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

  • 61
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Cloud in the Sky Studios is a media production firm located in Ottowa, Canada. Founded in 2010, Cloud in the Sky Studios' small team of 4 employees specializes in video production. 

    Clients
    NBA Canada
    BlackBerry QNX
    NAV CANADA
    Global Centre for Pluralism
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cloud in the Sky Studios was hired by a computer software company to produce a series of videos for the organization. They provided storyboard, creative, and production services for each video. The videos featured live action and animation shots that client uses for both trade shows and features on its website and social channels. The client was impressed with the team at Cloud in the Sky Studios flexibility and ability to meet complex deadlines. 

    "We have challenging deadlines and a rigorous approval process. Cloud in the Sky has been very flexible and adaptive to our process and timeline. I'll let them know when I need something for review and approval, and they’re always able to work within those confines." – Marketing and Communications Manager, Computer Software Company 

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  • 62
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Nanobot Medical Animation is a video production agency headquartered in San Diego, with additional offices in Kiev, Ukraine and Tallinn, Estonia. Founded in 2007, they have since grown their team to 17 specialists who provide video production and AR/VR development. They work with small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses in the health care industry.
     

    Clients
    Novartis
    Bayer
    Sandoz
    Abbvie
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Nanobot Medical Animation created a video animation for a health care company. They worked with the client to develop a 2D rendition of the project, and then delivered the 3D final project, taking into account the company’s comments and requests. Internal stakeholders were pleased by the educational animation.

    “We have received a very positive feedback from our stakeholders who thought that the MoA video was educational and helped them to better understand our technology.” – Brand Manager, Health Care Company
     

  • 63
    $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.

    Clients
    Avery Products
    Beckman Coulter
    Coca-Cola
    CoreLogic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An in-flight entertainment company hired The Corporate Film Guys to create internal-use informative videos. As part of the engagement, The Corporate Film Guys create short informative videos to support the company's internal and external customer-facing initiatives. They work closely with the company to assess the current needs and how to address those through these short videos.

    "We like working with them. They’re very turnkey." - Corporate Communications Manager, In-Flight Entertainment Company

  • 64
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Leesburg VA

    Distant Moon is a video production studio founded in Leesburg, Va. in 2014 with no more than 10 professionals. They provide video production, branding, and marketing strategy services to small and medium-sized businesses alike.

    Clients
    Google
    Stella Artois
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Booking.com
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Distant Moon produced videos for a policy advocacy nonprofit. The nonprofit was in need of media to communicate better with their community online. The nonprofit’s internal staff are happy with the videos.

    “They’ve built a strong relationship over the years, so they generally understand our needs from the start.” - Marketing, Policy Advocacy Nonprofit

  • 65
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Dorst MediaWorks is a video production company headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 2002, and has a team of 2 people who solely provide video production services and specialize in documentaries, corporate videos, and commercial videos.

    Clients
    USAID
    World Bank Group
    The Ross Prize
    Millennium Challenge Corporation
    Notable Project

    Dorst MediaWorks created a documentary that would detail an organization's work alongside the government of Ghana. The team met with the client, developed a brief, and then traveled internationally to film on location. The client praised the final cut of the video and cited improved online metrics.

    “First of all, they produced a beautiful video that was very visually appealing–we've posted it with pride on our website and social media channels. We believe that also led to an increase in online traffic and engagement.” — Deputy Chief, International Organization

  • 66
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    St. George UT

    Ydraw is a marketing and animation firm located in Saint George, Utah. Founded in 2011, Ydraw's team of 26 employees has nearly a decade of experience specializing in video production. The firm works with clients of all sizes from the advertising, business services, and consumer products industries. 

    Clients
    Amazon
    Oracle
    Ford
    Disney
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ydraw produced whiteboard videos for a B2B travel software, creating five 1-2 minute videos for the client. Each video featured hand-drawn animations and illustrated better business concepts. Ydraw managed the sound effects and editing for all five videos. The client was impressed with the quality of each video produced.

    "All videos are in the process of being released, but everybody who has seen them so far has been impressed with the production quality. The concepts that are illustrated in the videos are clear to the viewer, which is what we struggled with." - CEO, B2B Travel Software 

  • 67
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Abbott's Hill United Kingdom

    YourFilm was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Their team consists of less than 10 employees who focus on video production projects.

    Clients
    Nissan
    Kwik Tan
    Fathom
    Tombola
    Notable Project

    The team wrote a script and built the creative framework for a TV advertisement promoting a family-run cheese manufacturing business. While they did not need to collect new footage, they sourced stills and historical footage to produce the final video within a five-week timeline.

