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

  • 121
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    A video production company based in San Francisco, Rocketwheel was founded in 2007. Their team of fewer than 10 employees primarily services enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as health care and medical, advertising and marketing, and business services.

    Clients
    Amazon
    Salesforce
    Bloomberg
    Dell
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rocketwheel created an animated explainer video for a financial services company’s newest product. The video served to educate customers on the benefits and uses of the product. The team’s final product was visually appealing and effective.

    “The videos were extremely successful in the launch of our product. They allowed for much faster and greater adoption and were used extensively during the sales and implementation processes.” — Vice President of Marketing, Financial Services Company

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  • 122
    $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
    Kaiser Permanente
    City of Los Angeles
    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

  • 123
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Transcendent Enterprise is a corporate video company based in New York City. The company, founded in 2004, is composed of a team of around 10 who provide video production, broadcast video, and AR/VR development services to various companies.

    Clients
    Facebook
    Spotify
    NYU
    Mount Sinai
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Transcendent Enterprise was hired by a Disability Nonprofit to help them produce four videos: two training videos, and internal and external versions of their compliance video and a HIPAA video. Transcendent Enterprise executed everything related to the videos and met their deadlines.  

    "Even when our team took more time to review things, they still stuck to our deadlines." - Video Director, Disability Nonprofit

  • 124
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    Prosper Digital TV is a full-service video production and marketing company of 8 members that's based in Brooklyn. Since 2012, they have provided video production, advertising, and broadcast video for mid-market firms, as well as both small and large businesses. Prosper Digital TV works primarily in the fields of advertising, business services, and education.

    Clients
    MTM
    Amalgamated Bank
    Accelerate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prosper Digital TV was once tasked by a legal services firm to create a video that showcased their work. The resulting commercial produced by Prosper Digital TV ended up getting over 100,000 views on YouTube, with greatly increased demand for the product in the commercial and more conversions overall.

    "I was very impressed by the caliber of the actors and the crew. Their prices were also very reasonable, and the other companies in our award category paid much more to other agencies." - Vice President of International Digital Marketing, Legal Services Firm

  • 125
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Irvine 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.

    Clients
    Scheifer Media
    Toshiba
    Yokohama
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Merit/Andrew produced a commercial for a media company's client. Salvaging the project from another vendor, the team took over storyboarding and production. The client was thrilled with the final product.

    "Merit/Andrew’s work really delighted the client and made us look like heroes. We couldn’t be happier." — Former Director of Digital Advertising, Media Company

  • 126
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Santa Ana CA

    Phase 3 Studios is a video production agency founded in 1987. Their small team is headquartered in Santa Ana, California and provides video production.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Phase 3 Studios produced a video and created a cut-down and a Mandarin version for an automotive software company. The video was meant to showcase the technology and benefits of a motor for electrical vehicles.

    "The best part was that they drove us as much as we drove them."

  • 127
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lviv Ukraine

    Wight Visuals is a design agency based in Lviv, Ukraine with more than two professionals. Since their founding in 2016, they have offered video production and graphic design solutions to small and mid-market firms in the fields of gaming, arts, and IT services.

    Clients
    Streamlabs
    Emanate
    Passfolio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wight Visuals produced videos for an investment platform. The videos were animated explainers that showcased the features of the platform’s mobile app. This resulted in the platform gaining thousands of people on the waitlist on their landing pages.

    “I was surprised by the quality of their work and they exceeded my expectations.” - Growth Lead in Brazil, Investment Company

  • 128
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Crystal Pyramid Productions is a video production company founded in 1981. The company is located in San Diego, Calif.  The streamlined team currently includes 2 employees. Crystal Pyramid Productions offers a specialized focus on video production and broadcast services. Clients include highly recognizable global brands from the nonprofit, retail, and entertainment industries.

    Clients
    Netflix
    Adidas
    American Red Cross
    Disney
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services firm needed support with producing a new video for their website. Crystal Pyramid Productions took the script and filmed, edited, and produced the four minute promotional video. The overarching goal of this engagement was to improve the firm's online brand visibility. As a result of Crystal Pyramid Productions' work, the financial services firm expanded their web presence.

    "The video received a lot of positive feedback from my clients. Most of my business is word of mouth, and I know the video helps legitimize me for people who don’t know me personally." –Owner, Financial Advisory Firm

  • 129
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Glendale CA

    Spot On Media, Inc. is a video production house based in Glendale, Calif. The agency was founded in 2007 and now employs a team about 7.

    Clients
    Lionsgate
    Disney
    ABC
    Life Alert
    Notable Project

    Spot On Media, Inc. produced a series of videos for an anti-bullying campaign. They provided both filming and editing services. The creative videos have close to a million views and audiences reacted with great enthusiasm. 

