->''"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!"''
-->--'''Stimpy''', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''

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 [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 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]] "''Someone'' has to associate with the producer! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!"[[/note]].

Not to be confused with ''Film/TheProducers''.

What follows is an incomplete list of production houses and individual producers that have had an impact on modern filmmaking:
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[[folder:People]]
* Creator/JJAbrams
* Creator/IrwinAllen
* Creator/JuddApatow
* Creator/AlecBaldwin
* Creator/ElizabethBanks
* Creator/TyraBanks
* Creator/ChuckBarris
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* Creator/AlbertRBroccoli
* Creator/JamesLBrooks
* Creator/MelBrooks
* Creator/JerryBruckheimer
* Creator/MarkBurnett
* Creator/StephenJCannell
* Creator/ChrisCarter
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* Creator/GeorgeClooney
* Creator/RogerCorman
* Creator/SteveCoogan
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* Creator/BradleyCooper
* Creator/WesCraven
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* Creator/CharlieDay
* Creator/CecilBDeMille
* Creator/DannyDeVito
* Creator/BenicioDelToro
* Creator/MichaelDanteDiMartino
* Creator/WaltDisney
* Creator/NoraEphron
* Creator/JaneEspenson
* Creator/TinaFey
* Creator/RalphFiennes
* Creator/JamesFranco
* Creator/BryanFuller
* Creator/VinceGilligan
* Creator/MarkGoodson
* Creator/MichaelGrade
* Creator/MervGriffin
* Creator/MattGroening
* Creator/TomHanks
* Creator/MarkHarmon
* Creator/JackHHarris
* Creator/MerrillHeatter
* Creator/JimHenson
* Creator/RonHoward
* Creator/GlennHowerton
* Creator/JessicaHynes
* Creator/ArmandoIannucci
* Creator/ThomasJane
* Music/JayZ
* Creator/SteveJobs
* Creator/RianJohnson
* Creator/SpikeJonze
* Creator/DavidEKelley
* Creator/BryanKonietzko
* Creator/StanleyKramer
* Creator/EricKripke
* Creator/LisaKudrow
* Creator/AshtonKutcher
* Creator/VerityLambert
* [[Creator/PixarRegulars John Lasseter]]
* Creator/JudeLaw
* Creator/NormanLear
* Creator/DamianLewis
* Creator/ValLewton
* Creator/GeorgeLucas
* Creator/TobeyMaguire
* Creator/JonMcClenahan
* Creator/RobMcElhenney
* [[Creator/SethMacFarlane Seth [=MacFarlane=]]]
* [[Creator/ElleMacPherson Elle [=MacPherson=]]]
* Creator/GarryMarshall
* Creator/LorneMichaels
* Creator/ShinjiMikami
* Creator/TimMinear
* Creator/StevenMoffat
* Creator/MichaelMoore
* Creator/PerryMoore
* Creator/ChrisMorris
* Creator/DavidMorrissey
* Creator/JenniferMorrison
* Creator/RyanMurphy
* Creator/JohnNathanTurner
* Creator/TerryNation
* Creator/BradNeely
* Creator/SydneyNewman
* Creator/ParkChanWook %%Park is his surname
* Creator/BradPitt
* Creator/NataliePortman
* Creator/JohnCReilly
* Creator/GeneRoddenberry
* Creator/MarkRuffalo
* Creator/MegRyan
* Creator/DanSchneider
* Creator/RidleyScott
* Creator/SherwoodSchwartz
* Creator/JasonSegel
* Creator/RodSerling
* Creator/AllanSherman
* Creator/JonathanMShiff
* Creator/DavidSimon
* Creator/BryanSinger
* Creator/AaronSorkin
* Creator/KevinSpacey
* Creator/AaronSpelling
* Creator/StevenSpielberg
* Creator/BobStewart
* Creator/OliverStone
* Creator/SharonStone
* Creator/JMichaelStraczynski
* Creator/DannyStrong
* Creator/ChanningTatum
* Creator/StanleyTucci
* Creator/RickUngar
* Creator/MatthewVaughn
* Creator/JayWard
* Creator/EmmaWatson
* Creator/MarkWahlberg
* Creator/JackWebb
* Creator/OrsonWelles
* Creator/JossWhedon
* Creator/BillyWilder
* Creator/BruceWillis
* Creator/ReeseWitherspoon
* Creator/DickWolf
* Creator/JayWolpert
* Creator/RobertZemeckis
* Creator/KathleenZuelch
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music Producers]]
* Music/SteveAlbini
* Dr Dre
* Music/TheDustBrothers
* Music/MissyElliott
* Music/BrianEno
* Ahmet Ertegün
* Creator/QuincyJones
* Creator/RobertJohnMuttLange
* John Leckie
* [[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra Jeff Lynne]]
* George Martin
* Music/JimmyMiller
* Music/SamPhillips
* LA Reid and [=Babyface=]
* Music/RickRubin
* [[Music/WuTangClan The [=RZA=]]]
* Creator/PhilSpector
* Music/JimSteinman
* Music/{{Uffie}}
* Music/KanyeWest
* Tony Visconti
[[/folder]]

