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  • RVMP: The Mural Team

    There is no doubt that there are some insanely creative and talented people here at Blue Sky. Which is why it makes sense that many of our artists collaborate on projects outside the studio.

    RVMP (Robert, Vincent, Mike, Peter) is one of these collaborative groups who recently started working on a couple of mural projects together. By weekday these guys are Blue Sky concept ...

    RVMP: The Mural Team
  • Warren Sparks A Conversation

    September 4, 2013 kicked off the SPARK Animation festival which was held in Vancouver, Canada. SPARK’s three-day conference brought together a wide variety of studios to share their extraordinary and unique work behind the scenes. Some of the larger studios included were Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Laika and Blue Sky. Our very own Warren Leonhardt was invited to speak at the conference and talk about developing the story and ensemble cast in EPIC. His talk included examples from story, design and animation.

    Warren Sparks A Conversation
  • THE OFFICIAL RIO2 CASTING PRESS RELEASE

    The starring voice cast of Twentieth Century Fox's 2011 animated smash RIO is reuniting for the follow-up, RIO 2, and they are joined by a flock of top actors and musical talents new to the franchise, it was announced today by Vanessa Morrison, president of Twentieth Century Fox Animation. The film is now in production at Blue Sky Studios. Twentieth Century Fox's international rollout begins March 20, 2014, followed by its domestic release on April 11, 2014. CLICK HEADLINE FOR MORE...

  • THE OFFICIAL PEANUTS PRESS RELEASE

    Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have acquired rights to make a feature film based on the late Charles Schulz’s beloved and iconic “Peanuts” franchise. The agreement is the culmination of over two years of discussions – focused on the film’s creative direction – between the Studio and members of the Schulz family. The announcement was made today by Vanessa Morrison, president of Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

  • Ice Age Scoring Sessions with Mike and Steve

    Scoring the films is one of the few things that we don't do here in the Blue Sky facilities.  Actually, none of the studios do their own scoring in their own studios.

    One of the perks of making movies with Fox is the use of their incredible scoring stage.  It's actually rented out by all the major studios because of the unique ...

    Ice Age Scoring Sessions with Mike and SteveMike and Steve giving us a taste of the score.
  • Over the River and Through the Woods

    The 33 mile drive north takes about 40 minutes and takes me across the Whitestone bridge and up the Hutchinson River Parkway. The drives are mostly non-eventful but occasionally you get to see a sad tractor trailer stuck under a low over-pass; the top of its crumpled trailer peeled open like sardines.  20 minutes into the drive and any semblance of the city with ...

    Over the River and Through the WoodsBlue Sky forest
  • We are growing!

    If you come here every day, you already know we are taking on an additional 40,000+ square feet of space right next door. 

    Once the literal dust has settled, the offices finished, the cubes set - several whole departments will fill the new wing.  Knowing our crack Facilities and IT team - nobody will feel the hiccup.

    Watching this "little" film studio grow is a ...

    We are growing!Making room for more awesome people and their desks.
  • Shot 911

    It never fails. It’s usually on a nice saturday afternoon. The movie's been shipped and most of the team is off, but you’re scheduled to be at the studio on call for stereo color timing notes from Los Angeles.  And it goes down like this:

    The emergency call comes from management: There’s a shot coming back your way. They found ...

    Shot 911