Looking for a top animation production agency?

Animation video production visualizes your message using animation instead of humans and acting. Popular examples of animation video are movies like Toy Story or A Bug's Life. But, animation production has a role in businesses, too. Data shows that more than 60% of people are visual learners. This means a video on a landing page or on social media may be more effective for converting your audience than text alone.

When hiring an animation company, look at their portfolio of work, former clients, and reviews. Ask about pricing and their approach to animation video production – from planning to storyboarding to production.

That's why we've created this list of the best animation companies 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 Animation Production Companies

  • 1
    $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

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  • 2
    $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

  • 3
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom
    RD Content, a video production agency, is headquartered in London, United Kingdom; Downtown Core, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They provide video production, digital strategy, and marketing strategy and were launched in 2009.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An interior design company partnered with RD Content in order to produce a video that showcased who they were as well as their services on offer.

    "The on the spot engagement was very impressive and we were made to feel very relaxed when interviewing."

  • 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
    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

  • 6
    $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
     

  • 7
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Kharkiv Ukraine

    Wow-How Studio is a video production and design agency that was founded in 2009. They are based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and have over 30 employees who offer a variety of specializations. Wow-How Studio's services focus on creative video and design solutions that feature animated video production, animation design, 3D graphic design, as well as AR/VR development and design. 

    Clients
    Luma Health
    OptimizeMyAirbnb
    Weimei
    Mercedes-Benz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A law firm in the US hired Wow-How Studio to create an introductory video for their unique legal services. After holding a creative session with the client, Wow-How scripted and animated a 90-second film that explained the practice and introduced the partners. The client was impressed with both the quality of their work and a fast delivery that outpaced the expected deadline.

    "Wow-How Studio did everything I asked. I got a great product for the price I paid, and they were a terrific partner." - Managing Partner, US Law Firm

  • 8
    $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 

  • 9
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Top Notch Cinema is a video production company based in Astoria, N.Y., with a secondary office in New York. Founded in 2014, this company has eight employees. Top Notch Cinema focuses exclusively on video production services, including scripting, casting, shooting, and editing for businesses of varying sizes.

    Clients
    T-Mobile
    Reese's
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
    Notable Project

    Top Notch Cinema provided full-scale video production services to an insurance agency. They were responsible for creating a video advertisement to support the agency's digital and TV marketing campaigns. The client reported satisfaction with the final product.

    "The completion of the commercial was the best part. We’re happy with how the commercial turned out." - Owner, Insurance Agency

  • 10
    $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

  • 11
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Rip Media Group is an animation and video production company located in Los Angeles. Founded in 2007, they currently have about 15 employees who specialize in video production services for businesses of any size. The team creates 3D motion graphics, 2D animation, and live action videos amongst others for clients in the IT, medical, and business services industries.

    Clients
    Ben and Jerry's
    Harvard University
    Cisco
    Intel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rip Media Group provided full-scale production services for a food services company. After creating a script and storyboard, Rip Media Group directed and edited the animated explainer video for publishing on the client's website. They delivered impressive customer service and tailored content that helped to establish the client's competitive edge. 

    "Throughout the entire project they were extremely responsive and always reachable." — Co-Founder & CEO, Food Services Company

  • 12
    $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

     

  • 13
    $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
     

  • 14
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Bottle Rocket Media is a video content agency headquartered in Chicago. They were founded in 2011, and their team of 9 employees provide video production and AR/VR development to their small, mid market, and enterprise clients.
     

    Clients
    Google
    McDonald’s
    Starbucks
    ADIDAS
    Notable Project

    Bottle Rocket Media produced video testimonials for an advertising software agency. They met with the client before filming to discuss goals and strategy, and then delivered a complete project on-time and on-budget. The finished project was well-received by viewers and provides credibility for the client.

    “The Bottle Rocket team was very quick to respond, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. Scheduling was easy and flexible.” – Product Marketing Manager, Advertising Software Agency
     

  • 15
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Sofia Bulgaria

    HandPlayed Productions is a Bulgaria-based production company that specializes in pre-production, production, post-production, commercials, films, music videos, creative direction, concept development, and casting. Founded in 2015 and with a team of fewer than 10 employees, HandPlayed Productions helps clients tell meaningful stories that attract customers, drive sales, and generate traffic. 

    Clients
    Telenor
    EVN
    KitKat
    Absolut Vodka
    Industries
    Notable Project

    handplayed provided video production services for a grocery store retailer. Their team produced six videos featuring a luxury beef meat. The videos were a huge success, and handplayed's passion comes across their work.

    "They think outside the brief and try to bring additional value to the work." –Marketing Consultant, Lidl

  • 16
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Loganholme Australia

    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.

    Clients
    Exxon Mobil
    Telstra
    Queensland University
    Garmin
    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

  • 17
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chamblee GA

    Boutique marketing agency Commotion Engine is based in Woodstock, Ga. Since 2013, their team of 7 has been specializing in video production, digital strategy, and graphic design for a variety of clients. 

