July 2021

Top 2D Animation Studios in Canada

2D animation provides businesses an enhanced opportunity to communicate with their customers and potential customers. In particular, 2D animation makes it easier to market a brand through explainer videos. The cost of 2D animation varies. The cost of a 60 second 2D animated video ranges between $3,000 and $50,000. In general, producing a 2D animated video costs businesses between $5,000 and $10,000.

Luckily, Canada has some of the best 2D animation company to hire. Use our list to find and connect with 2D animation company in Canada. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best 2D Animation Companies in Canada

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Vallée-Jonction, Canada

    Oranje works with clients like Air Canada and Quebec Tourism to create video solutions that shine with web placement strategies. They specialize in corporate training and explainer videos for midmarket manufacturing and transportation companies.

    The Oranje team used their expertise in the manufacturing field to help steel bridge company Canam demonstrate their new solution to fixing railway spans in record time. Their solution was a video that could act as a sales tool by demonstrating a replacement project done in a single nighttime span.

     

    SERVICES
    • 95% Video Production
    • 5% Digital Strategy
    Tafisa - Karisma Product Launch

    Tafisa - Karisma Product Launch

    Inspirational video for the launch of the new Karisma Collection from Tafisa
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    Broan - Ai series Launch

    Broan - Ai series Launch

    1 of 3 videos for the new Ai series launch by Broan.
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    BMR - Release your Potential

    BMR - Release your Potential

    1 of 3 from a HR series of videos that is used to recruit for a hardware store chain in Quebec
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    Gelpac Corporate Video

    Gelpac Corporate Video

    Corporate video that is used to present Gelpac to different types of clients
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Ottawa, Canada

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like WalMart, Simple Story Videos

    empowers brands with video production services. Founded on design-first principles, this Ottowa-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Simple Story Videos’s experience is their work for Bell Canada, one of the world’s respected brands. Simple Story Videos helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their video strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Reel 2017

    Reel 2017

    Farmwave

    Farmwave

    TravelBank

    TravelBank

    Fellow.app

    Fellow.app

  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Dancing Line Productions to bring their video production needs to the next level. Based in Canada, Dancing Line Productions was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Dancing Line Productions provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Video Production
    • 30% Broadcast Video
    Commercial Animation Showreel

    Commercial Animation Showreel

    A taste of our work- a montage from TV commercials, educational and promotional animation
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    Walk With Us

    Walk With Us

    Animated TV commercial for Canada Protection Plan, one in the series of ads featuring the mascot we designed that has been adopted for company's branding in different media (Print, digital, TV)
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    Free AF

    Free AF

    Animated song for Canada's 150th for Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. Produced in collaboration with Vancouver agency Rethink (who wrote the song). 2018 winner of AtoMic award https://atomicawards...
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    The physics of the "hardest move"...

    The physics of the "hardest move"...

    Animated lesson for TED-Ed about the Physics of Fouetté. Became widely popular on-line, with over 14 Mln views on FB alone https://www.facebook.com/TEDEducation/videos/2142213532458508/.
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Port Coquitlam, Canada

     

    Explanify drives buyers journies for companies like Expedia and Tyson with videos that elevate brands and separate them from their competition. They create explainer videos that have a heavy focus on brand messaging, strategy, and identity.

     

    Explanify worked with General Electric to create a video about power shortages in Egypt and how they are solving the problem. Using animation, they illustrated how economic growth drives energy demand and the solution General Electric is creating with gas-powered turbines that provide energy for an additional 11 million people.

     

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    NGINX Explainer Video

    NGINX Explainer Video

    https://explainify.com
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    Evolve Vacation Rental Explainer...

    Evolve Vacation Rental Explainer...

    https://explainify.com
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    GE Explainer Video

    GE Explainer Video

    General Electric partnered with the Egyptian government to bring power to an additional 2.5 million homes. They hired Explainify to create a powerful video to explain this cause. The music emphasizes the magnitude of the...
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    Decibel Insight Analytics...

