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Finding the correct 2D Animation partner for your company that matches all your needs can be challenging.

That's why we've created this list of the best 2D animation studios for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best 2D Animation Companies

  • 1
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Miami FL

    Pat Animation is an animation studio founded in 2016. Based in Miami, Florida, the team of 6 specializes in video production. 

    Clients
    World Fuel Services
    Sealand - A Maersk Company
    Ingram Micro
    AXIA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pat Animation helped a telecommunications firm by creating two animated explainer videos, collaborating on creative elements such as storyboarding. They also incorporated special effects and additional edits as requested. The client praised the collaboration as easy and enjoyable. 

    "They understood our creative needs and were a pleasure to deal with. Their customer service was excellent, and we received high-quality deliverables at an affordable rate." – Managing Director, Telecommmunications Firm

  • 2
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Bratislava Slovakia

    Moodive is a production studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia. The studio, founded in 2018, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, graphic design, and broadcast video services to small, and larger-sized companies in the IT, advertising & marketing, and other industries.

    Clients
    Amazon
    Kia
    Remax Delux
    Proudfoot
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A creative agency hired Moodive to provide video and animation production services on projects that needed them. These services range from the full production process from concept to post-production, to adapting provided designs and brand guidelines into video form. Moodive has been consistently meeting all expectations, satisfying both the agency the agency's clients. 

    "They’re amazingly responsive and very quick in their turnaround." - Owner and Creative Director, Creative Agency

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  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Irvine CA

    Sparkhouse produces marketing and advertising videos from its headquarters in Irvine, Calif. – just outside Los Angeles – and a second office in Del Mar, Calif. The 13-person team uses its video production expertise to design and develop videos for products, branding, websites, television, and social media. They were founded in 2009.

    Clients
    Youtube
    Forever 21
    Cambro
    Nissan
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A third-party health benefits administrator hired Sparkhouse to create animation videos to educate customers. The partnership is ongoing and to date includes 20 videos – from conference reels to interactive presentations to interviews.

    "The response to Sparkhouse’s work has been great, both internally and externally. That’s why we continue to use them. ... They keep things on track. Their communication and adherence to deadlines is good." – Vice President of Marketing, Healthcare Company

  • 4
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    BluBlu Studios is a design-driven, award-winning animation production company that was founded in 2014. Their team of 30 specializes in animation, video production, commercials and explainer videos. They work with companies of all sizes in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia. Headquarted in Warsaw, Poland. Represented in the UK, Scandinavia, Japan, Germany, Austria, and Singapore.

    Clients
    Kiehl's
    Deloitte
    Wiley Publishers
    Riot Games
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BluBlu Studios partnered with a retailer where they helped to produce an explainer video for a new product. They helped write the script and animate the video. The project resulted in an increase in the level of customer sign-ups on the website. 

    "Since we uploaded this new feature, we’ve seen a notable increase in the number of signups we receive from our site." – CEO, Retailer

  • 5
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Kraków Poland

    Studio Pigeon is a full-service animation studio founded in 2012. The company has locations in both Krakow and Warsaw, Poland. Between these two offices, they employ a team of 23 that provides video production and graphic design services to mostly mid-size companies.

    Clients
    IKEA
    Microsoft
    UBS
    T-Mobile
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A gaming company needed help developing interactive stories for a children's app. Studio Pigeon created the GUI, illustrations, and promotional trailers for the iOS app.

    "We developed a great relationship with their team. The company’s approach to our partnership improved the quality of their service...We will work with them in the future for sure." — CEO, Gaming Company

  • 6
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Kyiv Ukraine

    Founded in 2010, Darvideo Animation studio is a production company that specializes in video production, advertising, and broadcast video. Headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine, the team of 250 works with midmarket and small businesses in the media, advertising & marketing, and entertainment industries. 

    Clients
    Samsung
    7eleven
    Radisson Blu
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Darvideo Animation Studio worked with a search firm to create an explainer video to create awareness and increase brand engagement. The client was impressed by Darvideo’s professionalism. 

    “They are very skilled in transforming sketches and conceptual information into the professionally crafted video. “ – Managing Director, Search Firm
     

  • 7
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    A video animation and production company based in London, Shoot You Video & Animation Production was founded in 2000. Their team of over 50 employees operates out of additional offices in New York City and Amsterdam, serving primarily midmarket businesses across a range of industries. Additional services include digital marketing and content marketing.

