September 2022

Top 2D Animation Studios in the United Kingdom

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, the United Kingdom has some of the best 2D animation company to hire. Use our list to find and connect with 2D animation company in the UK. 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 the UK

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Surrey, United Kingdom

    With key clients such as J.P. Morgan and the European Commission, Shoot You is a New York-based animation and video production agency founded in 2000. The team also has offices in London and Amsterdam, serving small, mid-sized, and large enterprises from various industries. 

    Among Shoot You’s notable projects was its drone videography and photography work for THG Studios, a content creation studio from Manchester, England. The team handled shoots set in New Jersey, serving as the client’s US partner to accomplish their project.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Video Production
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Other
    Moonpig - Letterbox Promo...

    Moonpig - Letterbox Promo...

    Actor-led commercial, filmed on location for Moonpig to promote their letterbox gifts.
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    FDI - “Be Proud of your Mouth”

    FDI - “Be Proud of your Mouth”

    The FDI approached us to create this fun and vibrant stop motion animation to promote World Oral Health Day. They were looking for a creative and dynamic approach to promote the multiple messages that were key to the...
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    Access City Award 2022

    Access City Award 2022

    As part of our long standing relationship with the EU, Shoot You were once again commissioned to create a 2D animation to promote the Access City Award on behalf of the European Commission. We have been producing content...
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    M&S Connected Security Strategy

    M&S Connected Security Strategy

    Shoot You was asked to create a dynamic trailer for the launch of a flagship Connected Security Strategy for M&S. The film was meticulously scripted to visually demonstrate each part of the strategy before launching...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Luton, United Kingdom

    mhf creative is a video production company that produces video content for businesses, brands, and agencies, including Coca Cola, Universal, and Expedia. In addition to video production, they provide corporate photography services to a clientele of primarily midmarket and small businesses. Their clients come from the advertising and marketing, business services, and financial services industries amongst others. 

    A digital marketing agency engaged mhf creative to advance their brand identity and highlight internal resources. Leading a collaborative process, mhf creative created a storyboard and produced several videos of various lengths. The final selection increased not only website traffic but also brand awareness and engagement.  

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    • 20%
    Meet The Makers Video

    Meet The Makers Video

    We made a video campaign for Etsy called Meet The Makers.  In this series we met 3 Etsy makers and went behind the scenes to understand more about why they set up their business,and why Etsy is the place to buy special.
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    Hill Interiors Customer...

    Hill Interiors Customer...

    We created this video for Autumn Fair to showcase some of their key customers and why they choose to trade at Autumn Fair
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    Nubreed events promotional video

    Nubreed events promotional video

    Nubreed wanted a video that would promote their company, highlighting what they do and and the value they bring to their clients in the high impact event industry for the purposes of lead generation.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Manchester, United Kingdom

    This established video and animation company counts major brands like Remington among their clients. Based in Manchester, United Kingdom, Bearded Fellows brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Zen Internet creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Asen Marketing and Advertising for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Bearded Fellows delivered with a highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Advertising
    • 50% Video Production
    Inspiration Everywhere - Show...

    Inspiration Everywhere - Show...

    Showbusiness Interiors are an interior design collective and they wanted to showcase visually how their designers go about creating and how they find inspiration. We created and designed a campaign following various...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Kartoffel Films has provided video production work for clients like King’s College. Based in UK, Kartoffel Films brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Macmillan Cancer Support was just a new group looking to make an impact, Kartoffel Films crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Kartoffel Films designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 5% Content Marketing
    • 5% Digital Strategy
  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Uni Shoots is a video production company based in London and was founded in 2016. They have about 10 employees that offer video production, corporate photography, life events, and animation to a wide range of businesses focusing on the education sector.

    Fire Tech hired Uni Shoots to produce a video for their tech educational startup. After creating the script and storyboard, the team worked on the animated video that promoted the client's online courses. The team was responsive, understanding, and creative which is why the end deliverable was fantastic, receiving positive feedback from the viewers.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 10%
    Future Engineer

    Future Engineer

    The 'Future Engineer' campaign for TEDI-London tells the stories of Maria Hoffenheimer, Ali Patel and Grace Alibe, three fictional TEDI-London students who forge successful careers in engineering and go on to develop...
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    KCL Promo

    KCL Promo

    3min 40sec promo video for Kings College London
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    Fire Tech Promo

    Fire Tech Promo

    A 2min promo animation about Fire Tech's summer camps.
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    Campus Tour Video

    Campus Tour Video

    2 minute campus tour video of University of Sheffield's chemical engineering pilot plant
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    This established video production company counts major brands like Heineken among their clients. Based in the UK, Theory Films brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 75% Video Production
    • 25% Broadcast Video
    It Sounds Like Fathers Day

    It Sounds Like Fathers Day

    TVC for Fathers Day
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    The New Normal

    The New Normal

    This film was to raise awareness and funding for a new virtual concert expereince. 
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With an impressively robust client list that includes major enterprise brands, TopLine Film empowers brands with video production. Founded on design-first principles, this UK-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of TopLine Film’s experience is their work for one of the world’s respected global brands. TopLine Film helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like ROKiT Williams Racing, but RD Content is a video production agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This London-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

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

    SERVICES
    • 50% Video Production
    • 30% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    Etihad - Freestyle World Tour...

    Etihad - Freestyle World Tour...

