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

  • 31
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Northbrook IL

    Founded in 2016, Slon Media is a video marketing company that is based in San Francisco, with other locations in London and Minsk. Their team of 17 provide video production, content marketing, social media marketing, and digital strategies to clients.

    Clients
    Epam
    Joom
    TikTok
    Flo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Swiss software development start-up needed to showcase their technology and development software, but there wasn’t a user interface to “show” them their technology. Slon Media stepped in and created videos explaining what they developed in a way for consumers to understand the scope of their project. The client was impressed with the analogy they brought into the video production for people to understand the client’s business. 

    “The most impressive is the combination of very fast production, absolute flexibility and conforming to the client's comments, reliable process and the price: the production cost is incredibly low.” –– Marketing & Communications Director, Software Development Start Up

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  • 32
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Charlotte NC

    Digital Spark Studios is a full-service video production studio based in Charlotte, N.C. The studio, founded in 2014, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to mid-market and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, manufacturing, and business services industries.

    Clients
    Atlas Copco
    Hoover
    CTE
    Lexus
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An industrial goods company hired Digital Spark Studios to help produce a video that will be the first major step towards a more digital-based marketing efforts. Digital Spark Studios helped with the whole production process from scripting, pre-editing, site selection, production, and editing. The video generated a tenfold increase in website and social media engagement, and has been used by dealers and distributors to promote the company's products.

    "They’ve taken the time to get to know our business rather than just documenting the features and benefits of our products." - VP of Marketing, Industrial Goods Company

  • 33
    $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
    Admiral Insurance
    American Express
    AutoTrader
    Trustpilot
    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 

     

  • 34
    $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
    Citigroup
    Pfizer
    Deloitte
    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

  • 35
    $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
    Aviva
    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

  • 36
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Seattle WA

    BigHouse Productions is a video production company based in Seattle. They were founded in 2011 and have a team of 5 employees who specialize in video production. 

    Clients
    Boeing
    Starbucks
    Sprint
    Chevron
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BigHouse Productions created videos for a marketing agency. They created a number of corporate videos and TV spots for the client, who were running a campaign for a client in Washington state. They were very happy with the videos produced.

    “I appreciate how they’re not just tactically aligned with me, but strategically aligned and knowledgeable about the objectives too.” – President, Marketing Agency
     

  • 37
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients
    Social Driver's client base ranges from purpose-driven corporations and foundations
    to leading nonprofits and associations. Notable clients include: American Academy of Family Physicians
    American Nurses Association
    The Education Trust
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

  • 38
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Five to Sixty is a video production company with a team of 5 professionals based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, as well as in Grasonville, Md. and Bethesda, Md. Since 2015, they've provided video production, corporate photography, and broadcast video services primarily to enterprises and midmarket businesses. They've worked in industries such as advertising & marketing, consumer products & services, and arts, entertainment & music.

    Clients
    Pepsi Co
    Unilever
    Spotify
    Coca Cola
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A creative agency hired Five to Sixty to help produce three of their campaigns for one of their clients. Everything from pre-production to post-production was handled by Five to Sixty, including hiring, directing, and editing. The agency's client was impressed by the results.

    "The production value they brought was strong. Their vision throughout the collaboration made them a great creative partner. From the creative to the edits, we were happy. Their team used top-notch equipment, which was an added bonus for our team." - Senior Producer, Creative Agency

  • 39
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chernivtsi Ukraine

    Verstiuk Production is an animated video production agency that was established in 2016. They are based in Chernivtsi, Ukraine and have about 25 employees. Verstiuk Production services revolve around high-end animation production, including 2D, 3D, animated logos, and whiteboard videos.

    Clients
    AB InBev
    Microsoft
    Johnson & Johnson
    Samsung Experience Store
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A US insurance firm partnered with Verstiuk Production to create an explainer video for digital channels. As they prepared to launch a new mobile platform for claims and policy management, they needed an engaging introduction for the product. The team carefully crafted a storyboard and description of timing and style. Upon approval, Verstiuk created a fully scripted animated explanation for the new platform. The client especially appreciated the professional quality of their work, especially as an outsourced firm.

