Throwback Thursday: Top 10 Animation studios of India

All these days, we have talked about anime films either of Japan or of America and not India.

Not that we have no animation studios or have not made animation films.

Today, we will discuss about the best Animation Industry in India (known).


Maya Entertainment Ltd


Location: Mumbai (Headquarters)

Year of Establishment: 1996

Maya Entertainment has training centres in Middle East and Asia. This company was started in order to offer services in content production, animation, 3D animation and provide training in visual effects.

Famous Projects: Maya Entertainment has global clients like Google, BBC, Sony, Disney, Activision and have worked in movies like The Mummy, Stuart Little and many more.


Pentamedia Graphics


Location: Chennai, production house – Singapore, Manila

Year of Establishment: 1992

Famous Projects: Gulliver’s Travels, Tarzan and the Aliens, Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists, The Legend of Buddha and Alibaba, The Five Warriors”, “Pandavas”, offers Visual Effects, 2D and 3D animation, film making, and post production services.

Crest Animation Studios Ltd


Location: Mumbai

Year of Establishment: 1990

The production house of Crest Animation Studios is in California. Formerly known as Crest Communications, this animation firm offers services to its clients in US and UK.

Famous Projects: Jakers, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, The Adventures of Piggley-Winks, Shrek, Pet Alien and the likes.

Toonz Animation India


Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Year of Establishment: 1999

It is the animation arm of the Singapore-based Toonz Group. Apart from being an animation company, the tasks undertaken by the firm include distribution as well as production of digital & gaming content, media related education, live action feature films, merchandising and licensing.

Famous Projects: Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Return of Hanuman and The Adventures of Tenali Raman.

UTV Toonz


Location: Mumbai

Year of Establishment: Set up in 2000, UTV Toonz is a division of UTV Software Communications Ltd. This company started work as a 2D animation firm, however, in 2002 the firm moved full-fledged into digital media.

Famous Projects: The clientele of UTV Toonz is spread across North America, Europe and Asia. Some of its popular projects are with Walt Disney Television, Cinegroupe, UNICEF, Mike Young Productions, Porchlight Entertainment etc.

Famous Series: Snow Queen as well as Clootie & Dumpling.

Heart Entertainment Limited


Location: Hyderabad

Year of Establishment: 1993

Heart Entertainment Limited is known to have state-of-the art 3D animation studio and is known to have worked on many projects for Walt Disney. This animation company also opened its own educational unit called – Heart Animation Academy.

Famous Projects: Walt Disney’s The Hercules, Warner Brother’s Histeria as well as Tommy Nelson’s Crippled Lamb.

Nipuna Services


Location: Headquarters: Chennai

Nipuna Services Ltd, a BPO subsidiary of Satyam Computer Services, has worked with companies of US, New Zealand, Germany etc.

Famous Projects: Programmes for India and US’s Animal Planet channel. Created animation models for many theme parks in New Zealand.

Padmalaya Telefilms


Location: Hyderabad

Year of Establishment: 1991

Padmalaya Telefilms is a subsidiary of Zee Telefilms. Services offered by this animation company include production of animation serials, feature films as well as television software.

Famous Projects: Made 104 cartoon episodes as well as Mondo’s library for US clients. Also, offers its services alongside many British animation companies.



Location: Pune

Year of Establishment: 2006

Anibrain is an award winning visual and creative studio specialising in creating stunning visuals for Film, TV, Apps & Mobiles.

Famous Projects: Anibrain worked with 95 international blockbusters including Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Resident Evil Series, Red Cliff, Pompeii and The Mortal Instruments.

Reliance MediaWorks Ltd.


Location: Mumbai

Year of Establishment: 1975

One of India’s leading entertainment companies serving several media and film across the world and a member of the Reliance Group. The company has services like 2D, 3D visual effects, digital distribution, post production and lot more.

Famous Projects: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, Conan The Barbarian, Expendables 2 and The Conspirator

Next week, we shall talk about the best of animation films made in India.