    The Freestyle World Tour is a global football freestyle competition, devised entirely by content agency RD Content, in which 7 of the world’s best freestylers compete in a series of unique challenges designed by...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Complex Creative is the go-to development and design agency for bespoke WordPress websites and other digital products. They distinguish themselves from other developers in the market by providing maintenance and security upgrades after the site goes live. 

    The Complex Creative team even partnered with UNICEF to create their new website for its Next Gen London. They handled everything from design and development. The group was able to raise more money thanks to this website for its deserving causes. 
     

    SERVICES
    • 20% Web Design
    • 15% Branding
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    • 55% Other
    Britain's Next Top Model - All...

    Britain's Next Top Model - All...

    Complex Creative managed all the creative content for the hit TV show Britain's Next Top Model. This included managing the website, creating email campaigns, creating and managing social media content and working on the...
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    UX and UI Overhaul for Ballie...

    UX and UI Overhaul for Ballie...

    After a successful rebuild of the Ballie Ballerson site back in 2020, which led to a huge increase in conversion of sales, we've been working with Ballie to create an even more sophisticated website design to integrate...
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    RSPCA COVID Landing Pages

    RSPCA COVID Landing Pages

    During COVID, so many businesses had to quickly shift and change everything within their operations. This caused a lot of probelms within charities as they were already reliant on donations etc.  We helped out numerous...
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    Mencap Charity Design Work

    Mencap Charity Design Work

    We work with a lot of charity clients and one of the ones we love supporting is Mencap.  We've provided graphic design services for them for a couple of years, and have included them in our nominated charities list when...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Collby Graphics is a video production company based in the UK and was founded in 2015. They have about 50 employees that specialize in video production, product design, and graphic design for a wide range of clients mainly focusing on advertising & marketing, business services, and other industries.

    An app development company hired Collby Graphics to create JSON files to be used on an app they are currently developing. The goal is to produce good-looking and engaging graphics for end-users. Collby Graphics delivered over 500 animations so far and the client is confident about what the app is going to look like. The team established a great workflow through a smooth process. They are fast, easy to work with, and full of creativity.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    • 5% Graphic Design
    • 5% Business Consulting
    • 10% Other
    Shopify video for Immerss Live

    Shopify video for Immerss Live

    A collaboration with Immerss Live to create a video explainer for Shopify, following all the platform's rules and policies. 
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    Smartlink explainer

    Smartlink explainer

    We had a chance to collaborate with Smartlink team on an explainer video. They solve the problem of cryptocurrency owners using digital assets in the real world. Smartlink brings the first Web3-ready Marketplace with a...
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    Promotion.ru video explainer

    Promotion.ru video explainer

    We had a chance to collaborate with Promotion.ru team on an explainer video. Through their offline marketing programs, they help online businesses overcome consumer advertising blindness. In order to facilitate the...
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    3d explainer for geological...

    3d explainer for geological...

    3D video presentation about innovative geological equipment, demonstrating its main characteristics and features. 
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Urmston, United Kingdom

    Kilogramme is a character animation studio based in the United Kingdom and was founded in 2005. They have about 10 employees that offer advertising, video production, and broadcast video to small to mid-market clients focusing on arts, entertainment & music, and education industries.

    South West Museum Development hired Kilogramme for a five-minute animated video production about integrated pest management for their nonprofit organization. The team also worked on the transcripts, voiceovers, subtitles, soundtrack, and more. The final video was warmly received by museum and heritage staff across the region — in fact, it even captured a lot of interest at an international conference. The team's supportiveness, friendliness, efficiency, and professionalism were esteemed by the client.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Broadcast Video
    • 25% Advertising
    • 25% Video Production
    • 25% Other
    Water Scarcity

    Water Scarcity

    One of a series of films we made for the British Council. The film covered a wide range of subjects, such as Folklore, Video Games, Fast Fashion and Cheating. More can be found here: https://www.kilogramme.co...
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    V&A South Kensington

    V&A South Kensington

    This is a piece we made for V&A South Kensington to highlight it attractions. Some really great stories in here and lovely hand animation from Claire on the tram.
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    Our Story

    Our Story

    This is one of those films which reminds us why we do what we do. It shows what it’s like to move to a country where you don’t know the language or the customs and how people can make it easier.It was an honour to be...
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    Oxford Road Evolves

    Oxford Road Evolves

    This is a short film commissioned by Transport for Greater Manchester. They wanted to highlight the changes being made to the layout of Oxford Road. We thought it would be fun to show its users as Attenborough-esque...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With a passion for both strategy and design, 2020 Media International has provided video production work for clients like Callaway. Based in the UK, 2020 Media International brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When CGI was just a new brand looking to make an impact, 2020 Media International crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by 2020 Media International designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Plymouth, United Kingdom

    As an award-winning studio, Stormy Studio produces vivid animations that offer bespoke media solutions to businesses. Their expert video production services are catered towards clients ranging from startups to enterprises in the fields of advertising and marketing, education, and media, among others.

    One of Stormy Studio’s projects involved the production of an explainer for UK Power Networks. The explainer showcased health and safety hazards related to power networks that can occur.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Canterbury, United Kingdom

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

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

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    The Little Wild Ones is a character-driven studio based in London that specializes in both 2D and 3D content for clients to engage with their audience. They are experts in content marketing, social media marketing, and advertising for small businesses in the area.

    As an example of their work, The Little Wild Ones worked with BlueStacks, a mobile gaming platform. The Little Wild Ones created a video that featured the capabilities of the platform via 2D animation.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Content Marketing
    • 30% Video Production
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other

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