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The Countdown to Siggraph 2014 is on!

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Blue Sky at the Annecy Animation Film Festival!

Director Carlos Saldhana and Art Director Tom Cardone had a great trip to the Annecy Animation Film Festival last week! A big thanks to all the people who stood in line in the heat to see 'The Making of Rio 2' presentation on Monday. Luckily, it cooled down at night so everyone could enjoy the open air screening of Rio 2!


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Blue Sky Goes to FMX!

Blue Sky Studios was excited to return to Stuttgart, Germany in April to attend the FMX Conference. With two production presentations and one recruiting presentation, Art Director Tom Cardone, Senior Animator Chip Lotierzo and Talent Development Manager Deb Stone, shared insights on the making of Rio 2 and Blue Sky Studios’ culture.


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THE MEATMAN EATATHON!

With a studio full of animators, crazy things are bound to happen! Last week the crew held The MEATMAN: Eatathon, where participants eat one hot dog every hour. Only two animators completed the challenge of eating 8 hot dogs in 8 hours.

Ken, one of the Eatathon victors believes, “It takes years of grueling training to complete an entire MEATMAN, and years more to ...


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The Crew Flocks to Miami!

Rio 2 has made its international and domestic debut, breaking Brazil’s record for the best opening weekend of the year. However, little does the world know that Rio 2 has been setting international records even before the film’s release!

The World Premiere of Rio 2 in Miami Beach, which crewmembers were able to attend, kicked off with Director Carlos Saldanha and a flock of ...


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Introducing: Umbrellacorn!

Blue Sky has done plenty of shorts over the years, but Umbrellacorn is unique (to say the least).

Unlike our usual productions, the short's creator, Stephen Neary, animated the whole thing himself.  Stephen (a story artist on Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic, and Rio 2) developed Umbrellacorn with Fox after winning our Pitchfest, and has ...


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