Update: The app was free for the day on 12/13/2013. It is back to full price today. That said, it is one of the few apps that I think is worth $3.99.
Easy Studio is a great app that students can use to create animated videos on their iPads. The app normally costs $3.99, but it is free to download today. If you download it today you will also get new holiday templates to use in your video productions.
The process of creating a video on Easy Studio is a drag and drop process. To create a video a child drags shapes and characters into place on a scene. The process is repeated to create each new scene in the video. After all of the scenes have been created the child taps the play button to see how the video looks. A child using Easy Studio for the first time can follow one of the six story templates to get a feel for how the creation process works.
I discovered that Easy Studio is free today through Apps Gone Free.