    Clients
    BBC
    European Commission
    J.P. Morgan
    Aggreko
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Shoot You Video & Animation Production provides video animation services for a marketing agency's clients. The team collaborates on storyboards, scripts, and content, handling each aspect of production. They provide consistent, high-quality work.

    "There’s nothing we could ask them that we wouldn’t be confident they can do. They’re a talented team." — Senior Creative, Marketing Agency

     

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cincinnati OH

    Epipheo is a Cincinnati based video production agency. They were founded in 2009 and have a team of 60 employees who specialize in video production and market strategy for enterprise and midmarket clients in the IT, business services, and healthcare industries. 

    Clients
    Pepper & Wits
    Walmart
    Cintrifuse
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Epipheo created a video for a lab manufacturer. They made an animated video that demonstrated the benefits of a new product being released by the client. The client was very happy with the video and said that it had received a lot of praise from others in their industry.

    “The level of efficiency within their organization is unmatched. Our engagement was unarguably the most pleasant outsourced project I’ve ever worked on.” – Marketing Manager, Lab Manufacturer
     

  • 9
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Atlanta GA

    The DVI Group is a strategic video communications agency that has been in business for over 21 years. Company capabilities include live-action filming, 2D/3D animation, motion graphics, instructional design, static banners, and print campaigns. The DVI Group also uses the latest technologies and new insights to re-imagine what business video looks like. This means they can also offer interactive video, personalized video, sales enablement, and all production and post-production services critical to every type of content required.

    Clients
    UPS
    McKesson
    Delta
    Intercontinental Hotels
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An airline hired The DVI Group to transform written training manuals into educational videos for pilots. The DVI Group tackled this task by reading the training manuals, interviewing stakeholders such as trainees, and developing a storyline to present to the client. Next, The DVI Group wrote a script and produced about 10 videos.

    "Their ability to digest mass amounts of highly technical information allowed them to have intelligent and productive conversations with us in order to produce effectively engaging and informative video content. It's miraculous how much they were able to learn about our industry." – First Officer, Airline

  • 10
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Digital Creative Visionaries is a video production agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2014, this team of five video production specialists delivers video campaigns for agencies and brands. They offer strategy, production, post-production, and distribution services for many of their projects.

    Clients
    Nationwide Insurance
    University of Maryland
    Politico
    Mastercard
    Notable Project

    Digital Creative Visionaries created a promotional video for a volunteer group that operates as part of an international development organization. The video informs viewers about the group's youth empowerment efforts. After writing a script and finalizaing the story, Digital Creative Visionaries filmed content for the video and provided post-production services. Their efficiency and constant support made for an enjoyable partnership.

    "DCV has an infectious energy that carries over into every aspect of their business. Their ability to connect with us on a personal allowed them to deliver high-quality content that met our specific needs. We look forward to working with them again." – Financial Sector Specialist, International Development Institution

  • 11
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Severna Park MD

    Founded in 2012, Early Light Media is a media production company that offers video production services to their enterprise, mid-market, and small business clients in the advertising and marketing industry. Their 10 employees are based out of Baltimore, Md.

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Amazon
    D.C. United
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Early Light Media recently worked on video production for an internet marketplace. They created short-form reputational videos for that client.

    “We've gotten great feedback, as far as it being well produced and professional looking. It was very good movie-grade material and very compelling with how it all came together.” — Senior Content Creator, Internet Marketplace

  • 12
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Plovdiv Bulgaria

    Kashu is an animation agency based in Miami. Founded in 2016, this company has a total of three employees. Services offered by Kashu include video production, graphic design, and broadcast video for businesses of varying sizes.

    Clients
    Hubtiger
    Filtr
    NipperElectric
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kashu provided illustrations for blog posts and videos for a marketing company. The client reported that the unique style of Kashu's illustrations helped the company stand out from the crowd.

    "The responses were quick and informative. The work is fast and high quality." Social Media Specialist, Marketing Company

  • 13
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Douglas Isle of Man

    Animation Explainers is an explainer video production company located in Douglas, Isle of Man, and Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2018, they now have about 12 employees who specialize in creating bespoke animation explainer videos for companies in the medical devices, IT and software, cryptocurrency, and financial services industries amongst others. Services include scriptwriting, animation, production, voiceovers, music, and editing.