    Decibel Insight Analytics...

    https://explainify.com
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Delta, Canada

    Rocketwheel collaborates with enterprises and mid-market firms to provide video and marketing solutions. The team specializes in video production for clients in the fields of health care, business services, and advertising, creating videos such as explainers, corporate films, and testimonials.

    As an example of their work, Rocketwheel partnered with Studyo. Studyo needed an explainer video to provide information about their platform, and Rocketwheel produced a 2D animation to do just that.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    PVSC - Anti-Littering Children's...

    PVSC - Anti-Littering Children's...

    Captivating and holding the attention of today's youth is easier said than done. Nominated for several awards, our K-12 video anti-littering video revamped a classic New Jersey Duo that have been teaching kids to keep the...
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    Surescripts - National Record...

    Surescripts - National Record...

    We continued the eye-catching 3D style we developed for Surescripts in this video for the National Record Locator Service (NRLS) solution. Their powerful solution gives healthcare providers to ability to locate patient...
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    Studyo Explainer Video

    Studyo Explainer Video

    Yup dragons and wizards.  Why not?
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    Crunchbase Marketplace 2D/3D...

    Crunchbase Marketplace 2D/3D...

    Short piece we made to introduce the Crunchbase Marketplace.  Inspired by their existing aesthetic of a data inspired space-y world.    
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Montréal, Canada

    As an award-winning film production studio, Picture This Productions has made videos for the likes of NVIDIA and Concordia University. The studio not only handles film production but also broadcast video services, primarily for mid-market firms in the field of consumer products and services, creating videos such as corporate videos, branded videos, and documentaries.

    In one of their films, Picture This Productions produced a video that informed viewers about the navigation safety and its importance. The video was requested by LPA, a federal crown corporation.
     

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    • 20% Broadcast Video
    LPA

    LPA

    The LPA, a federal crown corporation, needed a promotional video to showcase what they do, and to educate the general public and the media on how navigation safety impacts and affects our everyday lives.
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    EMSB: Preparing for a Lockdown

    EMSB: Preparing for a Lockdown

    The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) needed English and French versions of a 20 minute animated emergency preparedness training tool that would help staff understand how to keep students safe and calm in crisis...
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    Concordia: Academic Integrity

    Concordia: Academic Integrity

    A live action and animated video highlighting the importance of Academic Integrity at Concordia University.
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    Rogers Cup Moment

    Rogers Cup Moment

    Rogers Communications came to us to create 15, 30 and 60 second video versions of a Rogers Moments. They had produced other videos on these special events, but this would be their first French language video at the...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    This established video production company counts major brands like Impark among their clients. Based in Canada, Creamy Animation brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Nanopay creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Creamy Animation for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Creamy Animation delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Creamy Animation

    Creamy Animation

    Here's a short explainer video about Creamy Animation.
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    Makers Making Change

    Makers Making Change

    We teamed up with Makers Making Change, a nonprofit that makes assistive devices for people with disabilities. A visually stunning story about the impact you can make by volunteering to make an a device for someone who...
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    TestBox Explainer Video

    TestBox Explainer Video

    Buying software has just been made easy with TestBox, a platform that allows you to test software side by side, before you buy. You gut gotta love this cartoon we produced. Check it out!
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    Dr. Bill Explainer Video

    Dr. Bill Explainer Video

    Dr. Bill makes it easy for doctors to manage their billing and maintain client confidentiality on one easy to use platform.
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Ottawa, Canada

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Air Canada, but Ajax Creative is a video production agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Canada-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Ajax Creative helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for UOttowa. Ajax Creative helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 10% Marketing Strategy
    Ajax Creative - 2019 Showreel

    Ajax Creative - 2019 Showreel

    What a year it's been...2019 brought us many new opportunities, but with each new opportunity came the challenge...How do we create video content that cuts through the noise?It became clear that where we stand out is by...
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    Air Canada - Back to Juno

    Air Canada - Back to Juno

    An emotional documentary, Back to Juno follows Henry Greenwood, one of the last living WWII veterans, as he returns to Juno Beach for the first time since D-Day. Courtesy of Air Canada, Henry and members from Ajax...
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    UOttawa - Faculty of Medicine...

