Animation Production

Animation Production FAQ

If you want to learn about animation production for your next video project, you’re in the right place! Video Igniter‘s guide to animated video production explains everything you need to know including:

✅  What is the animation production process like?

✅  How long does animation take?

✅  How much does the animation production process cost?

What is the animation production process?

The process for producing an animated video includes the creation of 6 deliverables. Deliverables are created one at a time and you get a chance to review each deliverable and request edits before production moves onto the next stage. Read on for an explanation of what happens during each stage of the animation production process.

What is the animation production process?

Project Kick Off

Production kicks off with a phone call and or a questionnaire for us to learn:

✅  What you want to communicate in your video.

✅  Who your target audience is.

✅  What visual style you want to use for your video.

✅  What you want viewers to do when they’re done watching your video.

Project Kick Off


Now that we understand the communication goals for your animation, our team can develop the first draft of your video script. You get an opportunity to review the script and request revisions. Once you’re 100% satisfied with the script, we move on to the next stage of production.

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Animation Production Script


Now it’s time to create the storyboard. The storyboard is like the blueprint for your animated video. It tells the illustrators and animators what to create for every scene of your video. You get an opportunity to review the storyboard and request edits to help us ensure that all the relevant details are documented properly in your storyboard.

Budget Saving Tip: Want to save even more time and money on your animation production cost? Download our free storyboard template and create your storyboard yourself.

Animation Production Storyboard


You will receive voiceover audition(s) from our team to review. Let us know which audition you prefer. Then, we will get the full voiceover recorded and acquire the license to use the voiceover recording in your video. You will receive the full voiceover and get an opportunity to request edits before approving the recording for production.



You will also receive several soundtrack options for your video. Give them a listen and let us know which one you prefer. Then, we’ll acquire the license so that you can legally use the music in your animation.



You will receive concept art for your animation. Give them a detailed review with your team and let us know which option you prefer. Next, you’ll collaborate with our art director to refine the visual style until you love it.

Illustration Concept Art

Once the visual style is nailed down, our art team will create all of the illustrations for your animation. You get an opportunity to review the art and request revisions before approving all of the art for production.


Animation Production

Now that all of the deliverables have been approved, it’s time for animation production. Our team animates your custom illustrations in sync with the voiceover and adds music and sound effects to enhance key moments in your animation. When we’re done with production of the first draft of your animation, you get an opportunity to do a detailed review. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us so that we can incorporate final revisions and render out the final draft of your animation.

How long does the animation production process take?

How long does the animation production process take?

The animation production timeline varies based on the following factors:

✅  The length of your video.

✅  2D vs 3D animation.

✅  The style of animation being used.

✅  How detailed the animation is.

✅  Are you providing the script + storyboard or hiring your animator to create them for you?

✅  How quickly you share feedback on the deliverables we send you.

In general, if you want to know how long it takes to animate a 1 minute video, plan on having at least 4-6 weeks to get through the production process for a 2D animated video. 3D animated videos take 2-4x more time to create. If you need to speed up production of your animation to meet a deadline, we offer rush delivery animation.

Want to figure out how long it will take to create your animated video? Use this page to get in touch with us or schedule a call with our production team.

What does animation production cost?

What does animation production cost?

Animation production costs typically range from $1,500-$100,000+ per minute of animation that’s being created. Here are some of the factors that determine how much animation production will cost for your video:

✅ The length of the video.

✅ How quickly you want the video produced.

✅ How detailed the animation is.

✅ The style of animation being used.

✅ 2D vs 3D animation.

✅ Who is creating the script + storyboard.

Deep Dive: See this article for a more detailed breakdown of how much does animation cost?

Want to get a quote for your animated video? Reach out to us to get a custom quote.

Interested in checking our our pricing? Access our current price sheet here.

Animation Production Examples

Check out our the latest and greatest 2D & 3D animation production examples from our team:


For more animation production examples, check out our animation portfolio.

Still have questions about animation production?

Do you have a question about animation production 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 Production Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Animation Production 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 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

“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


Success Stories & Testimonials

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Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated video project.

Get a quote for us to create your animated video.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account, fill out a creative brief for your video and we’ll begin production as soon as we receive your production deposit.

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