Disney to Shutter 'Ice Age' Animation Studio Blue Sky
The former Fox-based animation house produced 13 features that grossed $5.9 billion
Disney is closing down animation house Blue Sky, which is responsible for the “Ice Age” franchise, according to a studio spokesperson.
The former Fox-based animation house produced 13 features that grossed $5.9 billion. Approximately 450 staffers will face termination. Disney inherited Blue Sky in the March 2019 acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
“Given the current economic realities, after much consideration and evaluation, we have made the difficult decision to close filmmaking operations at Blue Sky Studios,” according to a studio spokesperson.
COVID-19 has battered Disney all year by shutting down its theme parks, keeping theaters closed and accelerating the shift away from the cable bundle.
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Deadline first reported the news.
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