Disney cierra Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age)

De-mon
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#1  Enviado: 18:32 09/02/2021  Editado: 18:33 09/02/2021 (1 vez)



Disney is shuttering Blue Sky Studios, the $5.9 billion global grossing former 20th Century Fox animation division which during its run churned out 13 features including the Ice Age franchise.

One can say that the writing was always on the wall for Blue Sky, especially after Disney acquired 20th Century Studios and its assets in March 2019. However, the past year has been challenging for Disney on many fronts, of course due to the pandemic, not just on the studio side but with theme park closures and cruise line dockings as well.  Sustaining a third feature animation studio was no longer viable for Disney given the current economic realities caused by Covid. The last day for Blue Sky will be in April. The number of Blue Sky employees being impacted numbers 450. Disney will be working with the employees at the Greenwich, CT based animation house to explore open positions at the other internal studios.

A studio spokesperson told Deadline, “Given the current economic realities, after much consideration and evaluation, we have made the difficult decision to close filmmaking operations at Blue Sky Studios.”

The Blue Sky’s library and IP will remain part of Disney, and there are no plans I hear for another major studio to absorb Blue Sky’s employees and operations. A series based on Blue Sky’s Ice Age characters is already in the works for Disney+. Through five movies, the Ice Age series grossed $3.2 billion at the global box office.

Production on the Patrick Osborne-directed Nimona, which is dated for Jan. 14, 2022, is being stopped and the film will no longer be released, Deadline has learned. Nimona  had 10 months of production still left to complete. Nimona followed a young shape-shifter who teams up with a mad scientist named Lord Ballister Blackheart to expose the ruler of the kingdom. Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, it was announced in August 2019 that Walt Disney Animation Studios President Andrew Millstein was named Co-President of Blue Sky Studios, serving alongside Co-President Rob Baird. Both Millstein and Baird are expected to exit in the wake of Blue Sky closing its doors.

The last Blue Sky release, Spies in Disguise, was distributed by Disney in December 2019, however, it didn’t do so well grossing $66M at the domestic B.O. and $171M worldwide. The hope was that Will Smith-Tom Holland voiced animated pic would spur a franchise.

Blue Sky Studios was founded in February 1987 by Chris Wedge, Michael Ferraro, Carl Ludwig, Alison Brown, David Brown, and Eugene Troubetzkoy after their employer, tech company MAGI (which coincidentally worked on the visual effects for Disney’s 1982 classic Tron), shut down. Blue Sky’s early clients included Bell Atlantic, Rayovac, Gillette and Braun, and the house created the animated insects for the 1996 MTV movie Joe’s Apartment. In August 1997, 20th Century Fox’s VFX company, VIFX, took a majority stake in Blue Sky and the animated studio began working on characters for Alien Resurrection, A Simple Wish, Mouse Hunt, Fight Club and Star Trek: Insurrection. However, it was the Wedge-directed 1998 animated short Bunny that would catapult Blue Sky into feature length animation productions following its Best Animated Short Oscar win. Blue Sky’s 2017 feature Ferdinand, directed by Carlos Saldanha, received a Best Animated Feature Film nomination.
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#2  Enviado: 18:44 09/02/2021  Editado: 18:46 09/02/2021 (1 vez)

Gran negocio el de la adquisión de Fox por parte de la EA del cine, es evidente que salimos ganando. Más de 20 mil despedidos, chapan Fox 2000 Pictures, ahora se cargan la división de animación...

Pero no pasa nada, tendremos a los 4 Fantásticos y los Xmen en MCU, aunque luego se parezcan a los heroes que adaptan lo que un palo a una rueda.

Que alguien de la enhorabuena a la agencia antimonopolio estadounidense, han hecho posibles miles de despidos y pérdida de músculo creativo en una industria ya de por si muy encorsetada. Esperemos que disfruten bien de los fajos que habrán recibido para aprobar semejante acuerdo con claros visos de monopolio.
Chistes de Ellie: Oye, al final te casaste por la iglesia o por lo civil? -Yo me casé por tonto-  Badumtsss! En que se diferencia un noviazgo de una boda? Que en una todo es arroz y en la otra todo es Pa-ella. Badumtsss!
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#3  Enviado: 18:54 09/02/2021

Si ésto nos parece doloroso a cualquier amante del cine, lo que se avecina en la guerra del streaming(porque ni de coña van a sobrevivir todas de aquí a cinco años) va a ser flipante.
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#4  Enviado: 19:37 09/02/2021

Que pena
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#5  Enviado: 19:40 09/02/2021

Tengo amigos en el estudio.

