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TOP ANIMATION STUDIOS IN INDIA - Part 1




The animation companies in India are growing rapidly with more and more animated series being produced in India. As per FICCI EY March 20222 report, the animation industry has grown by 24% and it is expected to reach Rs. 180 Billion by 2024. (Source - Animation Express)

The demand for animation has risen with the growth of children’s broadcasting, the availability of low-cost internet access, and the popularity of OTT platforms.

In 2021, the Indian animation and VFX industry was valued at around Rs. 83 Billion. According to estimates by EY, the animation sector will grow from 30.5% in 2021 to 39.7% in 2022.

There are 1500 animation companies in India and 21,000 animation companies in the world.


The top animation companies in India are the following:

 

Pentamedia Graphics


Pentamedia Graphics, formerly known as Pentafour Software, is a software and digital media company based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The main activities are projects, products, consultancy and training in software and digital media.

The company has created numerous animated features, both traditionally and computer-animated, and once employed as many as 2000 employees.

Pandavas: The Five Warriors received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English in 2000. Alibaba, Son of Aladdin (released as Mustafa and the Magician), The Legend of Buddha and Gulliver's Travels were shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but were not able to get a nomination.

 

Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd

Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala

Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd. is an animation company in India. It is the animation arm of the Singapore-based Toonz Group, which has diverse interests in production and distribution of live-action feature films, digital and gaming content, licensing and merchandising, and media-related education. Toonz Animation India was founded in 1999 by G. A. Menon and Bill Dennis. It is based in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala.

Toonz has produced Gummibär & Friends: The Gummy Bear Show on YouTube, as well as Pakdam Pakdai and Gattu Battu on Nickelodeon India.

Major projects on which Toonz Animation has worked include The Adventures of Tenali Raman, Return of Hanuman, Freefonix, Wolverine and the X-Men, Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Kid Krrish, and Gaturro.

Toonz Animation is also the producer of the popular cricket based 2D animated teleseries Howzzattt.

Gaturro(film) a 90-minute 3D-animation feature film, including character design has been done in the Toonz Animation studio at Technopark Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala.

Toonz Animation operates and promotes a number of digital channels, including the noted Chotoonz TV, a digital channel for kids cartoon videos with more than two million subscribers and 1.75 billion views. Toonz channels are available on YouTube, Dailymotion, Amazon Prime, Roku and other digital platforms.


 

Cosmos Maya

Mumbai - Maharashtra

Founded by internationally acclaimed Indian filmmakers Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi, Cosmos-Maya is a Singapore and India-based animation company that produces high-quality 2D and 3D animated content. Hong Kong-based private equity firm NewQuest Capital Partners acquired a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya in 2021, after the exit of ex-investors Emerald Media with 4X returns on investment.

The company primarily focuses on creating IP in the kids’ animation space and is presently working on multiple Indian animation TV series with all the major linear & non-linear broadcasters. ‘Motu Patlu’, ‘Selfie with Bajrangi’, ‘Titoo’, ‘Eena Meena Deeka’, ‘Dabangg’ among others are some of its flagship animation shows. The studio presently has 18 shows on air and 10 in production, including four finished European co-production series and an international animation feature film, ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’.



 

Tata Elxsi

Mumbai - Maharashtra

Tata Elxsi's Visual Computing Labs (VCL) is one of the leading animation and visual effects studios in India. They have collaborated on several successful and award-winning motion pictures, television programs, and TV commercials which were executed for leading Indian and global media and consumer brands.

This is an award-winning studio that has through its extensive collaborations created magic by retaining its position as the leader in the animation and visual effects industry. They have also redefined products launched with our latest technological and creative innovations. We offer a unique package of high-end and cost-effective animation, VFX, and stereoscopy service options.

 

Prime Focus Technologies

Mumbai - Maharashtra
Hyderabad - Telangana

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is the creator of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, CLEAR™ for the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. It offers broadcasters, studios, brands and service providers transformational solutions that help them lower their Total Cost of Operations (TCOP) by automating business processes around content and managing their business of content better.

PFT works with major M&E companies like Turner, PBS, Walt Disney-owned Star TV, Hearst, Channel 4, CBS Television Studios, 20th Century Fox Television Studios, Lionsgate, Starz Media (a Lionsgate company), Showtime, Complex Networks, HBO, IFC Films, Miramax, CNBC Africa, TERN International, Sony Music, Google, YouTube, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Viacom’s Voot, Cricket Australia, BCCI, Indian Premier League and The Associated Press.


 

Address: No.172, Raahat Plaza, Ground Floor ,2nd & 3rd Floor, Arcot Rd,

opp. to Vijaya Hospital & Bus Depot Vadapalani, Chennai Tamil Nadu, India - 600026


Call : +91 - 99401 43719


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