Don't be discouraged if you're an aspiring animation studio owner without animation skills. These successful animation studios prove that it's possible to build a successful animation studio with a non-animating owner.
Use their stories as inspiration and build your own successful animation studio.
Founded by Chris Meledandri, a former executive at 20th Century Fox.
Illumination Entertainment is responsible for hit movies like "Despicable Me," "Minions," and "The Secret Life of Pets."
Chris Meledandri, the founder of Illumination, had no previous experience in animation but used his business savvy to build a successful animation studio.
Founded by Chris Prynoski, a graphic designer.
Titmouse, Inc. is an animation studio known for its work on TV shows like "Metalocalypse, "Big Mouth," and "The Venture Bros."
Chris Prynoski, the founder of Titmouse, had a background in graphic design but used his creativity to build a successful animation studio.
Founded by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, two childhood friends with a passion for animation.
Aardman Animations is a British animation studio known for its stop-motion animations like "Wallace and Gromit" and "Shaun the Sheep."
Peter Lord and David Sproxton, the founders of Aardman, had no formal animation training but used their love of the craft to build a successful animation studio.
Founded by Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike.
Laika is an animation studio known for its stop-motion films like "Coraline," "Kubo and the Two Strings," and "Missing Link."
Phil Knight, the founder of Laika, had no previous experience in animation but used his business acumen to build a successful animation studio.
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