List of animation studios

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The following list of animation studios presents past and present organizations similar to artists studios but principally dedicated to the production and distribution of animated films. Such studios may be actual production facilities or corporate entities. The countries with the most listed, active studios, are Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom and South Korea, but studios are to be found across all continents.

Studios[edit]

Studio Country Founded Active/Defunct Notes
A Squared Entertainment United States 2009 Active
A-1 Pictures Japan 2005[1] Active
A. Film Denmark 1988 Active
A.C.G.T Japan 2001 Active
A.P.P.P. Japan 1984 Active
Aardman Animations United Kingdom 1972 Active
Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC United States 2011 Active
Act3animation Australia 1992 Active
Adelaide Productions United States Active Formerly named Columbia TriStar Children's Television.
Adventure Cartoon Productions United States Defunct
AIC Japan 1982 Active
Ajia-do Japan 1978 Active
AKOM South Korea 1985 Active
Alphanim France Defunct The French independent animation production and distribution company.
Amblimation United States Defunct The animation production arm of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.
Androscoggin Animation United States 1988 Defunct (2001)
Ánima Estudios Mexico 2002 Active
Animafilm Romania 1964 Active
Animal Logic Australia 1991 Active
Animation Collective United States 2003 Active
Animax Entertainment United States 2001 Active
Animex Producciones Mexico 2000 Active
Animonsta Studios Malaysia 2009 Active
Arc Productions Canada 1985 Active
Arms Corporation Japan 1996 Active
Artland Japan 1978 Active
Asahi Production Japan 1973 Active
Asterisk animation United States (????-2011) Defunct
Atomic Cartoons Canada 1999 Active
Augenblick Studios United States 1999 Active
Bagdasarian Productions United States 1961 Active
Bakshi Productions/Ralph's Spot United States Defunct
Barré Studio United States 1914 Defunct (1923) After 1917 called Bud Fisher Films Corporation.
Bee Train Japan 1997 Active
Belvision Belgium 1956 Defunct (2005)
Bent Image Lab United States 2002 Active
Big Bad Boo Canada 2005 Active
Big Idea Productions United States 1993 Active
Bill Melendez Productions United States Defunct
Bird Studios United Kingdom Defunct
Blue Sky Studios United States 1987 Active
Blue-Zoo United Kingdom 2000 Active
bolexbrothers United Kingdom 1991 Active
BONES Japan 1998 Active
Boulder Media Limited Ireland 2000 Active
Brain's Base Japan 1996 Active
Bray Productions United States 1913 Defunct (1927)
BRB International Spain 1972 Active
Brown Bag Films Ireland 1994 Active
BUG Norway 1984 Active
Bullwinkle Studios United States Active
Burbank Films Australia Australia 1981 Defunct (1988)
Buzzco Associates United States 1974 Active
C2C Japan 2006 Active
Cartoon Pizza/Jumbo Pictures United States 1988 Active Formerly named Jumbo Pictures.
Cartoon Network Studios United States 1994 Active Started as sub-division of Hanna-Barbera.
Cartoon Saloon Ireland 1999 Active
Cellmin Animation Studio Republic of Maldives 2005 Active
Charlex United States 1979 Active
Chuck Jones Productions United States Defunct
CINAR Films Canada 1976 Defunct (2004) Merged into Cookie Jar Entertainment.
CinéGroupe Canada 1974 Active Also has offices in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Clockwork Zoo Animation South Africa 2008 Active Formerly Octagon CSI.
Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment United Kingdom 1988 Active
Colossal Pictures United States 1976 Defunct (2000) Absorbed into W!ILDBRAIN.
Cookie Jar Group Canada 1976 Active Formerly Cinar, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Cosgrove Hall Films United Kingdom 2009 Defunct ITV owners wound down after purchase.
Creative Capers Entertainment United States 1989 Active
Crest Animation Studios India 1990 Active
Crew972 Israel 2005 Active
Cuckoo's Nest Studio Taiwan 1978 Active Also known as Hong Guang (宏廣) and Wang Film Productions.
Cuppa Coffee Studio Canada 1992 Active
The Curiosity Company United States 1999 Active
Curious Pictures United States 1978 Active Formerly Stowmar Enterprises.
