The Animation Magazine 250: Animation Companies to Watch!

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Our subscribers will be receiving in the next few days something special: The 250th issue of Animation Magazine!

For this special issue, we compiled a special list of 250 companies, people, products, events and projects that have — and will continue to — define the worlds of animation and visual effects now and long into the future.

We’re very excited about this monumental event and want to make sure our digital readers got in in the fun. So we’ll be rolling out the list online by categories — there are 10 of them — over the next two weeks. The categories are:

  • Animation Companies to Watch
  • VFX Companies to Watch
  • Executives to Watch
  • Creatives to Watch
  • Essential Software Developers
  • Can’t-Miss Events
  • Schools to Hire From
  • Agents to Watch
  • TV Shows Destined to be Classics
  • Animated Box Office Champs of All Time

Our first list is Animation Companies to Watch:

  • AniMex
  • Cloth Cat Animation
  • Cottonwood Entertainment
  • Cube Creative
  • Dwarf Labs
  • Glen Keane Prods.
  • Go-N Productions
  • Human Ark
  • Ink Brands
  • Karrot Animation
  • KinoAtis
  • Mad Entertainment
  • Marza Animation Planet
  • Moonbot Studios
  • Mousetrappe
  • One Animation
  • Reel FX
  • Splash Entertainment
  • Tinman Creative
  • Treehouse Republic
  • UP Studios
  • Wil Film ApS
  • Wild Canary
  • Wizart Animation
  • Zagtoon
Animation Companies to Watch

Animation Companies to Watch

To read the full list and all the details of each list, check out the print or digital editions of Animation Magazine #250.

We put a lot of effort into every issue and — if you read our newsletter and our site — we are sure you’ll find each information-packed issue is a bargain for anyone serious about animation. We offer a high-quality print magazine as well as a digital edition that ups the convenience and value even more. To subscribe, check out our deals here.

So, about the lists: None of the lists is ranked (except Top-Grossing Animated Features); each category is listed in alphabetical order and was compiled after soliciting — and receiving — suggestions from our readers. We received many great suggestions and gave them all due consideration. In the end, the list is one we carefully curated to offer an eclectic mix of promising newcomers and old favorites that have proven worthy of the recognition. That means some of the best-known names in the business were passed over because the industry already is scrutinizing their every move.

We hope our readers find the lists useful: that they might remind you how deep the animation industry is; that they might open your eyes to a new company, executive, talent or event that and help your efforts in this business succeed. And most of all, we hope they remind you how amazing it is to be involved in animation, whether it’s as a creator, a business person or just as a fan.

Lastly, we want to thank our readers, who have made it possible for us to publish 250 issues of Animation Magazine. We appreciate the trust you place in us and expect the next 250 issues will be even more amazing!

Tomorrow: Creatives to Watch!