If it has seemed difficult to make talking characters for videos, the Adobe Character Animator might be just the software app for you. This tool offers a variety of rigged puppet characters—animal, human, object—that can be animated through movements of a webcam…and can emulate mouth motions linked to speech (visemes, sound). These are glorious “shallow fakes,” but they are eye-catching and lots of fun. The various motions and sounds may be exported as individual keyframes for usage in video sequences and other applications (including live-streaming in character). Adobe Character Animator originally came out in 2015.