    Clients
    Kahua
    Amazon
    Leidos
    MoveGuides
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Commotion Engine created animations and mixed audio for a healthcare application. The goal of their work was to explain the app's key benefits in an easy way. Commotion Engine completed the project quickly and effectively.

    "The communication between our team and Commotion Engine was flawless." — Content Producer 

  • 18
    $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

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    LAI Video capitalizes on the role video plays in marketing by specializing in video production. Based in the heart of Washington, D.C. with a second office in Chicago, LAI Video was founded in 2013 and has a team of 39 employees. They create videos for branding and communications campaigns, commercials, and events.

    Clients
    Real Estate Arts
    National Retail Federation
    DC Education Fund
    NRF Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LAI Video helped an education nonprofit partner recognize educational professionals at an awards ceremony by creating tribute videos for each recipient. The partnership began two years ago and requires producing eight, two-minute videos for the ceremony. To keep the videos unique, LAI Video used its trademark approach to gathering information: They interviewed each award recipient, pieced the information together to create a storyboard, held multiple video shoots, and wove the stories together. They orchestrated a surprise moment to capture each recipient being notified to show the real emotion and impact of the award. It created an unpredictable story with an authentic feel.

    "Their project manager will reach out to us months ahead of filming to start intro conversations. LAI is flexible and they always bring new ideas to the table. They’re customer-oriented and do a great job of implementing our insights into the final vision." – Development Manager, Education Nonprofit Partner

  • 20
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    Storyfarm is a motion pictures and film production company that is located in Baltimore. Founded in 2009, Storyfarm's team of 15 employees has nearly a decade of experience in video production. The firm primarily works with small, midsize, and enterprise B2C and B2B businesses.

    Clients
    Uber
    American Standard
    Under Armour
    American University
    Notable Project

    Storyfarm produced around 30 different videos for a healthcare company, dealing with informational, marketing, and sales focuses. Storyfarm also provides extensive editing services to the videos they produce. The client has developed a lot of trust in the team at Storyfarm. 

    "The level of trust I have with them doesn’t require me to reach out for RFPs anymore. I can’t put a price tag on the amount of trust I have for the team." – EVP, Sales and Marketing, Healthcare Company 

  • 21
    $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 

  • 22
    $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 

  • 23
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sofia Bulgaria

    Chase A Cloud is an animation and video production company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Founded in 2008, this company has 30+ employees. Services offered by Chase A Cloud include video production and broadcast video for companies of all sizes.

    Clients
    Johnson&Johnson
    National Geographic
    Nat Geo Kids
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Chase A Cloud provides ongoing full-cycle video production services for a creative platform. They created both live action and animated videos. Some of their videos have attracted tens of millions of views and high levels of engagement.

    "The reason we have worked with them over and over again is that they're very dependable, they put everything into the project, always meet deadlines, and are very responsive to feedback." Executive Producer, Creative Platform

  • 24
    $1,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Alconost Inc is an information technology agency based in Alexandria, Va., with another office in Belarus, that was founded in 2003. Their team of nearly 35 employees specializes in video production, translation, and advertising for small businesses.  

    Clients
    Kaspersky
    WebMoney
    Viber
    Atola
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Alconost Inc created a short promotional video for a brain training app. While the app hasn't launched yet, the client is happy with the results. 

    "Alconost delivered the work on time, and the budget was what we agreed on. Whenever I requested a change, it was done quickly." —Head of Marketing, Education App

  • 25
    $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

  • 26
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Berkeley CA

    Studio B Films Inc. is a creative and video production agency based in Berkeley, Calif. With a team of 20 employees, they have provided video production, broadcast video, and advertising for midmarket and enterprise businesses since 1992. They work with clients in the IT, consumer products, and advertising industries.
     

    Clients
    Facebook
    Adobe
    Grammarly
    Publicis Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Studio B Films Inc. created a video series for a public science center. They created drafts of the project during pre-production, filmed the video, and finished all of the editing and graphics work. Internal stakeholders were pleased with the final project, and the video series has already been used by over a million children across the United States.

    “We got a lot of positive feedback internally from the publisher; they were so happy with the work. We also got a lot of positive feedback from review panels and school districts on the quality of the videos and what they brought to the curriculum. The level of polish and engagement in the videos helped the curriculum stand out and sell as well as it has.” – Senior Producer, Science Center
     

  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    TopLine Film is London-based video company of 33 employees. Founded in 2008, they deliver diverse types of videos including corporate, branding, training, and explainer. The company has an animation focus in 2D animation, motion graphics, 3D animation, and green screen animation segments.

    Clients
    American Express
    BAFTA
    Trustpilot
    AutoTrader
    Industries
    Notable Project

    In working for an insurance company, Topline Film developed a global recruitment video that involved working on-location in the client's city and office. The highlight of the project was the freeform interviews Topline created to foster a relaxed and non-scripted feel. Various internal leads (including the CEO) reacted positively to the video and praised Topline for their approachability. 

    "I’ve always been pleased working with them. They’ve always been happy to run with whatever brief we gave them." – Marketing Manager, Insurance Company 

     

  • 28
    $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

  • 29
    $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

  • 30
    $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

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