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When Animators become... Swordsmen & Swordswomen!

When Animators become... Swordsmen & Swordswomen!

Another day on the job!

Last week the animation, design and art departments met with a professional swordsman to learn the tricks of the trade for one of Blue Sky's upcoming films.

We can't wait to see how the reference translates to the silver screen!


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Blue Sky Visits Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York

Blue Sky Visits Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York

Blue Sky had an amazing day sharing Ferdinand with the unbeliev-a-BULL kids of New York's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Thank you to Lollipop Theater for allowing us to brighten their day with animation!


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Ferdinand Nominated for VES Award

Ferdinand Nominated for VES Award

Congratulations Blue Sky!

The Visual Effects Society anounced this week that Ferdinand was nominated for Outstanding Effects Simulation in an Animated Feature. Those being honored from the Blue Sky Effects department are Yaron Canetti, Allan Kadkoy, Danny Speck and Mark Adams.

The VES Awards recognizes and honors the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them ...


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"Dear Basketball" with Glen Keane & Kobe Bryant

"Dear Basketball" with Glen Keane & Kobe Bryant

The crew was so excited (...ok more like freaking out) when they heard that Glen Keane, animator on "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast," and "The Little Mermaid," would be at the studio with the five time NBA champ, Kobe Bryant!

How did these two talents come together to mix their passions of art and basketball you may ask? Through an incredible animated short, adapted ...


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The Ferdinand Wrap Party!

The Ferdinand Wrap Party!

That's a wrap! Blue Sky Studios celebrated the completion of Ferdinand on December 13th, right before it's December 15th release, in New York City. Director Carlos Saldanha kicked off the screening with a heartfelt speech to the crew, who along with him, have worked on the film since 2011.

The crew then danced the night away at the reception that followed the ...


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FERDINAND Receives 2 Golden Globe Nominations!

FERDINAND Receives 2 Golden Globe Nominations!

The HFPA announced this morning that Blue Sky's twelfth animated feature film, FERDINAND, received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Animated Motion Picture and Best Original Song.

The original song, "HOME" sang by Nick Jonas and also created by Justin Tranter and Nick Monson, was made specifically for Ferdinand, relating back to the film's theme of staying true to who you are and ...


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