present) TheOdd1sOut 16.9M 116 English
3 (2006-present) Alan Becker 15.7M 108 English
4 (2013-present) Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell 15.3M 141 English
5 (2009-present) ExplosmEntertainment 10.8M 871 English
6 (2007-present) How It Should Have Ended 10.1M 400 English
7 (2014-present) Jaiden Animations 10.1M 95 English
8 (2006-present) sWooZie 7.44M 373 English
9 (2012-present) Domics 7.39M 200 English


TomSka 6.93M 172 English
11 (2018-present) animasinopal 6.41M 118 Indonesian
12 (2010-present) Rizky Riplay 6.36M 204 Indonesian
13 (2014-present) Psych2Go 6.26M 1,402 English
14 (2008-present) Simon's Cat 5.61M 242 English
15 (2016-present) Angry Prash 5.2M 130 Hindi
16 (2007-present) MondoMedia 5.11M 1,526 English
17 (2011-present) Yo Mama 5.1M 1,329 English
18 (2016-present) OverSimplified 5.08M 26 English
19 (2011-present) Sr Pelo 5M 173 English
20 (2011-present) SMG4 4.6M 634 English


2D Animators

3D Animators