2D Animation Company

2D Animation Company | How Our Company Creates 2D Animations

Do you want to hire a 2D animation company to create a custom animated video but aren’t sure how or where to get started?

Video Igniter’s guide to working with 2D animation companies has answers to all of your questions including:

  • What does it cost to hire a 2D animation company?
  • How & where can you hire a 2D animation company?
  • How long does it take to create a 2D animation?
  • Plus, tips to help you save $1,000 or more off the cost of hiring a 2D animation company!

All that and more in this guide. But first, before we dive into all this, let’s take a look at examples of 2D animations that Video Igniter can create for your company:

2D Animation Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D (or 3D animation) for you. Check out our animation portfolio or request access to our demo reels and price sheet.

Contact us or schedule a call to start making your video.

Are you looking for a different type of animation example? Send us a message to let us know what kind of production example you want to see and we will follow up with some relevant production samples.


How To Hire A 2D Animation Company

How To Hire A 2D Animation Company

Finding and hiring the right animator for your project might be the most important step in creating your animation. That’s why we wrote an entire article dedicated specifically to this topic. Check it out: How To Hire An Animator.

In the article, you’ll learn:

  • What to look for when selecting an animator for your project.
  • How to negotiate a lower production budget.
  • Where to find qualified animation studios & freelancers.
  • Plus a whole lot more!

Dive in and learn more here.

What does it cost to hire a 2D animation company?

What does it cost to hire a 2D animation company

The cost of hiring a 2D animation company depends on the length, style and complexity of your animation. Most 2D animations can be produced for $1,500-$7,500 for every 60 seconds of content you want to create. Fancier 2D animations that are created using the cel animation technique can cost 2-4x more to make.

Get a quote for your 2D animation.

How do I work with a 2D animation company to create my video?

How do I work with a 2D animation company to create my video

To give you an idea of how your video is going to be created, let’s take a look at what the typical production process is like when you hire Video Igniter or another 2D animation company to make your video.

Step 1: Get A Quote

2D Animation Company Get A Quote

When you’re ready to begin production, reach out to all of the 2D animation companies you’re interested in hiring and ask them for a production quote. If you want to get better acquainted with the 2D animation company before you hire them, to learn more about their production process and how long it will take to create your animation.

Once you decide on a production company, let the producer know that you’re ready to start production. Your producer will follow up with an invoice for the first half of your animation’s budget to get production started.

Step 2: Create The Script

2D Animation Company Create The Script

Our team will spend time learning about the main talking points you want to convey in your animation. We’ll also spend some time learning about your target audience and their needs.

Then, we’ll develop a script that conveys your key talking points using a story that resonates with your target audience. You will receive a copy of the script to review with your team. Send us your revision notes and we’ll work on an updated version of the script for you to review and approve.

Step 3: Create The Storyboard

2D Animation Company Create The Storyboard

Next, we turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard acts as a visual blueprint for your animation. It tells our 2D animation company what to create during every part of your script.

You will receive a copy of the storyboard to review with your team. Give it a detailed review and make sure that we have included all the information we need to accurately show the right details in your 2D animation.

Step 4: Record The VoiceOver


You will receive a handful of voiceover auditions to listen to. Give them a review and let us know which one is your favorite. We’ll hire that voiceover artist to record the full narration for your video and acquire the commercial license so that we can legally use the recording in your 2D animation. You get an opportunity to review the full voiceover and request edits before approving the audio for production.

Step 5: Select Music


You will also receive a few soundtracks to preview for your animation. Give them a listen and let us know which soundtrack feels best to you. Our company will take care of acquiring the appropriate broadcast license so that we can legally use the music in your 2D animation.

Step 6: Create Illustrations

2D Animation Company Create Illustrations

Video Igniter’s art director will review your storyboard and brand guidelines to create custom concept art for your animation. Give the concepts a review and let our art director know which concept is your favorite. You can also collaborate with the art director to revise and refine the visual details of your favorite concept until it’s perfect.

Once the concept art is approved, our 2D animation company will create all of the custom illustrations for your video. You get an opportunity to review all of the art and request edits before approving the illustrations for production.

