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"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, which is a film.

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


    open/close all folders 

    Individual people 

    Music producers 

    "Big Five" 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 

    Philippine animation studios 

    Taiwanese animation studios 
  • Bicycle Animation Studio
  • DOYOPINS Animation Co.,Ltd
  • H.C.Studio Animation Co., Ltd.
  • Joy-Team Animation Production Co., Ltd. - Formally known as Joy-Team Anime Production Co., Ltd.
  • Nada Anime
  • SOFA Studio
  • Spring House Entertainment Inc.
  • Wang Film Productions (宏廣股份有限公司) - 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 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.
  • Infinite Frameworks - A studio in Singapore, with a sister studio in Indonesia.
  • Inspidea - A studio in Malaysia.
  • Oktobor Animation - A studio in New Zealand which has mostly worked on Nick's CGI series.
  • Pitchi Poy - A studio in Israel.
  • Scrawl Studios - A studio in Singapore.
  • Sparky Animation Studio - A studio in Singapore.
  • Studio Paek-ho - A studio in North Korea.
  • Sao Sang - A studio in Vietnam.
  • Nam Hai Art - A studio in Vietnam
  • SEK Studio - 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.

    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:



Oceanian (excluding Indonesia):


    Anime distributors 

Defunct or no longer distributing anime

    Manga and comic book publishing houses 

    Knockoff makers 

    Related to showbiz 

See also Vanity Plate.


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