Stop Disney from shutting down Blue Sky

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https://deadline.com/2021/02/blue-sky-studios-closing-disney-ice-age-franchise-animation-1234690310/

On February 16th, Deadline reports Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios as an studio executive reasons “given the current economic realities.”

 

From: Wikipedia

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


 The studio was founded in 1987 by Chris Wedge, Michael Ferraro, Carl Ludwig, Alison Brown, David Brown, and Eugene Troubetzkoy after their employer MAGI, one of the visual effects studios behind Tron, shut down. Using its in-house rendering software, the studio had worked on visual effects for commercials and films before completely dedicating itself to animated film production. The studio's first feature, Ice Age, was released in 2002 by 20th Century Fox. 


Blue Sky Studios was acquired by The Walt Disney Company as part of their 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox,[23] which concluded on March 20, 2019.[24] On March 21, Disney announced that Blue Sky Studios and its parent company 20th Century Fox Animation (now 20th Century Animation) would be integrated as units within the Walt Disney Studios with co-presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird continuing to lead the studio, while reporting to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.[25] 

 

 

  • Why should this company continue to live?

-A long history. 
From history:

Blue Sky’s early clients included Bell Atlantic, Rayovac, Gillette and Braun, and the house created the animated insects for the 1996 MTV movie Joe’s Apartment. 
In August 1997, 20th Century Fox’s VFX company, VIFX, took a majority stake in Blue Sky and the animated studio began working on characters for Alien Resurrection, A Simple Wish, Mouse Hunt, Fight Club and Star Trek: Insurrection. However, it was the Wedge-directed 1998 animated short Bunny that would catapult Blue Sky into feature length animation productions following its Best Animated Short Oscar win. Blue Sky’s 2017 feature Ferdinand, directed by Carlos Saldanha, received a Best Animated Feature Film nomination.

The first paragraph sounds incredibly ironic, Blue Sky started in February due to the company MAGI shut down, now Blue Sky is the company that’s going to shut down of February.


-And with a long history ahead, there’s a hidden potential.


The company has a huge amount of growth-based talent. Blue Sky has been a rough spot in the perspective of critics and audiences. 

https://screenrant.com/blue-sky-studios-movies-best-rotten-tomatoes/

 

The Peanuts Movie (known in some countries as Snoopy and Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie[7]) had generally positive reception towards critics.

 Rotten Tomatoes reported an 87% approval rating and an average rating of 7.1/10 based on 197 reviews, making it the highest-rated film to date produced by Blue Sky Studios. The site's consensus states: "The Peanuts Movie offers a colorful gateway into the world of its classic characters and a sweetly nostalgic – if relatively unambitious – treat for the adults who grew up with them".[44] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 67 out of 100 based on 31 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[45] On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.[3  

 

 

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs has a score of 46% and average rating of 5.41/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs boasts some excellent animation -- in particular, the dinosaurs are wonderfully realized -- but its story is tired and monotonous."[48] 
Epic is Rotten Tomatoes with a rating of 64%  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 65% approval rating based on 127 reviews, with an average score of 5.85/10. The website's critical consensus reads: "Though its narrative themes are all too familiar, Epic is beautifully animated and crafted with just enough flair to make for solid family entertainment."[23]

 

- Location.
Blue Sky Studios  is located Greenwich, Connecticut unlike many companies. What’s the big deal?
https://www.movers.com/moving-guides/pros-and-cons-of-long-distance-relocation.html
Mental stagnation caused by the stress of daily routine can wear one down and cause  psychological burnout. Starting over in a new place can rejuvenate one’s mind and body by alleviating whatever mental burdens one has been carrying.
 

Moving is a stressful experience--there are various tasks involved and a great deal of planning to do in order to successfully execute the move. You have to determine your moving budget, choose your method of relocation, research movers and compare quotes, pack your belongings, transfer medical records, change your address--and the list goes on. Moving long-distance can require even more planning than a local move. 
 

 

Many entertainment studios and agencies preferably locate themselves under one city or close to each other. 


https://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/positions/
In fact, companies like Cartoon Saloon want employees to work their jobs

In the United States of America, cities that most likely to have animation jobs are:
New York, NY. 
Los Angeles, CA.
Chicago, IL.
San Francisco, CA.
Seattle, WA.
Boston, MA.
Austin, TX. 
Portland, OR.
 

With the access of the internet and world wide web, animation is a medium that can done at home and COVID-19, despite it's causes, had help the animation and video game industry with sales. Many jobs will be lost and people will encounter the hardships that of an animator. It will live down the status quo of how there's a selective amount of cities that does animation.

  • What could one do?
    Petitions, petitions, petitions. The more one signs, the more chances.

This petition and many others that follow will…

  • Tell the Walt Disney Company that this company has more potential than they ever expected to be.
  • Tell them to keep the studio’s HQ alive.
  • Tell them to keep the legacy alive.


https://www.allartschools.com/animation/top-cities-for-animators/

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"The Peanuts Movie (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved May 25, 2019.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_peanuts_movie

 

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