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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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28 13
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

2
21 9
Studio Ghibli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Studio Ghibli Video game, Film, Arts

3
21 11
Walt Disney Pictures is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Walt Disney Pictures Motion Picture and Video Production, Film industry, Film

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15 10
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
5 1
Kyoto Animation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

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5 1
Madhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

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11 8
Lucasfilm Animation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Lucasfilm Animation Computer-generated imagery, Animation

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8 5
Nickelodeon Animation Studio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Nickelodeon Animation Studio Animation

9
5 2
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
Production I.G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Production I.G Video game industry

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7 5
Universal Studios is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Universal Studios Motion Picture and Video Production, Film

12
4 2
Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

13
4 2
Blue Sky Studios is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Blue Sky Studios Computer-generated imagery, Film industry, Animation

14
2 0
Bones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Bones Animation

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10 9
Warner Bros. Animation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

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6 5
Laika is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Laika Advertising, Animation

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5 4
Toei Animation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Toei Animation Animation

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4 3
Trigger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Trigger Animation

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3 2
Nippon Animation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Nippon Animation Mass media, Arts, Entertainment

20
2 1
Pixomondo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Pixomondo Computer-generated imagery, Visual Effects

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

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

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

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8 8
Cartoon Network Studios is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Cartoon Network Studios Media, Animation, Live action

25
2 2
Weta Digital is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Weta Digital Computer-generated imagery, Animation, Visual Effects

26
2 2
Sony Pictures Animation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Sony Pictures Animation Film industry, Animation

27
1 1
Method Studios is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Method Studios Visual Effects

28
1 1
Double Negative is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Double Negative Visual Effects

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1 1
Fox Animation Studios is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Fox Animation Studios Computer-generated imagery, Film industry, Animation

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

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

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0 0
Studio 4°C is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Studio 4°C Animation

33
0 0
Studio Deen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Studio Deen Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

34
0 0
OLM, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
OLM, Inc.

35
0 0
Hybride Technologies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Hybride Technologies Visual Effects

36
0 0
UFOtable is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
UFOtable

37
0 0
Toon City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Toon City

38
6 7
South Park Studios is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
South Park Studios

39
3 4
Frederator Studios is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Frederator Studios Computer-generated imagery, Animation

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