How much does animation cost to make?

Estimate the cost of animation projects for different mediums, styles, quality and duration using our interactive instant animation price calculator. Use this price guide to calculate a ballpark figure for your next animation project.

1. Choose the medium

3D Animation & VFX

Motion Graphics

2D Animation

Stop Motion and More


2. Choose the style



Product/ engineering visualisation

Fantasy character visual effects

Robotic character integration

CGI product demonstration

3D animation in a 2D style

Automotive visual effects

Creature VFX

3D cartoon

Stylised character integration

Disney/ Pixar Style

Technical visualisation

Product visualisation (studio)


Abstract 3D

Complex 3D scenes

3D typographic

Character based

2D/ 3D mix

Low poly 3D scenes

Paper cut out

Photo Manipulation

2D typographic

Realistic 3D

Whiteboard animation

Vector based, rigged, 2D animation

Cut out style, rigged characters.

Toon shaded 3D animation

Digital traditional

Hand ink animation


2D live action integration

2D and 3D mixed medium

Traditional animation

2D, 2.5D, 3D mixed textural

2D paintily 3D animation

Rigged 2D animation


Stop motion + 3D printing + VFX



3. Duration




4. Production Quality






◈ This price is to be used as a rough guide only and not as a definitive estimate.
◈ Voice over talent, music and sound effects can significantly increase overall costs.
◈ Costs vary greatly depending on the number of characters, environments and complexity.

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