    UOttawa - Faculty of Medicine...

    Ground-breaking research and science are what makes our world a better place. Our goal was to create a video that showcases the diverse opportunities, advanced core facilities and world-renowned professors at uOttawa’s...
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    Ruckify Commercial

    Ruckify Commercial

    Sam a young man making young man mistakes finds himself camping in his backyard for the weekend after calling his longtime girlfriend - THE WRONG NAME. With little hope left, Sam finds the app Ruckify - the world’s...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Edmonton, Canada

    Ford Canada counts Savian as their dependable web design and video production experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Canada-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    Station on Jasper is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Savian has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Web Design
    • 20% Video Production
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 45% Other
    The Six-66 DIY Fantasy Console

    The Six-66 DIY Fantasy Console

    Overview Schadenfreude is a game development studio currently developing their first game: Little Hellions. In order promote the uniqueness of their brand, and create a portable 'mascot' of their company, we came up with...
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    KMC Mining

    KMC Mining

    Overview KMC Mining is one of Alberta's oldest mining companies. They were in need of brand consulting and a new website to strengthen their position in the marketplace. Challenges As a large, established brand in the...
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    Throw No More

    Throw No More

    Overview Throw No More is a new application being developed and launched in Norway and Canada. They hired us to provide web design and development services and to come up with marketin strategies to launch the app...
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    Branding and Website...

    Branding and Website...

    Aspen Land Group is an environmental consulting group that works in the sand and gravel industry. It was our goal to build a consistent brand that properly reflects the industry they work in, that was to be delployed...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Dream Farm Studios clients include IBCAP, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to video production for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Dream Farm Studios was founded on forward-thinking principles in Toronto.

    When DISH Network needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Dream Farm Studios. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Semi Realistic 3D animation

    Semi Realistic 3D animation

    Set in 60 and 70s in America, this short 3D SemiReal animation depicts the story of illusionary Mafia group who are planning their next conspiracy to soften some arbitrary disputes between criminals.  This animation is...
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    3D Animation Nursery Rhymes

    3D Animation Nursery Rhymes

    Gone are the days where adults were the only consumers of the media. Nowadays, children are becoming frequent and experienced users of new technologies on the internet, especially in the field of Edutainment, where...
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    Animated Commercial Works

    Animated Commercial Works

    It seems like everybody is saying the same thing about animations: "a good animation should have a good story blah blah blah!" Indeed it is, but not always! Most animation studios spend a lot of their resources on...
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    Brand Character (Mascot) Design

    Brand Character (Mascot) Design

    For decades, brand characters, aka. mascots, have been creatively used by character design studios, marketers, and agencies as a brand visual identity facilitator. Effective mascots can strengthen the connection between...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Montréal, Canada

    IND Films is an award-winning studio that caters to businesses in Montreal and New York. They are experts in video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography, serving clients ranging from small startups to large firms that work in the industries of advertising & marketing, non-profit, and IT.

    As an example of their work, IND Films produced a video series for Monsieur Cocktail, a bar in Québec. The video series featured interviews with celebrity chefs and mixologists.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    Cuisine Futée

    Cuisine Futée

    Ad series for TV
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    IND Films Reel

    IND Films Reel

    Some highlights of recent work.
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    FRELIGHSBURG EN HAUT

    FRELIGHSBURG EN HAUT

    Promotional video for real estate developement
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    Ogilvy Fall Collection

    Ogilvy Fall Collection

    A multiple award-winning video produced to showcase a Holt Renfrew - Ogilvy fall collection.
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    By The Booth simplifies the process of creating expertly crafted videos by asking thoughtful questions and designing thoughtful processes. Their video production work has been seen across a number of industries like consumer products and services, healthcare, and media.

