May 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:
    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
    Heath Information Campaign

    Heath Information Campaign

    Jo's Cervical Cancer Approached us to help produce a film and set of marketing assets to support Smear for Smear - Test Campaign.  The film included a number of well-known celebrities and was designed with a social...
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    Kartoffel Films Showreel

    Kartoffel Films Showreel

    Kartoffel Films ShowReel of work from 2020.  Shoots, Animation, Motion design, a great deal of travel, and some very happy clients.
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    Bayer Health Commercial

    Bayer Health Commercial

    Healthcare Commerical Produced for Bayer. The film was produced as a part of a Nation-Wide Campaign to support a product for Lower Testosterone.    The Project and Film won awards for effect and its technical execution.
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    Tech Promotional Film

    Tech Promotional Film

    Paddle the App development company approached us with a brief to explain the benefits of their product in easy to understand terms for a US Tech-based audience.  The creative approach our team came up with was centered...
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    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
    Recruitment Video

    Recruitment Video

    1min 30sec recruitment video for Carshalton College
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    TEDI - London Agenda Teaser

    TEDI - London Agenda Teaser

    1min 30sec video about TEDI - London agenda.  TEDI - London is the brainchild of three leading names in engineering education. Arizona State University, King's College London and UNSW Sydney were already working together...
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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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    Fire Tech Promo

    Fire Tech Promo

    A 2min promo animation about Fire Tech's summer camps.
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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
    Kaplan - Master of Payroll

    Kaplan - Master of Payroll

    Online Advert for Kaplan Financial. Part of a series for the promoting Accountancy courses.
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    Flow Hospitality -Accidents &...

    Flow Hospitality -Accidents &...

    A learning and Development Animation for Flow Hospitality. Part of a series created for Flow Hospitalities learning platform.  
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    The LADbible app launch

    The LADbible app launch

    Video of the year - Prolific North Awards 2016 Our video campaign for the Ladbible saw us shaping content for a brand that is known as a hub for content, none of which was their own. They came to us asking to help them...
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    Google Retail

    Google Retail

    Bearded Fellows were commissioned to produce three animations to introduce retailers to the three new interactive resources at their disposal. Google’s solution was to build three interactive resources, one on...
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  • 4
    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
    Recruitment and Employer branding...

    Recruitment and Employer branding...

    Huws Gray is the UKs leading builders merchant business and are going through a period of large growth.  They required a recruitment video that showcased their employer brand, culture and people to attract candidates to...
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    Recruitment Video Production

    Recruitment Video Production

    Outside Clinic required a recruitment video marketing campaign to support their growth in headcount and attract optometrists from the high street to domiciliary eyecare.  We made a recruitment video campaign that...
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    Pitch Presentation Video

    Pitch Presentation Video

    This was a pitch presentation video with integrated animations for recruitment start up Stint.  This video explains their model and showcases some of their platform functionality for an audience of hospitality CEO's.
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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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  • 5
    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
    FATFACE Brand Film

    FATFACE Brand Film

    An internal brand film highlighting how much FATFACE has grown over the years and how they couldn't do it without their staff. 
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    Making It Easy

    Making It Easy

    An animated film introducing Filestage's new platform and explains why it works. 
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    Equity Match

    Equity Match

    A film that introduces new and current customers to Kroll's services and advantages of using Kroll over their competitors. 
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    ADP

    ADP

    A promotional and explainer film introducing a new platform that's set to revolutionise  the shipping industry. All content produced by Theory Films.
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  • 6
    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
    ADVERT // Corgi HomePlan

    ADVERT // Corgi HomePlan

    ADVERT // Here's an online advert we made for Corgi HomePlan advertising their boiler cover.
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    EXPLAINER ANIMATION // Admiral...

    EXPLAINER ANIMATION // Admiral...

    EXPLAINER ANIMATION // Here's an explainer animation we made for Admiral Insurance on their Multi car insurance policy.
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    PROMOTIONAL VIDEO // Zoetis: Pet...

    PROMOTIONAL VIDEO // Zoetis: Pet...

    PROMOTIONAL VIDEO // We made this promotional video for Zoetis about their new product, the PetDialog+ wellness monitor. This device gives vets the information they need to more accurately diagnose their pet's illness...
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    EXPLAINER ANIMATION // Purple...

    EXPLAINER ANIMATION // Purple...

    EXPLAINER ANIMATION // We made this character-based explainer animation for Purple Bricks, an online estate agent based in the UK, Canada, the US & Australia.
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    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
    EY: Banking Transformation

    EY: Banking Transformation

    We were asked by EY to create an impactful film that would speak to the bankers of today. It would compare the traditional role of bankers to their current role today. Ultimately, this film would look ahead to the future....
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    Pfizer: Our Hero

    Pfizer: Our Hero

    Pneumonia is one of the biggest killers of over 50's across Europe. A vaccination for the disease is  something that this demographic should be seeking out from their doctors, but how dow e make  that story in a...
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    Seedlip: We are Nature

    Seedlip: We are Nature

    How do you take a relative newcomer to the F&B sector – a disruptor making a name for themselves – and reposition them as a nature company at the forefront of the fight against the climate crisis?   For Seedlip:...
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    Facebook - Tokyo Olympics 2020

    Facebook - Tokyo Olympics 2020

    This campaign is designed to encourage brands to "start your 2020 game plan now", while advertising Facebook as the go-to platform to reach sports fans. The idea for the campaign was born in Asia Pacific and led by...
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  • 8
    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% Advertising
    • 25% Broadcast Video
    • 25% Other Design
    • 25% Other
    Cut Your Carbon BIG-footprint

    Cut Your Carbon BIG-footprint

    This is Veganuary's first ever cinema ad. It was shown over Christmas 2021, before everything from Spider-Man: No Way Home, to West Side Story. We helped with the script, then designed, animated and scored everything you...
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    Woman's Hour - Expect the...

