Worst Animation Studios


The Top Ten

1 Video Brinquedo Video Brinquedo

They need to be at The top - VideoGamefan5

Shameless terrible carbon copies of more successful movie by better companies - codydoestuff

They rip off major films to make a quick buck, with very low budget - Phillip873

Just terrible

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2 Splash Entertainment Splash Entertainment

They are known for making awful content

They made Norm of the North. Enough said. - SplashMoun10

Norm of the North is absolutely horrendous. - DCfnaf

This studio can go die in a fire!

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3 Illumination Illumination

When I review Despicable M3, I will be sure to rant about this pathetic excuse for an animation studio. They are unoriginal and lazy and only care about making money. Despicable Me is the only good movie they have. Everything else ranges from mediocre to horrendous. Despicable Me 2 was awful, Hop was offensive trash, the 2016 movies they made were mediocre, and Minions is one of the absolute worst movies I have ever seen in my entire life. - DCfnaf

I already made a blog post trashing this Animation studio and what they stand for. Interested in seeing yours! - Phillip873

When I think of Illumination, I think of some of the least imaginative movies ever created. With their cheap animation process leaving their movies to look horrible, to their basic stories that are trying to pander to every type of kid (Sing), to their horrible interpretation of some Dr Seuss stories, and the blatent rip of of other famous animated movies in The Secret Life of Pets. It seems their creative team lost any sort of creativity after the original Despicable Me and they couldn't even produce another film in the same franchise that gets anywhere near the original. And lastly they created Minions.

Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks beat them supremely. Despicable Me is their only good series. - DCfnaf

Illumination Pictures is a bad animation studio. The only good things they made is the whole Despicable Me series and one of their remakes. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

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4 Spark Plug Entertainment Spark Plug Entertainment

I hope Pixar buys Spark Plug Enternainment, even though the modern Spark Plug Entertainment movies are actually Fantasia compared to the earlier ones! - The Ultimate Daredevil, thinking out something very devious and brand-new

Another studio that makes direct-to-video knockoff films, such as A Car's Life. - SplashMoun10

Also plagiarists. - DCfnaf

Gas Leeches - Neonco31

5 Sony Sony

I only like Surf's Up, Hotel Transylvania, Pirates Band of Misfits, and Arthur Christmas

Sony is absolutely horrible and they put pretty much no passion into anything they make. The Emoji Movie will definitely suck, and they're also behind Angry Birds and The Amazing Spider Man. - DCfnaf

The only good movies Sony Animation has made are Surf's Up, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and Hotel Transylvania. The rest are either mediocre or unbelievably horrible. - Disneykid00

I like the sony brand TABLETS and whatever but I don't like THIS Sony. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is the only good one - judeboy87

The only films from the studio I like are Surf's Up, Arthur Christmas, Pirates! : Band of Misfits, Goosebumps, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Everything else just sucks. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

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6 Threshold Entertainment Threshold Entertainment

Foodfight! Enough said. - DCfnaf

The studio that made Foodfight! - SplashMoun10

This should be tied at number 1 with video Brinquedo because they made Foodfight the worst movie ever.

7 Titanic Cartoons SRL Roma

The studio that produced Titanic: The Legend Goes On. - SplashMoun10

Rapping dog!

8 Unearthed Films

The studio that made Where the Dead Go to Die. - SplashMoun10

Please get this at number one, they made the worst movie ever

Where the Dead Go to Die. - DCfnaf

Jimmy ScreamerClauz is the scum of the Earth.

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9 Mondo TV Mondo TV

The studio that produced The Legend of the Titanic and Tentacolino. - SplashMoun10

HTF enough said

10 Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios is an American computer animation film studio based in Greenwich, Connecticut that has been owned by 20th Century Fox since 1997. The studio was founded in 1987 by Chris Wedge, Michael Ferraro, Carl Ludwig, Alison Brown, David Brown, and Eugene Troubetzkoy after the company they worked ...read more.

Ice Age Sucks Now - VideoGamefan5

The only film I like from them is their peanuts movie

I'm Not Really a Fan of Blue Sky or Illumination Entertainment Either.