[[folder:"Big Six" Major Film Studios]]
* Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox
** Creator/BlueSkyStudios: A studio in Greenwich, Connecticut, they also has a unit in China as well.
* Creator/ColumbiaPictures (a subsidiary of Creator/{{Sony}})
** Creator/TriStarPictures
** Creator/ScreenGems
** Creator/SonyPicturesImageworks - Sony's visual effects and main animation studio. Best known for ''Film/HollowMan'', the Creator/SamRaimi ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' (and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''), ''Film/GreenLantern'' and ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''.
** Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation
** Creator/A1Pictures: Sony's other animation studio. Best known for the [[AnimatedAdaptation adaptations]] of ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', ''Manga/FairyTail'' (co-produced with Creator/{{Satelight}}), and ''SwordArtOnline''. It has also occasionally made original works, such as ''Anime/NightRaid1931'' and ''Anime/OccultAcademy''.
** Creator/SonyPicturesStudios: Sony's audio post-production unit. It also serves as the filming location for ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', ''Series/FullHouse'' and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.
* Creator/{{Disney}}
** Creator/TouchstonePictures
** Creator/HollywoodPictures (Defunct)
** Creator/{{Pixar}}
** Creator/{{Lucasfilm}} (acquired by Disney in October, 2012)
*** Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic - Has a Singaporean studio.
*** Creator/SkywalkerSound - Sister studio of the above
*** Creator/LucasfilmAnimation - Has a division in Singapore.
** Creator/MarvelComics (acquired by Disney in 2009)
*** Creator/MarvelAnimation
** Creator/WaltDisneyTelevisionAnimation
** Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits - The main unit is in Burbank (Still active), but there were units in Florida, Canada, Japan, Australia, France and The UK.
* Creator/{{Paramount}} ('''A Creator/{{Viacom}} Company''')
* Creator/{{Universal}} ('''A Comcast Company''')
** Creator/IlluminationEntertainment
* Creator/WarnerBros (A TimeWarner Company)
** Creator/NewLineCinema
** Creator/CastleRockEntertainment
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor Studios]]
* Creator/AlliedArtists
* Creator/AmicusProductions
* [[Creator/{{CBS}} CBS Films]]
* Creator/{{Daiei}}
* Creator/{{DreamWorks}}
* Creator/EalingStudios
* Creator/FilmCow
* Creator/GoldenFilms
* Creator/LegendaryPictures
* Creator/LionsGate
** Creator/AfterDarkHorrorfest
** Creator/SummitEntertainment
* Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer -- "minor", but once the greatest film studio of them all
** Creator/TheCannonGroup
** Creator/UnitedArtists
** Creator/OrionPictures
* Creator/MiramaxFilms
** Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany
** Creator/DimensionFilms
* Creator/TigonBritishFilmProductions
* Creator/ToeiCompany
** Creator/ToeiAnimation: Mostly known for their art films made between 1958 to 1972 (namely their ''Literature/PussInBoots'' adaptation made in 1969), all of the ''DragonBall'' series, most of the 80s ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' series, ''Franchise/OnePiece'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'' , and their AnimeFirst [[Anime/OjamajoDoremi magic]] [[Anime/PrettyCure girl]] shows.
* Creator/{{Toho}}
* Creator/TsuburayaProductions
* Creator/VillageRoadshow: Australian studio known for its work for Creator/WarnerBros.
* VividEntertainmentGroup
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Production Houses]]
* Creator/{{ACTF}}
* Creator/ASquaredEntertainment
* Creator/{{Amazon}}
* Creator/AmblinEntertainment
** Creator/{{Amblimation}}
* Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures
* Creator/ArrowstormEntertainment
* Creator/BangZoomEntertainment
* Creator/BigFinish
* Creator/{{BKN}}
* Creator/CarolcoPictures
* Creator/CarseyWerner
* Creator/CatalystGameLabs
* WebVideo/DtoonsProductions
* Creator/TheCriterionCollection
* Creator/CrownInternationalPictures
* Creator/DarkMazeStudios
* Creator/DesiluStudios
* Creator/DHXMedia
** Creator/CookieJarEntertainment
** Creator/DiCEntertainment
* WebVideo/EchoChamber
* Creator/FeatureFilmsForFamilies
* Creator/FrederatorStudios
* Creator/FilmDistrict
* Creator/{{Filmways}}
* Creator/FisherPrice
* Creator/FremantleMedia
* Creator/FreshTV
* Creator/FullMoonFeatures
* Creator/GracieFilms
* Creator/HandmadeFilms
* Creator/{{Hasbro}}
* Creator/ImagineEntertainment
* Creator/{{IMAX}}
* Creator/TheJamHandyOrganization
* Creator/{{Kenner}}
* Creator/KeystoneStudios
* Creator/{{Kudos}}
* Creator/{{Laika}}
* Creator/{{Lorimar}}
* Creator/MagneticVideo
* Creator/MandevilleFilms
* Creator/ManOfActionStudios
* Creator/MarathonMedia
* Creator/{{Mattel}}
* Creator/MediaHomeEntertainment
* Creator/MillCreekEntertainment
* Creator/MutantEnemy
* Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada
* Creator/NewGenerationPictures
* Creator/NYAVPost
* Creator/OmationAnimationStudio
* Creator/OpenRoadFilms
* Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment
* Creator/RelativityMedia
* Creator/RevolutionStudios
* Creator/RKOPictures
* Creator/SabanEntertainment
** Creator/SabanBrands
* Creator/SeraphimDigitalStudios
* Creator/SesameWorkshop
* Creator/ShoutFactory
* Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions
* Creator/{{Sony}}
* Creator/{{Studiopolis}}
* Creator/SunbowEntertainment
* Creator/TalentAssociates
* Creator/{{Troma}}
* Creator/WaldenMedia
* Creator/WorldEventsProductions
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} (World Wrestling Entertainment)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Indie Production Companies]]
* Creator/RoosterTeeth
** Creator/AchievementHunter
* Creator/STPictures
* Creator/TwoBitPictures
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Non-Asian Animation, Visual Effects and Post-Production Studios]]
[[AC: Major:]]
* Creator/AardmanAnimations
* Creator/{{BUF}}
* Creator/{{Cinesite}}
* Creator/DigitalDomain
* Disney Animation Studios (formerly Walt Disney Feature Animation)
* Creator/DolbyLaboratories
* Creator/DoubleNegativeVFX
* Creator/DreamworksAnimation
* Creator/FilmRoman
* Creator/{{Framestore}}
* Creator/{{Hydraulx}}
* Creator/KlaskyCsupo
* Creator/LacewoodProductions
* Creator/LolaVisualEffects - Sister studio to Hydraulx
* Creator/MethodStudios
* Creator/TheMill
** Creator/MilkVFX - Spun off from the company.
* Creator/MovingPictureCompany and Technicolor SA
* Creator/{{Nelvana}}
* R/Greenberg Associates (currently known as [=R/GA=] Media, Inc.)
* Creator/RhythmAndHues - Has an Indian studio.
* Creator/{{Soyuzmultfilm}}
* Creator/TippettStudio
* Creator/{{WETA}} - located in New Zealand

