"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 


    Chinese/Hong Kong animation studios 

    Indian animation studios 

    Philippines animation studios 

    Taiwanese animation studios 
  • Bicycle Animation Studio
  • DOYOPINS Animation Co.,Ltd
  • H.C.Studio Animation Co., Ltd.
  • Joy-Team Anime Production Co., Ltd.
  • Nada Anime
  • SOFA Studio
  • Spring House Entertainment Inc.
  • Wang Film Productions - A studio in Taiwan, as well as one the biggest overseas studios in the world.
    • CGCG - Their CG division.
  • Yu-Sheng Animation Studio - A studio 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:


    Other Asian animation studios 
  • Armada TMT - A studio in Vietnam.
  • Inspidea - A studio in Malaysia.
  • Pitchi Poy - A studio in Israel.
  • Scrawl Studios - A studio in Singapore.
  • Studio Paek Ho - A studio in North Korea.
  • Studio SEK - A studio in North Korea that mostly does contract work for South Korean studios, which said studios get their contracts from the United States. The studio has also done shows for Europe as well.
  • Vision Animation - Based in Malaysia. Has worked on Tripping the Rift, Transformers Rescue Bots, Flea-Bitten, and SheZow.

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

North American:

Asian - Non-South Korean or Japanese:
  • Animasia - A studio in Singapore. Did The Magic Adventures Of Mumfie, the first season of Chucklewood Critters, and the intro to The Wacky World of Tex Avery.
  • Anitime - A studio in Taiwan that did a few episodes of ¡Mucha Lucha! and uncredited work on many other shows.
  • Bang On Animation - Merged into Tycoon Animation.
  • Banyu Bening Studio
  • Chinese Cartoon Production Co., Ltd. - A studio in Taiwan.
  • DOT Production
  • Far Eastern - A studio in Taiwan.
  • Form Toonworks Manila
  • Fil-Cartoons - A studio in The Philippines that's best known for working with Hanna-Barbera during The '90s, and working on the first season of Ren and Stimpy. Its last work was on Fairy Tale Police Department in 2002.
  • Gabah Studio
  • Island Animation - A studio in The Philippines. Hasn't worked on a production since 1992.
  • Jade Animation - A studio in China. Hasn't worked on a production since 2009.
  • Jadooworks - A studio in India. Worked on ¡Mucha Lucha! and Higglytown Heroes.
  • Kennedy Cartoons - Based in Canada, but the studio has a unit in the The Philippines as well. Its last work under its old name was in 1997. It is now known as Kennedy Animation.
  • Morning Sun - A studio in China. Hasn't worked on a production since 2002.
  • Moving Images International - Sort of a precursor to Toon City, sharing many of the same staff members. Went down in the late '90s.
  • Optifex - Based in the Philippines. Mostly worked on Hanna-Barbera series, uncredited.
  • Pacific Rim Animation - A studio in China, with a sister studio in the Philippines. Hasn't been credited on a show since 1995.
  • Pan Sang East Co.
  • PT Asiana Wang - A division of Wang Film Productions based in Indonesia. It worked on the second season of Chucklewood Critters, and apparently did uncredited work on Doraemon, Sailor Moon, and Jonny Quest The Real Adventures, according to this article.
  • Rainbow Animation - See Rainbow Group below.
  • SMEC Media And Entertainment - Based in Taiwan. Last activity was in 2005.
  • Thai Wang Film Productions - A division of Wang Film Productions based in Thailand. Hasn't worked on a show since 2003.
  • Tradewinds - Based in The Philippines. Last work was in 2002.
  • Wissta Animation Team

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.