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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, Feb 9th 2021, that Disney would be shuttering Blue Sky; Disney acquired BSS as part of their 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox on March 20, 2019. The final day of operation was April 9th, 2021.

  • Disney acquisition and closing

    It was announced today, Feb 9th 2021, that Disney would be shuttering Blue Sky; Disney acquired BSS as part of their 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox on March 20, 2019. The final day of operation was April 9th, 2021.

  • 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.