Studio Zmei is an independent animation studio based in Sofia, Bulgaria, created 9 years ago. We specialize in animation, development and production of 2D animated series, producing more than 300 minutes of high-quality animation per year. We have developed original projects like ‘Vee and the Golden Apple’, which is currently a French-Bulgarian co-production between Studio Zmei and Dandelooo. 

Our co-productions include ‘Once Upon a Time…The Objects!’ with Samka Animation and ‘The Crunchers’ with Je Suis Bien Content. As a service studio, we have worked on shows like Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Unicorn: Warriors Eternal’ with Studio La Cachette.

We are currently looking for co-productions, new service work, partners and cool new collaborations! All of our projects have internal production organization for smooth communication and management, as well as internal artistic supervision.

As a service we offer:

● Digital 2D animation service – cutout and hand drawn;
● Visual development and design for animation;
● Layout and background design;
● Full end-to-end animation production.

You can find more on our website. 


Special award “Inspirators of the Year” 2018 for the Studio Zmei team by the Bulgarian National Radio as part of their initiative “Cultural achievement awards” 2018;

Award “Golden Apple” of Bulgarian National Network for children for contributions to the rights and wellbeing of the children in Bulgaria;

Award for best episode of TV series – International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker ‑ Sofia;

National award “The Magic Pearl” , “Explorers” category, for the book “Legend of the first Kuker Warrior”;

Mila and Marko – BEST PITCH – Award, Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Balkan Animation Forum (BAF), 2021

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Interested in:

Visual Development • Digital 2D Animation • 2D animated series • Animated Adverts • Animated Music Videos

Experts in:

Character Development • Character Design • Digital 2D Animation • Layout and Background Design

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Bulgarian Animation Producers

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