    "Their impact has been tremendous. They always do a fabulous job. My background is in TV production so I can tell if a company is good or not and they are fantastic.” — CEO, Anti-Bullying Program

  • 130
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles 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
    Indiegogo
    Apartments.com
    DealDash
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A transportation company hired Pluck. to create a brand video showcasing its services. They created a storyboard and filmed original content featuring the transportation company's customers. They had full control over the creative direction of the video, and the client appreciated that the video was delivered on time.

    “The quality of the video is excellent, and the feedback we’ve received has been very positive. We’re a small business and the video helps us stand out from our competitors.” - Owner, Transportation Company

  • 131
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Islandia NY

    Anideos is a New York-based Animation Studio. They were founded in 2019 and have a team of 50 employees who specialize in explainer, traditional 2D, 3D, and custom animation styles. Besides animation services, Anideos also offers website and mobile app development services. From individuals and small businesses to large organizations, Anideos caters to clients from all major industries.

    Clients
    Talent Book LLC
    Teem
    Serge Bov Bola
    Vax Global
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Anideos produced a 20-second animated video to quickly and clearly describe a vaccination record company's services. After receiving a storyboard, the team produced the video, which featured stick figures to satisfy the client's gender- and race-neutral requirement. Anideos completed the project in four days and exceeded expectations. They delivered an animated video that effectively communicates the client's services and received positive feedback.

    "They were great at following up via telephone and provided an incredible audit trail via email." — Board Chairman, Vaccination Record Company

  • 132
    $10,000+
    Freelancer
    Chicago IL

    Attack Studios is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the team of 2 specializes in video production, broadcast video and advertising.

    Clients
    AAA
    FEMA
    Nissan
    OREO
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Attack Studios worked on video production for a law firm. They developed a video game trailer, a trailer based on a convention and an animated video for a pre-recorded voiceover. The client was extremely impressed with the work the team produced.

    “Sometimes, their animations are so flawless that they look effortless. Out of all the videos on our YouTube channel, this video game trailer has the most views, as well as on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.” – Director of Marketing, Law Firm

  • 133
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    CRFT Video is a design-driven animation production company based in New York, New York. Founded in 2017 with additional offices in Moscow, Russia, and Melbourne, Australia, their team specializes in animation, video production, explainer videos, 3D animation, commercials, and graphic design. They work with companies of all sizes in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, and around the globe.

    Clients
    Deloitte
    Kaspersky Lab
    Lays
    Ebay
    Industries
    Notable Project

    CRFT Video provided video production services for a luxury resort and real estate company. They used visualization, 3D modeling, and 3D animation to create content that showcases the resort apartments.

    "CRFT Video performed well during the engagement. They were able to make the complex project simple by using the right tools, remaining organized and communicative, and providing regular progress updates." – Head of Marketing, Hospitality Company

  • 134
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Poznań Poland

    Craftoon is a video production company headquartered in Poznan, Polan, with an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Founded in 2017, Craftoon's team of more than 10 employees offer video production services. 

    Clients
    Archdesk
    Microsoft
    Eurovision
    Biz Bank
    Notable Project

    Craftoon worked with a grain silos company to produce five videos. The videos featured 3D animation and live action footage. The client reported an increase in sales and brand recognition due to Craftoon's videos. It appreciated the levels of quality and personalized offered by Craftoon. 

    "The products they delivered were of remarkable quality. Our customers understand the content Craftoon produced and that’s the most important factor. They provided a customized solution to meet our needs." - Head of Growth, Grain Silos Company 

  • 135
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Jacksonville FL

    Gemstone Media is a video production company comprised of a team of over 50 people based in Jacksonville, Fla. Founded in 2005, they provide video production, broadcast video, and digital strategy solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising and media.

    Clients
    Airstream Ventures
    Jacksonville Humane Society
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Gemstone Media provided video production services for a private organization. The organization needed a series of short videos to showcase their work, such as adoptions, a low-cost veterinary clinic, and more. Gemstone Media's videos resulted in the organization's website garnering more traffic.

    "They respond quickly to phone calls and emails. Their turnaround time is also very fast. When we’ve asked for a video with only a week or two of notice, they made it happen." - Director of Development, Private Organization

  • 136
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Douglas Isle of Man

    Animation Explainers is an explainer video production company located in Douglas, Isle of Man, and Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2018, they now have about 12 employees who specialize in creating bespoke animation explainer videos for companies in the medical devices, IT and software, cryptocurrency, and financial services industries amongst others. Services include scriptwriting, animation, production, voiceovers, music, and editing.

