Many people (even some very seasoned industry veterans) are suprised to find one of the world's most successful feature animation studios, nestled in the wooded hills of Greenwich, Connecticut.  We are footsteps away from scenic Westchester County and the gorgeous Hudson River Valley - and yes, the greatest metropolis on earth: New York City.

But what is it like at Blue Sky?

If you’ve ever worked at a major animation studio, you’ll know exactly what to expect when walking in the door at Blue Sky.

Artwork, movie posters and funny sketches line the walls. Desks proudly display action figures, plush toys, movie memorabilia and other bits of eclectic nerdom. Some animation cubes have been entirely rebuilt as replicas of the sets of our movies. A PA might whiz by on a scooter. On breaks, co-workers play spirited rounds of table tennis, pool and Foosball with the athletic fervor of a Yankees-Red Sox game. For the tamer among us, we offer figure life drawing classes after hours as well as yoga sessions during lunch (Zen is no joke during crunch time).

But we are so much more than an animation studio, we’re a community. You’re just as likely to find us agonizing over a single detail in a shot as you are to see us out together for someone’s birthday on a Friday night. Producing incredible computer animated films requires talent and commitment, but it also requires camaraderie. That’s why our workplace is so full of fun perks, a creative environment and of course, a never-ending supply of coffee.

Seriously, there is never too much coffee.

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THE STUDIO BLOG

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    Blue Sky crew members reminisce on the most valuable lessons they've learned along the way from their favorite teachers and professors. Check it out!

    “My first screenwriting teacher in college taught my class that developing artists must study a variety of subjects and seek out all kinds of life experiences--not just those that relate to their art. She said that curiosity and experience ...

    Happy National Teacher's Day!
  • The Battle of the Beards!

    Animation is elbows deep animating the Peanuts movie right now. Along with late night animating comes some hairy competition...

    The rules were simple; grow the best beard you can in one month, then on day 30, shave, sculpt, dye or braid it into the most creative and entertaining concept you can think of. We were hairy-impressed with the creative results. 3rd place went ...

    The Battle of the Beards!
  • TGI #FunFactFriday!

    Did you know that Blue Sky Storyboard Artist Bill Frake found the inspiration for Scrat's character after coming face-to-face with a crazy, peanut obsessed, squirrel in his backyard?

    After the owner of his home warned him about a high-maintenance, pestering squirrel, Frake met the menace one day while trying to storyboard for Ice Age, only to be distracted by the nut-obsessed squirrel banging ...

    TGI #FunFactFriday!
  • Animation: A Love Affair

    Sure, many of us here at Blue Sky have boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives, however, this Valentine's Day we wanted to ask them about a different kind of love affair...

    How did Blue Sky animators first fall in love with animation? Read up on how it all went down!

     

    “I first realized how much I loved animation in middle school. I'd gotten ...

    Animation: A Love Affair