[[AC: Minor]]
* [[Creator/FourWardProductions 4-Ward Productions]]
* Creator/AnimalLogic
* Creator/BardelEntertainment
* Creator/BlurStudio
* Creator/CartoonSaloon
* Creator/CompositeImageSystems (CIS)
* Creator/CosgroveHall
* Creator/DigitalDimension
* Creator/{{Digiscope}}
* Creator/EdenFX
* Creator/EntityFX
* Creator/FantasyIIFilmEffects
* Creator/{{FotoKem}}
* Creator/FuriousFX
* Creator/{{fx3x}}
* Creator/GhostVFX
* Creator/GlobalMechanic
* Creator/HammerheadProduction
* Creator/HouseOfCool
** Creator/RedRoverStudios
* Creator/HybrideTechnologies - Bought by game company {{Ubisoft}}.
* Creator/ImageEngine
* Creator/ImaginaryForces
* LapizAzul - aka Blue Pencil, a studio in Spain that is mostly known for doing two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. When many people were thinking that the studio went out of business during the making of "Day Of The Samurai", well, [[http://lapizazul.net they're still in business]]. [[http://gregory_weagle.livejournal.com/228086.html The studio also did 6 episodes of]] ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' under contract for Walt Disney Animation France as well.
* Creator/LiquidAnimation - An Australian studio. Best known for the CG in ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''
* Creator/LOOKEffects
* Creator/LumaPictures
* Creator/ModernVideoFilm
* Creator/MercuryFilmworks
* Creator/{{MrX}}
* Creator/NewDealStudios
* Creator/{{Nitrogen}}
* Creator/PacificOceanPost
* Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio - Hungary's biggest animation studio.
* Creator/PerpetualMotionPictures
* Creator/PhoenixAnimationStudios
* Creator/PiPAnimationServices
* Creator/PixelMagic - Formerly known as [=OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic=]
* Creator/{{Pixomondo}} - Despite the Latin sounding name, they're a series of studios originating from Germany.
* Creator/PowerhouseAnimationStudios
* Creator/PrologueFilms
* {{Creator/PRPVFX}}
* Creator/ReelFXCreativeStudios[=/=]Radium
* Creator/RainbowAnimationGroup
* Creator/RenegadeAnimation
* Creator/RisingSunPictures
* Creator/RubiconGroupHolding
* Creator/{{Scanline}}
* Creator/SparkPlugEntertainment
* Creator/StargateStudios - Also known as Stargate Films and Stargate Digital.
* Creator/StudioBProductions
* Creator/{{Telescreen}} - A studio in The Netherlands (They did have a unit in Japan, but the unit went out of business).
* Creator/{{Titmouse}}
* Creator/ToddAOStudios
* Creator/WildBrain
* Creator/YowzaAnimation
* Creator/ZoicStudios
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Asian studios outside of Japan and South Korea]]
[[AC: Major:]]
* [[Creator/AnimationServiceHK Agogo Media]]: Formerly known as Animation Services, Hong Kong.
* Creator/ArmadaTMT - A studio in Vietnam.
* Colorchips - A studio in India.
* Creator/ColorlandAnimation - A studio in Hong Kong.
* CrestAnimationStudios - Headquartered in America but has a Unit in India.
* Creator/DQEntertainment - A studio in India.
* Creator/FantasiaAnimation - Not to be confused with Studio Fantasia.
* Future Thought Productions - A studio in India. Has worked on ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie''.
* Creator/HongYing - A Studio in China.
* Inspidea - A studio in Malaysia.
* Creator/PhilippineAnimationStudioInc - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Self-explanatory]].
* Creator/PrimeFocus - An Indian-based effects studio. Also has divisions in the UK and North America.
* Creator/ShanghaiAnimationFilmStudio - A studio in China.
* Snipple Animation - A studio in the Philippines.
* Creator/StudioSEK - A studio in UsefulNotes/NorthKorea 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.
* Creator/SynergyAnimation - A studio in China.
* Creator/ToonCity - A studio in The Philippines.
* Toonz Animation India - Not to be confused with the New Zealand-based Creator/ToonzAnimation.
* Creator/TopDraw - A studio in the Philippines.
* Vision Animation - Based in Malaysia. Has worked on ''WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'', ''Flea-Bitten'', and ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''.
* Creator/WangFilmProductions - A studio in Taiwan, as well as one the biggest overseas studios in the world.
** Hong Guang

[[AC: Minor:]]
* Creator/BaseFX - A studio in China.
* Bicycle Animation Studio - A studio in Taiwan.
* DOYOPINS Animation Co.,Ltd - A studio in Taiwan.
* Creator/FlyingDragon - A studio in China.
* H.C.Studio Animation Co., Ltd. - A studio in Taiwan.
* Joy-Team Anime Production Co., Ltd.
* Nada Anime
* Creator/NendaiAnimation
* Creator/PranaStudios - A studio in India. [[http://www.fxguide.com/quicktakes/rhythmhuespranastudios/ Also owns Rhythm & Hues]].
* Shanghai Yi Li Mei Animation
* SOFA Studio
* Spring House Entertainment Inc.
* Creator/StudioPaekHo - A studio in North Korea.
* Tiger Paws Animation Co., Ltd.
* Yu-Sheng Animation Studio - A stduio in Taiwan.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:South Korean Animation Studios]]
[[AC: Major:]]
* Creator/{{AKOM}}
* Creator/BigStar
* Creator/CyberChicken
* Creator/DaiWon: currently known as Dae Won.
* Creator/DigitalEMation
* Creator/DongWooAnimation: Owned by Creator/StudioGallop.
* Creator/DRMovie: A studio owned by Creator/{{Madhouse}}, originally independent.
* GIMC
* Creator/HanhoHeungUp
* Creator/JMAnimation: Was founded to outsource for Japanese studios, the studio is mostly known for Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* Creator/LottoAnimation
* Magic Image Co., Ltd.: Also known as MICO Animation Studio. Ltd.
* Creator/MOIAnimation: Works with Madhouse, like DR Movie. But is best known for most of the DC DirectToVideo (post DCAU) movies and most of the DC Animated showcases.
* Creator/NeonPumpkin
* Creator/RoughDraftStudios[=/=]Orange: Headquartered in Los Angeles but the studio has a unit in South Korea as well.
* Creator/{{Saerom}}
* Soul Creative: The SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/SeoulMovie.
* Creator/StudioMir: A newer studio founded by Ex-JM staff, The studio is mostly known for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
* Creator/SunminAnimation
* Creator/SunwooEntertainment / Sunwoo Asia Pacific: Has also distributed many ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' toys since 2007.
* Toonzone Studios: Headquartered in Los Angeles but the studio has a unit in Canada and South Korea as well.
* Creator/YearimProductions
* Creator/YesonEntertainment

