"A producer is the guy that tells the artist what to do and later makes all the changes, and then, when the cartoon's done, he takes all the credit!"

The producer is the "commander in chief" of a given project. What does that mean? Well...

Quite simply, the producer is/are the person/persons that makes the project "happen". "No producer" equals "no film". They are the financial and creative backbone of a given project — they secure funding (or fund the work themselves), hire key personnel, arrange for distributors, and manage the day-to-day operations of the production (such as writing up shooting schedules, booking off-set filming locations, and keeping the project as a whole within budget and on-schedule).

There are many different varieties of "producer", and each has its own responsibility in the film industry. A consulting producer will usually be a specialist in a particular field of study, and will assist the writers with technical accuracy. An executive producer is usually a studio representative, providing the majority of the funding that keeps the project going (and reporting any cost overruns to the studio heads). An assistant producer is exactly that. An associate producer is a title used to cover a variety of duties, such as being liaison when two production companies are involved in a filming.note .

Not to be confused with The Producers.

What follows is an incomplete list of production houses and individual producers that have had an impact on modern filmmaking:

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    Music Producers 

    "Big Six" Major Film Studios 

    Minor Studios 

    Production Houses 

    Indie Production Companies 

    Non-Asian Animation, Visual Effects and Post-Production Studios 


    Asian studios outside of Japan and South Korea 

  • Base FX - A studio in China.
  • Bicycle Animation Studio - A studio in Taiwan.
  • DOYOPINS Animation Co.,Ltd - A studio in Taiwan.
  • Flying Dragon - A studio in China.
  • H.C.Studio Animation Co., Ltd. - A studio in Taiwan.
  • Joy-Team Anime Production Co., Ltd.
  • Nada Anime
  • Nendai Animation
  • Prana Studios - A studio in India. Also owns Rhythm & Hues.
  • Shanghai Yi Li Mei Animation
  • SOFA Studio
  • Spring House Entertainment Inc.
  • Studio Paek Ho - A studio in North Korea.
  • Tiger Paws Animation Co., Ltd.
  • Yu-Sheng Animation Studio - A stduio in Taiwan.

    South Korean Animation Studios 


    Major Japanese Animation Anime Studios 
The major animation studios in Japan.

    Minor Japanese Animation Studios 
While not as big as the major animation studios in Japan. These animation studios still mostly do their own productions and tend not to rely on outsourcing from bigger studios.

    Supporting Japanese Animation Studios 
Animation studios that tend to do mostly do outsourcing for bigger animation studios in Japan. With only a handful of productions, if that.

Major/notable sub-contractors:


    Defunct/Dormant Animation Studios 
Animation studios that are either out of business or out of work.

North American:

Asian - Non-South Korean or Japanese:

South Korean:



    Anime Distributors 

Defunct or no longer distributing anime

     Manga and Comic Book publishing houses 

     Knockoff Makers 

    Related to Showbiz 

See also Vanity Plate.