    "They are responsive, technologically sound, and cost effective, delivering great work at a good price." - Creative Director, Marketing Agency for US Insurance Firm

  • 40
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Portland OR

    Founded in 2006, Deep Sky is a video production agency. Their team of around 25 employees is based in Portland, with an additional office in Seattle. The team focuses on video production, graphic design, and broadcast video.

    Clients
    Giro
    D'Addario
    AWS
    Western Star Trucks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Deep Sky produced a series of videos for a cloud-native security company. The team was responsible for storyboarding, animating, live footage, and green screening the explainer videos. 

    "A lot of people have told us why they went with us because the videos demystified the process, and educated them on what we do." – Former Marketing Strategy Director, Cloud-Native Security Company

  • 41
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Plymouth United Kingdom

    Stormy Studio is an animation studio based in Plymouth, United Kingdom. This company was founded in 2013 and has three employees. Services offered by Stormy Studio include video production, broadcast video, and social media marketing for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients
    Moodys
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Western Power Distribution
    Thermo Fisher
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Stormy Studio undertook design work for a marine business park. The project involved the production of design mock-ups to help stakeholders visualize a project.

    "Visuals and graphics were superb, just what we needed. The project was completed on time and on budget." - Owner, Marine Business Park

  • 42
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Left Productions is an media production company headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Paris and London. Left Productions' team of 23 employees offer video production, advertising, and content marketing services. The firm was founded in 2012. 

    Clients
    Snapchat
    Revolut
    Adidas
    Talent.io
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Left Productions produced educational videos to increase brand awareness for a SaaS video company. Left Productions created a variety of videos for the client including testimonials, company overviews, and conference coverage.  Left Productions offered a high level of customer service and responsiveness.

    "Their level of service is great and they’re very responsive. As a B2B startup, their cost effectiveness is very important to us, as is the high level and quality of their customer service." – Product Marketing, SaaS Video Company

  • 43
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dubai United Arab Emirates

    Doleep Studios is a video production company located in Dubai. Founded in 2007, they have since expanded their team to 32 employees. They provide many services to their clients, including advertising, branding, and market strategy.
     

    Clients
    Amazon
    Rotana
    FLIR
    ADNOC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Doleep Studios produces videos for a fitness company. They crafted these videos and provided professional photography services. They then helped the client distribute the video materials on social media, generating frequent leads for the company.

    “The system of getting the video content and rating it, and the lead generation part was very sophisticated and had great impact on our sales.” – Marketing Manager, Fitness Company
     

  • 44
    $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

    Levitate Video was subcontracted by a non-profit organization to explain their platform succinctly. Levitate produced the video, and the template was used by the organization's other branches to brand themselves as well.

    "Our member states love having the video, which is co-branded with their logos. We also love having it as a tool to better describe what we do." – Marketing & Communications Director, Non-Profit Organization

  • 45
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    St Kilda Australia

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

    Clients
    The Good Guys
    IBM
    Infosys
    BBC
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 46
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Houston TX

    Ctrl Shift VFX is a video production studio based in Houston. Founded in 2017, this company has three employees. Ctrl Shift VFX focuses exclusively on video production services for businesses of various sizes.

    Clients
    OtterBox
    LifeProof
    Liviri
    Sasol Chemicals
    Notable Project

    Ctrl Shift VFX was responsible for the creation of several animated videos for a phone case manufacturer. They made use of existing scripts to create the animated content for each video. The client reported positive responses to the videos from internal teams and consumers.

    "Because of how engaging and fun those videos are we getting more and more request for those. Those videos create excitement about the product and help push product off the shelves." Creative Project Manager, Phone Case Manufacturer

  • 47
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Video production agency Catch Creative was founded in 2012. They are based in London, United Kingdom and have a small team. Their services include video production.

