目前最为知名的顶级动画制作公司，如创新出位的梦工厂（DreamWorks Animation）、幽默励志的皮克斯（Pixar）、夸张新颖的蓝天工作室（Blue Sky Studios）、诙谐轻松的阿曼动画（Aardman Animations）等等，正不断地推陈出新，把炫丽的画面与各种的想象力发挥到极至，通过先进的科技一一呈现，带给观众前所未有的视听享受。
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of images of static elements. In film and video production, this refers to techniques by which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually. These frames may be generated by computers, or by photographing a drawn or painted image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model unit, and then photographing the result with a special animation camera. When the frames are strung together and the resulting film is viewed, there is an illusion of continuous movement due to the phenomenon known as persistence of vision.
The major use of animation has always been for entertainment. Because animation is very time-consuming and often very expensive to produce, the majority of animation for TV and movies comes from professional animation studios.
Animation Studios, like Movie Studios may be production facilities, or financial entities. In some cases, especially in Anime they have things in common with artists studios where a Master or group of talented individuals oversee the work of lesser artists and crafts persons in realizing their vision. Many companies around the world are known for being pioneers in the industry of animation, and for the outstanding results that they produce.
I. DreamWorks Animation梦工厂动画
该公司一直致力于利用世界一流的创作人员和最先进的技术能力，每年制作两部对广大电影观众有吸引力的电脑动画故事片，如《埃及王子》（The Prince of Egpyt）、《怪物史莱克》（Shrek）、《马达加斯加》（Madagascar）等等。
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is an American Animation Studio, producing primarily feature animated films. DreamWorks Animation was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks SKG and Pacific Data Images (also known as PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks SKG, it was spun-off into a separate public company in 2004. Its films are currently distributed by Paramount Pictures who acquired the rest of DreamWorks SKG in 2006. DreamWorks Animation maintains two studios: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale, California and the PDI studio in Redwood City, California in the Silicon Valley region.
In 1980, Carl Rosendahl, Glenn Entis, and Richard Chuang founded computer animation production company Pacific Data Images. During the 1980s, PDI created many animated logos and commercials for television. They shifted into motion picture visual effects beginning in 1991 with a contribution to Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
In 1997, DreamWorks SKG signed a co-production deal with PDI to form PDI's subsidiary PDI, LLC (PDI owned 60% of PDI, LLC while DreamWorks SKG owned 40%). PDI, LLC would produce computer-generated feature films beginning with Antz in 1998. In the same year DreamWorks SKG produced The Prince of Egypt using traditional animation techniques.