Before starting with the list of top animation companies in India it is important to know what animation is and why it is gaining so much attention lately among various companies and the general masses.
The word animation is often coupled with words like liveliness, vivacity, the condition of being alive. As described in Cambridge Dictionary animation refers to “moving images created from drawings, models, etc. that are photographed or created by computer” or “animation is also a process by which animated movie, esp. a cartoon, is made from drawings done by hand or by a computer.” Simply put animation is a process by which objects are made by hand or not and are given an illusion of movement. Animation combined with graphics is the most promising subject in the field of multimedia. A person who creates an animation is called an animator and he uses various computer technologies to give a moving effect to the pictures/ images collected in the desired way.
Multimedia is the field of study in which the visuals or audio components are combined together to form a video, text, sounds, animations, and sounds. It is an emerging field of study in the field of computer science and has great career opportunities later in life. Animation and graphic designing on computers are one of the main components of multimedia presentation.
Some of the other popular animation studios in India include Campion Software, Vfx India, Prismart, Animation Boss, Media Pulse Tech, Pitch Worx, Vibgyor 360, Ocean Blue, Best Studio, Cosmos- Maya, Reliance Animation, Citrus Inc Studios, Visual Connections, Prayan Animation, Digitoonz. Another honorable mention should be made of Crest Communication which although does not operate in the mainstream animation industry now had made some significant contribution to the industry. They had entered the animation world in the year 1990and had clients both in the US as well as the UK. Some of its works include “Jakers: The adventures of Piggley- Winks” which won an Emmy in the year 2002. They have also produced Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
However, the animation industry is dry and incomplete without its animators who are the real heroes working hard to actually produce the desired result which people love and appreciate. Some of the great Indian animators are Ram Mohan. He is also known as the father of Indian animation. Others include Rajiv Chilaka, Kireet Khurana, Gitanjali Rao, Ishu Patel, Manik Sarkar, etc. Another company Nipuna Services has made a big impact on the animation industry. This company located in Chennai has made big commitments with foreign companies. Some important projects include New Zealand theme parks and even the animatronics dog which featured in Animal’s Planet’s series K9 to 11. Some of its important tie-ups are New Zealand and the UK.
Animation industry has a great scope in future and also in India where it is slowly gaining pace in terms of resources, manpower, and awareness and it is also getting support and acceptability among masses who are exploiting this field like never before to make as many innovations as possible through this field which has a great potential in-store. The only thing holding back the animation industry’s growth is the lack of adequate resources and skilled professionals but as mentioned earlier as well, both governments and industries are taking concrete steps to increase its role in the animation industry by developing great training and software developing facilities. The gaming industry is aiming big with this development in the animation field as it is widely dependent on it.
Simultaneously the job prospect for animation has increased because of its increasing role in the entertainment and gaming industry. It has got a good grip on movies, television, and other allied industries. Hence if one examines carefully animation is one of the most lucrative and demanding career options emerging gradually. The animation industry is growing by leaps and bounds due to the emergence of new startups and firms with new business ideas, products, and market strategies. These firms are trying to convey their ideas to the general public and what can be a better means than animation to do so. Animation companies hence profit from making what these firms desire and hence comes the role business in animation. Money worth millions and billions is incurred by making animated videos for business.
There are companies that are labeled as animated movie companies, cartoon companies, video animation companies, and animator companies based on the specialized services they deliver. Animation and other forms of multimedia are a totally new thing for industries and people in India. As a developing nation, the country is trying to expand and exploit positively various areas of development. Hence it will take time to totally get acquainted with the new and the country is already achieving great milestones in the process.