    Clients
    Post Media Network
    Deutsche Telekom
    Impellam Group PLC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Animation Explainers produced an animated explainer video to inform potential clients about a HR company’s services. They collaborated on the script and audio elements and incorporated feedback into the work. The final video has received thousands of views online and all feedback has been positive.

    “The process was very easy and resulted in a great final product. On LinkedIn, we have a few thousand views on the video and it’s definitely making rounds on all the platforms.” – President, HR Company

  • 14
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    ALCHEMYcreative is a San Francisco-based video production company that started in 2010. Equipped with 9 employees, this firm provides video production and content marketing services to mainly mid-market and enterprise companies. They focus on commercial video, corporate video, and documentaries, with skills in 2D animation and motion graphics.

    Clients
    Adobe
    PayPal
    Seagate
    Advance Auto Parts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ALCHEMYcreative produced a short video to support branding efforts for an auto part supplier. After collecting the requirements, they led the filming, performed still photography, and led multiple rounds of edits. After being presented internally, the video received great acclaim from the client’s employees and board of directors for its ability to capture the client’s aesthetic.

    “We appreciated that they were down to earth despite their creative talent. Although they listened to our input, they were innovative and were able to create a fantastic product.  We were lucky to connect with them.” – VP of Professional & Product Marketing, Auto Parts Retailer

  • 15
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

    Kasra Design is an animation company that is located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Founded in 2011, Kasra Design has about 16 employees that specialize in video production and broadcast video. The company has created more than 700 commercial videos such as animated explainer, corporate, 2D, and 3D videos and motion graphics. They work with a range of clients in a variety of industries.  

    Clients
    Commonwealth Bank
    Credit Suisse
    Panasonic
    IATA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kara Design created videos for a client's workshops and events. They produced two brand introduction videos in English and Indonesian that featured animation. The content received positive feedback for its streamlined messaging.

    "The team looks at feedback objectively and always tried to understand why I was making particular requests. They simplified the message I was trying to deliver and cleaned up our content." – Founder, E-Commerce Solution Provider 

  • 16
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Demo Duck is an animated explainer video company based in Chicago. Founded in 2011, Demo Duck's team of 16 employees offer video production services for clients from the advertising, education, and media industries. 

    Clients
    Geico
    Netflix
    Blue Cross & Blue Shield
    Northwestern Mutual
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Demo Duck partnered with a clinical pathology organization, producing various educational and promotional videos. Stakeholders consistently give positive feedback on Demo Duck's videos. The client was impressed by Demo Duck's ability to produce quality and unique work despite multitasking or difficult circumstances. 

    "Everybody really loves their videos, especially the editing, the production, and how they convey emotion. I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback." - Senior Manager, Clinical Pathology Organization 

  • 17
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Creative Liquid Productions is a media firm based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 2006, this company has three employees. Services offered by Creative Liquid Productions include video production, web development, and web design for companies of all sizes.

    Clients
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    National Business Aviation Association
    U.S. Army Research Laboratory
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Creative Liquid Productions produced several promotional videos for an animal rescue shelter. The project also involved redesigning the client's database and website. The client reported that their donation campaigns have been highly successful since the implementation of Creative Liquid Productions' videos. 

    "They are always willing to go above and beyond. It was really nice that they pitched new ideas and were open to trying new things. They do amazing work. There aren’t enough positive things I could say about them." - Marketing & Communicatons Specialist, Animal Rescue Shelter

  • 18
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Castle Rock CO

    Snowy Peak Entertainment is a Colorado-based video production company. They were founded in 2009 and have a team of 5 employees that specializes in video production for clients of all sizes in the media, entertainment, and IT industries.

    Clients
    Oracle
    Chipotle
    YardSmith
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Snowy Peak Entertainment created marketing videos for a real estate firm. They viewed the client’s listing, wrote a script, and shot the video. The client reported that the video caused an immediate increase in visits to their website and engagement with their social media channels.

