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List of the top visual effects companies in the world, listed by their prominence with corporate logos when available. This list of major VFX companies includes the largest and most profitable visual effects businesses, corporations, agencies, vendors and firms in the world. If you are wondering what the biggest visual FX companies are, then this list has you covered. This list includes the most famous visual effects companies in the industry, so if you're thinking of working in the visual effects industry you might want to look to these company names for jobs. This list includes names of both small and big reputable visual effects businesses.

This list has a variety of companies in it, from Rhythm and Hues Studios to Def2shoot.

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Act3animation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Act3animation Animation, Visual Effects Act3animation is an Australian CGI company, specializing in character animation, based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1992 by current creative director, Mike Hollands, Act3 has produced ...more

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Animal Logic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Animal Logic Computer-generated imagery, Film industry, Animation Animal Logic is an Australian animation and visual effects studio based at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia and Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA. Established in 1991, Animal ...more

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Atmosphere Visual Effects is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Atmosphere Visual Effects Visual Effects Atmosphere Visual Effects is a Canadian visual effects company. It was founded in Vancouver in 2003 by Andrew Karr, Tom Archer, and Jeremy Hoey, ex-employees of Vancouver based visual effects ...more

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Blur Studio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Blur Studio Design, Animation, Visual Effects Blur Studio is an American visual effects, animation and design company. Blur produces 3D character animation, motion design and visual effects for feature films and television, game cinematics ...more

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Boss Film Studios is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Boss Film Studios Computer-generated imagery, Animation, Visual Effects Boss Film Studios was a prominent American visual effects company, founded by visual effects veteran Richard Edlund after his departure from Industrial Light and Magic, producing visual effects ...more

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BUF Compagnie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
BUF Compagnie Animation, Visual Effects BUF Compagnie is a French visual effects company, specializing in CGI for feature films, commercials, and music videos.

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Cafe FX is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Cafe FX Visual Effects CafeFX was an award-winning feature film visual effects facility offering visual effects production and supervision, CG character creation, and 3D animation. Founded in 1993 by Jeff Barnes and ...more

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Centro Digital Pictures Limite... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Centro Digital Pictures Limited Computer-generated imagery, Animation, Visual Effects Centro Digital Pictures Limited is a visual special effects and animations company based in Hong Kong that provides visual effects for film, interactive media and video games.

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Cinesite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Cinesite Visual Effects Cinesite VFX Ltd is a digital visual effects and post-production facility in London and one of the largest such companies in Europe. It has a reputation for photorealistic visual effects and ...more

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Def2shoot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Def2shoot Computer-generated imagery, Animation, Film Def2shoot is a motion picture and advertising visual effects company, founded in 2002 and established in Paris, France.

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Detroit Center Studios is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Detroit Center Studios Animation, Visual Effects

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Digital Domain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Digital Domain Advertising, Computer-generated imagery, Animation Digital Domain is an American visual effects and digital production company based in Playa Vista, California. The company is known for creating digital imagery for feature films, advertising and ...more

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Digital Media Factory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Digital Media Factory Film, Visual Effects The Digital Media Factory is a multi-media design, production and post-production facility founded by Marty Collins and wife, Ginny Mitchell along with partners Ned Hearn and Brian Critchlow. ...more

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Digital Productions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Digital Productions Visual Effects Digital Productions was a computer animation company in Los Angeles, California, that produced advertisements and special effects for films in the 1980s. The company was founded by John Whitney, ...more

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Double Negative is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Double Negative Visual Effects Double Negative is a British full-service visual effects/computer animation company located in Fitzrovia, London. The company was set up in 1998 with a team of 30 staff and has since grown to ...more

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DreamQuest Images is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
DreamQuest Images Visual Effects

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Effects Associates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Effects Associates Visual Effects Effects Associates is a physical-effects facility based in Pinewood Studios and one of the longest serving such companies in Europe. It is a division of the digital visual effects and ...more

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Escape Studios is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Escape Studios Visual Effects Escape Studios was founded in April 2002 by Dominic Davenport and fully supported by Oscar winning director Ridley Scott. Based in Shepherds Bush, London UK and Santa Monica, California USA, ...more

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Flash Film Works is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Flash Film Works Computer-generated imagery, Animation, Visual Effects Flash Film Works is a computer graphics company that provides visual effects for films, television shows and commercials. It is owned by director William Mesa and is located in Los Angeles, ...more

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Flying Spot Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Flying Spot Entertainment Film, Visual Effects

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Foundation Imaging is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Foundation Imaging Computer-generated imagery, Visual Effects Foundation Imaging was a CGI visual effects studio, computer animation studio, and post-production editing facility founded by Paul Beigle-Bryant and Ron Thornton that pioneered digital imaging ...more

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Framestore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Framestore Teleproduction and Other Postproduction Services, Visual Effects Framestore is a British visual effects company based near Oxford Street in London. Formed in 1986, it acquired the Computer Film Company in 1997. The company works across several different areas ...more

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Frantic Branded Content is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Frantic Branded Content Visual Effects Frantic Branded Content is a division of Frantic Films, the Canadian award-winning production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The multi-disciplinary production facility specializes ...more

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Frantic Films is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Frantic Films Visual Effects Frantic Films Corporation is a Canadian branded content and live action production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Frantic Films is known for producing live action reality shows, ...more

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Furious FX is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Furious FX Visual Effects

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Fxguide is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Fxguide Visual Effects Fxguide, trademarked as fxguide, is a visual effects and post-production community website founded by three visual effects artists, Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, and Mike Seymour.

