The Best Animation Companies in Australia

Looking for a top animation company in Australia?

From ideation to creation, the animation production process has many steps, and an animation company can help you get them right. The process begins with storyboarding, then involves a scrip, design, voiceover and music, and animation.

Animation videos help you capture your audience's attention and are best for breaking down complex topics to communicate the main point memorably. Animation production companies transform your video idea into a reality. As video content becomes more popular, investing in a few animated videos is worth it to boost your marketing and sales efforts and communicate about your brand creatively.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top animation production companies in Australia. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Australia Animation Companies

  • 1

    Explanimate!

    Located in Loganholme, Australia, Explanimate is an animation house that started in 2011. They boast a team of under 10 employees who offer video production services in 2D, 3D, and motion graphics.

    Notable Project

    To improve a food safety firm's online training courses, Explanimate wrote and produced a series of animations that would engage learners while conveying key course concepts. They were in charge of storyboarding, animating, and editing. Their collaboration with the educators and their ability to visually communicate information contributed to a 5-out-of-5 rating for the courses.

    "We have been delighted with the quality of work and their ability to visualize technical concepts in a fun and engaging way." – Communications Manager, Food Safety Firm

    Former clients
    Exxon Mobil
    Telstra
    Queensland University
    Garmin
    Paypal
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Loganholme, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Muse Creative Awards 2019

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  • 2

    Dream Engine

    Dream Engine is a video production and marketing strategy firm based in St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2001, their team of 5 serves clients in the advertising, and education sectors. Services include corporate video, motion graphics, and filming.

    Notable Project

    Dream Engine created a video for a dementia research organization. It created a sense of emotional engagement and the team was considerate throughout the process.

    “Everything surprised me in a lovely way.” – Communications Manager, Dementia Organization,

    Former clients
    The Good Guys
    IBM
    Infosys
    BBC
    University of Melbourne
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Chello

    Chello is a branding and content design agency in Sydney. Founded in 2014, its team of 33 expert employees focuses on video production, branding, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    Chello built a corporate website, produced a custom color palette, created content, and integrated assets for a food and beverage manufacturer and retailer. Their rebrand and adjustments to the client's communications strategy increased site traffic and business inquiries for the client.

    “Their immaculate web designs set the tone for our new brand identity. Since rebranding, we have noticed a significant increase in site traffic and business inquiries. Beyond refreshing our image, Chello helped us establish our company as a leading competitor in the market.” – CMO, Food & Beverage Retailer

    Former clients
    Dulux Group
    Duracell
    The Hills Cider Company
    iab. Australia
    Stockland
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Startcon: Best Bootstrapped Startup Finalist , Mumbrella: Under 30 Achiever of the Year , B&T Awards: 30 Under 30 Specialist Category , Square Studio: Site of the Month Nominee , Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: Media, marketing, & Advertising Winner

  • 4

    Motionlab Studio

    Motionlab Studio is an animation studio that was founded in 2010 and is located in Sydney, Australia. They have two employees specializing in explainer videos, commercials, and branded video content for companies typically in advertising and marketing, finance, and business services. Their capabilities include motion graphics, 2D and 3D animation, music videos, TVC, and character animation.

    Notable Project

    Motionlab Studio created two animated videos to enhance the brand of an advertising agency’s clients. Using existing scripts, they handled end-to-end production against tight timelines and budgets. Their videos achieved a high view rate and level of production quality, satisfying the agency and its clients.

    “We saw excellent responses from our clients. They were very happy with the production quality and the view rate that each video received—they saw a high number of total views and a large percentage of viewers watching the entire video.” – Creative Partner, Advertising Agency

    Former clients
    Coast 2 Coast
    School for Birds
    Kids Helpline
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Story Machine

    SIXTYFOUR FILMS is a video production company in Sydney. Founded in 2012, they have less than 10 employees who serve clients in the advertising and arts and entertainment industries. 

