Definitley Flash. I am a former Nickelodeon animator and I can tell you
animation is very involved and time consuming. There are sooooo many
How will the storyboard reviews work and how many revision
stages will there be? Do you want backgrounds? How many characters
are there? Have they been designed because character design is a whole
separate process than actually animating them? What will the characters
be doing? Will there be several characters interacting? Will there be
sound and voices that the animation must be timed with? Or will it be a
silent thing maybe with word balloons like animated comics? How long
will each animation be? What level of interactivity is involved as far as
clicking on things? What is the age bracket of your audience?
The thing is, you don`t have to have elaborate animation to capture
childrens` attention. The simplicity of production on the hit show Dora
the Explorer may be a good model for you. Of course, I don`t know what
your concept is really.
The simpler the production structure, the less time it takes and less it will
cost. A good Flash animator will know all the tricks to keep time and
money reasonable. A good cartoonist will know how to create characters
that are easy to animate on the web.
Now I have not a clue what something like this would cost. I have been
out of animation for several years and I worked for the studio, not on my
own. I know you were posting a general inquiry but I think you need to
answer the questions I posed as well as more details.
When you have a more detailed proposal of what you are looking for in
animation, I`d be happy to email it off to some of my working animator
friends to see if they are interested in some freelance work. But most of
my friends are traditional animators and storyboard artists that work with
pencil on paper. I`m not sure what their Flash experience is. But you