Companies The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World  

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.

list ordered by

1
53 9
Madhouse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

2
28 4
Bones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Bones Animation

3
26 6
Kyoto Animation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

4
54 30
Pixar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Motion Picture and Video Production, Computer-generated imagery, Film

5
41 20
Studio Ghibli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Video game, Film, Arts

6
21 4
Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

7
47 26
Walt Disney Pictures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Motion Picture and Video Production, Film industry, Film

8
20 4
Production I.G is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Production I.G Video game industry

9
32 17
DreamWorks Animation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Motion Picture and Video Production, Computer Animation, Film industry

10
25 16
Warner Bros. Animation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World

11
20 12
Universal Studios is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Motion Picture and Video Production, Film

12
11 9
Trigger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Trigger Animation

13
10 8
Blizzard Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Video game, Video game industry

14
9 7
A-1 Pictures is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
A-1 Pictures

15
15 14
Nickelodeon Animation Studio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Nickelodeon Animation Studio Animation

16
9 9
Pierrot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Mass media, Arts, Entertainment

17
16 17
Lucasfilm Animation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Lucasfilm Animation Computer-generated imagery, Animation

18
13 14
Toei Animation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Animation

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

20
8 11
Blue Sky Studios is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Blue Sky Studios Computer-generated imagery, Film industry, Animation

21
2 5
OLM, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
OLM, Inc.

22
8 12
Laika is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Laika Advertising, Animation

23
1 4
UFOtable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
UFOtable

24
11 16
Cartoon Network Studios is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Media, Animation, Live action

25
4 8
Nippon Animation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Animation Companies in the World
Mass media, Arts, Entertainment