Animation Industry Report

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. XI.
Executive Summary Methodology

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State of the Industry

Industry Trends and How They Impact Animators Types of Animation

............................................................................ Earnings Ranges for Professional Animators ..................................... Job Satisfaction – How Happy are Animators Overall What Advice Would You Give to New Animators Professional Animator Career Survey Conclusion

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I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report was created by AnimationMentor.com, the online animation school, to provide inside information about animation careers to our students, graduates and the professional animators with whom we network, communicate and work alongside. We surveyed professional animators and compared our findings to industry reports, trends and statistics from secondary published sources. Animators were asked about their job satisfaction, outlook on the industry, earning trends, and opinions on the evolution of the animation art form. Where possible, we compared our findings with current industry trends in order to put the information we found into context and provide a basis for comparison in order to better understand the information presented.

II. METHODOLOGY
In Fall 2008, Animation Mentor commissioned third-party independent research firm Knowledge Wave International, Inc. to conduct a survey to better understand current trends within the animation industry. Of the total surveyed, 1,235 respondents identified themselves as professional animators; with 33% of respondents coming from the U.S. From this sample, we drew statistical conclusions about animators overall. This report focuses on the responses received from professional animators about trends in the industry, job title, job satisfaction and salary range. The majority of respondents were mid-level to senior animators with 62% of them having worked within the animation industry for more than three years.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN

ANIMATION?

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International Response

USA
33%
CANADA 5% UNITED KINGDOM 6% INDIA 11% AUSTRALIA 4% SPAIN 4% BRAZIL 4% MEXICO 2% ITALY 2%

OTHER
28%

GERMANY 2%

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III. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

by 2012

- Source: The Hollywood Reporter, June 18, 2008

A look at animators’ career paths and job growth opportunities should begin with a brief overview of the industry in which they work. The animation industry, and the entertainment industry in general, has never been healthier. The international box office reached an all-time high of $26.7 billion in 2007 according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a 4.9% increase over 2006’s numbers. It reached a record $9.6 billion in the U.S. alone. In 2007, Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster Shrek the Third seized the box office crown with a dazzling debut of an estimated $122 million. More than half of the top 20 grossing movies in 2007 were partially or totally animated. 1 In 2007 we also saw the quality of animation continue to impress as both Ratatouille and Beowulf were nominated for visual effects Oscars.

$26.7 billion in 2007
- Source: MPAA 2007 Theatrical Market Statistics

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2007 MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics





International box office reached an all-time high of


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The worldwide media industry will grow an average of 6.6% annually to reach

$2.2 trillion

More than half of the were partially or totally

– Source: MPAA 2007 Theatrical Market Statistics

TOP 20 GROSSING FILMS
BY DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE
MPAA, NIELSEN EDI BOX...
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