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Top 80 Animation Production Companies in San Francisco

November 2022

Looking for a top animation company in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco Animation Companies

  • 1
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Rafael, 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. 

    Clients

    • Adobe

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Zero One Digital Media provides video production of many kinds, including for feature-length documentaries, 3–5 minute customer profiles, and short promotional videos for dissemination on social media.

    "Their work elevates corporate video to a cinematic level. The firm is excellent with storytelling, as well."

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  • 2
    • $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.

    Clients

    • Vogue
    • Proofpoint
    • Yodlee
    • Smith System

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An electromechanical manufacturing company hired Levitate Media to provide video production. Their efforts also included video editing, audio mixing, and voiceover recording, among other tasks.

    ''Levitate Media took the time to understand our business.''

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  • 3
    • $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.

    Clients

    • Google
    • YouTube
    • Glassdoor
    • Lever

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Fog Coast produced 6 promotional videos to be shared through various online outlets. They took each project from pre-production to post-production and incorporated animations of title cards and product.

    "I feel comfortable putting them in front of important clients and people within our organization."

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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.

    Clients

    • Microsoft
    • Amazon
    • Conde Nast
    • Webflow

    Industries

    Notable Project

    BT Studio is a long-standing partner of a photo and video production company, supporting video-focused projects of all sizes. They've recently managed an extensive photoshoot in LA and created video content.

    "They talk things through and follow up with a proposal that meets our discussed needs."

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    BayCreative is a full-service marketing agency that excels in various services including content marketing, branding, design, direct marketing, video production, PPC, and email marketing. Founded in 1997, their San Francisco-based team of 16 serves as a "virtual marketing department" for their clients in industries like IT, financial services, and healthcare. 

    Clients

    • Cisco
    • Salesforce
    • ServiceNow
    • Docker

    Industries

    Notable Project

    BayCreative serves as a creative partner for a range of branding and web design projects. The team has updated graphic designs and created print collateral.

    "We wholeheartedly recommend working with BayCreative."

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Pluck. is a video agency headquartered in Los Angeles, with an additional office in New York City. Their team of around 5 employees provides video production, advertising, and broadcast video services.

    Clients

    • CapitalOne
    • MassMutual
    • Mastercard
    • Indiegogo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    PatrickOrtman, Inc. supported the production of a branding and commercial video in its entirety. They collaborated on the script, scouted acting talent and locations, and filmed several cuts of various length.

    “PatrickOrtman, Inc.’s willingness to adjust to our changing needs stood out as exceptionally impressive.”

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  • 7
    • $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
    • Salesforce
    • Advance Auto Parts
    • Walmart

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ALCHEMYcreative produced an interview-based video with the aim of generating enthusiasm for various software technologies. Their services included producing a creative brief based on guidelines.

    "I’m extraordinarily happy—the experience couldn’t have gone better."

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  • 8
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 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.

    Clients

    • Lamborghini
    • Webflow
    • Black Serum Tattoo
    • Fast.co

    Industries

    Notable Project

    LV Productions scripted, shot, and edited a series of interviews with a law firm to help introduce their team and company mission, as well as provided guidance and execution on Facebook advertisements.

    “The team was respectful throughout the process and took our perspectives and ideas into account in the final product.”

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  • 9
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $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.

    Clients

    • Visa
    • NBCUniversal
    • Ad Council
    • AARP

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A software company hired Explainly to produce their explainer video. They created a 60-second video for the client to post on their website.

    "Their communication and professional step-by-step process were very impressive."

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  • 10
    • $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

    • Adobe
    • Salesforce
    • Publicis Group
    • Grammarly

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Studio B Films, Inc. was initially hired to create a promotional video for a DIY home security company. Three years later, they were taken up to produce a film for the launch of their new medical product. 

    "We work seamlessly together and I can't stress enough how the consistency and communication between us went well."

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  • 11
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Cowan Agency is a San Francisco based creative agency. They were founded in 2013 and have a team of three employees who specialize in video production, advertising, and branding.

    Clients

    • Castlight
    • Koniku
    • Shadow
    • Cloud Technology Solutions.

    Notable Project

    Cowan provided video production services for an event, including one-on-one interviews of staff.

    “After posting some of the footage Cowan captured, we received a lot of great responses from the community.”

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    PasciVite is a small digital marketing agency headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Founded in 2017, their main focus lines are custom software development and SEO, focusing largely on the IT services industry.

    Clients

    • Kleiner Perkins
    • Vitel Health
    • Buzzsaw Media
    • Copysmith

    Industries

    Notable Project

    PasciVite created a security policy for a media company. Their team also assisted with a security questionnaire, created any necessary documentation, and ensured ISO 27001 guidelines were followed.

    “PasciVite is great to work with. They are extremely responsive and eager to help.”

