Cartoonatic for iPhone: Free App to Create Cartoon-ized Videos

Cartoonatic is a free iPhone app that has nine video filters that lets you record video that look cartoon-ized. You can see any of these effects in real-time as you record with the app.

The app can record at 320×400 or 360×480. It can record in portrait or landscape mode using the front or rear cameras of an iPhone 4. Audio recording can be muted. You can also add music from your iPhone’s iPod collection.

Movies can be shared via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. You can also save a Cartoonatic movie to the iPhone’s photo gallery. I was able to upload directly from the app to Facebook. However, it failed repeatedly when attempting to upload directly to YouTube. I saved the video to the iPhone’s photo gallery and then copied it to my desktop computer in order to create the YouTube video sample embedded below.

The 99 cent Cartoonatic Premium version removes the advertisement and adds three more animated effects as well as the ability to record cartoonized photos.

The free version is definitely worth taking a look at based on my initial experience. The price is right (free).