Animation Agency

Animation Agency FAQ

Do you want to hire an animation agency but aren’t sure how or where to get started?

Video Igniter’s guide to animation agencies has answers to all of your questions, including:

  • What does it cost to hire an animation agency?
  • How do I hire an animation agency?
  • How do you work with an animation agency to create a video?
  • How long does it take to create a video?
  • Plus, tips to help you save $1,000 or more off the cost of creating your animation!

But first, let’s take a look a look at examples of animations that Video Igniter’s production agency can create for you.

Animation Agency Video Examples

Video Igniter’s animation agency can make any kind of 2D or 3D animation for you.

Check out our animation portfolio or request access to our demo reels and rates.

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 relevant production examples.


How To Hire An Animation Agency

How do you hire the right animation agency for your project?

How do you hire the right animation agency for your project?

We could write an entire article about how to hire an animation agency – so we did! Check out Video Igniter’s companion article called: “How To Hire An Animator.”

In the article, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find animators you can hire for your project.
  • What it costs to hire different types of animators.
  • What to look for when evaluating different animators for your project.
  • Tips to negotiate a lower production budget.

All that and more. Dive in to the article here.

How do I work with an animation agency to create my video?

How do I work with an animation agency to create my video?

The animation production process is broken up into six stages. Let’s take a look at each of them so that you understand what happens during each part of the production process.

1). Get a Quote

Animation Agency Get A Quote

When you’re ready to start creating your animation, reach out to each agency you are interested in hiring and ask them for a quote.

Feel free to if you want to get to know our animation agency more before you commit to a production company for your video.

After you select an animation agency for your project, you will receive an invoice for the first 50% of your production budget.

2). Script

Animation Agency Write The Script For Your Video

Now that production is underway, our animation agency will spend time learning about your key messages, your target audience and their needs. Then, we’ll create the first draft of your animation’s script.

We will review the script with you to ensure it conveys all of your key talking points in a way that resonates with your target audience. If revisions are needed, we’ll update your script and share the 2nd draft for you to review and approve.

3). Storyboard

Animation Agency Storyboard Creation

Next we turn your script into a storyboard. This gives our animation agency a visual blueprint to know what to create for every part of your script. Each page contains a sentence from your script and a mockup + description of the visuals and actions that happen.

Give the storyboard a detailed review and let us know if there are any revisions you’d like to see. We’ll incorporate your feedback and share an updated storyboard with you to review and approve for production.

4). VoiceOver


You will receive multiple voiceover auditions to listen to. Let us know which voiceover talent is your favorite and we’ll hire that person to record the full narration for your animation. You get an opportunity to review the audio and request edits before approving the audio for production.

5). Soundtrack


You will also receive several soundtracks for your animation. Give them a listen and let us know which one is your favorite. Our agency will take care of securing the broadcast rights so that we can legally use the music in your animation.

6). Illustrations

Animation Agency Illustrations

After your storyboard is approved, Video Igniter’s art director will review the storyboard and your brand guidelines so they can create custom concept art for your animation.

Animation Agency Video Concept Art

Give the concepts a look over and let us know which concept is your favorite. You can even collaborate with our art director to refine your favorite visual concept until all of the details are perfect.

Then, our animation agency will use the concept art to create all of the illustrations that are described in your storyboard. When all of the art is ready, you get an opportunity to review everything and request edits before we animate your video.

7). Animation

Animation Agency Animator

Now that everything has been approved, our agency can animate your video! As soon as your video is ready, you will receive a link to download your animation. Give your animation a detailed review with your team and members of your target audience. Then, collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us. We’ll integrate your revisions and render out the final draft of your animation.

What does it cost to hire an animation agency?

What does it cost to hire an animation agency

Animation agency costs differ based on the following criteria:

  • The length of your animation.
  • The style of animation do you want to create.
  • Will you be providing the script and or the storyboard?
  • How soon do you need your animation created by?

To give you an idea of what different styles of animation cost, here are some ballpark rates:

2D Animation: $1,500-$10,000 to create 60 seconds of animation.

3D Animation & Cel Animation: 2x-4x more.

Get a quote for your animation.

How quickly can an animation agency create a video?

How quickly can an animation agency create a video

Production timelines vary based on the same types of criteria that affect pricing for your video (length, style, script/storyboard creation, etc). To give you a ballpark range:

2D Animation: 4-8 weeks to create a 60 second animated video.

3D Animation & Cel Animation: 2-4x more time.

Need to speed up production for your deadline? Video Igniter offers rush delivery animation.

Want to figure out how long it will take to create your video? Send us a message or with our agency to get a production timeline for your animation.

Animation Agency Budget Saving Tips

Animation Agency Budget Saving Tips

Combine these budget saving tips to save $1,000 or more off the cost of hiring an animation agency:

1). Write the script for your animation

Writing the script for your animation can save you $500 for each minute of content our agency creates for you. Download our free script writing template to help you get started. Our team will review your script and share feedback with you before we use it for production.

Animation Agency Script Writing Template

2). Record the voiceover

Professional voiceover artists charge $50-$500 or more for commercial video projects. Luckily, you can skip this production cost by recording professional quality voiceovers at home for free! No need to buy any expensive equipment or professional software. Just watch 1:31 in this video to learn how.

3). Use free, legal music

Stock soundtrack licenses cost $19-$399. A custom produced soundtrack can cost several thousand dollars to make. Popular songs cost tens of thousands of dollars to license. If you want to keep your budget as low as possible, you can source free, legal music from Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

4). Create your storyboard

Creating the storyboard for your animation can save you an additional $500 for each minute of content our agency creates for you. Download our free storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to learn how to create your storyboard. We’re happy to give your a storyboard a review and share feedback before we use it to produce your animation.

Animation Agency Storyboard Diagram

5). Start production ASAP

We recommend starting production as soon as possible so that we don’t need to rush through the production process. Need to guarantee delivery in 4 weeks or less? We can make it happen with a rush delivery production upgrade, but it’s going to increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more. Avoid rush delivery by starting production asap – contact us today.

Still have questions about animation agencies?

Do you have a question about hiring or collaborating with an animation agency 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.

We can help you create any kind of 2D animated video or 3D animation you can imagine. Check out our animated video portfolio!

Need help syndicating your animated video? Ask us about video promotion!

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 An Animation Agency In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Animation Agency 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.

“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,

“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

Testimonials And Reviews

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