    "The engagement was very efficient, and they worked well under pressure." -Co-Owner & Managing Director, Chesse Manufacturing Company

  • 68
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Bengaluru India

    Studiotale is a video production company founded in 2015 in Bengaluru, India. With a team of about 10 employees, Studiotale provides video production and graphic design services primarily for small and midmarket businesses in advertising, marketing, and media industries.

    Clients
    Zeta
    Capillary Tech
    Billion
    Report Garden
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Studiotale developed a video that described a client's reminder app in a 40-second project. Studiotale selected the voice, the music, the design, and developed the animation needed for the video. As a result of Studiotale's work, the video has been viewed over 800 times since its YouTube upload.

    "It was a very logical, well-executed project." — Digital Marketing Manager, Reminder App

  • 69
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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

    Clients
    Commonwealth Bank
    Maybank
    Hong Leong Bank
    Wolters Kluwer
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 70
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Atlanta GA

    Blue Marble Media is a video production agency located in Atlanta. Founded in 1995, the 8-person team serves midmarket and enterprise clients in the advertising and marketing, government, and financial services sectors. They offer video production, graphic design, and broadcast video services.

    Clients
    SAP
    Verizon
    McKesson
    Georgia-Pacific
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Marble Media produced video for a state government entity. The videos were used in paid advertising campaigns or targeted prospect meetings to attract large enterprise brands to the state. The client was impressed with Blue Marble Media’s efficiency and professionalism.

    “Their project management process has always been highly efficient. Everything is systematic in order to achieve the best results. They’ve also been very deliberate and thoughtful in how they write a script, capture video, or edit content.” – Director, Government Administration

  • 71
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

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

    Clients
    Walmart
    Pitney Bowes
    Bell Canada
    Interac
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 72
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    MultiVision Digital Production is a web video production and marketing based in New York City. Established in 2011, the team of nearly 10 employees provides video production, digital strategy, and content marketing services.

    Clients
    Societe Generale
    Dechert
    Dentons
    Hartz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MultiVision Digital Production shot footage at women’s social community event then edited it into an engaging and immersive video. The client posted it on their social media accounts to increase their exposure and try to boost future attendance rates.

    "We have been able to use their video content multiple time across all of our digital platforms. We have noticed our membership increase since the videos went live." — CEO, Women's Social Community Event

  • 73
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Promoshin is a Los Angeles based video production company. They were founded in 2011 and have a team of 11 employees who specialize in video production.

    Clients
    McDonalds
    BBB
    Intuit
    Comedy Central
    Notable Project

    Promoshin produced a video for a bioengineering company. The video introduced the client’s company, and was informative in nature.The client was happy with the finished video and regularly used it to introduce their company to others in their industry. 

    “Their positive attitude and unlimited revisions are noteworthy aspects of the collaboration.” – Business Development Director, Bioengineering Company
     

  • 74
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ferndale MI

    M-1 Studios is a full-service video communications agency located in Ferndale, Mich. Founded in 2008, M-1 Studios' team of 16 employees provides video production for mid-market and enterprise clients. 

    Clients
    Belle Tire
    AlixPartners
    Customer Biogenetics
    Ameritrust
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A festival events company wanted a video that featured its food, art, and concert festivals. M-1 Studios scripted, shot, and produced a live-action advertisements for commercial airing. The video has received positive feedback since its airing.

    "They have a quick turnaround time. Sometimes, our events need last-minute work and they’re always willing to do so on short notice." – Sponsorship Director, Festival Events Company 

  • 75
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Miami FL

    Maxime Photo and Video is a photo and video production company based in Miami, Florida. Founded in 2013, their team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production and other design services to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Maxime Photo and Video shot and produced promotional videos for a marketing firm's website. The videos featured various stunts, complex camera angles using drones and trucks, among others. They built the concept, designed the wardrobe, lighting, and technical necessities, developed the storyboard, as well as the scripts, and filmed and edited everything.

    "They were personal. Even though this was our project, they treated it as their own. They took its mission to heart and worked as if it were for themselves, which is typically not the case."  Business Developer, Marketing Firm

  • 76
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Inglewood CA

    Lemonlight is a video productions agency headquartered in Marina Del Ray, Calif. It also has offices in Miami, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, and Austin, Texas. Its team of 39 employees specializes in video production, content marketing, and broadcast video. It was founded in 2010 and works mostly with mid-market firms. 

    Clients
    Lemonlight works with brands of all sizes. Notable clients include Hyatt
    Audi
    Accenture
    Uber
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An independent school hired Lemonlight to produce branding videos to show prospective families.  Lemonlight scripted, produced, and gave feedback on the final, 90-second product. The client was so impressed by the video that they have asked the team at Lemonlight to film and create additional content. The client was impressed with the team at Lemonlight's professionalism. 