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GVFX is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
GVFX Visual Effects GVFX, initially Gajdecki Visual Effects, was a Visual effects company initially based in Toronto, founded in the spring of 1991 by John Gajdecki. A second branch of the company based in ...more

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Hybride Technologies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Hybride Technologies Visual Effects Hybride, a division of Ubisoft, is a Canadian visual effects studio based in Piedmont, Quebec. It has provided visual effects for over 50 films and, was acquired by Ubisoft on July 8, 2008.

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Hydraulx is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Hydraulx Visual Effects hy*drau"lx, alternatively spelled HYDRAULX and Hydraulx, is a visual effects company based in Santa Monica, California, known for their work in films such as Captain America: The First ...more

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Image Engine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Image Engine Visual Effects Image Engine is a visual effects company based in Vancouver, British Columbia and formed in 1995. In 2010, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

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Image Metrics is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Image Metrics Visual Effects Image Metrics is a 3D facial animation and Virtual Try-on company headquartered in El Segundo, with offices in Las Vegas, and research facilities in Manchester. Image Metrics are the makers of ...more

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Imagineer Systems is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Imagineer Systems Visual Effects Imagineer Systems Limited is a software company that specializes in the development and maintenance of several visual effects software applications, used throughout all levels of film, video and ...more

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Industrial Light & Magic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Industrial Light & Magic Computer-generated imagery, Animation, Visual Effects Industrial Light & Magic is an American Academy Award-winning motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas. It is a division of the film production ...more

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Intelligent Creatures is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Intelligent Creatures Other Motion Picture and Video Industries, Services Allied to Motion Picture Production, Visual Effects Intelligent Creatures is a motion picture visual effects company located in Toronto, Canada.

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Intrigue FX is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Intrigue FX Visual Effects Intrigue is a VFX from Canada, which produces state of the art visual effects for the feature film industry. Founded in the late 1970s, it is one of the oldest VFX Studios in the World. Intrigue ...more

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Jim Henson's Creature Shop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Visual Effects Jim Henson's Creature Shop is a special/visual effects company founded in 1979 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. The company is based out of Hollywood, California, United States ...more

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Kerner Optical is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Kerner Optical Visual Effects Kerner Optical was an American practical visual effects company based in San Rafael, California. Kerner was initially little more than a "ghost name" for George Lucas's Industrial ...more

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Legionfx is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Legionfx Visual Effects

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Mac Guff is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Mac Guff Visual Effects Mac Guff is a French visual effects company based in both Los Angeles, USA and Paris, France, where it is headquartered. Mac Guff specializes in the creation of computer-generated imagery for ...more

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Manex Visual Effects is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Manex Visual Effects Visual Effects Manex Visual Effects was a motion picture special visual effects company located in Alameda, California. Though a small company active only for a short period of time, it provided visual effects ...more

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Matte World Digital is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Matte World Digital Computer-generated imagery, Visual Effects Matte World Digital was a visual effects company based in Novato, California that specialized in realistic matte painting effects and digital environments for feature films, television, ...more

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MermaidFX is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
MermaidFX Visual Effects MermaidFX is a company that creates mermaid tails and other aquatic costumes for television shows, films, commercials and individuals. Their prosthetic mermaid tail rentals have been most widely ...more

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Meteor Studios is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Meteor Studios Visual Effects

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Method Studios is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Method Studios Visual Effects Method Studios is a visual effects company founded in 1998 and located in Los Angeles, California with facilities in Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. ...more

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Modus FX is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Modus FX Visual Effects Co-founded by Yanick Wilisky and Marc Bourbonnais in 2007, Modus FX is a visual effects company that offers digital production services for film, television and new media. Modus FX has worked on ...more

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Moving Picture Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Moving Picture Company Visual Effects The Moving Picture Company is a British production and post production facility creating digital visual effects and computer animation for feature films, commercials, music videos and ...more

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Netter Digital is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Netter Digital Visual Effects Netter Digital Entertainment was a company created by Douglas Netter in 1995. The company produced the show Hypernauts before moving to digital EFX work and replacing Foundation Imaging in the ...more

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Pixomondo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Pixomondo Computer-generated imagery, Visual Effects Pixomondo is an international visual effects company with a global network of studios in Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, Beijing, Toronto, Shanghai and Baton Rouge. The company also ...more

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Plastic Wax is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Plastic Wax Computer-generated imagery, Film, Visual Effects Plastic Wax Studios is a visual effects, 3D art, animation and production studio specializing in content for videogames, film and television. Based in Sydney, Australia and established in 1997; ...more

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Rainmaker Digital Effects is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Visual Effects Companies
Rainmaker Digital Effects Visual Effects Rainmaker, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with an office in Los Angeles, California, is a visual effects, 3D animation and post-production company specialising in feature film, television, ...more