    Clients
    Post Media Network
    Deutsche Telekom
    Impellam Group PLC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Animation Explainers produced an animated explainer video to inform potential clients about a HR company’s services. They collaborated on the script and audio elements and incorporated feedback into the work. The final video has received thousands of views online and all feedback has been positive.

    “The process was very easy and resulted in a great final product. On LinkedIn, we have a few thousand views on the video and it’s definitely making rounds on all the platforms.” – President, HR Company

  • 137
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Minsk Belarus

    So! Media Production is a video production agency that's headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania; they also have an office in Minsk, Belarus. Founded in 2013, So! Media has fewer than 10 employees that serve a range of clients.

    Clients
    Med Travel Belarus
    Nike
    Averda
    Flock Free
    Notable Project

    So! Media Production created a promotional video for a medical company to target specific audiences 35 and older.  Prior to production, they researched film techniques and market trends to meet the client's needs. The video received positive feedback from internal and external stakeholders. 

     

  • 138
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    PUSH Collaborative is a New York City-based video production company. Founded in 2011, their team of fewer than 10 employees also provides content marketing and broadcast video services. They primarily serve enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as business services, financial services, and education.

    Clients
    Symantec
    AstraZeneca
    PaloAlto Networks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    PUSH Collaborative produced an explainer video for a cloud security startup. The video follows the startup’s founding story in animated form. The final product was well received by internal stakeholders, including key investors.

    “They’re absolute professionals.” — Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Cloud Security Startup

  • 139
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Dublin Ireland

    The Reelists is a video production agency headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and founded in 2017. Their team of approximately 5 employees develops, produces, and edits videos for clients of all sizes and industries. Some of the video types they specialize in are commercials, explainers, interviews and testimonials, and training videos.

    Clients
    Disney+
    Primark
    TripAdvisor
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Reelists produced videos for an Irish accountancy group. Receiving the client's brief, they finalizes scripts before hiring actors and producing the films. The finalized product, showcased on both social media and storefront screens, received great feedback and generated a significant number of digital impressions.

    "Afterwards there were a few rounds of edits where I worked with the production team to get the videos right." — Marketing Manager, Accountancy Group

  • 140
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    JSP Media Group is a studio based in London and founded in 2009. With over 10 members, they provide video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography solutions to clients that range from small businesses to large enterprises.

    Clients
    Dentinal Tubules
    Avery Healthcare
    Henry Schein
    Industries
    Notable Project

    JSP Media Group produced videos for a dental education organization. The organization needed online content for their lectures. The resulting videos rack up many views, and are of high quality.

    “The team at JSP Media Group is brilliant. They’ve met every single project deadline set for them.” - Founder & CEO, Dental Education Organization

  • 141
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Flow Production and Post is a TV commercial and video production company that has offices in New York and Philadelphia. Founded in 1998, this team of fewer than 10 focus primarily on commercials and high-end corporate videos. The team offers a variety of video editing services, including motion graphics, visual effects, color grading, and music editing.

    Clients
    The Wall Street Journal
    Mercedes Benz
    Comcast
    Quick and Dirty Fitness
    Notable Project

    Flow Production and Post delivered a series of ads for a well-known publication. The team selected clips from a vast library of raw footage, added music and effects, and completed post-production edits before sending the final product. Their wealth of knowledge, coupled with their creative approach, made for a fruitful engagement.

    "They were well-organized, reliable, and capable of keeping up with our fast-paced production cycle, even if it meant working on weekends. I never felt like I had to push them to stay on task. Everyone on their team possessed solid expertise and was easy to communicate with, and I was impressed by their collaborative nature." – VP of Global Brand Marketing, Leading Publication

  • 142
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    JAM is a content production studio based in London. Founded in 2010, their team of approximately 6–7 teammates provides video production for clients of all sizes. Their specialties include branded videos, commercials, and documentaries. They also have a robust proficiency in animation.

    Clients
    Links of London
    Nike
    Beats by Dre
    Industries
    Notable Project

    JAM provided video production for a sports training event featuring sponsorship by major companies. Their team spearheaded all aspects of production and were particularly involved with onset shooting. Their work has been enthusiastically received and has led them to secure future engagements with their client.

    "The turnaround and quality of their work have both been excellent. They’re especially reliable when we’re on a tight timeline." — Director, Sports Training Company

  • 143
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Founded in 2016, ALTO Visuals is a video production agency. Their team of around 10 employees is based in Los Angeles. The team focuses solely on video production.

    Clients
    Based Inc.
    Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle
    Footlocker
    Republic Records
    Notable Project

    ALTO Visuals produced multiple videos for a clothing company. They helped with 3 campaigns over the course of a few years. The team was responsible for film photography, studio and lifestyle photography, and video direction. 