    “The quality of the final videos stood out. Their product looked as good as anything by a larger firm.” – Agent, Real Estate Firm
     

  • 19
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA

    BX Films is a concept-to-consumer video agency based in Walnut Creek, Calif. founded in 2010. With a team of 12 professionals, they offer assistance in video production to clients from startups to enterprises, with a focus on advertising and marketing. They produce various video types, including commercial videos, brand videos, and explainers.

    Clients
    Cisco
    VSCO
    JBL
    Fellow Products
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A private equity firm commissioned BX Films to produce a video for recruitment purposes aimed at undergrad students. The video ended up being of higher quality than previous projects done by the firm, and it made candidates more interested in the firm than before.

    "From a project management standpoint, their team was awesome. The team at BX Films is organized, collaborative, and flexible. With video production, there are a lot of pieces and people involved. We really appreciated that they were willing to work with everyone’s schedules by getting different teams to participate. They were well-organized throughout the entire process." - VP of Marketing, Private Equity Firm

  • 20
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Luton United Kingdom

    mhf creative is a video production company founded in 2013. Based in Luton, England, their team of fewer than 10 offer solutions in video production and corporate photography for small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of advertising, financial services, and business services.

    Clients
    NuBreed Events
    Egencia
    Expedia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    mhf creative produces videos for an events agency. The agency needs live newsrooms, interview videos, and webcasting for their events, and has constantly partnered with mhf creative for their assistance. One of mhf creative's contributions helped turn a 2020 conference fully sold-out.

    "(mhf creative) are professional and engaging. We would not have them as our number 1 go to for event video production, live recording and photography otherwise." - CEO, Events Agency

  • 21
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    IdeaRocket is a production agency based in New York. They have a team of around 10 employees and were founded in 2012. Their services are solely video production provided to all size clients. 

    Clients
    Ford Motors
    Mitsubishi
    Lockheed Martin
    Partners HealthCare
    Industries
    Notable Project

    IdeaRocket produced a 90-second video for a clothing company looking to showcase their products. They incorporated existing content and handled the phases of production. The final video completely met expectations and satisfied the client's vision. 

    "They made me feel like I had the attention I needed whenever I needed it." – CIO, Clothing Company

  • 22
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Since its founding in 2015, Flightless Bird Creative has offered video production services to a wide range of clients. Their team of about five is based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Clients
    Aveeno
    Disney
    HBO
    Kaplan University
    Notable Project

    Flightless Bird Creative delivered end-to-end video production services to a Minnesota community college, helping to plan and script as well as film and edit the video. 

    "Their ability to work with us and make sure that we were getting something that we were happy with in the end was an incredible blessing. As a result, we were able to authentically represent the college in a way that excited many stakeholders with different interests." — Marketing & Communications Manager, Community College

  • 23
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Novato CA

    Explainly is an animation company headquartered in Novato, Calif. and founded in 2018. The team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production services, with a specific focus on explainer videos. Their clientele is composed of enterprises, midmarket businesses, and small businesses in the advertising and marketing and arts, entertainment, and music industries.

    Clients
    Visa
    HubSpot
    Stanford
    Morning Brew
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Explainly produced an animated explainer video to generate leads. Their work involved writing the scripts and creating the visual design, and the deliverable led to an increase in both inquiries and revenue.

    "We have had numerous prospective customer and active customers tell us they were interested in evaluating [us] based on the Explainly video." – Sr. Sales Manager, Influencer Marketing Company

  • 24
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Mount Rainier MD

    Breadnbeyond is a firm based in Mount Rainier, Md. Founded in 2008 ,their team of 25 serves clients in the advertising and business services sectors. Services include explainer videos and 2D animation.

    Clients
    Ecovista
    Tokky
    8 Securities
    MatchCraft
    Notable Project

    Breadnbeyond created an explainer video for anti-theft parcel service. The team was open to suggestions and made any necessary changes along the way. The final product was well received and explains the product exceptionally.

    “Their workflow was fluid and efficient.” – Founder, Anti-theft Parcel Service

  • 25
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vallée-Jonction Canada

    Oranje is a video production firm that is located in Vallee-Jonction, Canada, and founded in 2011. Its team of 17 employees specializes in video production, digital strategy, and content marketing services to its clients. Oranje primarily works with mid-market sized clients from the manufacturing industry.  

