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Encyclopedia > Blue Sky Studios
Blue Sky Studios
Type Subsidiary of 20th Century Fox Animation (20th Century Fox)
Founded February, 1987
Headquarters White Plains, New York, USA
Industry CGI animation
Parent News Corporation
Website http://www.blueskystudios.com

Blue Sky Studios is an Academy Award winning computer animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Robots (2005) and Ice Age (2002), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... 20th Century Fox Animation is the animation division of film studio 20th Century Fox. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... White Plains (New York) White Plains is a city in south-central Westchester County, New York, about 4 miles (6 km) east of the Hudson River and 2. ... The seawater creature in The Abyss marked CGIs acceptance in the visual effects industry. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Promotional poster for Robots Robots is a computer-animated movie released March 11, 2005. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD cover This article is about a film. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ...

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History

Promotional image from Horton Hears a Who.

Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film TRON while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 80s and 90s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the U.S. Marines.[1] Image File history File links Horton-hears-a-who-bluesky. ... Image File history File links Horton-hears-a-who-bluesky. ... Horton Hears a Who! is an animated film due to be released on March 14, 2008. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Tron is a 1982 science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora Baines (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... Mathematics Application Group, Inc. ... Chock full o Nuts is a brand of coffee developed and popular in New York City and now owned by Sara Lee. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... Mars, Incorporated is a world-wide manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products with $18 billion (USD) in annual sales (2005). ... General Foods, formerly shorthand for the General Foods Corporation, is now a brand of Kraft Foods. ... Texaco is the name of an American oil company that was merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ...


After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was shuttered, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Technology

The studio is notable for its proprietary renderer, CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy and Carl Ludwig[1], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry. A ray traced scene. ...


Filmography

Animated features

This article is about a film. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically (both in normal theaters and in IMAX theaters) on March 11th, 2005. ... Horton Hears a Who! is an animated film due to be released on March 14, 2008. ...

Short Films

No Time For Nuts is a computer animated short film starring Scrat of Ice Age fame, premiering on the DVD release of Ice Age: The Meltdown, much in the same vein as Gone Nutty on the previous movies DVD release. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Gone Nutty Gone Nutty, also known as Scrats missing adventure, is a short film starring Scrat from Ice Age who is yet again having troubles with collecting his beloved acorns. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Bunny is a 1998 animated short film that won an Academy Award in 1998. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...

Contributions

Titan A.E. is an 2000 animated sci-fi speace adventure film from Fox Animation Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. ... Fight Club is a 1999 feature film adaptation of the 1996 novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, adapted by Jim Uhls and directed by David Fincher. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The film Jesus Son (1999) was adapted from the collection of short stories of the same name by Denis Johnson. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Star Trek: Insurrection (Paramount Pictures, 1998) is the ninth Star Trek feature film. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Film poster Alien: Resurrection Alien: Resurrection (1997) is the fourth movie in the Alien series, preceded by Alien, Aliens and Alien³. Synopsis Spoiler warning: Alien: Resurrection takes place 200 years after the events of Alien³. Ellen Ripley has been cloned using blood samples from Fiorina 161, on ice so that... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Simple Wish is a 1997 theatrical comedy about a bumbling male fairy godmother named Murray, who tries to help eight-year-old Anabel fulfil her wish that her father, a cab driver, win the leading role in a Broadway musical. ... Joes Apartment is a 1996 musical-serio-comic film starring Jerry OConnell. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29, 2006.

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See also

Chris Wedge (born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is the director of Ice Age and Robots. ... Pixars studio lot in Emeryville Pixar Animation Studios is an American seven time Academy Award winning computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California (USA). ... DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ... Big Idea, Inc is an American computer animation studio best known for its VeggieTales series of Christian-themed family home videos. ...

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