The total value of global animation industry was US$ 259 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach US$ 270 billion by 2020.
The demand for animation, VFX and gaming has expanded with the increase in targeted broadcasting hours by cable and satellite TV, availability of low cost internet access, penetration of mobile devices along with the growing popularity of streaming video. In addition, the demand for Animation and VFX content to power immersive experiences such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is growing exponentially.
The rapid advancement of technology has made animation, VFX & games available to the masses, and this industry has become one of the fastest growing segments in the global media and entertainment market. We are increasingly seeing more of the global animation, VFX and games production taking place in a globally distributed mode. Production work is becoming global with tax incentives, regional low labor costs and lower computing costs, which put pressure on companies to reduce costs and set up facilities in tax advantaged or low-cost regions. This is a model which is increasingly being tapped by content producers.
Most of the segments in the animation industry are growing at the rate of 2% YoY. The spend on special effects as a percent of production cost is about 20%-25%. The traditional form of content viewership is giving way to a sharp increase in streaming video consumption. The size of streaming market for animation content was US$ 2.9 Billion in 2018 and is growing at an annual rate of 8%. The size of global video gaming industry was US$ 96 billion in 2018. Global eSports industry is growing at the rate of 30% YoY & is predicted to be a billion-dollar industry by 2019.
STRATEGIES, TRENDS, OPPORTUNITIES, GROWTH FACTORS
Global consumers are displaying a growing appetite for engaging, high definition visual experiences. Moviegoers are demanding high quality productions with engaging visual effects and realistic animation and studios are including more animation and VFX shots into films. Consumers are consuming more immersive content across channels such as ultra-highdefinition TVs, tablets and smartphones to head mounted devices.
Animation, VFX and games content is being consumed not only on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Twitch, but also on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. With the growing internet penetration and access to multimedia devices, customers are spending more time on streaming digital content. Streaming video is the fastest growing segment distribution channel for animation and is witnessing double digit growth and the same is expected to continue for the next few years. This growth is attributed to the exponential growth in the number of online video viewers throughout the world. Cloud computing is playing a key role in character rendering and modeling processes as cloud based rendering of animation films is more effective and efficient as it reduces the time and cost compared to traditional rendering.
Cloud Gaming services which are growing at an exponential pace would need the right pricing model to both drive adoption and generate sufficient returns for platforms and publishers. The availability of low cost micro-payment systems is allowing users to pay for access or download small quantities of digital content and is the key for online games market to grow. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based techniques are being used for ingame analytics, customer acquisition, retention, cross sell, churn, classify player behavior etc.
Popular eSports tournaments have rich spectator interactions and immersive fan experiences for in-person and online viewers. Micro-segmentation of fans is emerging as eSports leagues and tournament are consolidating various genres, platforms and viewing experiences by careful customer segmentation, targeting and positioning. China has become a leader in eSports and several tournaments are organized throughout the year with millions participating in both online and offline modes.
Key Topics Covered:
Global Animation & VFX Industry
History and Evolution Industry Differentiators Industry Characteristics Global Animation & VFX Market Size & Opportunity Global Animation Studios: Distribution and Capabilities
Animation & VFX Industry Segments
Market Segmentation Market Opportunity for Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) Visual Effects Stop Motion Motion Capture 3D Animation Movies
Forecasting Animation Content Demand
Animation Content demand from TV Channels in Europe Animation Content demand from TV Channels in the US and Canada Animation Content demand from TV Channels in Asia Animation Content demand from TV Channels in South America Animation Content demand from TV Channels in Rest of the World Total Animation Content demand from TV Channels Worldwide Size of the Global Animation Industry Key predictions for the future
Animation & VFX Software Industry
2D Animation Software Market Animation Workflow using 2D animation package Analysis of key 2D Animation Softwares 3D Animation Software Market Analysis of key players in 3D Animation & VFX Software Market Analysis of key 3D Animation & VFX Softwares Japanese Anime Production Softwares Proprietary 3D Softwares of Animation studios Collaboration between Animation Studios and Software Firms
Animation & VFX Content Creation
Content Creation Workflow in 2D Animation Content Creation Lead Time Calculation in 2D Animation Digital processing in 2D Animation Content Creation Workflow in 3D Animation Time Line of a Sample 3D production workflow Animation Software usage in 3D Production Workflow Animation Production Management Role of Cloud Computing in Animation & VFX Workflow
