The Italian animation industry has witnessed steady growth over the past few years, and this continues today. Thanks to the support of the government through state broadcaster RAI. This support includes flexible funding initiatives and a solid infrastructure, as well as help with distribution.

Italian animation studios have played a part in the development of many national and international animated series, such as Lupo Alberto, Corto Maltese, Cocco Bill and Stefi; and animated feature films such as Lo Gabbianella e iI Gatto and Johan Padan. Many of these are created in collaboration with other continental European studios.

The leading animation studios in Italy include Mondo TV, The Animation Band, Burning Brain, Cartoonia, Cineteam Srl, Calourland Srl, Crayons Srl, De Mas & Partners, FarmToons Production, MOTUS Srl. Muspryz Snc, Neo Network and StraneMani.

  • The Italian animation industry is growing at an annual rate of 10-12%
  • The animation industry in Italy has the capacity to produce about three animated films per year
  • There are about 90 animation studios in Italy, the majority of which are located in cities such as Rome and Milan
  • Italy imports a number of animated films from various countries, including the US and Japan

The source: 3D World (text) + Digital Vector (statistics)