Top 10 animated video studios in New York City

Naomi Linford May 13, 2021 12:40:29 PM

New York City is brimming with incredible creative talent and because of that, it's home to some of the best video production agencies and animation studios in the world. 

So, if you're looking for a local animation partner to create a video for you, but you're not sure which studio would best suit your needs, we have the answers.

In this blog we're giving you a run down of the top New York City based studios you can pick from. Let's dive in...

1. Sparkol Studio

Speciality: explainer videos, 2D, 3D and whiteboard animation

(p.s. learn more about each of the animation styles here)


First things first, we have to give our own very talented New York City based animation team a shout out. Sparkol Studio are experts at turning stories into jaw-dropping videos. Our experienced animators, script-writers and designers mold your message into a video that makes people go WOW.

We're also the creators of world leading whiteboard animation maker, VideoScribe, so we really know what it takes to create a stand out video. We use that extensive experience to help organizations around the world share their incredible stories, from multinational corporations like AMEX, to the Swedish flat-pack legends, IKEA.

Watch our showreel above to see what we could create for you! If you like what you see, drop us a message to talk about your ideas 👇

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2. Roof Studio

Speciality: 3D animation, stop motion and CGI

Just visiting this studio's website will give you a flavor of their incredible creativity. Every video they develop is completely unique and designed to push boundaries working with the likes of Google, HBO and National Geographic.

So, if you're looking for a video partner to take you out of this world with brand new characters, landscapes and concepts then look no further than Roof Studio.

3. Bunko Studios

Specialities: character development, 2D and mixed media animation

This small but mighty studio has worked with some of the biggest film production companies out there from Warner Bros to Hallmark, developing characters to care about. 

With that in mind, if it's a strong narrative to tug on the heartstrings that you're after, Bunko would be a great choice. 

4. Not to Scale Productions

Specialities: mixed media animation and live action video

Not to Scale does it all, not only do they offer animation but they also have a live action offering too. Which is why it's not surprising that they deliver some awesome mixed media videos combining the two. 

This agency would be a perfect choice if you're not sure whether you want to go down the live action route or stick with animation as they'll be able to play with both. 

5. Nathan Love

Specialities: character development and stop motion animation

This studio is a subsidiary of Aardman Animations, the famous Bristol animation studio in the UK who brought us Wallace and Gromit and other much loved characters. 

With that power and experience behind them, the team at Nathan Love have created some brilliant animations in the classic Aardman stop motion style. Creating lovable characters for brands like Crayola, Kellogg's and the NBA.

6. ATABOY Studios

Specialities: design, mixed media and stop motion animation

ATABOY's animation is design driven, focusing first on what visuals will captivate an audience, meaning you're guaranteed to get a finished video that's easy on the eye!

Their strength is really in mixed media and stop motion animation, setting brands and products in animated scenes or developing imaginary worlds for stories to play out.

7. Golden Wolf 

Specialities: motion graphics, concept creation and character development

Everything about Golden Wolf is loud and proud, from their own branding and website, to the animations they create for clients. There's nothing shy and retiring about their style which is a perfect match for music videos, video games and cartoons where bold characters, colors and designs are needed to attract and hold attention. 

Simply put, if you want to stand out, Golden Wolf is the studio for you!

8. Versus

Specialities: motion graphics, brand strategy and 2D/3D animation

Setup in 2010 by ex-MTV designer Adriana Gomez and former branding agency designer Matt Knott, Versus offers clients more than just animation creation. They're able to help businesses develop their brand strategy and graphic identity drawing on their work with entertainment giants like Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV.

9. Slanted Studios

Specialities: mixed media animation

This studio is all about mixed media animation - combining live action video footage with animated characters and effects.

Plus, if you want to take it one step further, not only will you get a striking video but the Slanted team can apply creative coding to make your animation interactive. Allowing your audience to become part of the experience which is awesome for public displays and instalments. 

10. Titmouse

Specialities: 2D animation and comedy

Couple Shannon and Chris Prynoski founded Titmouse Animation in 2000, producing eccentric 2D animations that are packed with humor. Seriously, they're the team behind comedy cartoons like Big Mouth and Rick and Morty - just take a look at their team headshots and you'll see what we mean 😂

This studio is all about big personality, memorability and award-winning cartoons!  

That's a wrap - those were our top 10 animation studios in New York City, USA. If you've got an idea for an animation but you're not sure how to bring it to life, we're here to help.

Get in touch with Sparkol Studio today to discuss your ideas 👇

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