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Top 100 Animation Production Companies in California

The Best of June 2024

Looking for a top animation company in California?

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. 

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List of the Best California Animation Companies

  • 1
    (140 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      4.9
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Costa Mesa, 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.

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    • First American Title

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  • 2
    (28 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.8
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.9
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Palo Alto, CA

    Prolific Studio is a marketing firm based in Palo Alto, Calif. with over 50 members. Founded in 2018, they specialize in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO solutions for clients that work in various industries, including real estate, arts, and business services.

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    • Toyota

    Industries

  • 3
    (18 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      5.0
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Encinitas, CA
    Beacons Point is a small other marketing company. They offer other marketing, video production, commercial property management, commercial development, and more and were established in 2019.
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    • University of California
    • American Cancer Society
    • Delta Hotels
    • Bussiness Barrett Solutions Inc

    Industries

  • 4
    (13 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.7
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Zero One Digital Media is an entertainment company based in San Rafael, California that was founded in 2012. Their team of around five employees works with mostly enterprise companies, as well as some mid-market businesses, in the advertising, media, and arts industries. 

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    • Adobe

    Industries

  • 5
    (8 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $50,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Founded in 2012, GameChangerSF is an advertising agency that offers mobile and app marketing services to their small business, mid-market, and enterprise clients in the gaming, arts and entertainment, and gambling industries. Their 50 employees are based out of Palo Alto, Calif. 

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    • Supercell

    Industries

  • 6
    (6 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      4.8
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Walnut Creek, CA
    Based in Concord, California, Farallon is an advertising company. They specialize in advertising, direct marketing, social media marketing, video production, and more and were founded in 2021.
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    • Adobe

    Industries

  • 7
    (43 Reviews) 4.8
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      4.8
    • Value

      4.6
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $1,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Inglewood, CA

    Lemonlight is an on-demand video production company based in Los Angeles. They specialize in performance creative, for brands and agencies across the globe and in multiple industries. From ideation to final delivery, they create conversion-driven video content (product videos, event videos, OTT ads, and more), to enhance our clients’ existing marketing strategies.

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    • Lemonlight works with brands of all sizes. Notable clients include Hyatt

    Industries

  • 8
    (2 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      5.0
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    Video production agency Optious 👀 is in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The agency provides video production and is small.The agency was established in 2002.

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    Clients

    • Microsoft, Google, HP, United Talent Agency, Roche, Hearland, Invisalign, Hertz, Candid, Hodinkee

    Industries

  • 9
    (12 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      5.0
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    LV Production is a freelance video service provider based in Emeryville, Calif founded in 2015. They specialize in video production for clients ranging from small firms to large enterprises in the fields of business services, advertising, and arts.

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    • Lamborghini

    Industries

  • 10
    (15 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      5.0
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Headquartered in San Diego, California, Focus Media Video Production is a video production company. Established in 2016, the small team provides video production.

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  • 11
    (80 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.8
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.6
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Levitate Video is a media production company based in San Francisco with an office in Boca Raton, Fla. Founded in 2009, their team of 33 professionals provide video production, broadcast video, and translation assistance to clients ranging from small startups to large corporations. They produce videos such as explainers, corporate videos, interviews, and others.

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    • Vogue

    Industries

  • 12
    (34 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $1,000+
    • 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.

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  • 13
    (25 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      5.0
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Fog Coast Productions is a San Francisco-based video production company that was founded in 2017. They employ a small team of 3 that works mostly in video production but also provides advertising, branding, and a variety of marketing services.

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    • Google

    Industries

  • 14
    (25 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Chomp Creative Studio is a studio founded in 2013 in San Diego with no more than 10 employees. They are experts in video production, content marketing, and PPC solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, consumer products, and business services, among others.

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    • CarnoSyn®

    Industries

  • 15
    (13 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.8
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Irvine, CA

    The Corporate Film Guys is a video production company based in Lake Forest, Calif. The company, founded in 1990, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to enterprise and mid-market companies in the consumer products & services, financial services, IT, manufacturing, and medical industries.