Ferdinand is the only good one made here; - judeboy87

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The Newcomers

? Spin Master
? Klasky Csupo

This one DESERVED to be on this list, because they produced some of the most GOD AWFUL pieces of animated shows ever made for television. Rugrats sucked, the Wild Thornberrys sucked, Santo Bugito sucked, Stressed Eric (season 1) sucked, Rocket Power sucked, As told by Ginger sucked, just EVERY animated show they produced sucked. The only good shows from Klasky Csupo were Duckman, the Spy vs Spy shorts for MADtv, Aaahh! Real Monsters, and the first three seasons of the Simpsons. Everything else just sucks. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

The Contenders

11 Lionsgate

Hey, it made my favorite preschool, show, whatev it is. Leap Frog. - judeboy87

Alpha and omega! sequels

12 Walt Disney Animation Studios Walt Disney Animation Studios

I love Disney no way are you going to bash about then they work so hard at everything they do I love them they are my favorite - Ilovedolphins4b

As much as I love Disney, I can't help but sometimes think that their movies are only made to sell toys. Just look at Frozen

What? These are the massive animation giants of the universe. Well...in the 90s (most overrated decade) they were. - DCfnaf

Seeing the butthurt disney fans in the comments makes me want to laugh! - XxembermasterxX

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13 ToonBox Entertainment ToonBox Entertainment

The studio that produced The Nut Job and its upcoming sequel. - SplashMoun10

Lest we forget the fact that they made Spark: A Space Tail. :( - The Ultimate Daredevil, who is surprised that AniMat did not review Spark which might as well disappoint him

14 The Weinstein Company The Weinstein Company

One of the most overrated companies of all time. Unfortunately, they gave us Underdogs (lest we forget the fact that it has the racist, spoiled, talentless, weak, compassion-faking Ariana Grande, ugh! ), Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, Escape from Planet Earth, Unstable Fables and the only good and clever The Weinstein Company ever made is Hoodwinked, disregarding its extremely amateurish animation.

Well, there is the matter of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Hoodwinked is a Shrek ripoff

Escape from Planet Earth was UGGGH worst movie ever animated?

15 Dreamworks Animation Dreamworks Animation

I kind of agree with Saberspark that they've been going downhill lately. Don't get me wrong, they've made great movies like Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, etc., but I feel like they don't stand out as much as Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios do these days. Like Saberspark said, they tend to come out with average or below average films and only make good films once in a while. For example, The Boss Baby was a pretty lousy and stupid idea for an animated movie, especially given that it was so stupidly marketed with commercials nonstop heavily advertising that Alec Baldwin is voicing a baby boss. While Captain Underpants might turn out to be good, I would really love for DreamWorks Animation to step up their game and start making more original and high quality animated movies that aren't just cash grabs or overly marketed and overhyped forgettable features. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

They've declined. Even if I liked Captain Underpants, the lack of originality is there. The Boss Baby was also atrocious. - DCfnaf

They've gone downhill recently, but they are not bad at all, they made great animations like kung fu panda, shrek and shrek 2, and HtTYD - Phillip873

Why Disney here

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16 Dingo Pictures

Pathetic. - Peeko


17 The Asylum

All the movie they make in this compagnie, are just rip-off of other populor movie that people know

Their movie animations are so so so lazy and also they make animated movie rip-offs that are also lazy like HOLY GOSH WHAT IS LIFE! LOOK AT TROLLAND FOR INSTANTS!

18 Nickelodeon Nickelodeon

SpongeBob's the only good one - judeboy87

I can’t say they are a good company an,ore I mean look at the current shows it’s just depressing.

19 IFD Films and Arts Limited

The Hong Kong company behind such "classic" films like Beauty and Warrior, Ali Baba and the Gold Raiders, Thunder Prince, Space Thunder Kids, Savior of the Earth, Diatron-5/Space Transformers, Raiders of Galaxy, Protectors of Universe, and Captain of Cosmos. - PerfectImpulseX

20 Venus Centre

Spacetoon Interactive has CGI animated preteen girls for example.

