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Blue Sky Studios, Inc. was an American computer animation film studio based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

It was a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Ice Age and Rio were the studio's most successful franchises. Scrat, a character from the Ice Age films, was the studio's mascot.


Blue Sky Studios was founded on February 1, 1987, by Michael Ferraro, Carl Ludwig, Alison Brown, David Brown, Chris Wedge, and Eugene Troubetzkoy after the company they worked in, MAGI, one of the visual effects studios behind Tron (1982), shut down. During the '90s, the company mainly focused on television commercials such as Chock Full O' Nuts, Mars, Incorporated, and United States Marine and visual effects in many movies.

Ice age

Blue Sky Studios merged into 20th Century Fox in 1997. Their first feature movie was Ice Age, which was released by 20th Century Fox in 2002. It has since then been solely focused on animated features.

Blue Sky Studios have made countless animated films. Robots, March 11, 2005 when first featured grossed $260 million, (Metacritic). A site that reviews the latest movies gave it a high 64%.

The Peanuts Movie was Blue Sky Studios' most critically acclaimed filmed reeling in over 87% by Metacritic. It is ranked 82/100 on Rotten Tomatoes.

For 20th Century Fox's 75th anniversary, Blue Sky did a new 20th Century Fox logo.

Blue Sky was acquired by The Walt Disney Company as part of its 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which concluded on March 20, 2019. On March 21, Disney announced that Blue Sky Studios and its parent company 20th Century Fox Animation would be integrated as units within the Walt Disney Studios with Co-Presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird continuing to lead the studio reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.

On February 9, 2021, Disney announced that Blue Sky Studios would shut down and has been defunct since April 7, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Blue Sky's IPs and characters are now owned by Disney.


Title Release date Budget Gross
Ice Age March 15, 2002 $ 59 millon $ 383 millon
Robots March 11, 2005 $ 75 millon $ 260 millon
Ice Age: The Meltdown March 31, 2006 $ 80 million $ 660 million
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! March 14, 2008 $ 85 million $ 297 million
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs July 1, 2009 $ 90 million $ 886 million
Rio April 15, 2011 $ 90 million $ 484 million
Ice Age: Continental Drift July 13, 2012 $ 95 million $ 877 million
Epic May 24, 2013 $ 93 million $ 268 million
Rio 2 April 11, 2014 $ 103 million $ 500 million
The Peanuts Movie November 6, 2015 $ 99 million $ 246 million
Ice Age: Collision Course July 22, 2016 $ 105 million $ 408 million
Ferdinand December 15, 2017 $ 111 million $ 296 million
Spies in Disguise December 25, 2019 $ 100 million $ 171.6 million

Short Films[]

Title Release date
Bunny November 2, 1998
Gone Nutty November 26, 2002
Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty September 27, 2005
No Time for Nuts November 21, 2006
Surviving Sid December 9, 2008
Like Cats and Dogs Abril 15, 2011




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