I found this great free tool that allows anyone to create fully animated cartoons by choosing characters from scratch, props, backgrounds, audio and text.
This could be a good tool to stimulate reluctant writers to animate a story, a text or a song in a creative way. I think the best way to describe GoAnimate is to have a look at their demo video below. Check it out here.
An example of what you can do with GoAnimate:
GoAnimate.com: by Cognito
Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!