Like Spacetoon Interactive for example.

They ruined all my favorite shows such as Ojamajo Doremi and Jewelpet! TT~TT

21 Jetlag productions

Lots of low budget Disney rip offs.

Why can't they just make their own movies? - Croy987

22 Crest Animation Productions

They made all the Alpha & Omega sequels. The pups' behaviour from these sequels makes me want to stab my eyes out by how childishly defiant they are. The animation makes excuses out of its budget. The voice acting is very weak. - The Ultimate Daredevil

23 Vanguard Animation

This studio never got fresh on rotten tomatoes

They deliberately underwhelmed the universe with Happily N'Ever After and Space Chimps, but their sequels and Get Squirrely are so horrible to the point where they gave me (which is The Ultimate Daredevil) a confidence boost to watch Crest Animation Studios's recent films, mockbusters and Sony films released in the 2010s... >8(

24 Laika Laika

It's a horror studio with movies that gives me nightmares

This studio is awesome I love coralline, paranorman, box trolls and kubo and two strings who put it here

This is good! Coraline and boxtrolls should be enough

Looks like someone here is SCARED TOO EASILY!
Seriously, Laika is amazing. - 445956

25 Warner Bros. Warner Bros.

Oversaturated the Lego movie with 4 uneccasary spinoffs. - B1ueNew

It made TTG, the only good show on WB is Unikitty! - judeboy87

26 World Events Productions
27 Ilion Animation Studios

Responsible for making the terrible film named Planet 51. I'm hoping that Amusement Park will be good.

Amusement Park will also be made by Nickelodeon and this can never be the only reason why my expectation for this is very low. Screw Planet 51.

28 Reel FX

The Studio that made Free Birds and the Book of life ( the book of life was very clever and nice but free birds was pandering garbage)

29 Pixar Pixar Pixar, also referred to as Pixar Animation Studios, is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Lucasfilm computer division, before its spin-out as a corporation ...read more.

Everything but Cars 2 was good but it gets this spot because of CARS 2

Cars 2 is not the best animation studio of all time, but it is totally genius! Also, it's put here twice. - The Ultimate Daredevil

NaH, The Asylum is worse

It’s an amazing studio actually. - BlazingParasol

30 4kids Entertainment

Horrid English dubbing of animes like One Piece, Sonic X, etc. To be honest though, my first anime that I've ever seen back when I was a kid was the Sonic X 4Kids version anime. I hate what 4Kids does to heartfelt works such as One Piece though. Funimation is no saint either, but I'd choose them over 4Kids ANY time of the day...or just watch my anime in sub. Lol.

31 Arascope Films

They rip-off my favorite shows to make an Arabic show out of cartoon characters, with bad 3D animation in Egypt.

Like Wuz Wuz & Bott Bott for example.

32 Walt Disney CGI

They ripped off Toy story with Zootopia! - VideoGamefan5

What?! If anything from the past couple years was a rip off of toy story it would be the secret life of pets - Phillip873

33 DisneyToon Studios
34 Good Times
35 DHX Media

Johnny Test and Caillou suck!

36 Cartoon Network Studios
37 Teletoon Teletoon Teletoon is a Canadian English-language Category A specialty channel owned by Corus Entertainment that broadcasts animated programming.

Behind Johnny Test, Rocket Monkeys, Mega Babies, Looped, Totally Spies, George of the Jungle, many mediocre and horrible cartoons.

38 Paramount Paramount
39 Nick Jr. Nick Jr.
40 Nelvana
41 Omation Animation Studio
42 Rainbow S.r.l.
43 CJ Entertainment
44 Ocon Studios
45 Daewon Media
46 Production I.G
47 Technicolor Animation Productions
48 Rainmaker Studios
49 Aniplex of America
50 Blue Spirit Animation
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Video Brinquedo
2. Splash Entertainment
3. Spark Plug Entertainment
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2. Video Brinquedo
3. Spark Plug Entertainment
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