Una mierda, están que no saben qué va a pasar. Ya se las veían venir hace años con la compra.
- Qué? .____.?            - Mfpf              - ...no...             - Cómo que no, hijodeputa? >0<!!
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#6  Enviado: 20:00 09/02/2021

hi solo vengo a completar mis comentarios .bye
proletario
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#7  Enviado: 03:03 10/02/2021

Fantástico. Han dado la noticia a los trabajadores unos pocos minutos antes de que se anunciara en los medios.
- Qué? .____.?            - Mfpf              - ...no...             - Cómo que no, hijodeputa? >0<!!
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#8  Enviado: 15:33 10/02/2021

Pues una lastima, la última película que hicieron (espías con disfraz) me pareció divertidísima, era un estudio que tenía grandes trabajos, en fin, lo bueno no puede durar mucho en éstos casos. 😞
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#9  Enviado: 17:14 10/02/2021

En respuesta a De-mon (réplica 1).


Disney is shuttering Blue Sky Studios, the $5.9 billion global grossing former 20th Century Fox animation division which during its run churned out 13 features including the Ice Age franchise.

One can say that the writing was always on the wall for Blue Sky, especially after Disney acquired 20th Century Studios and its assets in March 2019. However, the past year has been challenging for Disney on many fronts, of course due to the pandemic, not just on the studio side but with theme park closures and cruise line dockings as well.  Sustaining a third feature animation studio was no longer viable for Disney given the current economic realities caused by Covid. The last day for Blue Sky will be in April. The number of Blue Sky employees being impacted numbers 450. Disney will be working with the employees at the Greenwich, CT based animation house to explore open positions at the other internal studios.

A studio spokesperson told Deadline, “Given the current economic realities, after much consideration and evaluation, we have made the difficult decision to close filmmaking operations at Blue Sky Studios.”

The Blue Sky’s library and IP will remain part of Disney, and there are no plans I hear for another major studio to absorb Blue Sky’s employees and operations. A series based on Blue Sky’s Ice Age characters is already in the works for Disney+. Through five movies, the Ice Age series grossed $3.2 billion at the global box office.

Production on the Patrick Osborne-directed Nimona, which is dated for Jan. 14, 2022, is being stopped and the film will no longer be released, Deadline has learned. Nimona  had 10 months of production still left to complete. Nimona followed a young shape-shifter who teams up with a mad scientist named Lord Ballister Blackheart to expose the ruler of the kingdom. Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, it was announced in August 2019 that Walt Disney Animation Studios President Andrew Millstein was named Co-President of Blue Sky Studios, serving alongside Co-President Rob Baird. Both Millstein and Baird are expected to exit in the wake of Blue Sky closing its doors.

The last Blue Sky release, Spies in Disguise, was distributed by Disney in December 2019, however, it didn’t do so well grossing $66M at the domestic B.O. and $171M worldwide. The hope was that Will Smith-Tom Holland voiced animated pic would spur a franchise.

Blue Sky Studios was founded in February 1987 by Chris Wedge, Michael Ferraro, Carl Ludwig, Alison Brown, David Brown, and Eugene Troubetzkoy after their employer, tech company MAGI (which coincidentally worked on the visual effects for Disney’s 1982 classic Tron), shut down. Blue Sky’s early clients included Bell Atlantic, Rayovac, Gillette and Braun, and the house created the animated insects for the 1996 MTV movie Joe’s Apartment. In August 1997, 20th Century Fox’s VFX company, VIFX, took a majority stake in Blue Sky and the animated studio began working on characters for Alien Resurrection, A Simple Wish, Mouse Hunt, Fight Club and Star Trek: Insurrection. However, it was the Wedge-directed 1998 animated short Bunny that would catapult Blue Sky into feature length animation productions following its Best Animated Short Oscar win. Blue Sky’s 2017 feature Ferdinand, directed by Carlos Saldanha, received a Best Animated Feature Film nomination.
Es una pena por los trabajadores que se quedarán sin trabajo. Blue Sky demostró que puede hacer buenas películas para todo público, como le gusta a Disney.
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#10  Enviado: 20:18 10/02/2021

Aún recuerdo la primera vez que vi anunciado ice age cuando fui a ver la primera película del señor de los anillos en el cine, el anuncio de esa película lo vi meses antes de que saliera en tv, es una pena que cierren, me parece que hicieron maravillosas películas, pero bueno, el dinero manda por encima del talento de las personas
KingQueen
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#11  Enviado: 23:36 10/02/2021

Quiero ser usuario normal yaaaaaaaaaa
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#12  Enviado: 00:14 11/02/2021

Que pena la verdad, por muy esperable que fuese Tristeza
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#13  Enviado: 03:58 11/02/2021

Como habeis dicho, una pena. Aunque era logico teniendo Dinsey a Pixar y cia.
3/4 partes del mundo estan cubiertas por agua....el resto esta cubierto por Puyol
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#14  Enviado: 09:59 11/02/2021

Que bien eh?... toda esa gente a a la puta calle.
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#15  Enviado: 17:20 13/02/2021

Ya tienen lo que querían, todo lo demás son bajas prescindibles.
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