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Blue Sky Studios

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  • Blue Sky was founded in May of 1987 by six people. (in alphabetical order) Alison Brown (Administration), David Brown (President), Michael Ferraro (Systems Architect), Carl Ludwig (VP of R&D), Dr. Eugene Troubetskoy (Chief Scientist), and Chris Wedge (vice president of Creative Development). Other early key employees included Jan Carlee (Animation Director) and Tom Bisogno.

  • It was announced today that Disney would be shuttering Blue Sky, barely two years ago as part of their 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox on March 20, 2019.

  • Disney acquisition and closing

    It was announced today that Disney would be shuttering Blue Sky, barely two years ago as part of their 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox on March 20, 2019.

  • Blue Sky's very first jobs included a recycling campaign for the Glass Institute of NY in 1988 and a film job for "Famous Players", a theater chain in Canada. That job featured procedurally generated skies, clouds, sunset and water with a glass logo.

  • Fun Fact!

    Blue Sky's very first jobs included a recycling campaign for the Glass InstituteĀ of NY in 1988 and a film job for "Famous Players", a theater chain in Canada. That jobĀ featured procedurally generated skies, clouds, sunset and water with a glass logo.