Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by Daniel » February 13th, 2021, 3:47 pm

Reactions from former employees. Dang. Betrayed is right.

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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by Dacey » May 30th, 2021, 11:54 pm

So Blue Sky had been working on a Disney+ series before they were shut down which was apparently never officially announced. And it looks like it would've introduced Scrat's kid:

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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by EricJ » May 31st, 2021, 2:14 am

So, even under Disney, BlueSky would've stayed the Squirrel Studio. Better off.

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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by Daniel » May 31st, 2021, 3:46 am

Obligatory reminder:
Ben wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 6:37 am
Blue Sky.

Blue. Sky.

Two words.
Such a cute clip. Guess he patched things up with Scratte. ;)

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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by ShyViolet » May 31st, 2021, 1:51 pm

That would have been so cute to see him with a kid of his own. Disappointing to say the least. :|
You can’t just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!

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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by Daniel » May 31st, 2021, 2:33 pm

Yeah, now Scrat is all alone again.



Love the original version of this song, but it's pretty amazing how they changed the lyrics just to express the acorns feelings. So seamless. The whole segment is brilliant, right from the start using the rock as a turntable to the end with the acorn going where the heart should be and cracking. Perfection.

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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by Dacey » July 6th, 2021, 2:23 am

More leaked footage:



Pretty impressive how much effort they put into the animatic there.
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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by Ben » July 6th, 2021, 7:19 am

Oh, previz and animatics have gotten *very* complex in recent times. I’ve cut mock-up actions scenes made with CGI that looks better than a lot of the lower budget animated fare out there. It’s incredible, now, how much is done: whole movies get completely mapped out for timing, shots, etc, so that every one is on the same page when it comes to shooting, or for sound and editing in animation, for instance. Actually making a movie has become quite a "boring" process now, as at least 50% of the spontaneous creativity has already taken place in the precise planning!

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Re: Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios Down

Post by Daniel » July 6th, 2021, 3:32 pm

Love the sounds effect on the animatic. So much cuteness!

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