Games & Film animation in all its forms, from special effects to 100 percent CGI, is a force to be reckoned with. The potential for growth in the film animation industry is clearly evident in the box office statistics from 2013.
With employment options for animators opening up in many different arenas, this is a great time to start your career. Getting an education may well be the best way to give you an edge when you begin searching for an internship or job within the field.
Statistics compiled by the Entertainment Software Association are extremely positive, with no sign of slowing down in the future because consumers spent $200.53 billion on video games, apps, hardware and accessories in 2018 where digital content, mobile apps and social networking games accounted for 83 percent of those game purchases.
Games & Animation has moved way beyond just television cartoons and motion pictures. Animators now have opportunities to work in video game design, special effects, and web animation, advertising and e-learning, in addition to opportunities in traditional film animation. In fact, video games, movies and television will be the three biggest career growth industries, as well as increased demand for animation on mobile devices and tablets.
According to Box Office Mojo, four of the top 15 grossing movies in 2013 were Frozen, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University and The Croods which were strictly animated films. And that's not even counting the computer-generated imagery (CGI) effects, which 10 other movies such titles as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Iron Man 3, Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug among them in the top 15 used. That's good news for aspiring animators. Job opportunities in games & film animation and other sectors of the animation job market are on the rise.