Animation vs Live Action Video, Pros and Cons.

It is increasingly common to see people discussing what is better, whether an animation video or a live action one, especially after that the iconic Disney company began to bring our favorite cartoon stories to real life. Nevertheless, despite being in similar audiovisual areas, both categories are very different. In the following paragraphs, you can read the pros and cons of each one to be able to choose the option that best fits you!



  • First, we have the human factor. Animations do not require actors, so organization and transfer of people could be avoided, neither going through rigorous casting processes. This can represent a saving in time and money.
  • Similarly, to make animated videos you do not need to find or build locations that are usually expensive. You don’t work on a set as such since the whole process is done digitally through computers and electronic devices.
  • They are special to recreate situations or issues that are complicated to carry out in real life, especially those that are considered abstract or taboo. It allows the director to be creative and work based on subjectivity.

Live action:

  • The main advantage of live action videos is linked to the way they can connect with the audience. They can generate more real and humanizing feelings in the spectators because they can identify with the characters more easily as they are just people.
  • Likewise, live action videos are easier to make in some cases. If it is not a large production like the one required by the movies, a “homemade” or “amateur” style live action video can be recorded in a couple of days.
  • They transmit more information since the characters do not express themselves only through dialogues but, being people, they use body language, such as gestures and facial expressions.



  • They don’t connect so easily with people.
  • Its production is longer and requires more time.

Live action:

  • If it is a complex production, it can be very expensive.
  • Requires mandatory editing after record the footage.


Both live action videos and animation have incredible virtues so it all depends on your needs and requirements. You can analyze them individually, choose the one for you and get the most out of it.

You can get professional character-based animation videos from Prayan Animation Studios. We are the best 2D animation studio in India, because we have an experienced team that has handled thousands of projects and we deliver quality animation videos at an affordable price.

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