You can have fun writing the text in French then choosing another language for the character to speak in. The results are amusing. If you don't know what text-to-speech means, basically you type in text and a computer voice reads it for you. With Voki and others you get a face as well. Here are Graham's links. Check out his ICT4MFL site too.
José Picardo's Box of Tricks blog has some good tips on using Voki:
There are other Text To Speech (TTS) and Text To Movie (TTM) tools on the Web. My two granddaughters, aged 3 and 5, love Acapela:
Read the Words works a bit like Voki:
More on TTS and TTM tools can be found here:
Module 3.5, ICT4LT site
More on animation tools, comic strips etc can be found here
Module 1.5, ICT4LT site
Thank you, Graham.