    "We were happy they were really easy to work with. The two onsite crew members that came the day of the shoot were fantastic. They were really considerate and thoughtful but also engaged with the people they were shooting. They knew all the right questions to ask which made everything easy and seamless." – Head of School, Independent School

  • 77
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Denver CO

    Mass FX Media is a video production company based in Denver. They were founded in 2011 and have a team of 7 employees. They specialize in video production, AR/VR development, and broadcast video for clients in the advertising, consumer products, and media industries. 

    Clients
    Facebook
    Reuters
    Vox
    Ford
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mass FX Media created several videos for a business promotion non-profit. They made videos, both animated and live action, that would promote Denver Startup Week, a five-day conference that helps entrepreneurs network and find new business opportunities. The client reported that they received a lot of positive feedback on the quality of the videos.  

    “I’m blown away by the results. Mass FX Media was an ideal partner for this project.” – Manager, Business Promotion Non-Profit
     

  • 78
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Jersey City NJ

    Colormatics is a studio founded in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J. with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in video production, advertising, and content marketing services for clients in the fields of consumer products and business services.

    Clients
    Macy's
    Providence
    FTX
    Vanguard
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Colormatics produced TV ads for a freelancer marketplace platform. The platform needed direct response TV ads for their product. So far the metrics are incomplete but the platform is satisfied with Colormatics’ work.

    “I didn’t need to tell Colormatics exactly what we needed; they already had a basic understanding of our product and our objectives.” - Director of Brand, Freelancer Marketplace Platform

  • 79
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Bend OR

    WK Studios is a video production company based in Bend, Ore., with a secondary location in Raleigh, N.C. Founded in 2010, this company has three employees. Services provided by WK Studios are focused on video production and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Whole Foods Market
    Supercuts
    CBS Sports
    Habitat for Humanity
    Notable Project

    WK Studios provided video production services for an electronics manufacturer. They produced a video of an 8-hour seminar, dividing the content up to make it more easily accessible for consumers. They handled all aspects of video production and brought in audio industry experts to handle the sound work. The client has reported high levels of satisfaction with the videos.

    "The videos have done really well. People are signing up to watch the videos, download our forms, and we’re getting better leads." - Marketing Specialist, Electronics Manufacturer

  • 80
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    India

    MyPromoVideos is a video production company based in India. Founded in 2009, their team of 21 employees provides video production and graphic design services.

    Clients
    State Bank of India
    HDFC Bank
    DSP Mutual Funds
    Times of India Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MyPromoVideos developed the perfect industry solution for their software developer client. Featuring customizable data points and a robust strategic approach, MyPromoVideos’s work resulted in positive client feedback.

    "The video was extremely well received. As a result of the project’s success, we’ve extended our relationship to add clients to their practice through our network in the US." –Project Manager, Software Company

  • 81
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Worcester MA

    Votary Films is a studio founded in Worcester, Mass. in 2007 with no more than 50 professionals. They specialize in video production and digital strategy solutions for small and mid-market agencies in the fields of business services, nonprofit, and education.

    Clients
    US Army
    MIT
    Fidelity Investments
    Tufts University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Votary Films produced a video for a carpentry shop. The video was a testimonial that was designed to gain the trust of potential customers. The video has made a positive impact on the overall business.

    “They traveled a lot as a team, and it showed in their relationship dynamic.” - Owner, Carpentry Shop

  • 82
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Yerevan Armenia

    Yans Media is a design studio based in Yerevan, Armenia, and founded in 2015. Their team of 8 employees specializes in video production.

    Notable Project

    Yans Media created a video for a music sharing service. They storyboarded and created an animated video based on the concept provided by the client. The video advertised the service and was posted to Facebook and Instagram. The client said that they saw a rise in the number of producers and sound designers on the site after posting the video.

    “Working with Yans Media was a fantastic experience. I can’t say anything negative.” – CEO, Music Sharing Service
     

  • 83
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pyrmont Australia

    Motionlab Studio is an animation studio that was founded in 2010 and is located in Sydney, Australia. They have two employees specializing in explainer videos, commercials, and branded video content for companies typically in advertising and marketing, finance, and business services. Their capabilities include motion graphics, 2D and 3D animation, music videos, TVC, and character animation.

    Clients
    Ebay
    Coca-Cola
    Linkedin
    Sony Music
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Motionlab Studio created two animated videos to enhance the brand of an advertising agency’s clients. Using existing scripts, they handled end-to-end production against tight timelines and budgets. Their videos achieved a high view rate and level of production quality, satisfying the agency and its clients.