Daume Japan 1986 Active
David Production Japan 2007 Active
Def2shoot France 2002 Active
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises United States 1963–1981 Defunct Re-organized as Marvel Cartoons.
DIC Entertainment France 1971-2008 Defunct Merged into Cookie Jar Entertainment.
Digital Domain United States 1993 Bankrupt Purchased by Galloping Horse Studio in China
Digital Frontier Japan 2000 Active
Diomedea Japan 2005 Active
DisneyToon Studios United States 1988 Active Formerly Walt Disney Animation Australia.
DNA Productions United States Defunct
Dogakobo Japan 1973 Active
Don Bluth Films, Inc. United States 2000 Active
Dong Woo Animation South Korea 1991 Active
DR Movie South Korea 1990 Active
DreamWorks Animation United States 1994 Active
Dygra Films Spain 1987 Active
Eiken Japan 1969 Active Formerly known as Television Corporation of Japan.
Ellipse Programme France Defunct
EMation South Korea 1993 Active
Eric Miller Animation Studios United States 2014 Active
Exceptional Minds United States 2011 Active
Fatkat Canada 1999 Defunct
Feel Japan 1999 Active
Felix the Cat Productions United States 1953 Active
Film Roman, Inc. United States 1984 Active
Filmation United States 1963–1989 Defunct
FilmFair United Kingdom Defunct
Fine Arts Films United States
United Kingdom
1955 Active
Fleischer Studios
(Inkwell Studios/Famous Studios/Paramount Cartoon Studios)
United States 1921 Defunct (1967) Name changes in 1928, 1942, 1956.
Folimage France 1981 Active
Format Films United States Defunct
Fox Animation Studios United States 1994 (old); 2009 (new) 2000 (old)
Fred Wolf Films Dublin Ireland
United States
1967 Active
Frederator Studios United States 1997 Active
Future Thought Productions India Active
Fuzzy Door Productions United States 1996 Active
G&G Entertainment South Korea
Japan
2000 Active
Gainax Japan 1984 Active
Games Animation United States Defunct
Gaumont British Animation UK 1946 Defunct (1950)
George Pal Studio United States Defunct Stop-motion animation only.
Ghost Planet Industries United States Defunct
Global Mechanic Canada 1995 Active
GoHands Japan 2008 Active
Golden Films United States Defunct
Gonzo Japan 1992 Active
Grantray-Lawrence Animation United States 1954–1967 Defunct
Green Gold Animation India 2001 Active
Group TAC Japan 1968 Defunct (2010)
Guru Studios Canada 2000 Active
H-Gun United States 1988-2001 Defunct
H5 France 1994 Active
Hal Film Maker Japan 1993 Defunct (2009) Merged with Yumeta Company into TYO Animations.
Halas and Batchelor United Kingdom Defunct
Hanho Heung-Up South Korea 1984 Active
Hanna-Barbera United States 1957–2001 Defunct
Harman-Ising Productions United States 1930-1960 Defunct
Head-Gear Animation Canada Active
Hong Ying Animation Taiwan 1986 Active
Ilion Animation Studios Spain 2002 Active
Illumination Entertainment United States 2007 Active
ImageMovers Digital United States
Imagi Animation Studios Hong Kong 2000 Active
Imagin Japan 1992 Active
Industrial Light & Magic United States 1975 Active
International Film Service United States 1915–1918 Defunct
Janimation United States 1993 Active
J.C.Staff Japan 1987 Active
Jack Kinney Productions United States 1960-1963 Defunct
Jay Ward Productions United States 1958–1984 Defunct
Jetix Animation Concepts United States defunct
Jetlag Productions United States
Japan
1992–1996 Defunct
JibJab United States 1999 Active
John Lemmon Films United States 1984 Active
Kandor Graphics Spain Active
Khara Japan 2006 Active
Kharabeesh Jordan 2008 Active
Kievnauchfilm USSR 1941 Defunct
Kinema Citrus Japan 2008 Active
Klasky Csupo United States 1982 Active
Koko Enterprises South Korea Active
Kroyer Films United States 1986 Defunct Studio in active as of 1994.
