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Top 5 Animation Studios and Video Production Companies in 2021 [Updated]

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Animation has become the top trend in digital marketing, online advertising, social media marketing, and all types of digital brand promotion possible. Many innovation-thinking businesses across the globe have already unlocked the power of animated videos and actively use them for sales and marketing. With the ever-growing popularity of video content, animated commercials, explainer videos, animated demo videos, and business videos for tradeshows gain momentum.

However, finding the right animation studio or explainer video production company in the crowded sea of alternatives might be a real challenge as for startups, as for global enterprises. To make things easier for you and help you make a well-informed decision, I have conducted market research and selected the five industry leaders.

These companies rank as the best on almost all of the most authoritative market analytics websites and search engines. Their animation skills and video production expertise are proven by multiple customer testimonials and the overall positive reputation in the industry.

Alconost

Video production company Alconost creates animated videos for games, apps, IT products, and companies. In addition to video production from scratch, they localize videos into dozens of languages, with exclusively native speakers doing translation and voiceover recording.

Alconost has been in animated video production for IT since 2011. So far they’ve created 1000+ videos for 200+ companies. Here’s a selection of the videos they’ve produced for applications.

As for pricing, it’s custom: the cost of the video depends on the number of scenes and their complexity.

Demo Duck

This incredible team believes that “video has the power to humanize your brand, educate your customers, promote your products,” and more. Nothing can tell more about their expertise than an extensive creative portfolio with dozens of amazing animated videos produced for famous brands and spanning various industries.

Demo Duck is an animated explainer video production company based in Chicago, Illinois. These creative professionals craft videos that explain your company, product, or service in two minutes or even less. Since its foundation in 2011, Demo Duck has already produced explainer videos for commercial giants, trendsetters, and icons, like Netflix, Dropbox, Crazy Egg, and others.

Here is an excellent example of an animated video produced by Demo Duck.

Demo Duck is recommended by its previous clients as a team of talented artists and filmmakers who create work that inspires, enhances experiences, and compose stories that compel.

Explain Ninja

Explain Ninja isn’t just an explainer video studio but a company that has become home for professionals that “help brands get from where they are to where they want to be by crafting superior videos.” It is a genuinely fun and talented animation team that brings together animators, producers, illustrators, and voice artists with a rich skillset and an excellent sense of humor penetrating their explainer videos and making them even more engaging.

Explain Ninja was established in 2013 at the heart of Poland, Warsaw. The studio has already produced award-winning animation and explainer videos for top trends, such as Google, Atlassian, Pipedrive, Codio, MyTaxi, Swiss Fin Lab, Boostation, Plato, Young Alfred, and plenty of others.

Below, you can see a showreel create by Explain Ninja.

The team at Explain Ninja believes that an animated video is one of the most versatile sales presentation mediums available to a business today. If you want to amaze the world with the new product or service, there is nothing better than introducing it to the audience in a several-minute animated video. This year, Explain Ninja ranks among the top explainer video production companies in the Leaders Matrix recently published by Clutch.co.

BluBlu Studios

Meet one of the top London-based animation studios. “We’re not space travelers, but we won’t hesitate to go the extra mile to help you reach the moon.” — BluBlu Studios says.

This team actively partners with the most prominent ad agencies, publishers, production houses, and big brands worldwide. Their key clients include Subaru, Forbes, Nickelodeon, Panasonic, La Poste, Mentos, Macmillan, Pearson, Vattenfall, Springer Nature, La Poste, and L’Occitane.

Here is one of their latest videos produced for Sensei.

BluBlu Studios is a team of professionals committed to a single goal of creating sophisticated animated stories that touch the audience’s hearts. It is a design-driven, award-winning, and service-oriented animated video production company that has received multiple positive feedback from its customers and has been featured at the frontiers of the competition in the world-known market rankings.

Yum Yum Videos

This animation studio is based in hot Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its animations and illustration style are distinctive, engaging, and spirited as the country itself. The team combines talented producers, animators, illustrators, and voice artists into a single creative mix of exceptional skills, beautiful voices, bold opinions, and mind-blowing ideas that are the essence of award-winning videos produced by Yum Yum Studio.

They are all about creating fully customized animated explainer videos that convey an idea, educate, or promote a brand and its values. “Nothing out there compares to their ability to deliver the story and message.” — one of Yum Yum Studio’s previous clients has said about the team.

Here is one of the studio’s recent animations.

Wyzowl

Wyzowl is another UK-located animation agency with a remarkable style and messaging. Since its establishment in 2012, the team has delivered around 3,000 amazing animated ads, commercials, teaser videos, social media videos, testimonial videos, sales videos, and other kinds of animated videos for business.

Wyzowl proudly serves clients in over 40 countries worldwide. They include YMCA, Kodak, New York University, Deloitte, Oracle, Autodesk, Dell, TD Bank, Amazon, and many others. Wyzowl has pioneered in creating explainer videos with fixed prices, fixed turnaround times, and an all-inclusive, fully transparent package.

Enjoy one of Wyzowl’s animated videos below.

Conclusion

These five studios are considered to be the best in the industry. Would you like to leverage the power of animated explainer videos for business? You will likely need the help of a reliable video production company that can turn your dreams into reality. I’ve been happy to prepare this little research to assist you in choosing the right creative partner. Hopefully, these insights will be useful to you and will contribute to your business prosperity in the new economy.

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Dana Kachan

Dana Kachan

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Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at GamesPad & BullPerks. PR consultant & Startup Advisor. Author of the book “Business-Driven Digital Product Design”