    Notable Project

    Catch Creative produced a video to promote a new dating app on social media. They handled everything from storyboarding to post-production editing and producing versions of the video for different social media. 

    "Overall, I was impressed with an outstanding team who took every effort to ensure the end result was sound."

  • 48
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Fayetteville AR

    Explainify is a video production company located in Fayetteville, Ark. Its team of 5 employees has been specializing in video production and marketing strategy since its founding in 2012.  

    Clients
    General Electric
    PerkinElmer
    Panasonic
    Tyson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A methodologies firm hired Explainify to produce videos to use during employee and client interviews. Explainify produced a 30-second animated explainer video and a broader client-facing video. They also provided backend development, lighting, music, and camera makeup. The client was impressed with Explainify's flexibility. 

    "They allowed us to have more creative license than other firms. Some firms like to control the creative process and script. While they helped write it and laid things out, they didn't put a lot of pressure on us to acquiesce to what they were trying to do." –Founder, Methodologies Firm 

  • 49
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Seattle WA

    Spin Creative is a video production agency headquartered in Seattle, Wash., with additional offices in San Francisco and London. The team of 6 has been specializing in video production since 2009. They work mostly with enterprise and midmarket clients, primarily in the business services and consumer products and services industries. 
     

    Clients
    Amazon
    Wave
    Microsoft
    GAP
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Spin Creative worked on a promotional video for a manufacturing company. They offered creative guidance while managing all directorial and production responsibilities. The client was impressed with their project management skills. 

    “Their project management was central to the seamless execution; things progressed smoothly but never felt rushed. They communicated very well with us and included us in every decision.” – Senior Training Manager, Manufacturing Company 
     

  • 50
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Redfern Australia

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

    Clients
    ShopifyPlus
    Qudos Bank
    Volkswagen Australia
    Girl Guides Australia
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 51
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Theory Films is a video production company based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2009, this company has two employees. Services offered by Theory Films include video production and broadcast video.

    Clients
    Heineken
    Jeep
    Google
    Maisto Toys
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Theory Films produced an animated explainer video for an online jewelry company. They were responsible for expanding on the client's initial storyboards in order to develop a promotional video. The client reported an increase in site traffic, sales, and social media engagement since the video's publication. 

    "We saw an increase in social media interactions aswell as website visits. Our sales have increased since the video was put live" - Marketing Manager, Online Jewelry Company

  • 52
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Baltimore MD
    Rock Shore, a video production company, was established in 2012. Their small team is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Their services include video production and broadcast video.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rock Shore was engaged by a nonprofit for the production of a motion graphics reveal video. The deliverable was a necessary touch to announcing the client's new project to its workforce in a more exciting way.

    "They were extremely knowledgeable and obviously experienced."

     
  • 53
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Moscow Russia

    Lava Media is a studio based in Moscow and founded in 2013. Their team of fewer than 50 offers video production and social media marketing solutions for mid-market and enterprise-level clients across various industries.

    Clients
    Rimmel
    Vivo
    Meizu
    Reebok
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Lava Media provided digital marketing solutions for a smartphone company. Lava Media also created YouTube content for the company. This grew the company by 7% of the market share.

    “Their team was flexible with their full-cycle production.” - PR Director, Smartphone Company

  • 54
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    Next Day Animations is an animation company based in Baltimore, with additional offices in Minneapolis; Bend, Ore.; Bracebridge, Canada; and Madison, Wis. Next Day Animations was founded in 2012 and has 18 employees. Services provided by this company include video production, marketing strategy, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Johnson & Johnson
    IHG/Holiday Inn
    Dannon
    SalesForce
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Next Day Animations created a three-minute animation video for a youth non-profit organization. The project involved writing a script, incorporating a voiceover, and creating the video's animated content. The client has reported a lot of positive feedback in response to the video.

