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Niko Berry
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List Rules Vote up your favorite animation studio.

Any fan of animation knows that the medium has the ability to do things and tell stories that would be damn near impossible to tell with more conventional filmmaking. Hell, when you look at how much of a modern blockbuster is made up of digital effects, it's hard to argue that animation isn't everywhere.

By many accounts, the current and previous decade have been a golden age for the art of animation. Between some true luminaries driving the craft forward and the advent of digital animation techniques, we're living in an age where animation is everywhere and in everything. 

No doubt, a lot of this has to do with hundreds of amazing animation studios, big and small. Between giants like Pixar and smaller studios like Frederator putting out handcrafted shorts, there are a lot of choices where to get your animation from. Though there are lots of great studios, we want to know who you think is the best of the best. With that in mind, let's rank the best animation companies around.

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22 10
Pixar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Pixar Motion Picture and Video Production, Computer-generated imagery, Film

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2
18 7
Walt Disney Pictures is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Walt Disney Pictures Motion Picture and Video Production, Film industry, Film

3
16 7
Studio Ghibli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Studio Ghibli Video game, Film, Arts

4
12 7
DreamWorks Animation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and Video Production, Computer Animation, Film industry

5
7 2
Nickelodeon Animation Studio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Nickelodeon Animation Studio Animation

6
10 5
Lucasfilm Animation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Lucasfilm Animation Computer-generated imagery, Animation

7
4 0
Blue Sky Studios is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Blue Sky Studios Computer-generated imagery, Film industry, Animation

8
6 3
Universal Studios is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Universal Studios Motion Picture and Video Production, Film

9
4 1
Blizzard Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Blizzard Entertainment Video game, Video game industry

10
3 0
Madhouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

11
9 7
Warner Bros. Animation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

12
5 3
Toei Animation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Toei Animation Animation

13
3 1
Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

14
3 1
Kyoto Animation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Kyoto Animation

15
2 0
Production I.G is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Production I.G Video game industry

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16
2 0
Pixomondo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Pixomondo Computer-generated imagery, Visual Effects

17
2 0
Digital Domain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Digital Domain Advertising, Computer-generated imagery, Animation

18
8 7
Cartoon Network Studios is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Cartoon Network Studios Media, Animation, Live action

19
5 4
Laika is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Laika Advertising, Animation

20
2 1
Sony Pictures Animation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Sony Pictures Animation Film industry, Animation

21
2 1
Weta Digital is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Weta Digital Computer-generated imagery, Animation, Visual Effects

22
1 0
Double Negative is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Double Negative Visual Effects

23
1 0
Method Studios is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Method Studios Visual Effects

24
1 0
Bones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Bones Animation

25
1 0
Pierrot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Pierrot Mass media, Arts, Entertainment

26
6 6
South Park Studios is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
South Park Studios

27
3 3
Trigger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Trigger Animation

28
3 3
Frederator Studios is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Frederator Studios Computer-generated imagery, Animation

29
2 2
Nippon Animation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Nippon Animation Mass media, Arts^! Entertainment^! and Recreation

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1 1
Fox Animation Studios is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Fox Animation Studios Computer-generated imagery, Film industry, Animation

31
0 0
UFOtable is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
UFOtable

32
0 0
Hybride Technologies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Hybride Technologies Visual Effects

33
0 0
Rising Sun Pictures is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Rising Sun Pictures Visual Effects

34
0 0
Studio Deen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Studio Deen Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

35
0 0
Aniplex is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Aniplex Media

36
0 0
OLM, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
OLM, Inc.

37
0 0
Studio 4°C is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Studio 4°C Animation

38
0 0
Image Engine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Image Engine Visual Effects

39
0 0
Toon City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Toon City

40
0 1
Mac Guff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Mac Guff Visual Effects

41
0 2
A-1 Pictures is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
A-1 Pictures