    Clients
    Soprema
    Canam Group
    Air Canada
    Procycle
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A chemical cleaning product company has hired Oranje to develop videos for 3 different marketing campaigns. The videos included animation, storyboards, and motion design features. Oranje also provided marketing strategy advice for producing and promoting their videos. The client was very impressed with the videos produced by the team at Oranje. 

    "They did a great job of understanding our message and translating it into the videos in a way that’s interesting and informative. They were very succinct in their messaging, the animations were on point, the motion design was well executed, their music selections were great, and they incorporated our feedback very effectively. "  –Product Manager, Chemical Cleaning Company 

  • 26
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Simple Story Videos is a video design agency located in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2011, Simple Story Videos' team of approximately 10 employees offers video production, marketing strategy, and broadcast video services. Simple Story Videos works with clients of all sizes from the business services, advertising, and information technology industries. 

    Clients
    Walmart
    Coca-Cola
    HomeAdvisor
    Bell Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Simple Story Videos created two explanatory videos for a medical device company. Both of the videos featured animation. Since launch, both videos have received hundreds of views and have been prominently featured in the client's digital campaigns. The client was impressed with Simple Story Videos' organization and project management skills. 

    "They did a very good job with project management. That’s one of the things they have done best. They have a good understanding of how to lead companies and customers through the process in order to get what they need." - VP Sales, Medical Device Company 

  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Newport Beach CA

    VeracityColab is a video agency located in Newport Beach, Calif. Founded in 2008, VeracityColab's team has over a decade of experience in video strategy and execution. The firm primarily works with mid-market and enterprise clients from the consumer products, business services, and healthcare industries.

    Clients
    Thermo Fisher
    Intuit
    BlackLine
    AT&T
    Industries
    Notable Project

    VeracityColab helped a gaming startup with a branding campaign, producing custom videos. VeracityColab provided storyboards, scripting, and editing services for all the videos. Many of the videos created by VeracityColab featured 2D or 3D animations. The client was impressed with the VeracityColab's video production skills. 

    "When it comes to video, they're very strong in everything, from lighting and technology to storytelling. We can tell that they're invested in our success. " - Creative Director, Gaming Startup 

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pittsburgh PA

    Covalent is a video production company located in Pittsburgh and Berlin. Founded in 2012, they have between two and nine employees specializing in creating unique and impactful stories for small, midmarket, and global companies, usually in education, finance, and healthcare. Services include video production, experiential marketing, VR, and drones.

    Clients
    Westinghouse
    The Ellis School
    Yelp
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Covalent produced two animated videos for a third-party client of an advertising and marketing company. They prioritized clarity and storytelling in their work to convey the value of a new healthcare brand. Working closely with their partner on revisions, they demonstrated a commitment to quality and a strong understanding of the end client’s needs.

    “In the world of technology, one of their greatest strengths is their people skills. They’re honest and willing to have hard talks with us without hiding information. The team is full of engaging artists, always thinking about the process, not the product.” – Owner & Chief Creative Officer, Advertising & Marketing Company

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Manchester United Kingdom

    Bearded Fellows is a video and animation agency based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Founded in 2014, this company has nine employees. Bearded Fellows specializes in video production and advertising for companies of all sizes.

    Clients
    Zen Internet
    Royal Mail
    Remington
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bearded Fellows created video content for a marketing company. The project involved creating storyboards, consulting on the video content, and producing the video. The client has reported significant increases in ROI as a result of this promotional video material.

    "They are professional, friendly, great to work with and the quality of their work is superb." - Managing Director, Marketing Company

  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Mission Viejo CA

    Kyro Digital is a production company located in Mission Viejo, California. The company launched in 2015 and features a team of 17 specialists. Kyro Digital is exclusively dedicated to providing their clients with video production services.

    Clients
    NETGEAR
    Bose
    El Pollo Loco
    Oakley
    Notable Project

    A storage company needed a production agency's support to get the word out about their services by creating promotional videos. Kyro Digital developed scripts and storyboards and produced a brand video that included an interview with one of the location managers. Based on the excellent results, the client hired Kyro Digital again to create a promotional Christmas video that was very well received.

    "Our Christmas video was a big hit and went viral on social media. We created a special landing page on our website for that video and received the highest traffic we’d ever seen. We got great feedback." — CMO, Storage Company

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