Disney is shutting down the animation division of Blue Sky Studio, responsible for the “Ice Age” franchise and other projects. The studio was owned by 20th Century Fox, which Disney previously bought. In total, the authors of “Glacial” brought about 5.
6 billion dollars. The reason for the closure was Disney‘s economic problems in connection with the coronavirus pandemic – in these circumstances, the firm it’s not profitable to have a third animation division.
Blue Sky Studio‘s last business day will be in April. The decision is expected to affect 450 employees.
One of the future projects called “Nimona” will no longer come out, and the studio’s freshest release was the cartoon “Camouflage and Espionage”. At the same time, Blue Sky projects will remain owned by Disney, and an animated series based on “Ice Age” is already being prepared for Disney+.
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