    "Direct feedback was very effective and helpful, making this collaboration go smoothly." Development Director, Youth Non-Profit

  • 55
    $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
    Egencia
    Expedia
    Hyve Group
    Nubreed Events
    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

  • 56
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Irvine CA

    INOVIT a video production agency in Irvine, Calif.. Their team of under 10 employees was founded in 2015 and primarily serves midmarket and enterprise clients across various industries. Though they provide graphic design support, they primarily work on video production, focusing on explainer videos. 

    Clients
    Conde Nast
    Ridley Family Market
    Friday Health Care
    City of Handerson and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    INOVIT produced a video to introduce a clothing company and raise awareness for a campaign. The video was successfully delivered and is used across social media to gain attention from potential business partners and viewers. 

    "I found the professionalism and desire to have everything perfect to my specifications to be the most impressive” – Owner, Clothing Company"

  • 57
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Milano Italy

    ORBIS Production is a full-cycle creative production studio based in Milan with offices in Vienna and Ljubljana, Slovenia. The studio, founded in 2009, has more than 50 employees and provides video production, advertising, and broadcast video services to midmarket and other-sized companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and real estate.

    Clients
    AstraZeneca
    Alibaba
    Christian Dior Couture
    Unilever
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A lingerie boutique hired ORBIS Production to produce promotional materials and an advertising video that features the opening of one of their new boutiques. The video will not only announce the opening of the new boutique and showcase the boutique's product range, but is also intended to increase brand awareness and customer loyalty. ORBIS Production completed the project and the ad is slated to be used in December 2020.

    "The whole process was mapped out before we signed an agreement, which immediately eliminated our concerns and provided us with a clear view of the whole process." - Senior Brand Manager, Lingerie Boutique

  • 58
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Seattle WA

    Webdew is a video production agency headquartered in Seattle with additional offices in London and Mohali, India. They were founded in 2016, and have since expanded their team to 49 specialists. They provide video production services to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses.
     

    Clients
    UBER
    Microsoft
    T-Mobile
    Hero Calendar Due
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Webdew created a 60-second explainer video for a software development company. They began by storyboarding the project, and then went on the animate the video and narrate using a voiceover. They delivered the completed video on-time and on-budget.

    “The video was great and it came at a really good price.” – Marketing Manager, Software Development Company
     

  • 59
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    دبي United Arab Emirates

    Focused primarily on corporate and commercial video, The Company Films is a 10-member video production firm based in Dubai. Since opening their doors in 2014, they've worked mostly with animation, including both 2D and 3D projects. 

    Clients
    DP World
    GP Engine Oil
    Zulekha Hospital
    Notable Project

    Earlier in 2019, The Company Films was contracted to create an animated brand video for digital marketing/creative agency. Responsible for explaining the client's unique qualities and message, they exceeded all internal expectations. The final product provided users of the client's website with a deeper understanding of how to use the site. 

    "It gave us instant credibility and represented our quality of work." – Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Agency 

  • 60
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Warszawa Poland

    ExplainVisually.co is a visual thinking agency based in Warsaw, Poland. The agency, founded in 2014, has a team of more than ten that provides video production and graphic design services. ExplainVisually.co serves enterprise and smaller-sized companies in the IT, health care & medical, financial services, telecommunications, energy & natural resources, and utilities industries.

    Clients
    IKEA
    Carlsberg
    Orange
    ING
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A general merchandise retailer hired ExplainVisually.co to help generate more awareness about their actions to prevent food waste. As part of the engagement, ExplainVisually.co analyzed, synthesized, and visualized the key information about the food waste prevention initiative. They then prepared hand drawings that presented this initiative on the walls of their shops. The wall drawings worked well as shoppers asked for more information from staff and congratulated them for having it.

    "Their fantastic flexibility and ability to prepare great visual synthesis." - Former Operational Community Manager, General Merchandise Retailer

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