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Blue Sky Studios
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Type

Subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios

Founded

February 22, 1987

Defunct

April 10, 2021

Founder(s)

Chris Wedge
V. Gopalakrishnan

Headquarters

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Key people

Carlos Saldanha
Chris Wedge

Products

CGI animated films

Owners

The Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Studios

Parent/Partnership

20TH Century Studios

Website

http://www.blueskystudios.com/

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Blue Sky Studios was an American computer-animation film studio owned by 20th Century Studios and based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Founded in 1987 by one of the visual effects companies behind Tron, it is best known as the creator of the Ice Age and Rio franchises.

In February 2021, Disney announced that Blue Sky would shut down in April 2021.

Filmography

Feature films

Released films

#

Title

Release date Budget Gross RT MC2Ic

1

Ice Age March 15, 2002 $59 million $383 million 77% 60
2 Robots March 11, 2005 $75 million $261 million 63% 64
3 Ice Age: The Meltdown March 31, 2006 $80 million $661 million 57% 58
4 Horton Hears a Who! March 14, 2008 $85 million $297 million 79% 71
5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs July 1, 2009 $90 million $887 million 46% 50
6 Rio April 15, 2011 $90 million $485 million 72% 63
7 Ice Age: Continental Drift July 13, 2012 $95 million $877 million 38% 49
8 Epic May 24, 2013 $93 million $268 million 64% 52
9 Rio 2 April 11, 2014 $103 million $500 million 48% 49
10 The Peanuts Movie November 6, 2015 $99 million $238 million 86% 67
11 Ice Age: Collision Course July 22, 2016 $105 million $408 million 17% 34
12 Ferdinand December 15, 2017 $111 million $296 million 72% 58
13

Spies in Disguise

December 25, 2019 $100 million $171 million 76% 54

Television specials

# Title Release date
1 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas November 24, 2011
2 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade March 20, 2016

Short films

# Title Release date
1 Bunny 1998
2 Gone Nutty November 26, 2002
3 Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty September 27, 2005
4 No Time for Nuts November 21, 2006
5 Surviving Sid December 9, 2008
6 Umbrellacorn July 26, 2013
7 Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe November 6, 2015
8 Scrat: Spaced Out October 11, 2016

Related productions

Film Release date Director(s) Co-director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Executive Producer(s) Editor(s) Composer(s) Studio Notes
Story Screenplay
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild January 28, 2022 John C. Donkin Marshall Fels Elliott Jim Hecht Jim Hecht, William Schifrin and Ray DeLaurentis Denise L. Rottina Lori Forte Braden Oberson Batu Sener Walt Disney Pictures
20th Century Fox Animation
Sequel to Ice Age: Collision Course. Originally produced by 20th Century Studios but was moved to Walt Disney Pictures during production. Animation produced by Bardel Entertainment
Nimona 2023 Nick Bruno & Troy Quane Template:TBA Based on Nimona: by ND Stevenson Marc Haimes Roy Lee, Karen Ryan & Julie Zackary Megan Ellison, Robert L. Baird & Andrew Millstein Template:TBA Template:TBA 20th Century Fox Animation
Netflix
Annapurna Pictures
Vertigo Entertainment
DNEG Feature Animation
Blue Sky Studios
Originally in production at Blue Sky Studios. Cancelled due to Blue Sky's closure. Revived by Netflix.

Accolades

Heartland Film Festival

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
1998 Bunny Best Animated Short Film Chris Wedge Winner
2002 Ice Age Best Animated Feature Chris Wedge Winner
2003 Gone Nutty Best Animated Short Film Carlos Saldanha and John C. Donkin
2006 No Time for Nuts Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier
2011 Rio Best Original Song "Real in Rio"

Golden Globes

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2015 The Peanuts Movie Best Animated Feature Nominated

Critics' Choice Awards

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2002 Ice Age Best Animated Feature Nominated
2015 The Peanuts Movie

Kids' Choice Awards

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2003 Ice Age Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Nominated
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Denis Leary
Ray Romano
2006 Robots Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Robin Williams
2007 Ice Age: The Meltdown Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Queen Latifah Won
2009 Horton Hears a Who! Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Jim Carrey Nominated
2010 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Ray Romano
2012 Rio Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie
2013 Ice Age: Continental Drift
2015 Rio 2
2016 The Peanuts Movie

Franchises

Trivia

  • Due to The Walt Disney Company purchase of most of 21st Century Fox (including this company), the company became a sister studio of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar (which both produce computer-animated films).
  • This company had only produced four G-rated films (which are Horton Hears a Who!, Rio, Rio 2 and The Peanuts Movie), as most of its feature-length films had been rated PG by the MPAA, due to stricter reasons.

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