[[AC: Minor:]]
* Atoonz
* Artplusm
* B.I. Group
* Boxfish
* Creator/{{Echo}}
* Creator/GAndGEntertainment
* Creator/GKEntertainment: A South Korean studio owned by Creator/{{GONZO}} as GK stands for "GONZO Korea".
* Creator/GoldenBell
* Hanjin Animation
* Heewon Entertainment
* Hyoin Animation
* Jiwoo Animation
* Creator/KProduction: Oldest South Korean studio in existence.
* Creator/KyungKang
* Creator/MizoPlanning: Another South Korean studio owned by TMS.
* NARA Animation Studio
* Creator/PakProduction
* Creator/StudioBlue: Formally known as [=AniVillage=], Studio Blue is a South-Korean subsidiary owned by Creator/KyotoAnimation.
* Studio Reve
* Creator/SungSan: Also known as Hoshiyama Planning.
* Synod
* White Line - Mostly works on anime, but assisted on certain episodes of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Major Japanese Animation Anime Studios]]
The major animation studios in Japan.

* [[Creator/{{ACGT}} A.C.G.T.]] - Also known as OB Planning, best known for ''Anime/DuelMasters''.
* {{Creator/AIC}}: Mostly known for ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' and ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''.
* Creator/{{Aniplex}}
* Creator/{{Arms}}
* Creator/BeeTrain - Once a unit of Creator/ProductionIG but has split off, best known for their "Girls and Guns" Trilogy (''Anime/{{Noir}}'', ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' and ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'')
* Creator/StudioBONES: Mostly known for ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', its sequel ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' and ''Anime/EurekaSeven''.
* Creator/BrainsBase - Mostly known for ''PrincessJellyfish'' and ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''.
* Creator/{{Diomedea}} - formerly known as Studio Barcelona, best known for ''SquidGirl''.
* Creator/{{Eiken}}
* Feel - formed by ex-Pierrot employees.
* [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]]: Mostly known for their AnimeFirst shows (Though ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' did have manga that came out around the same time as their shows).
* Creator/StudioGhibli: Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's studio.
* Creator/{{GONZO}}: Mostly known for ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'', ''GIJoeSigma6'' and the first season of ''StrikeWitches''.
* Creator/{{JCStaff}} - Mostly known for ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' and ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* Creator/KyotoAnimation: Established in 1981 as a outsourcing company, the studio is mostly known for ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]]'', ''Anime/LuckyStar'' and ''Manga/KOn''.
* Creator/{{Madhouse}}: Mostly known for their works with Creator/{{CLAMP}} and Creator/SatoshiKon, ''Manga/DeathNote'', and their AnimeFirst shows.
* Creator/{{Manglobe}} - an offshoot of Sunrise, known for ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' and ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''.
* Creator/MushiProductions[=/=]Tezuka Productions: Mostly known for doing most of Creator/OsamuTezuka's anime adaptations and ''FrostyTheSnowman''
* Creator/NipponAnimation: Mostly known for The ''Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater'' series, ''Anime/FutureBoyConan'', ''Manga/ChibiMarukoChan'' and ''Literature/MayaTheBee''
* Creator/PAWorks: Mostly known for ''Anime/AngelBeats'' and ''{{Literature/Another}}''.
* Creator/PonyCanyon
* Creator/StudioPierrot: Mostly known for ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
* Creator/ProductionIG: Founded by Ex-Tatsunoko staff, the studio is mostly known for ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire'' (and its spinoffs ''Anime/BloodPlus'' and ''Anime/BloodC'') and ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast''.
* Creator/ProductionReed: Formerly known as Ashi Productions, the studio is mostly known for ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo'', ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' and the Creator/RubySpears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon.
* Creator/{{Satelight}}: Mostly known for ''Fairy Tail'' (With Creator/A1Pictures), ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' and ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''.
* Creator/SevenArcs - Best known for the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise and ''VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum''.
* Creator/StudioShaft: Mostly known for ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''[[MahouSenseiNegima Negima!?]]'' and ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''.
* Creator/ShinEiDoga - A spin-off from TMS, the studio is mostly known for ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' and ''Manga/CrayonShinChan''.
* Creator/SilverLink: Mostly known for ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' and ''LightNovel/KokoroConnect''.
* Creator/{{Sunrise}}: Mostly known for ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' and ''Manga/InuYasha''.
* Creator/StudioDEEN: Known largely for their adaptations of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' and ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.
* Creator/StudioKhara - Creator/HideakiAnno's studio after he left Gainax.
* Creator/StudioTrigger: - A newer studio founded by Ex-Gainax staff; The studio is mostly known for the ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' opening, ''WebAnimation/InfernoCop'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill''.
* Creator/TatsunokoProduction: One of the older Japanese studios; Mostly known for ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' and the whole ''Anime/TimeBokan'' series.
* Creator/TMSEntertainment[=/=]Telecom Animation Film: One of the most (if not '''''the''''' most) famous and well-respected studio(s) in Japan, the TMS unit is known for a number of anime productions like ''Anime/LupinIII'', ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'' and ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', while the Telecom unit is known for having some of the best animation since TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation (including ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'').
* Creator/{{TNK}}
* Creator/{{Ufotable}}: Mostly known for ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' and ''LightNovel/FateZero''.
* Creator/WhiteFox - Mostly known for the adaptations of both ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' and ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}''.
* Creator/{{Xebec}} - A unit of Creator/ProductionIG, the studio is mostly known for ''Manga/LoveHina'', the first ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' series and ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}''.
* Creator/{{ZEXCS}} - Best known for ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: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.

