Favorite Shops

Although I love some (or all) of the work from each of the animation shops (and artists) listed on this site, the animation shops listed below (in alphabetical order with only their works that I really liked) have a particularly remarkable set of works.

icon Blizzard Entertainment icon

Not only did they create the very popular video games Diablo, WarCraft, StarCraft, and World of WarCraft, but they also put a lot of effort into the cinematics for those games. They have great character designs, top notch animation, and very exciting action sequences.

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2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - 01 - Thrall's Vision (2002) | cinematic image link
2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - 02 - Medivh's Warning (2002) | cinematic image link
2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - 03 - Artha's Betrayal (2002) | cinematic image link
2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - 04 - Destruction of Dalaran (2002) | cinematic image link
2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - 05 - Death of Hellscream (2002) | cinematic image link
2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - 06 - The Sacrifice (2002) | cinematic image link
2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - Trailer 1999 (2002) | cinematic image link
2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - Trailer 2000 (2002) | cinematic image link
2002details link ranking linkWarCraft III - Trailer 2001 (2002) | cinematic image link
2003details link ranking linkStarCraft Ghost - Intro (2003) | cinematic image link
2003details link ranking linkStarCraft Ghost - Teaser (2003) | cinematic image link
2003details link ranking linkWarCraft III Frozen Throne - Ending (2003) | cinematic image link
2003details link ranking linkWarCraft III Frozen Throne - Intro (2003) | cinematic image link
2004details link ranking linkWorld of Warcraft - Intro (2004) | cinematic video link image link
2004details link ranking linkWorld of Warcraft - Trailer (2004) | cinematic image link
2006details link ranking linkWorld of Warcraft - The Burning Crusade - Intro (2006) | cinematic image link
2007details link ranking linkStarCraft II - Cinematic Trailer (2007) | cinematic image link
2008details link ranking linkWorld of Warcraft - Wrath of the Lich King - Intro (2008) | cinematic video link image link

icon Blue Sky Studios icon

Although they are not quite at the level of Pixar, they do follow a similar model with quality designs, creative stylized visuals, animation, characters, and story. They really are among the top CGI animation shops.

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1996details link ranking linkJoe's Apartment (1996) | movie reference link Amazon link
1998details link ranking linkBunny (1998) | short reference link video link image link
2002details link ranking linkGone Nutty (2002) | short reference link image link
2002details link ranking linkIce Age (2002) | movie reference link Amazon link
2005details link ranking linkAunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) | short reference link image link
2005details link ranking linkRobots (2005) | movie reference link Amazon link
2006details link ranking linkNo Time for Nuts (2006) | short reference link image link
2008details link ranking linkHorton Hears a Who! (2008) | movie reference link video link Amazon link
2008details link ranking linkSurviving Sid (2008) | short reference link image link
2009details link ranking linkIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) | movie reference link Amazon link
2011details link ranking linkRio (2011) | movie reference link image link Amazon link
2013details link ranking linkEpic (2013) | movie reference link
2013details link ranking linkRio 2 (2013) | movie reference link Amazon link
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