    Woman's Hour - Expect the...

    In late May 2021, we were contacted by Jac Lott at Illustration X about a really exciting project for the BBC. They wanted to produce a 30 second TV commercial promoting Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, with the tagline...
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    One Sweet World

    One Sweet World

    Nice and Serious got in touch with us, about helping to make a film for Ben and Jerry's. It turned out that creatively and in terms of message, this film would be one of the best we've ever worked on.  It has an opinion...
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    Turkish Airlines - European Club...

    Turkish Airlines - European Club...

    The nice people at Works Ltd asked us to provide this animation for Turkish Airlines. They wanted something stylized for their sponsorship of European Club Rugby. It was a tight turnaround, but we were very lucky to have...
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  • 9
    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
    3D Technology Explainer

    3D Technology Explainer

    A still from a recent IT tech explainer. The 3D animation features multiple dynamic scenes depicting the various bits of hardware and the benefits they can provide on location.
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    3D Tech Explainer

    3D Tech Explainer

    One of two videos created to showcase the benefits of new industry technology. The unique 3D style made use of greyscale and elements of colour to direct the viewer and reinforce the brand to great effect.
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    Animation Studio Showreel

    Animation Studio Showreel

    Short showreel highlighting a variety of our studios 2D and 3D animation productions produced for businesses around the globe.
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    Health and Safety Animation...

    Health and Safety Animation...

    Stormy Studio has built up a reputation for creating particularly engaging and high-quality health and safety videos. The use of bold design and animation allows for various safety scenes to be depicted and business...
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  • 10
    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
    Live Energy

    Live Energy

    Cartoon Media Showreel

    Cartoon Media Showreel

    Greengage Consulting

    Greengage Consulting

    Jim Saulnier Retirement Planning

    Jim Saulnier Retirement Planning

  • 11
    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
    2019 Showreel

    2019 Showreel

    What a year it's been so far. Take a look at our 2019 showreel and let us know what you think..
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  • 12
    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
    Step, Seal & Go

    Step, Seal & Go

    Part of series of product spots explaining the benefit of "Step, Seal, and Go!"
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    BlueStacks

    BlueStacks

    Bluestacks was founded in 2011 to push the boundaries of mobile gaming. It allows you to run mobile apps fast and full screen in Windows and Mac. It is currently used by over 210,million people around the world.   Here...
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  • 13
    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
    Commercial video for Just AI

    Commercial video for Just AI

    One of our recent clients is a company that's helping businesses grow with marketable conversational solutions and flexible tools for NLP, speech synthesis, and dialogue management, and we created them with a video –...
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    TreeHacks 2022 intro video

    TreeHacks 2022 intro video

    A collaboration with Stanford's yearly held hackathon TreeHacks to create an intro video for the event.
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    Video explainer about Sorcing Force

    Video explainer about Sorcing Force

    How does a safe and efficient space for businesses looks like? Sourcing Force is an end-to-end Procurement and Sourcing software that helps organizations streamline and simplify their workflows by digitizing them.  
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    Video ads for Noble Silver clothing

    Video ads for Noble Silver clothing

    Have you seen a clothing line that's both stylish, comfortable, and protects from electromagnetic radiation? The video is exactly about this kind of brand - Noble Silver.
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

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

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

    SERVICES
    • 95% Video Production
    • 5% Broadcast Video
    Fashion & Fiction with Jung Chang...

    Fashion & Fiction with Jung Chang...

    We have filmed and edited the series fashion and Fiction at The Victoria and Albert Museum since its beginning. This time, author Jung Chang was invited to speak with Rosie Goldsmith. 
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    London Business School Guinness...

    London Business School Guinness...

    We have filmed at London Business School whiile they were attempting to break a world record. 
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    Econsultancy - Digital Skills Index

    Econsultancy - Digital Skills Index

    2D animation video produced by London Video Stories for Econsultancy to promote their digital tool called The Digital Skills Index. 
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    Keith Breslauer prepares for the...

    Keith Breslauer prepares for the...

    Patron Capital's Keith Breslauer prepares to kayak 100 miles across the Channel in a charity event to raise £250,000 to help disabled Royal Marines. Includes footage from the Naval Service Recovery Centre in Plymouth...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Toast clients include Morgan Stanley, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to advertising and video production for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Toast was founded on forward-thinking principles in UK.

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

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 30% Media Planning & Buying
    • 30% Video Production
    Wayfair Delivery TV Campaign

    Wayfair Delivery TV Campaign

    Toast produced this TV advertising campaign for online retailer Wayfair. The advert features brand ambassador Lorriane Kelly and shows all the easy ways Wayfair can deliver their products.
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    Credit Karma TV Advertising...

    Credit Karma TV Advertising...

    Credit Karma asked Toast to originate and produce new TV adverts to promote its credit checking App. The two adverts were filmed in one continuous shot in a special studio setup. 
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    Busuu Language Learning App TV...

    Busuu Language Learning App TV...

    Toast has produced this TV advert for language learning app Busuu. The advert shows colourful rooms which represent the opportunities available to those who learn new languages. Toast produced UK version plus a suite of...
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    Explainer Video - WIRED Magazine

    Explainer Video - WIRED Magazine

    Shell, working in partnership with WIRED magazine asked Toast to produce a series of animated explainer videos to show how Shell are working to safeguard the world's future energy needs. The videos are a mix of 2D &...
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