Blue Sky Studios

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Blue Sky Studios
Type Subsidiary of 20th Century Fox[1]
Industry CGI animation
Motion pictures
When it was created February 1987
People who started it Chris Wedge
V. Gopalakrishnan
Headquarters Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Key people Carlos Saldanha
Chris Wedge
Brian Keane, COO[2]
Things made CGI animated films
Owner(s) News Corporation
Parent 20th Century Fox
Website www.blueskystudios.com

Blue Sky Studios is an American CGI-animation studio. It is owned by 20th Century Fox and located in Greenwich, Connecticut. In addition to their feature-length animated movies, Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in combining live-action with computer-generated animation.

Filmography[change | edit source]

Feature movies[change | edit source]

Released movies

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT
1 Ice Age 02002-03-15 March 15 2002 $59,000,000 $383,257,136 77%
2 Robots 02005-03-11 March 11 2005 $75,000,000 $260,718,330 64%
3 Ice Age: The Meltdown 02006-03-31 March 31 2006 $80,000,000 $655,388,158 57%
4 Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! 02008-03-14 March 14 2008 $85,000,000 $297,138,014 79%
5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 02009-07-01 July 01 2009 $90,000,000 $886,686,817 45%
6 Rio 02011-04-15 April 15 2011 $90,000,000 $484,635,760 72%
7 Ice Age: Continental Drift 02012-07-13 July 13 2012 $95,000,000 $828,736,444 39%

Upcoming movies

Title Release date Ref(s)
Epic 02013-05-24 May 24 2013 [3][4][5]
Rio 2 02014-04-11 April 11 2014 [6][7]

Movies in development

Title Ref(s)
Spore [8]
The Story of Ferdinand [9]
Mutts [10][11]
Left Tern [12][13][14]
Ice Age 5 [15]

Television specials[change | edit source]

# Title Release date
1 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 02011-11-24 November 24 2011

Short movies[change | edit source]

# Title Release Date Notes
1 Bunny 01998 1998 Academy Award winner
2 Gone Nutty 02002-11-26 November 26 2002 Academy Award nominee
3 Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty 02005-09-27 September 27 2005
4 No Time for Nuts 02006-11-21 November 21 2006 Academy Award nominee
5 Surviving Sid 02008-12-09 December 9 2008

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Company Info of Blue Sky Studios". Blue Sky Studios. http://www.blueskystudios.com/content/company.php. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
  2. "Vanessa Morrison Re-Ups With Fox, Brian Keane With Blue Sky After ‘Ice Age 4′". Deadline. July 18, 2012. http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/vanessa-morrison-re-ups-with-fox-brian-keene-with-blue-sky-after-ice-age-4/. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  3. McNary, Dave (July 29, 2011). ""Leafmen," "Turbo" set for 2013 debut". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118040669. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  4. "Leafmen". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=leafmen.htm. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  5. Fleming, Mike (May 31, 2012). "Beyonce, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler Lead Voice Cast For Fox Animated Film ‘Epic’". Deadline. http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/beyonce-colin-farrell-josh-hutcherson-amanda-seyfried-steven-tyler-lead-voice-cast-for-fox-animated-film-epic/. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  6. "Sergio Mendes says a 'Rio' sequel 'looks like it's going to happen'". Inside Movies. January 25, 2012. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/01/25/rio-sequel/. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  7. "Rio 2 (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rio_2/. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  8. Graser, Marc (2009-10-01). "EA sets up 'Spore' at Fox". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118009454.html. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  9. Brodesser-Akner, Claude (2011-02-18). "Fox, Ice Age Director Bullish on The Story of Ferdinand". New York. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/02/the_story_of_ferdinand.html. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
  10. Kit, Borys (July 22, 2011). "'Mutts' Comic Strip Headed to Big Screen From 20th Century Fox (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/mutts-comic-strip-headed-big-214492. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  11. Millero, Ralph (November 2, 2011). "Ralph Millero's Photos". Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150349717727844. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
  12. Lewis, Buck. "Buck Lewis". LinkedIn. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/buck-lewis/6/894/883. Retrieved June 9, 2012. "LEFT TERN is an animated feature in development at 20th Cent Fox/ Blue Sky Animation. The story is an original concept I co-wrote with my writing partner, S.F. Marengo. We started with the high concept - "Home Alone with Birds" and found the our way from there. Fox went on to engage us to write the treatment, and also to supervise the writing. I am attached to direct the feature. As of this fall, we are 3 drafts with the brilliant Laurie Craig (Ramona and Beezus, Ella Enchanted), subsequent draft Jenny Bicks (Sex and The City)."
  13. Lewis, Buck. "Credits". Buck Lewis. http://www.bucklewis.com/bio/credits.pdf. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  14. Denise, Christopher. "Visual Development - Left Tern". Christopher Denise. http://www.christopherdenise.com/Film_2.html. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  15. "An Interview with the Incomparable John Leguizamo: Ice Age’s Sid the Sloth". Mama Latina Tips. July 12, 2012. http://www.mamalatinatips.com/2012/07/an-interview-with-the-incomparable-john-leguizamo-ice-ages-sid-the-sloth.html. Retrieved July 14, 2012.