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    • Astronics

    Industries

  • 16
    (7 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Newport Beach, CA

    Merit/Andrew is a creative agency headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Their team of over 10 serves businesses of all sizes in the advertising and marketing industries, as well as arts, entertainment, and media. Services include video production and broadcast video. They were founded in 2002.

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    • Panasonic

    Industries

  • 17
    (35 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Sausalito, 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.

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    Clients

    • Visa

    Industries

  • 18
    (34 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      4.9
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Santa Monica, CA

    Brandefy is a video production firm in Santa Monica, Calif. Founded in 2010, the team of less than 10 also provides content marketing and broadcast video services for its small business, midmarket, and enterprise clients. 

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    Clients

    • Health Magazine

    Industries

  • 19
    (4 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.8
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    MotionCreativ, a video production agency, was founded in 2012. They are headquartered in Los Angeles, California and have a small team. MotionCreativ specializes in video production.

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    Industries

  • 20
    (6 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      4.8
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      5.0
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Glendale, CA

    GoDRTV is a marketing firm founded in 2007. With more than two employees, they offer video production, media planning and buying, and social media marketing solutions from their office in Glendale, Calif. They work with clients ranging from small firms to large companies.

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    Clients

    • Life Alert

    Industries

  • 21
    (17 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.9
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.7
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    New Evolution Video is a video production company based in San Diego, California. Founded in 2007, their team of around 10 employees provides video production, marketing strategy, broadcast video, and content marketing services.

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    Clients

    • IBM

    Industries

  • 22
    (79 Reviews) 4.8
    • Timeliness

      4.7
    • Service Excellence

      4.8
    • Value

      4.4
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Covina, 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.

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    Clients

    • simplehuman

    Industries

  • 23
    (14 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Temecula, CA

    MAGNETIC Creative is a global branding agency that was founded in 2006. Headquartered in Temecula, Calif., MAGNETIC Creative has an additional office in Knysna, South Africa. They have about 47 employees that mostly midmarket clients, in addition to small businesses and enterprise firms. Services include branding, digital strategy, advertising, video production, and logo design. 

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  • 24
    (7 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      5.0
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    BT Studio is a small video production company. The San Francisco, California-based company was launched in 2015. Their team offers video production and corporate photography.

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    Clients

    • Microsoft

    Industries

  • 25
    (17 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.8
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.5
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $10,000+
    • 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.

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    Clients

    • LARQ

    Industries

  • 26
    (6 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      4.8
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Bacon and Eggs Media is a small advertising and video production company. The Los Angeles, California-based company was established in 2019. Their services include advertising and video production.

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  • 27
    (5 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      4.8
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      4.7
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA
    Minivan Productions is a video production agency. They specialize in video production and were founded in 2019. The firm is based in Forest, Virginia.
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    Clients

    • Dunlop Tennis

    Industries

  • 28
    (7 Reviews) 4.9
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      4.9
    • Value

      5.0
    • Would Recommend

      4.9
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Mountain View, CA

    Picturelab is a video production company located in Mountain View, Calif. Founded in 2009, they comprise four employees specializing in storytelling, design, motion graphics, and live action video. They work with innovative clients, including global brands and startups.

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    Clients

    • Google

    Industries

  • 29
    (1 Reviews) 4.5
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      4.5
    • Value

      4.5
    • Would Recommend

      4.5
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Ockham is a San Diego, California-based video production company. The small company was launched in 2021. Their services include video production, advertising, and content marketing.

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    Clients

    • Manscaped

    Industries

  • 30
    (8 Reviews) 5.0
    • Timeliness

      5.0
    • Service Excellence

      5.0
    • Value

      4.9
    • Would Recommend

      5.0
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Good Pictures is a small video production company. They provide video production and were established in 2019. The agency is in Los Angeles, California.

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    • Samsung

    Industries

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