KRU Studios Malaysia 2005 Active
Kurtz & Friends United States 1981-2007 Defunct
Kyoto Animation Japan 1981 Active
Lacewood Canada Defunct
LAIKA United States 1974 Active
Lambie-Nairn United Kingdom 1976 Active
Laugh-O-Gram Studio United States 1921–1923 Defunct Walt Disney's first animation venture which didn't last long.
Leon Schlesinger Productions/Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc./Warner Bros Seven Arts United States 1933-1964, 1967-1969 Defunct Schlesinger sold the studio to Warner Bros in 1944, in 1964 the studio closed down, and reopened brefly in 1967 to close down in 1969.
Lerche Japan 2011 Active
Les' Copaque Production Malaysia 2005 Active
Light Chaser Animation Studios China 2013 Active
Littlenobody United Kingdom 2004 Active
Lucasfilm Animation United States 2003 Active Have over seen products in Singapore
Mac Guff France
United States
Active
Madhouse Japan 1972 Active
Magic Bus Japan 1977 Active
Manglobe Japan 2002 Active
MAPPA Japan 2011 Active
March Entertainment Canada Active
Marvel Animation United States Active
Marwah Films & Video Studios India Active
Marza Animation Planet Japan 2005 Active
Mathematical Applications Group, Inc. United States Defunct Also known as MAPI
Melnitsa Animation Studio Russia Active
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation United States 1993 Active Re-Establishment of animation division within MGM.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio United States 1937–1957 Defunct
MGM Animation/Visual Arts/Sib Tower 12 Productions United States 1963-1970 Defunct
Mike Young Productions United Kingdom Active Studio in Wales, United Kingdom.
HQ in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Millimages France Active
Mirari Films United States Active
Mondo Mini Shows United States Active
Mondo TV Italy 1985 Active
Mook Animation Japan 1986 Active
MoonScoop Group France Defunct
Morphia United States 2012 Active
Mushi Production Japan 1961 Defunct (1973) A new studio with the same name was established in 1977 and is still active.
National Film Board of Canada Canada Active
Nelvana Canada Active
Nickelodeon Animation Studios United States Active
Nippon Animation Japan 1962 Active
Nomad Japan 2003 Active
Noyes & Laybourne United States 1978-1991 Defunct
O Entertainment/Omation Animation Studio United States Active
Ogniroth Studio Bangladesh 2010 Active
Oh! Production Japan 1970 Active
OLM, Inc. Japan 1995 Active
Oriental DreamWorks United States 2012 Active
Ordet Japan 2007 Active
P.A. Works Japan 2000 Active
Pacific Data Images United States 1980 Active
PannóniaFilm Hungary Active
Paramount Animation United States 2011 Active Paramount's return to having its own animated division for the first time since 1967, when Paramount Cartoon Studio was closed.
Pentamedia Graphics India Active
The People's Republic of Animation Australia Active
Phoenix Animation Studios United States Defunct
Piranha NYC United States 2009 Active
Pixar United States 1979 Active made the first computer animated feature film
Plus One Animation South Korea Active
Polygon Pictures Japan 1983 Active
Post Amazers Pakistan Active
Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc. United States Active
Premavision/Clokey Productions United States Active
Production I.G Japan 1987 Active
Production Reed Japan 1975 Active
Radicial Axis United States Active
Rainbow S.r.l. Italy 1994 Active
Rainmaker Digital Effects Canada Active
Rankin-Bass United States 1961-2003 Defunct
Rembrandt Films Czechoslovakia Defunct Operated in Prague by Americans.
Reel FX United States 1993 Active
Renegade Animation United States Active
Rhythm and Hues Studios United States 1987 Active
Richard Williams Studio Ltd. Canada 1958-1992 Defunct
Richard Williams Animation Canada Active
RingTales United States Active
Rough Draft Studios United States
South Korea
1991 Active
Rubicon Group Holding Jordan Active
Ruby-Spears Productions United States 1977-1996 Defunct Studio inactive as of 1996.
Sae Rom South Korea Active
Sanzigen Japan 2006 Active
Satelight Japan 1995 Active
Sav! The World Productions France 1998 Active
Savage Studios Ltd. United States Active
Se-ma-for Poland Active
SEK Studio North Korea 1957 Active
Seven Arcs Japan 2002 Active
Silver Link Japan 2007 Active
Skellington Productions United States 1986-1996? Defunct Renamed as Skellington in 1992.
