Talk about a web site: Using sound effects, music, dialogue, moving characters, and pre-drawn or do-it-yourself backgrounds, aspiring animators can create scenes and string them together into their very own Spider-Man shorts. Spider-Man Cartoon Maker’s flexibility lets you start simply and blossom into sophistication; the careful design neatly conveys commands through preschooler-friendly nonverbal function buttons. Sizing the images, however, can be difficult, and unless you position the visual elements meticulously, you may have to redo scenes from scratch. Even so, if you step into this Spider’s parlor, you won’t be sorry. A-
Posted May 26 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT
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