* [=8bit=] - Best known for ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'', ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', and ''LightNovel/TokyoRavens''.
* Creator/{{Actas}} - Best known for ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', its sequel ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' and ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
* Creator/AnimalYa/Studio Comet: For Studio Comet, the studio is mostly known for ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody'', ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' and ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', for Animal-Ya, it's ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', ''Manga/MiamiGuns'' and several shows in WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon.
* Creator/TheAnswerStudio - Founded by Motoyoshi Tokunaga after [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]] went out of business, the studio is known for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' and the ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'' series.
* Creator/{{APPP}} - a.k.a. Another Push Pin Planning. Best known for ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' and ''Anime/RobotCarnival''
* Creator/{{Artland}} - Best known for ''IchibanUshiroNoDaiMaou'' and for being one of the studios behind ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''.
* Creator/CStation - Once a unit of BeeTrain it has since split off. Mostly focusing on sub-contracting for other studios but is now getting into full animation production.
* Hoods Entertainment - Best known for ''Qwaser of Stigmata'' and ''Manga/ManyuHikencho''.
* Creator/{{KSS}}
* Creator/MagicBus: A studio founded by Satoshi Dezaki (Creator/OsamuDezaki's brother), best known for ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' and ''Anime/WonderBeatScramble''.
* Creator/{{MAPPA}} - Formed by former Creator/{{Madhouse}} staff, best known for ''Manga/KidsOnTheSlope'' and its recent production ''Anime/RageOfBahamutGenesis''.
* Creator/MookDLE: Best known for ''Anime/RocketGirls'', ''TransformersAnimated'' and ''ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''.
* Creator/OLMIncorporated - Mostly known for the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime.
* Ordet - Formed by ex-Kyoto Animation staff. Best known for ''Anime/BlackRockShooter''.
* Creator/PolygonPictures - Known for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' and ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers''' CG.
* REMIC
* Creator/Studio4C - Was once an art house (''Anime/MindGame'', ''Anime/TekkonKinkreet'' and ''Genius Party''). But is now known for ''Film/GreenLanternEmeraldKnights'', ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' special material for ''TransformersAnimated'' and the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' movie trilogy.
* Creator/StudioFantasia - Best known for ''Anime/AgentAika''
* Creator/StudioGallop - Mostly known for ''Anime/YuGiOh'', ''RurouniKenshin'' and ''InitialD First Stage''.
* Creator/StudioGokumi - Best known for ''Manga/SakiAchigaHen'' and being formed by former Creator/{{GONZO}} members.
* Creator/StudioHibari - Mostly known for ''Manga/MirumoDePon''.
* Creator/StudioNue - Mostly known for their contributions to the ''Macross'' and ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' franchises.
* Creator/SynergySP
* Creator/{{TYO}} - A Japanese studio with ownership over Tsuburaya Productions[[note]]the company behind ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''[[/note]], Hal Film Maker and Yumeta Company.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: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.

[[AC:Major/notable sub-contractors:]]
* Creator/ALine
* Creator/AjiaDo[=/=]Asia-Do
* Creator/AnimeR[=/=]Anime Roman
* Creator/AsahiProduction: Has also produced ''HelloKitty'' animations since 2005 and ''BlueDrop''.
* Creator/{{asread}}
* Creator/{{Daume}} - Best Known for ''Manga/DearS'' and ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''
* Creator/DavidProduction: Has also produced ''LevelE'', ''BookOfBantorra'', and ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* Creator/{{Dogakobo}}: Has also produced ''Anime/MyselfYourself'' and ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou''
* Creator/FAIInternational: Formerly Creator/StudioJunio.
* Creator/HalfHPStudio
* Creator/{{Graphinica}}
* {{Creator/Imagica}}
* Creator/{{Kusanagi}}
* Creator/MSJMusashinoProduction
* Creator/NakamuraProductions
* Creator/OhProduction
* Creator/QTec
* Creator/SanzigenAnimationStudio
* Creator/StudioBihou
* Creator/StudioCockpit
* Creator/StudioCosmos
* Creator/StudioDub
* Creator/StudioEaster
* Creator/StudioElle
* Creator/StudioJack
* Creator/StudioKuma
* Creator/StudioLive: A support company also known for ''Roots Search'' and ''Manga/{{Guyver}}: Out of Control''.
* Creator/StudioMark
* Creator/StudioMu: Also known for the ''GiantRobo'' [=OVA=].
* Creator/StudioPastoral
* Creator/StudioTakuranke
* Creator/StudioTwinkle
* Creator/StudioWanpack
* Creator/SunshineCorporation
* Creator/TakahashiProduction[=/=]T2 Studio
* Creator/TokyoLaboratory
* Creator/TripleA
* Creator/{{Wish}}

[[AC:Others:]]
* Acca Effe
* Albion
* Creator/{{Angle}}
* Creator/AnimeTorotoro
* Anitus Kobe
* Arcturus
* Asterism
* AZETA Pictures
* Creator/AzuhataProduction
* Creator/BakuProductions
* Beat Frog
* Beep
* {{Creator/BeStack}}
* Creator/BigOwl
* Buyu
* Core
* Creator/CStation
* Creator/DangunPictures
* D-Motion
* DCI
* DEF.C
* Delta Peak Production
* Creator/DesignOfficeMECHAMAN
* Dream Force
* Creator/EagleNest
* Fan Out
* Frontline
* Gingaya
* [=GoHands=]
* Creator/GroupZEN
* Creator/{{Hayashi}}
* {{Creator/Headworks}}
* I&S Factory
* ingresA
* Creator/IshigakiProduction
* Creator/JapanVistec
* Jinbun
* Creator/{{Jumondo}}
* Creator/{{Lightfoot}}
* Marvy Jack
* Meta Studio
* Creator/{{Mouse}}
* Creator/OguraKobo
* PEACE
* PRA
* {{Creator/Raretrick}}
* Creator/{{RIC}}
* Rocket Vision
* Creator/SankoProduction
* Creator/SeethroughStudio
* Creator/{{Seigasha}}
* Creator/ShogakukanMusicAndDigitalEntertainment: Shogakukan's music publishing arm and CGI unit; The studio has dose some outsourcing for Creator/TMSEntertainment on Anime/{{Hamtaro}} (namely the Movies, Hai and new content of Dechu), ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternFirstFlight'' and ''Manga/{{Lilpri}}''.
* Soratia
* Creator/StudioAdd
* Creator/StudioBoomerang
* Creator/StudioFuga
* Creator/StudioGash
* Creator/StudioGiants
* Creator/StudioGimlet
* Studio Izena
* Studio Liberty
* Creator/StudioPeacock: Also just known as Peacock.
* Creator/StudioRoad
* Studio Victory
* Creator/StudioWho
* Wafu Animation
* Creator/WaoWorld
* {{Creator/Wombat}}
* Xenron
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Defunct/Dormant Animation Studios]]
Animation studios that are either out of business or out of work.

