Hi! Thanks for the question.
I was able to find the following animation studios wherein you can
contact for outsourced projects and the ballpark figure for a typical
company. Whenever possible, I will be linking directly to their sample
Since you were looking first for Russian and North Korean animation
studios, I will start with them. After that it will be good to take a
look at both India and the Philippines for outsourcing your animation
projects since these two countries are active in this field and are
quite good with the English language. We will also cover China since
the animation industry is great there as well and the cost they say is
Ballpark Figure: ?Tatarsky's partner Georgy Vasiliev, of production
company Aeroplan, estimates costs at between $10,000 and $20,000 per
minute of animation work, depending on technique, making the budget at
least $7 million -- steep by Russian standards. ?
?'Gems' unlocks wealth of toon talent in Russia Project has spent over
two years in development? by TOM BIRCHENOUGH
The company mentioned there was Pilot Animation and here is the link
to their website.
Another well-known company which has produced a full-length cartoon of
the Nutcracker according to news reports is Argus International.
Argus International Website
Here are other Russian animation companies.
Korolevskaya Gora CGI production studio
Ballpark Figure: Sample Cost of $190,000 for 18 episodes of cartoon.
?PYONGYANG WATCH Axis of ... cute?? By Aidan Foster-Carter
Only one company has been mentioned most of the time and that is the
government supported SEK Studios.
Central District, Pyongyang, DPRK
TÚl : 850-2-18111-3818332
Fax : 850-2-3814757
Ballpark Figures: ?The main reason why foreign entertainment firms are
flocking to India is the cost advantage the country offers. For
instance, in the US, animators can cost about $125 an hour; in India,
they cost $25 an hour. Toonz Animation offers animation at 25 per cent
to 40 per cent lower rates than other Asian studios and much lower
than those of American studios.?
?The total cost for making a full-length animated film in America is
estimated to be $100 million to $175 million. In India, it can be made
for $15 million to $25 million.?
?If it's animation, it must be India!?
?A 3-D animation film can cost US$70,000 to produce in India, half the
price of the same product in the US; and it is even cheaper in China.?
?Xing Xing: An Outsourcing Star?
The following are the top animation studios according to the first
article about India.
Toonz Animation India
Crest Animation Studios
Maya Entertainment Limited
Zee Institute of Creative Arts
Ballpark Figure: ??in the Philippines, the local animation industry is
emerging as a strong alternative to Hong Kong?s services. Providers
are highly competent in terms of artistry, creativity and pricing: 2D
price per minute is 15%-20% lower than US costs, while 3D direct to
video is 25%-30% lower than US costs.?
?OVERVIEW OF THE PHILIPPINE OUTSOURCING INDUSTRY?
The following companies are members of the Animation Council of the
Philippines Inc., an organization cited by the article as regards to
Holy Cow Animation
Finally, another source will be China.
Ballpark Figures: ?Low costs almost guarantee the Chinese a major
impact. "Thru the Moebius Strip," for example, required a mere $20
million to make, according to Ellen Xu, a studio manager, and much of
that cost included the creation of a studio from scratch. By
comparison, she said, Pixar's films cost an average of $80 million to
make, while "Final Fantasy," which was a major disappointment at the
box office, cost a reported $120 million.?
?China Hurries to Animate Its Film Industry? by HOWARD W. FRENCH
?Production costs for each minute of TV animation are between 10,000
yuan and 15,000 yuan, for which not even CCTV, the national
broadcaster, will pay more than 1,000 yuan per minute.?
?Animation Industry Seeks Lift-off? by Daragh Moller
Here are some sample companies.
Shanghai Animation Studio
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