    "Every single time we’ve done a promotion with ALTO Visuals, it’s driven sales by at least 200%." – Creative Director, Clothing Company

  • 144
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ardmore PA

    New Pace Productions is a creative video production agency based in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, that was established in 2007. Their team of 10 employees offers video production services.

    Clients
    St. Joseph's University
    Capital One
    AQUA America
    University of Delaware
    Notable Project

    New Pace Productions filmed high-profile lectures for a special events company. Their team coordinated marketing videos and recap videos for the client's flagship events. Their videos garnered a large number of views on various social media and received substantial praise.

    "We’ve posted our recap video on multiple digital outlets, and it’s received widespread positive feedback and views. " – Senior Associate Director, Special Events Company

  • 145
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    BKDSN is a visual content agency that was founded in 2007 and is based in Montreal, Canada. They have two employees experienced in video production, web development, and print design for various small, mid-size and large companies, primarily in advertising and marketing. Services include product visualization, computer-generated imagery, 3D modelling, compositing, and color grading.

    Clients
    Audi
    Rolaids
    EZ Stud Out
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BKDSN rendered 3D and CGI content for interactive promotional purposes for an automotive company. They also supported the client with web development and management. The videos created by BKDSN increased revenue, social media engagement, and product awareness and were used in sales pitches.

    “The videos for our 2012 product launches made a significant impact at a major trade show. During the event, the videos achieved impressive industry attention and helped us secure $10 million in new business. Our sales team continues to leverage those videos, which are currently earning tens of thousands of hits on YouTube.” – Marketing Director, Automotive Company

  • 146
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Hyderabad India

    What a Story is a visual branding agency founded in 2015. Based in Hyderabad, India, the team of 19 specializes in video production and branding. They serve a range of clients, primarily in the entertainment, healthcare, and hospitality industries. 

    Clients
    Canon
    Kellogg's
    Uber
    Standard Chartered
    Industries
    Notable Project

    What a Story helped a studio by coordinating all post-production tasks for a 2-minute marketing case study video for a third party. The video featured motion graphic animation and relevant statistics. The final video resulted in a successful engagement.

    "I was impressed by their diligence. Their team made sure we were always updated on their progress. They were readily available to hear our ideas or concerns." – CEO, Studio

  • 147
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Wilmington DE

    Frame Freak Studio is a cartoon animation studio based in Wilmington, Del., with an office in San Salvador, El Salvador. The studio, founded in 2014, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to various companies.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Pepsi
    Burger King
    Procter & Gamble
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A content and media company hired Frame Freak Studio to help produce 12 episodes of a short animated series. The collaboration produced a total of 13 episodes. These episodes were loved by the audience.

    "The team was able to mimic the level of depth that our other animator was achieving and they produced the animations very quickly." - Co-Founder, content and media company

  • 148
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Shirley United Kingdom

    GG Media is a sustainable film production company from Shirley, U.K. founded in 2014. Their team of about 5 employees mostly cater to small businesses in a range of industries offering video production and content marketing services. 

    Clients
    West Midlands Trains
    Oracle Netsuite
    Glide
    Industries
    Notable Project

    GG Media provided video production support to a regional police force that needed to boost their efforts. They worked on two projects, gathering equipment and doing camera work while adhering to all requirements. Their efforts guaranteed the time delivery of the production. 

    "They’ve helped us ensure the excellence of our output." – Marketing Head, Regional Police Force 

  • 149
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Founded in 2004, Highline Studios is a video production company based in Los Angeles. Their team of two employees provides video production, broadcast video, and branding services.

    Clients
    Vanity Fair
    Aecom
    Speedo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Highline Studios produced a video for a construction client. The video has been posted to the company website and Youtube and has received positive feedback from consumers.

    "Everything from the pre-production, filming, editing was handled with strong attention to detail." –Project Manager, Construction Company

  • 150
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Houston TX

    Founded in 2010, Pop Video is a visual content agency based in Houston, Texas. With a small team of under 10, Pop Video specializes in video production, content marketing, and digital strategy for small and midsize businesses.The client appreciated Pop Video's collaboration style and was satisfied with the results.

    Clients
    Duchesne
    Star Furniture
    Glove Guard
    Nitro-Lift
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pop Video was hired by an architecture firm seeking a branding video. Pop Video created a one minute video that the client felt reflected the personality of their company. 

    "We've had 2,500 plays on our Vimeo channel...The response was overall positive, with one person, in particular telling us that it brought tears to their eyes."  - Graphic Arts Manager, Architecture Firm

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