[[AC: North American:]]
* Creator/AnimationCollective
* Creator/ApogeeProductions - Also made ''VideoGame/SewerShark'', [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer no really]].
* Creator/AsylumVisualEffects
* Creator/AtkinsonFilmArts - Canadian animation studio.
* Creator/AvailableLightProductions
* Creator/BossFilmStudios
* Creator/CafeFX
* Creator/CarbunkleCartoons
* Creator/CharacterBuilders - An animation studio owned by ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' creator Jeff Smith
* Creator/CinemaResearch
* Creator/{{Cinesite}}'s American branch.
* Creator/ColumbiaCartoons
* Creator/COREDigitalPictures - A Canadian visual effects studio co-founded by Creator/WilliamShatner (we are not making this up).
* Creator/DePatieFrelengEnterprises
* Creator/DreamQuestImages - Best known for ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' and being bought out by Creator/{{Disney}}
* Creator/EncoreCartoons - Worked on 3 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and nothing more.
* Creator/FamousStudios
* Creator/{{Filmation}}
* Creator/FleischerStudios
* Fred Calvert Productions
* Creator/FunbagAnimation
* Creator/HannaBarbera - Technically defunct, living on through Creator/CartoonNetwork Studios.
* Creator/TheHowardAndersonCompany
* Creator/IllusionArts - Best known for their contributions in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' Franchise.
* Creator/ImagiAnimationStudios
* Creator/LightMattersInc[=/=]Pixel Envy
* Creator/ManexVisualEffects - Formerly known as Mass Illusions.
* Creator/MatteWorldDigital
* Creator/MetrolightStudios
* Creator/TheOrphanage
* Creator/PacificTitle
* Creator/ThePostGroup
* Creator/RainmakerEntertainment - Canadian animation studio; formerly Mainframe Entertainment
* Creator/RankinBassProductions
* Red Apple Group - Worked on 2 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' and nothing more.
* Creator/RubySpears
* Creator/SantaBarberaStudios - Famous for ''Star Trek'', infamous for ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInParis''.
* Creator/{{Spumco}}
* [[Creator/JonMcClenahan StarToons]] - Its last work was in 2000.
* Creator/{{Terrytoons}}
* Creator/ToonUsIn
* Creator/VanBeurenStudios
* Creator/{{VIFX}}
* Creator/{{VisionArt}}
* Creator/VisualConceptEngineering
* Will Vinton Studios - Became Creator/{{Laika}}.
* XAM! Productions

[[AC: Asian - Non-South Korean or Japanese:]]
* Animasia - A studio in Singapore. Did ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'', the first season of ''WesternAnimation/ChucklewoodCritters'', and the intro to ''WesternAnimation/TheWackyWorldOfTexAvery''.
* Banyu Bening Studio
* Chinese Cartoon Production Co., Ltd. - A studio in Taiwan.
* DOT Production
* Creator/FarEastern - A studio in Taiwan.
* Form Toonworks Manila
* Creator/FilCartoons - A studio in The Philippines that's best known for working with Creator/HannaBarbera during TheNineties, and working on the first season of ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy''. 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.
* Creator/JadeAnimation - A studio in China. Hasn't worked on a production since 2008.
* Creator/KennedyCartoons - 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.
* Creator/MorningSun - A studio in China. Hasn't worked on a production since 2002.
* Creator/MovingImagesInternational - Sort of a precursor to Creator/ToonCity, sharing many of the same staff members. Went down in the late '90s.
* Creator/PacificRimAnimation - A studio in China. Hasn't been credited on a show since 1995.
* Pan Sang East Co.
* PT Asiana Wang - A division of Creator/WangFilmProductions based in Indonesia. It worked on the second season of ''WesternAnimation/ChucklewoodCritters'', and apparently did uncredited work on ''Doraemon'', ''Sailor Moon'', and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', according to [[http://m.thejakartapost.com/news/2003/12/29/indonesia039s-animation-industry-growing-steadily.html this article.]]
* Creator/RainbowAnimation - See Creator/RainbowGroup below.
* SMEC Media - Based in Taiwan. Mostly worked on CINAR series. Last activity was in 2005.
* Thai Wang Film Productions - A division of Creator/WangFilmProductions based in Thailand. Hasn't worked on a show since 2003.
* Tradewinds - Based in The Philippines. Last work was in 2002.
* Wissta Animation Team