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  • 13
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Founded in 2006, Clutch Creative House is a video production and graphic design agency based in New York, New York. They also provide web design, advertising, branding, and UX/UI design services. 

    Clients

    • Google
    • YouTube
    • Samsung
    • Discovery

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Clutch Creative House provides video services to a kite retailer, producing animation videos for the retailer to help market their products online.

    “They’re a really talented team that is good to work with.”

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Novaby is a 3D/AR creative technologies studio based in Seattle and founded in 2018. Their team of more than 10 specializes in video production and AR/VR development solutions for clients in the fields of arts, advertising, and gaming.

    Clients

    • TOTO USA
    • AirTerra
    • Swire Hotels
    • NapTime Studio

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Novaby provided video production for an educational gaming company. The team created a promotional video for their new game.

    "Novaby has a great team of extremely talented individuals."

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  • 15
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Berkeley, CA

    Wild Road Films is a studio based in Berkeley, Calif. with more than two members. Since 2011, they have provided video production and corporate photography solutions for clients in various industries, including arts, IT services, and hospitality.

    Clients

    • Nama Fiji
    • True Botanicals
    • Google
    • Facebook

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A consulting firm hired Wild Road Films for video production, graphic design, animation, and audio editing.

    "I have nothing but praise for the quality of work and creativity, and respect their work ethic."

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

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

    Artenergy is a Kentfield, California-based web design agency. The small firm was established in 2000. Their team focuses on web design, graphic design, branding, print design, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    In need of a UI design for a touch screen POS project, a software company hired Artenergy. They were tasked with wireframes, architecture, and designs that featured a user-friendly, modern, and intuitive UI.

    "We were pleasantly surprised by their level of expertise and ability to understand customer needs."

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  • 17
    • Undisclosed
    • 1,000 - 9,999 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    XYZ is a San Francisco, California-based video production agency. Founded in 2001, the large team focuses on video production.

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  • 18
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.5
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.3
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    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Oakland, CA

    Idea2Form is a full-service collaborative design studio founded in 2018 and based in Oakland, Calif. Their team of more than 10 offers branding, social media marketing, and web design solutions to clients that work in industries such as nonprofit, education, and arts.

    Clients

    • Emerson Collective
    • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    • Elemental Excelerator
    • California Community Foundation

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Idea2Form led a comprehensive rebrand to combine a family foundation with its for-profit arm. After a long discovery phase, they created new websites, a content strategy, a video, and other branding materials.

    "They led what was one of the best projects that I’ve worked on in my career."

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  • 19
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA
    OpenLight Films is a San Francisco, California-based video production agency. They provide video production, advertising, broadcast video, and corporate photography and were launched in 2010.
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  • 20
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Oakland, CA

    Pixel Valley Studio is a small branding company and video production agency. Established in 1998, the firm is located in Oakland, California. Their services include branding and video production.

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  • 21
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Broadcast video company Suite Spot was launched in 2004. The small New York, New York-based team focuses on broadcast video, video production, AR/VR development, and graphic design.

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  • 22

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    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Berkeley, CA

    Jed Riffe Films + Electronic Media, a video production company, was founded in 2000. Their small team is in Berkeley, California. The firm offers video production.

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  • 23
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Moving Brands is a business consulting company. They are in London , United Kingdom; New York, New York; San Francisco, California and Zürich, Switzerland and have a midsize team that provides business consulting, ux/ui design, branding, digital strategy, and more. The agency was launched in 1998.

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  • 24
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Advertising company Across the Pond was founded in 2008. Their small team is located in London, United Kingdom; San Francisco, California and Singapore, Singapore. Their services include advertising, branding, video production, content marketing, and more.

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  • 25
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Richmond, CA

    Skycar Creative is a small graphic design company and video production company launched in 2014. Their team provides graphic design and video production. The company is headquartered in Richmond, California.

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  • 26
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Pablo, CA

    Apptomate, a small video production company, is headquartered in San Pablo, California and New York, New York. Founded in 2014, the team offers video production.

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  • 27
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Berkeley, CA

    Neoscape is a branding agency. The Boston, Massachusetts-based company was launched in 1995. The midsize team focuses on branding, graphic design, video production, email marketing, and more.

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  • 28
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Oakland, CA

    Hidden GEM Creative Studios is a small video production company. Established in 2016, the company is located in Oakland, California. Their team provides video production.

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  • 29
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    The Circle is an advertising company. Established in 2015, the team provides advertising, video production, and branding. Their small agency is located in New York, New York; Kyiv, Ukraine; London, United Kingdom and San Francisco, California.

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  • 30
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Factory 360 is a marketing strategy company founded in 2007. The midsize team offers marketing strategy, advertising, social media marketing, and direct marketing. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York and Miami, .

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