Step 7: Animation

2D Animation Company Animating Your Video

Now that everything is approved, we can animate your video! It takes about 1 week to animate 60-seconds worth of 2D animated video content (2D cel animations take 2-4x more time.)

When the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to download a copy of your video. Give it a detailed review with your internal team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it our way. We’ll incorporate your revisions and render out the final draft of your 2D animation.

How long does it take to create a 2D animation?

How long does it take to create a 2D animation

Depends on the length and style of your 2D animation. For reference, a 1-2 minute 2D animated video can be created in about 4-8 weeks. 2D animations created using the cel animation technique can take 2-4x more time to create.

Need to guarantee delivery in 4 weeks or less? Ask us about rush delivery when you get a quote for your animation.

Budget Saving Tips For Hiring A 2D Animation Company

Budget Saving Tips For Hiring A 2D Animation Company

Looking to reduce your production budget? Combine these tips to save $1,000 or more off the cost of hiring our company to create your custom 2D animation.

1). Use Free Legal Music

A broadcast license to use a stock soundtrack in a commercial video project costs between $19-$399.

Custom produced music can cost several thousand dollars to create.

Popular songs cost tens of thousands of dollars (or more!) to license for commercial animation projects.

If you want to cut music licensing costs out of your 2D animation budget, you can source royalty free music from sites like Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

2). Start Production ASAP

2D Animation Company Start Production ASAP

Whenever possible, we recommend starting production as soon as possible so you don’t feel rushed when your deadline approaches. If needed, you can pay extra to speed up production for your deadline. However, rush delivery can increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more!

3). Record the VoiceOver

It usually costs between $50-$500 to record and license a voiceover for a commercial animation project. You can skip this production cost by recording your own voiceover at home. Worried about how the voiceover will sound? Watch 1:31 in this video to learn how you can record professional quality voiceovers for free! No need to buy any expensive equipment or software.

4). Write Your Script

Creating the script for your 2D animation can save your company $500 for every minute of animation we produce for you. Download our free script writing template for help creating your script. We’ll happily review your script and provide feedback for free before we use it to create your animation.

2D Animation Company Script Template Write Your Script

5). Create The Storyboard

Creating the storyboard for your 2D animation can save your company an additional $500 for every minute of animation we create for you. Download Video Igniter’s free storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to learn how to create the storyboard for your project. We’ll happily review your storyboard and provide feedback free of charge before we use it to create your animation.

Storyboard Template

Still have questions about 2D animation companies?

Do you have a question about hiring or working with a 2D animation company that wasn’t addressed in this FAQ? Use this form to send us your question and we’ll follow up with an answer. We’ll also post the question and answer to this page so other people can benefit from the knowledge.

Still have questions?

What is Video Igniter Animation?

Video Igniter Animation is an online animated video production service. By working with our team online, you can get your custom animated video produced faster and for less than hiring a brick and mortar animation studio.

Watch our explainer video on our home page to learn more about how we can help you create an animated video. For examples of the kinds of animation our team can produce, check out the demo reel below:


Looking For A 2D Animation Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

2D Animation Success Stories & Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it – these testimonials highlight Video Igniter’s reliability, creativity, flexibility and ability to deliver animations that exceed expectations. When you choose Video Igniter Animation, you can rest assured that you are working with a trusted and reputable studio.

“I run a video production company and outsource animation. The team at Video Igniter did a great job in taking the concept I very crudely drew out and making it into a beautiful animation. The review process was easy and their turnaround time was very quick. I’d def recommend them if you’re looking for an animation project.”

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

“Video Igniter offered us the critical combination of creative value, clear communication, and patience with stakeholder feedback. We ended up with truly high-quality design assets for our video series largely due to the extra level of commitment — and the right balance of efficiencies with flexibility in the process when called for.”

Larry Schlessinger – Sr. Creative Program Manager, Amazon Web Services

“Video Igniter came to us with a number of creative and engaging ideas and were able to create an exciting, impactful video in a short period of time. And the best part was that it cost much less than other options of similar quality. The video they made is a great marketing tool for us.”

Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems

“Video Igniter were very easy to work with and the entire process for creating and suggesting edits was seamless and stress-free. I would work with them again and would recommend to others looking to create a modern and stylish explainer video.”

Clair Simpson – VP Marketing, Repool.com


Success Stories And Testimonials

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