CGAfrica | TOP 10 2D ANIMATION STUDIOS IN AFRICA.

TOP 10 2D ANIMATION STUDIOS IN AFRICA.

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25 Sep 2023
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With rising demand for animated content across various platforms, Africa's animation sector is fast expanding. This offers great opportunities for individuals considering a career in animation. 
In Africa, there are numerous animation programs and courses available, and the demand for skilled animators is increasing. There are opportunities to contribute to the thriving African animation industry, whether you specialize in character animation, storyboarding, or background design.
Africa has a rich history and culture, and this is reflected in its growing animation industry. There are many talented 2D animators working in Africa, and their work is gaining international recognition. Many 2D animation studios play a role in its success. Aspiring African animators have many opportunities to pursue their dreams and make a name for themselves in the worldwide animation business.


In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 2D animation studios in Africa. These studios are producing high-quality work that is entertaining and informative. They are also helping to promote African culture and heritage around the world.

 

1. SirNare Animation Studio 

SirNare Animation Studios is an animation studio based in Nairobi Kenya, founded in October 2015. The studio has produced a number of animated short films including “Litu Kaa” and “Tigo Christmas”. The company has a team of young, experienced, and immensely qualified individuals who possess the drive to set trends in the creative industry through the delivery of innovative, professional, and high-quality content.

 

2.  FullMoon Animation Studio

FullMoon Animation Studio is a 2D animation studio based in Egypt. It was founded in 2008 and has since produced a number of award-winning works, including animated series, video games, commercials, and architectural visualization.

The studio has collaborated with a number of international clients, including TV channels, production studios, advertising agencies, and educational institutions. The studio has also produced content for a number of major brands, such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Vodafone.

The studio has produced a number of animated series that feature African characters and stories. These series have been distributed to audiences around the world and have been praised for their cultural authenticity and their positive portrayal of African culture.

 

3. Afrikatoon Studio

The Afrikatoon studio is an Ivorian animation studio that was founded in 2005. During its first two years, Afrikatoon produced commissioned short films for institutions or for advertising In 2007, the studio obtained a major contract with the company Côte d'Ivoire Telecom for a series of 22 short 2D animated advertising films of two minutes each called “Les Tchatchallo”. While continuing to produce advertising films, the studio produced animated films like “Soundiata Keïta” the awakening of the lion, with the same team; Afrikatoon then produced a third feature film, Wê, the story of the begging mask".

 

4. AnimaxFYB Studio

AnimaxFYB Studios is West Africa's leading and award-winning animation and visual effects studio based in Accra, Ghana. With the mission to create and export authentic African content that showcases African stories and imagination for profit on both local and global markets. They specialize in visual effects as well as 2D and 3D Animation. The studio has produced a number of successful animated short films, including “Tutu” and "Agorkoli".

 

5. Fatboy Animations LTD

Fatboy Animations LTD is a Kenyan animation studio that was founded in 2017 by Mike Muthiga. The studio is known for its high-quality work, which has been featured on TV, online, and in commercials. Fatboy Animations has also produced a number of short films and animations, including the popular "Mama Maiko" series.

 

6. Triggerfish Animation Studio

Triggerfish Animation Studios is a South African animation studio that was founded in 2002. The studio has produced a number of successful animated feature films, including "Adventures in Zambezia," "Khumba," and "Seal Team." Triggerfish Animation Studios is also developing a number of animated series and feature films.

 

7. Spoof Animation Studio

Spoof Animation is a Nigerian animation studio that is known for its innovative and humorous explainer videos short films and animated series. The studio was founded in 2018. It has produced a number of popular explainer videos, The studio's most recent project is a web series called "Ajaka-LIR", which is a comedy about a young man who dreams of becoming a superhero.

 

8. Basement Animation Studio

Basement Animation is a Nigerian animation studio that was founded in 2016. The studio has produced a number of successful animated short films, including "Ananse Stories" and "The Legend of Moremi." Basement Animation is also developing a number of animated series and feature films.

 

9. Creatures Animation Studio

Creatures Animation is a Ugandan animation studio that was founded in 2018. The studio is known for its high-quality 2D animation work, which has been featured on TV, online, and in commercials. Creatures Animation has also produced a number of short films and animations, including the popular "A Kalabanda Ate My Homework" series. Creatures Animation is committed to producing African-inspired content that is both entertaining and educational. The studio's work is often praised for its humor, creativity, and cultural relevance.

 

10. MAAN Creative Studio

MAAN Creative Studio is a boutique animation studio based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The studio specializes in 2D animation and stop motion. MAAN Creative has produced a number of award-winning short films, commercials, and music videos.

MAAN Creative works include "TAMANI – The bird who wished for theeth"  and “MY BETTER WORLD”.


These are just a few of the many talented 2D animation studios in Africa. These studios are producing high-quality work that is entertaining and informative. They are also helping to promote African culture and heritage around the world.

 

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