    Working with the world’s best-known beverage Coca-Cola, By The Booth creating a 30-second video to promote their “Unlock Summer” campaign. The spot featured people enjoying various summer activities with a Coke and using their smartphone to unlock different surprises that added extra flare to those warm summer days.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 30% Video Production
    • 10% Branding
    • 20% Other
    Mercy Home For Boys & Girls

    Mercy Home For Boys & Girls

    Mercy Home’s evergreen campaign shares the impact a donation has by having kids tell their own stories in their own words about the difference Mercy Home had in their life. We developed these stories into emotional...
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    Video Production for Coca-Cola

    Video Production for Coca-Cola

    By The Booth created the graphics in this advertisement for Coca-Cola. They included on-set VFX supervision, creative and fun visuals and attractive graphics.
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    Video Production for Plan Canada

    Video Production for Plan Canada

    Inspirational short video for Plan International's Sponsor a Girl Program. Donors can help impoverished girls attend school and live in higher standards. 
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    Interac: Find Your Spot

    Interac: Find Your Spot

  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    What do Central 1 Credit Union and BC Hydro have in common? They’ve both turned to Timelapse Film Media House for video production expertise. This Vancouver-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Yamaha launched a platform targeting their unique users, Timelapse Film Media House analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Video Production
    • 20% Branding
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    Demo Reel

    Demo Reel

    Yamaha - Make Waves

    Yamaha - Make Waves

    Create Your Escents

    Create Your Escents

  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Recognizable brands like Tea Squared have employed Toronto Creatives to bring their video production needs to the next level. Based in Canada, Toronto Creatives was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When Buddha Leaf Tea needed a more impactful and effective video strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Toronto Creatives provided them with a focused strategy that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Video Production
    • 15% E-Commerce Development
    • 15% Social Media Marketing
    • 45% Other
    Tea Squared Brand Management,...

    Tea Squared Brand Management,...

    Tea Squared is the original leader in the tea revolution. Our team provides ongoing print and digital design support to this growing household name. Also, hands down our favourite matcha! In 2016 TorontoCreatives.com...
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    True Glue Branding

    True Glue Branding

    This forward-thinking Toronto Beauty brand is growing. True Glue’s success with a totally natual eyelash adhesive, along with thier crulty free 100% silk eyelashes fill the growing demand for organic and crulty free...
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    Coral Gables Country Club Website...

    Coral Gables Country Club Website...

    The Coral Gabels Country Club is a historical landmark in the city of Coral Gables, Miami. This historical building was restored to it’s current splendor by Toronto’s Liberty Entertainment Group. Liberty...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    func.media has experience working with Ikea, Walmart, and Huawei some of the biggest names in their industries. This full-service digital agency provides services in video production, social media marketing, and digital strategy to clients of various sizes and industries. The team also directs advertising campaigns through Facebook, Instagram, and social media influencers.

    One of func.media’s projects involved developing a video for Tunes Audio. Tunes Audio is an audio peripheral company endorsed by celebrities. Just 2 days after filming the video, it was published. The content has been Tunes’ most-watched video for over two years.
     

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 25% Video Production
    • 25% Other
    Tunes Audio Goes Viral

    Tunes Audio Goes Viral

    Tunes Audio wanted to bring their street style to a video. With celebrity endorsments from famous celebrities like Tyga and Scott Disick we knew we had the ability to have a video go viral if we hit the nail on the head...
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    Social Media Management for...

    Social Media Management for...

    Golden Chick is a 150+ restaurant chain located across Texas, Florida and South Carolina. We were granted with the task of creating the Golden Social Media presence for the Golden Chicken Tenders. We engaged in a strict...
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    Swiss Chalet Turned 65 Years Old

    Swiss Chalet Turned 65 Years Old

    In 2019, Canada's most iconic rotisserie restaurant, Swiss Chalet, turned 65 years old. To celebrate there was a nation wide meal deal in Canada for the famous Quarter Chicken Dinner to be purchased for $6.50. In order...
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