    “We saw excellent responses from our clients. They were very happy with the production quality and the view rate that each video received—they saw a high number of total views and a large percentage of viewers watching the entire video.” – Creative Partner, Advertising Agency

  • 84
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Luminoustudios is a production company based in Los Angeles with a second location on the opposite coast in New York City. The agency was founded in 2015 and maintains a team of 4 specialists.  Luminoustudios is entirely dedicated to providing full-service video production.

    Clients
    Polaroid
    StoryCorps
    The Smithsonian Institute
    Fiverr
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A social organization was hosting a summer camp and needed a team to produce a video to show prospective campers the experience in an appealing, compelling way. Luminoustudios storyboarded and scripted the video, then handled the end-to-end production process. Upon completion, they edited the footage and curated the audio to enhance the visual content they'd produced.

    "The students involved in the program and the one we focused on specifically thought the video was really authentic and presented their experience in a compelling way" — Senior Producer, Social Organization

  • 85
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    2020 Media International is an integrated project production and consultancy agency based in Leicester, U.K., with offices in London and Venice, Calif. The agency, founded in 1991, has a team of more than ten that provides video production services to midmarket and small companies in various industries, including advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and consumer products & services.

    Clients
    Callaway
    CGI
    DHL
    Lenovo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An independent cinema and art centre hired 2020 Media International to produce a promotional video that could help raise funds for the expansion of the centre's facilities that include two new cinema screens and an art gallery. 2020 Media International was involved in all the details including creating the script and storyboard, managing six separate shoots, and working with the centre's team to recruit volunteers for scenes featuring customers. They produced the film and soundtrack, which, following a couple of minor reviews, was completed on time and budget.

    "The project exceeded expectations." - Marketing Manager, Independent Cinema and Art Centre

  • 86
    $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. 

    Clients
    Health Magazine
    Takeya
    City of Los Angeles
    City of Austin
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Brandefy produced a client presentation to help a marketing consultant create a more professional look for a client. They took old content and added B roll into a presentation in the format of a short sizzle reel. The client was satisfied with the look of the final product. 

    "Very effective. It was seamless. Brandefy takes and understands directions well." – Marketing Consultant

  • 87
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Kartoffel Films is a video and animation agency run by a team of less than 50 founded in 2012. Based in London, the company provides video production services for clients that work in the fields of education, health care, and non-profit, creating videos such as interviews, training videos, commercials, and more.

    Clients
    Kings College London
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    GSK
    Bayer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kartoffel Films once worked with a business school to develop animations and videos for their alumni. The school had limited staff for projects of this nature, and thus had to outsource from Kartoffel Films for assistance. The videos made by Kartoffel Films are meant to showcase the winners of the annual alumni awards of the business school.

    "Even within the last 2–3 years, we can really see a difference in the quality of our videos and animations. We’re internally aware that they’ve set that bar for us. Our team has noticed a huge quality difference on our social channels, which have grown substantially. We can’t attribute all of that to their work, but they’re definitely a part of the recipe that’s helping to grow our success. " - Creative Director, University Business School

  • 88
    $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.

    Clients
    IBM
    UC San Diego
    SDSU
    Damiler
    Industries
    Notable Project

    New Evolution Video assisted in the rebranding and repositioning efforts of a surface protection manufacturer through a promotional video. They operated with about five different sets, chose the locations, helped pick the actors and actresses, worked on sound, script editing, and workflow. The company's employees internally praised New Evolution's skill and quality video production.

    "They made an excellent job of extracting what our real need was and bringing some creativity to help deliver it." – Global Marketing Director, Surface Protection Manufacturer

  • 89
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Plovdiv Bulgaria

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

    Clients
    Hubtiger
    Filtr
    NipperElectric
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 90
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Austin TX

    Wienot Films is an explainer video and whiteboard animation company based in Austin. Founded in 2011, their team of about 10 specializes in creating videos that turn complex ideas into concise, memorable, easy-to-understand stories. They work with clients ranging from startups to large Fortune 500 companies and offer a range of animation styles including hand-drawn whiteboard videos, character animations, and motion graphics. 
     

    Clients
    Canon
    Gatorade
    Sesame Street
    BlackRock
    Notable Project

    Wienot Films created an animated explainer video for a healthcare consulting firm. They drove the entire process from message discovery, scriptwriting, storyboards, to final animation. The video garnered glowing reviews from industry professionals and pleased internal stakeholders with its quality-to-price ratio. The client was impressed with Wienot Films' personal, attentive service and quick understanding of project goals. 

    “"The excellence at Wienot sure makes us want to find ways to partner with them in the future as we grow, as we know we can trust any project to their capable hands and creative minds. We can't thank them enough for such a professional and amazing final product. It was well worth the investment, and they have our highest recommendation." – Co-owner, Healthcare Consulting Firm

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