    Notable Project

    SIXTYFOUR FILMS produced videos for event promotion and TV advertising for a publishing house. They also included collateral services such as casting, scriptwriting, and photography. One of their commercials remained current four years after airing. Their collaborative team offers valuable suggestions and a proactive approach. 

    "They take feedback, and they're happy to share ideas that might be better than ours." – Senior Marketing Manager, Magazine Publishing House

    Former clients
    Nimble
    Bumble
    Visit Victoria
    Tag Heuer
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    AdNews: Top 4 Production Companies in Australia (2017)

  • 6

    Sydney Video Producer

    Founded in 2016, Sydney Video Producer is a video production, broadcast video, corporate photography, and content marketing company based in Sydney. They primarily work with midmarket and enterprise-level clients. 

    Notable Project

    A law firm hired Sydney Video Producer to make several videos for TV and online advertising campaigns. The videos helped the client get new leads. 

    "They were excellent." – Marketing Manager, Law Firm

    Former clients
    Bendigo Bank
    Kellogs
    Experian
    EY
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Dural, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    The Jasper Picture Company

    The Jasper Picture Company is a video production agency based in Melbourne, Australia and run by fewer than 10 people. Founded in 2014, they offer not only video production but also corporate photography solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses.

    Notable Project

    The Jasper Picture Company produced videos for a content provider. The provider partners with The Jasper Picture Company and has them film all their video content. Clients of the provider are more than satisfied with The Jasper Picture Company’s work.

    “We don't use a workflow manager, but we haven't needed to when the communication from both teams is very clear.” - Managing Director & Producer, Content Provider

    Former clients
    The Smith Family
    UNICEF
    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Melbourne, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Fat Salmon

    Fat Salmon is a Sydney-based video production firm founded in 2015. Their team of approximately 5 employees handles all aspects of production, like scripting, filming, and visual effects. They create all kinds of videos, including explainer films and commercials.

    Notable Project

    Fat Salmon created promotional explainer videos for a telecom-focused SaaS. They delivered two video pieces to explain the functionality and distinct architecture of the client's software. The finished videos have enabled the client to pitch their solution to companies.

    "They are young and dynamic with fresh creative ideas, and they deliver very high-quality work for a reasonable price." — Executive Director, Telecom-Focused Marketing SaaS

    Former clients
    Careerone
    Romance Was Born
    The Australian Institute of Management
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 9

    Floodlight

    Floodlight Media is a full-service video and content production company that was founded in 2015. Their team is headquartered in Northcote, Australia, with offices in Adelaide, Australia, as well. They offer video production, content marketing, and advertising to mostly small businesses.

    Notable Project

    Floodlight Media created a 2-minute video for a social media campaign for an education company. It required on-location shooting, stock footage, and animation for branding. The video received praise from the client's executive leadership.

    "They ... prioritize capturing quality footage, with an efficient and friendly crew." – Executive, Education Company

    Former clients
    Tesla
    AFL
    Virgin Australia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Northcote, Australia
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Global Pictures

    Global Pictures is a creative production agency headquartered in Surry Hills, Australia. Founded in 2007, it has 7 employees and specializes in video production.

    Notable Project

    Global Pictures produced an internal corporate video for a law firm that explains their performance review process. The team wrote the brief, determined the target audience, and created the video. The client received positive feedback and saw an increase in staff participation. 

    “There was really positive internal feedback regarding how professional and engaging the video was, and significantly more staff members are using the review process now. We’ll definitely use Global Pictures again and recommend them to others.” –Learning and Development Advisor, Law Firm

    Former clients
    Toyota
    Lowes Menswear
    NSW Government
    TAFE
    Mortgage House
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Surry Hills, Australia
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Diet Coke Short Film Fest: Best Editor (2007) , Short Sited Film Fest: Best Film (2009) , AVPA Awards: Best Commercial Showreel (2016) , AVPA Awards: TVC Under $5,000 (2016) , TROPFEST: Tropfest Holden 7-Second Film Challenge (2018)

  • 11

    Tim Bydder Video Productions

    Tim Bydder Video Productions is a freelance video production professional, founding his agency in 2020 based out of Maribyrnong, Australia. He caters to clients of all sizes but mostly small companies in advertising and marketing and arts and entertainment. 

