By 2020, the Animation & VFX industry in India will be worth ₹11360 crores*. Its growth curve is only set to rise with a number of factors going in its favour such as more number of hours being dedicated to animated programmes by television channels and easy availability of animated content using online streaming platforms.
So, if you are thinking of making this your livelihood, it’s the right time to do so. Here’s a lowdown on the animation studios which will look very good on your resume.
Is it any wonder that Pixar tops this list? Luxo Jr. which became the first 3D animated film to receive an Oscar nomination was made under the Pixar umbrella. The hugely popular Toy Story, the world’s first animated feature film, truly established its credentials like no other film had done before it followed by movies like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Inside Out, and Coco. Currently it employs 850 people, and you would indeed be doing well for yourself if can manage to be one of them.
Walt Disney Animation Studios
For a long time, the name Walt Disney has been synonymous with animation. Making its debut with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in the world of animated feature films, this studio has given the world some of the most memorable animated movies of all time, including Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, and Moana. With great opportunities for growth and learning, this is one studio you should aspire to join.
With the ever increasing popularity of anime films, Studio Ghibli is bound to find its name here. Eight out of the fifteen highest grossing anime films in Japan have come from this studio. Spirited Away is the only Oscar winning animated film to have not been made in an English-speaking part of the world. Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service are their other notable films. Anime has already taken the world by storm and you definitely want to be a part of this stormy adventure.
With highly popular movie series like Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda coming from their stable, DreamWorks is indeed a dream to work for. Having employees with a range of educational qualifications and experiences, this studio offers something for everyone who wishes to work in animation.
Warner Bros Animation
The animation division of Warner Bros, Warner Bros Animation, produces content screened on varied platforms, both locally and internationally. They are known as the producers of the iconic The Tom and Jerry show and of course for bringing to screen the DC Animated Universe. If you are looking to make a career in this field, it will do you good to join the Warner Bros Universe.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. These are just a few big studios. But there are hundreds of other animated studios, many in India. With the right set of skills and some experience, you may one day aim for the bigger and the best in the animation industry.
For now, you may better get on the animation bandwagon with a Career course.
*Source: FICCI-KPMG Indian Media and Entertainment Report