[[AC: South Korean:]]
* [[Creator/A1Productions A-1 Productions]] - Hasn't been credited on a show since 1995.
* A.C. Productions - Worked on the sixth season of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' with Creator/SeiYoung. Something of a precursor to Creator/PlusOneAnimation.
* A.D. Productions - Worked on the first season of ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'', with no other credits to its name.
* Amisong Production - Mostly worked on direct-to-video features based on fairy tales, but also worked on ''James Bond Jr.'' and ''WesternAnimation/KingArthurAndTheKnightsOfJustice''.
* Creator/AndreLeeProductions / Neurones Coree
* Anima Sam Won - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'', and ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot''.
* Animagic Studio - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/TheRippingFriends'', ''Roboroach'', and a few Pausoka series.
* Animax Enterprise
* Anirom Films - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/BureauOfAlienDetectors'' with Creator/BigStar.
* Anivision & Grimsaem - Both absorbed into Sunwoo.
* Bon Art: Worked on the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and did support work for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''. Defunct since the early '90s.
* Chaung Sul Media - An obscure company whose only work seems to be seasons 3 and 4 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}''.
* Click Ani
* Da Vinci Animation - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' and ''WesternAnimation/WidgetTheWorldWatcher''.
* Dinosaur Animation Production - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/DenverTheLastDinosaur'', ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'', and ''WesternAnimation/WidgetTheWorldWatcher''. [[Film/AustinPowers That's. About. It.]]
* Creator/DongSeo - The SpiritualPredecessor to Hanho Heung-Up.
* Creator/HahnShinCorporation - Hasn't been credited on a production since 2004.
* Hana Animation Company - Sort of a spin-off of Creator/SunwooEntertainment (it featured many of the same staff members), it worked on a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'', and did support work on a couple anime series.
* Han Yang Production - Mostly worked on [=DiC=] shows.
* Holy Viva - Worked on the first episode of ''Vytor: The Starfire Champion'' and nothing more.
* Creator/HyunYoung - Hasn't been credited on a production since 2007.
* Creator/JiRehAnimation - Hasn't been credited on a show since 2002.
* [[Creator/KokoEnterprises Koko Enterprises[=/=]Dong Yang]]: South Korean studios owned by Creator/TMSEntertainment, mostly known for working for BruceTimm on the {{DCAU}}. It is listed here because the studio hasn't been credited for anything since 2005.
* K-Land Animation Production
* KP Animation
* Creator/LukFilm - Infamous for making black and white cartoons into color back in the 60's; the studio also did the ink and pant for Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' and [[Creator/JonMcClenahan StarToons]]'s "Henny Youngman Day".
* Mi-Hahn Productions
* Mirinae Production - Worked on ''WestenAnimation/DenverTheLastDinosaur''. Yeah.
* My Plan - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'', season 3 of the ''Watership Down'' TV series, and ''A Charlie Brown Valentine'' before dropping off the face of the Earth.
* New Millennium - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' and ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries''.
* Creator/NewVisionInternational - Worked on the second season of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheKidsFromRoom402''.
* Nic Entertainment - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'' (season 3), ''WesternAnimation/{{Tutenstein}}'' (seasons 1 & 2), and ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' (with Sae Hahn). Last credited work was in 2007.
* Nightstorm Media - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/{{Wunschpunsch}}'' with Creator/{{AKOM}} and ''Jason & the Heroes of Mount Olympus''.
* Noxxon Enterprise - Was briefly busy with ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', ''Marvel Super Hero Squad'', and ''AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', but seemingly hasn't worked on anything since then.
* P&A Animation Production - Seemingly only worked on ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs''.
* Creator/PlusOneAnimation - Mostly known for working for Creator/MikeJudge's shows, but also a client for Disney during the late '90s. Hasn't been credited on a show since 2011.
* Point Animation - Worked on [=DiC=] shows. Hasn't been credited since 2001.
* Creator/RainbowGroup - Also has a unit in China (Rainbow Animation) and The Philippines. Became Galaxy World, which itself hasn't been credited on a show since the early [=2000s=].
* Creator/RGPrinceFilms - Hasn't been credited on a production since the mid-2000s.
* Creator/SaeHahnProductions - Hasn't been credited on a show since 2007.
* Samil Animation - Hasn't been credited on a show since 1997.
* Sam Young Animation - Hasn't been credited on a production since 1989.
* Creator/SeiYoung - Mostly known for the first two ''Super Mario Bros.'' cartoons. Hasn't been credited on a show since 1999.
* Creator/SeoulMovie: Like Koko Enterprises, Dong Yang and Mizo Planning, Seoul Movie is another Korean Studio owned by TMS.
* Creator/StarburstAnimation - Mostly known for ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Hasn't been credited on a show since 2007.
* Steven Hahn Productions - Last work was in 1992.
* [[Creator/TeamsArt Team's Art]]
* Toon Town Animation - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'' and did some [[https://www.linkedin.com/pub/eejay-choi/96/627/310 uncredited layouts for other shows.]]
* Creator/ToonzoneEntertainment - Only worked on ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' from 2002-2003.
* Woo Nam Animation - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHurricanes''.
* [[Creator/YRStudio Y.R. Studio]] - Hasn't been credited on a show since 2003.
* Young Woo Production - Hasn't been credited on a production since 2000.

[[AC: Japanese:]]
* ACC Production
* Creator/AnimeFriend
* Creator/AnimeSpot
* Creator/ArakiProductions
* Creator/{{Bebow}}
* Canvas Inc. - Did the openings for ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' and ''WesternAnimation/ProStars'', and a few episodes of ''Real Story Of...''.
* Creator/DASTCorparation - also known as Dust.
* Creator/{{Decoloco}}
* E&G Films
* Creator/{{EMUAI}} - Succeeded by {{Creator/Wish}}.
* Creator/FrontierEnterprises - A Tokyo-based English-dubbing house.
* Green Box
* Green Bunny: No productions since 2006.
* Creator/GroupTAC - Mostly known for ''Tama and Friends'' and ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie''.
* Hal Film Maker - Became Creator/{{TYO}} in 2009.
* Hoso Doga Seisaku
* Japan Tele-Cartoons: Currently known as "Fuji TV Enterprise".
* Jec.E
* Jin Productions
* J.O. Studio: Later renamed "Toho Eiga Kyoto Satsueijo".
* Creator/KanameProductions
* Kitty Films: Established in 1972 and best known for ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Not technically defunct, but majorly shifted gears in the 2000s to become a talent agency.
* Creator/KKCAndDAsia - Founded by Tetsuo Katayama and Shigeru Akagawa after they left TMS, the studio is mostly known for ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''
* Kobayashi Production
* Creator/{{KSS}}
* Creator/MakiPro
* Marcus
* Creator/{{MOE}}: Hasn't been credited on a series since 2005.
* Movie International Co.Ltd.
* Nihon Manga Film Kenkyu-jo
* Nippon TV Doga
* Otogi Productions
* PacificAnimationCorporation: Sometimes known as Pacific Animation Company, the studio is mostly known for ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks''. They were shortly bought by Disney and became Walt Disney Animation Japan and was mostly ran by Ex-Sanrio and TMS staff members. There is also another studio with the [[NamesTheSame same name]] in Japan as well.
* Picture Magic
* Po10tial: Was a unit of TMS, worked on ''Anime/LupinIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'', merged with Telecom Animation Film in 2013 and has since worked on ''Anime/ZXIgnition'' and episode 2 of ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' for Bones after the merger.
* P Productions
* Public & Basic
* {{Creator/Radix}} - Known for Series/{{Kikaider}}.
* [[{{Creator/Sanrio}} Sanrio Animation]]: At one point, Sanrio had a animation studio that made [[DoingItForTheArt art films]], but went out of business in the mid 80's
* Shochiku Doga Kenkyujo: Formerly known as "Shochiku Kamata Satsueijo".
* Creator/SpectrumAnimation - A studio founded by Ex-TMS staff members. Its most well-known project was some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Creator/StudioBogey
* Creator/StudioGalapagos
* Creator/StudioJunio - Became Creator/FAIInternational
* Creator/StudioJungleGym
* Creator/StudioKikan
* Creator/StudioKorumi
* Studio Line
* Studio Matrix
* Studio MIN
* Studio Rong
* Creator/StudioTakeOne
* Creator/StudioWood
* Creator/StudioZero
* Creator/TNishimura
* Creator/TamaProductions - Became Drop
* Creator/{{Teleimage}}
* Creator/TelescreenJapan - Creator/{{Telescreen}}'s former Japanese unit.
* Creator/TokyoKids
* Creator/{{Topcraft}} - Creator/RankinBass's unit in Japan, the studio also did Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
* Creator/TransArts - A company known mainly by being a support studio and ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* Creator/TriangleStaff: Best known for ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
* Trinet Entertainment
* Tsuchida Production
* Viewworks
* Creator/{{Visual 80}}
* Wako Pro
* [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]] - Folded in 2004. Many of its employees formed Creator/TheAnswerStudio.
* Youmex