Skycron Canada Active
Shademaker Productions United States Active
ŠAF Croatia Active
SHAFT Japan 1975 Active
Shanghai Animation Film Studio China Active
Shin-Ei Animation Japan 1976 Active
Six Point Harness United States Active
Smallfilms United Kingdom Active
Sony Pictures Animation United States 2002 Active
Soup2Nuts United States Active
Soyuzmultfilm Russia 1936 Active
Sparx* China
Vietnam
Active HQ in France.
Spectrum Animation Japan Defunct
Spümcø United States 1988-2004 Defunct
Spy Pictures United Kingdom Active
Start Anima Brazil Active
Stretch Films United States Active
Studio 4°C Japan 1986 Active
DHX Media Vancouver Canada Active
Studio Comet Japan 1986 Active
Studio DEEN Japan 1975 Active
Studio Fantasia Japan 1983 Active
Studio Gallop Japan 1972 Active
Studio Ghibli Japan 1984 Active
Studio Gokumi Japan 2010 Active
Studio Hibari Japan 1979 Active
Studio Mir South Korea 2010 Active
Studio Pierrot Japan 1979 Active
Sullivan-Bluth Studios Ireland
United States
1985 Defunct
Sumo Dojo United Kingdom Active
Sunbow United States Defunct
Sunrise Japan 1972 Active
Sunwoo Entertainment South Korea 1974 Active
SynergySP Japan 1998 Active
Tatsunoko Productions Japan 1962 Active
Terrytoons United States 1928–1968 Defunct
Tezuka Productions Japan 1968 Active
Tim Burton Animation Co. United States Active
Titmouse United States Active
TMS Entertainment Japan 1946 Active
TNK Japan 1999 Active
Toei Animation Japan 1948 Active
Toon City Philippines 1993 Active
ToonBangla Bangladesh 2005 Active
Toondra Russia Active
Toonz India Active
Total Television United States 1960-1968 Defunct
Tradition Studios United States 2009 Defunct (2012)
TRIGGER Japan 2011 Active
Triggerfish Animation Studios South Africa 1996 Active
Turner Feature Animation United States Defunct
TVC Cartoons Canada 1961-1979, 1988-1997 Defunct
TYO Animations Japan 2009 Active
Ub Iwerks Studio/Cartoons Films Inc United States 1930–1936 Defunct Iwerks sold the studio in 1936, but the studio continued to produce animation commercials into mid-1940s.
Ufotable Japan 2000 Active
United Productions of America United States 1944–1964 Defunct Also known as UPA
Universal Animation Studios United States 1993 Active Also known as Universal Cartoon Studio. Not be confused with Walter Lantz Studio.
Van Beuren Studios United States 1928–1936 Defunct
Vanguard Animation United States Active
Varga Studio Hungary Active
Vasoon Animation China 1992 Active
Walt Disney Animation Studios United States 1923 Active Founded after Disney's earlier venture Laugh-O-Gram went bankrupt.
Walt Disney Television Animation United States 1985 Active
Walter Lantz Studio United States 1929–1948,1950–1972 Defunct Universal now owns the library.
Wang Film Productions Taiwan 1978 Active
Warner Bros. Animation United States 1980 Active
White Fox Japan 2007 Active
W!LDBRAIN United States Active
Will Vinton Studios United States 1979-2005 Defunct became LAIKA
Williams Street Studios United States Active
Winkler Pictures*/Charles Mintz Studios**/Screen Gems Studio*** United States 1921 Defunct (1946) *also known as M.J. Winkler Productions and Robert Winkler Productions
**Re-organizations in 1929
***1940
Wit Studio Japan 2012 Active
Wizart Animation Russia 2007 Active
Worker Studio United States 2009 Active
Xebec Japan 1995 Active
Xilam France Active
Xyzoo Animation South Africa Active
Yowza! Animation Canada Active
Zagreb school of animated films Croatia Active
Zexcs Japan 1998 Active
Zinkia Entertainment Spain Active

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABOUT". a1p.jp (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures Inc. Retrieved 2014-08-31.