Marketing Strategies for Animation Studios Strategies for Successful Animation Films Profile of a 3D Animation Studio: Pixa
Economics of Animation & VFX
Revenue break-up across distribution channels Marketing to Exhibition of Animation Content Economics of Animation Copyrights Guidelines for Setting up an Animation Studio Investments Needed for Setting up an Animation Studio Specialized Hardware and Software Investments Leveraging Cloud Computing for Competitive Advantage
Managing an Animation & Games Studio
Key Issues of Concern Formulating the long-term Strategy
Animation Content Outsourcing
Offshore Computer Animation Production Drivers
Animation, VFX & Games Industry in Europe
Winds of Change Collaboration among European Studios Drivers for Success Trends in Europe Animation, VFX & Games industry in Germany Animation, VFX & Games industry in the UK Animation, VFX & Games industry in Italy Animation, VFX & Games industry in France Animation, VFX & Games industry in Spain Animation VFX & Games industry in Denmark
Animation, VFX & Games Industry in USA
Key Trends Production and Post-Production Market Animation Value Chain in the US Video Games Industry in the USA Key Opportunities & Strategies for American Video Games Industry Video Games Market Segments in the US American Video Games Market Size & Opportunity
Asian Animation, VFX & Games Industry
Establishment of Local Animation Industry Early Trends in Animation Outsourcing to Asia Local Content Productions Trend towards Co-Productions Popularity of Foreign Animation Controversies Surrounding Foreign Animation Animation in Asian Societies Animation Studios in Asia Video Games Industry in Asia Key Opportunities & Strategies for Video Games Industry in the Asia Video Games Market Segments in the Asia
Animation & VFX Industry in Africa
Animation, VFX & Games Industry in the Middle East
Emergence of the Middle Eastern Animation Industry Key Industry Trends Animation & VFX industry in United Arab Emirates Dubai's first 3D Animated Feature Film Video Games Industry in the UAE UAE's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity Animation & VFX industry in Saudi Arabia Video Games Industry in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity
Animation, VFX & Games Industry in Japan
Key Trends Anime Exports Globally Successful Japanese Animes Japanese Anime Production Models Future Trends
Animation Studios in Japan
Video Games Industry in Japan Japan's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity
Animation, VFX & Games Industry in South Korea
Emergence of the Industry Functioning of Korean Animation Studios Changing Business Models Current State of the Industry Challenges Market Opportunity Future Outlook Animation Schools in Korea Animation Studios in Korea Video Games Industry in South Korea Korea's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity
Animation, VFX & Games Industry in Canada
Industry Drivers Challenges Strategies for Animation Studios in Canada Data on Animation Studios in Canada Video Games Industry in Canada Canada's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity Animation VFX & Games Industry in Australia Recent Movie Trends in Australia Industry evolution and key Animation productions Challenges Government Support Strategies for Animation Studios in Australia
Animation Studios in Australia
Animation Movies in Australia Animation Schools in Australia Profile of Animation Studios in Australia Video Games Industry in Australia Australia's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity Animation, VFX & Games Industry in Argentina Key Trends
Animation Studios in Argentina
Argentina's first 3D Animated Feature Film Government Support Industry Drivers Challenges Industry Opportunities Strategies for Animation Studios in Argentina Data on Animation Studios in Argentina Video Games Industry in Argentina Argentina's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity Animation VFX & Games Industry in Brazil Key Trends
Animation Studios in Brazil
Brazil's first CGI Animated Feature Film Brazil's first TV animation series Government Support Industry Drivers Challenges Industry Opportunities Strategies for Animation Studios in Brazil Data on Animation Studios in Brazil Video Games Industry in Brazil Brazil's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity Animation, VFX & Games Industry in Colombia
Animation Studios in Colombia
Key Trends Industry Drivers Challenges Industry Opportunities Strategies for Animation Studios in Colombia Data on Animation Studios in Colombia Video Games Industry in Colombia Colombia's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity
Animation, VFX & Games Industry in South Africa
Key Trends Animation Studios in South Africa South Africa's first Animated Feature Film South Africa's successful 3D Feature Film Government Support Industry Drivers Challenges Industry Opportunities Strategies for Animation Studios in South Africa Data on Animation Studios in South Africa Video Games Industry in South Africa South Africa's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity
Animation & VFX Industry in Mexico
Key Trends Recent Movie Trends in Mexico Animation Studios in Mexico Animation Schools in Mexico Mexico's 3D Animated Feature Films Government Support Challenges Industry Opportunities Industry Drivers Strategies for Animation Studios in Mexico Data on Animation Studios in Mexico Video Games Industry in Mexico Mexico's Video Games Market Size & Opportunity