[[AC: Other:]]
* Anima 3 [=GmbH=] - Based in Germany. Worked on ''The Ketchup Vampires'' & ''Little Monsters: The Adventures of Koby & the Oakey Dokeys'' and nothing more.
* Anima Studios - An animation studio in Israel. It did the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Kablam}} Sniz & Fondue]]'' short "A Toxic Tail" and the 1998 version of ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'' for Mondo TV.
* Chile Animación - Worked on ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheKidsFromRoom402'', and did additional animation on Chile's first animated film, ''Ogu and Mampato in Rapa Nui''.
* Creator/TheComputerFilmCompany - A British firm that was later bought out, then absorbed by Creator/{{Framestore}}.
* Creator/EastmanKodak: Yes, the camera company. Also owned Creator/{{Cinesite}} until 2012.
* Creator/FreelanceAnimatorsNewZealand - A studio in UsefulNotes/NewZealand ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously]]).
* Creator/GuimaraesProductions - Based in Brazil. Worked on four of the Disney Afternoon shows (''Gummi Bears'', ''Goof Troop'', ''Bonkers'', ''Aladdin'') before closing.
* ICA - Based in Hungary. Worked on ''The Ketchup Vampires'' and nothing more.
* Jamie Diaz Productions - Based in Argentina. Worked on ''WesternAnimation/FishPolice'', one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' ("Snowman is an Island"), one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' ("Can't Take a Yolk"), and did storyboards for ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'', among a few other projects. Hasn't been active since 1996.
* Creator/MrBigCartoons - A studio in Australia that worked on various Creator/HannaBarbera shows, as well as several Games Animation episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.
* Creator/RabbitEarsProductions
* Creator/SlightlyOffBeatProductions - Based in New Zealand.
* Creator/ToonzAnimation - Based in New Zealand. Worked on ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'', ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow'' (with Creator/WangFilmProductions), among other projects.
* Creator/VargaStudio - Based in Hungary. Did animation for ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues'', one short of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', and many other shows.
* [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Australia]] - Folded in 2006.
* [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation France]] - Folded in 2003.
* [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation U.K.]] - Worked on a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Distributors]]
[[AC: Active]]
* 4Licensing Corporation (The SpiritualSuccessor to 4Kids Entertainment.)
* Creator/{{Animeigo}} (Rarely distributes anime anymore)
* Creator/AnimeNetwork
* Creator/AniplexUSA
* Creator/DiscotekMedia
* Creator/FUNimation
* Creator/LuckyPennyEntertainment
* Creator/MadmanEntertainment (though anime is just one out of many genres that they distribute)
* Creator/MangaEntertainment (Starz and SciFiChannel)
* Creator/MediaBlasters
* Creator/MVMEntertainment
* [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]]
* Creator/NozomiEntertainment
* Creator/TheOceanGroup (A Canadian dubbing company)
* Creator/PonycanUSA (Creator/PonyCanyon's U.S. distributor)
* Creator/Section23Films (Distributor of former ADV Films properties and new stuff)
** Creator/AEsirHoldings (Owns library formerly held by ADV Films)
** Creator/SentaiFilmworks (Licenses and releases new anime for broadcast by the Creator/AnimeNetwork and media sold by Creator/Section23Films).
** Creator/SwitchbladePictures (Licenses new Asian live-action drama for broadcast by the Creator/AnimeNetwork and media sold by Creator/Section23Films).
* Creator/VIZMedia

[[AC: Defunct or no longer distributing anime]]
* Creator/FourKidsEntertainment (Shut down all but their licensing units after bankruptcy; certain properties split between Creator/{{Konami}} and Creator/SabanBrands)
* Creator/ADVFilms (split into separate companies: Section 23 Films, [=AEsir=] Holdings, The Anime Network, and Seraphim Digital Studios)
* Creator/AmericanNationalEnterprises (Among other films, distributed several anime, including a bunch of Creator/FrontierEnterprises English dubs)
* Creator/BandaiEntertainment
* Creator/CentralParkMedia
* Crimson Star Media (Only licensed [[Anime/HanbunNoTsukiGaNoboruSora Looking Up at the Half-Moon]] and nothing more.)
* Creator/{{Geneon}}
* Kidpix
* KisekiFilms
* Star Anime Enterprises (Only licensed Dragon League & Homeroom Affairs and nothing more.)
* Creator/StreamlinePictures
* Creator/{{Tokyopop}} (Used to distribute anime, but only distributes manga today- Gone completely.)
* USRenditions
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Manga and Comic Book publishing houses]]
* Creator/DarkHorseComics
* Creator/DelReyManga
* Creator/MadmanEntertainment
* Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment
* Creator/VIZMedia
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Knockoff Makers]]
* Creator/TheAsylum
* Creator/DingoPictures
* Creator/SparkPlugEntertainment
* Creator/VideoBrinquedo
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Related to Showbiz]]
* Creator/ActorsEquity (union for actors and stage managers in the U.S.}
* UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} (the film industry in India)
* Creator/{{Equity}} (British actors' union)
* HistoryOfHollywood
* {{Nollywood}} (the film industry in Nigeria)
* {{SAG}} (Screen Actors Guild)
[[/folder]]

See also VanityPlate.
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