    Notable Project

    Tim Bydder Video Productions produced a video fo a lecturer that needed visual support in class. They handled everything from scripting to filming and post-production, delivering a video on par with the client's expectations.

    "...we're very happy with their work." – Lecturer, University

    Former clients
    Western Health
    Penrith
    Healthy Break
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Maribyrnong, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Script and Storyboard Showcase Los Angeles: Nominee (2018) , La Cinefest: Semi Finalist (2018) , Visionaire Film Festival: Nominee, Best Film (2017)

  • 12

    Digitalrooar

    Digitalrooar is a Liverpool, Australia-based digital agency. Their team of over 10 employees serves businesses of all sizes across a range of industries including consumer services, automotive, and e-commerce. Services include web development, social media marketing, SEO, PPC, and mobile app development. They were founded in 2019.

    Notable Project

    Digialrooar developed a WordPress website for a business advisory firm. They also worked on SEO, Google Ads, and social media marketing campaigns. The team's efforts have had a great impact on the firm. 

    "We are very delighted with the website and specially with DM, we are getting tremendous outcome from the marketing campaign that we are running." — CEO, Business Advisory Firm

    Former clients
    Popsicase
    NeedARide.Club
    Ninety Four Singapore
    The Original Organic Co.
    Make My Firm
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Liverpool, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    QUIET/CONQUEROR

    QUIET/CONQUEROR is a creative powerhouse founded in 2019 with fewer than 10 people. Based in Sydney, Australia, they offer their services in video production, social media marketing, and content marketing for clients ranging from small firms to enterprises.

    Notable Project

    QUIET/CONQUEROR produced a video for a nonprofit organization. The video featured several case studies that interviewed stories of various businesses. The video series ended up increasing traffic on the organization’s social media outlets.

    “Wonderful — they are a pleasure to work with. Two very creative individuals!”  - Marketing Manager, Nonprofit Organization

    Former clients
    Tourism Tasmania
    Bumble Bizz
    DiDi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    Snackable Media

    Based in Bondi Beach, Australia, Köllectve is a media production agency that mainly supports clients in the consumer products industry. Since 2018, the small team has been specializing in video production, content marketing, and digital strategy. 

    Notable Project

    An integrated marketing & experience agency hired Köllectve to assist with several content and video projects. Their team helps with the agency's internal and external projects. All of their work over the years has been strong. 

    "I want to see how they grow and expand their reach." –Partner, Marketing Agency

    Former clients
    Visit Victoria
    Audi
    Harrolds
    Domain Australia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Bondi Beach, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    PixelSavvy

    PixelSavvy is a boutique design agency founded in 2019 in Canberra, Australia. With a compact team of about 5 employees, they specialize in graphic design, branding, video production, and more for small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    PixelSavvy created two animated logos for an e-learning agency that needed them done swiftly. The client appreciated their responsiveness and how easily they understood project needs.

    "The two logos commissioned were returned quickly and to a high standard." – Founder & CEO, E-Learning Agency

    Former clients
    Oppida
    Planet Media
    Crux Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Canberra, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Markivis Pvt. Ltd.

    Markivis Pvt. Ltd. is a marketing consulting and execution firm based in Delhi, India with more than 10 experts. Founded in 2018, they offer graphic design, branding, and digital strategy solutions for clients in the industries of business services, real estate, and IT services.

    Notable Project

    Markivis Pvt. Ltd. provided digital marketing solutions for an appointment setting company. The company worked with Markivis Pvt. Ltd. on various marketing campaigns to increase inbound leads. Markivis Pvt. Ltd. has helped with gaining over 200 warm leads throughout the campaigns.

    “It was really interesting to see the knowledge that they possessed about our industry and market.” - Marketing Manager, Appointment Setting Company

    Former clients
    Maple Assist
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Melbourne, Australia
    4.7
    4.7
    8 Clutch reviews
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