Pencil is a 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation.
Pencil lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source tool.
Children can try to make some animation much easier with the help of computer using this pencil software. It attracts children towards computer and make them drawing interesting and easier.
Pencil is not intended to mimick web-oriented vector-based animation software such as Flash. Its main purpose is to make traditional animation. Neither does it try to rival commercial software targetting the professional animation sector. Pencil is intended to be a simple programme enabling anyone to make 2D animation.