Blue Sky Studios

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes “War for the Planet of the Apes” winning four Visual Effects Society Awards, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” passing a milestone, FOX’s NFL rights and more.

Social Impact

To mark the release of “Ferdinand,” the newest animated adventure from Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, parent company 21st Century Fox hosted a special sensory-friendly screening on the Fox lot in Los Angeles on the film’s opening night.

Film

21st Century Fox received an industry-leading total of 27 Oscar nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this morning.

Children of Horton’s Kids with their mentors at an advance screening of “Ferdinand” in Washington, D.C.
Events

As part of a long-standing partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Horton’s Kids, 21CF held a special advance screening of “Ferdinand” last week for the organization’s children and their mentors.

Company

This morning, 21st Century Fox received a total of 39 Golden Globe Awards nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards air on Jan. 7, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET.

Hugh Jackman onstage at the CinemaCon 2017 20th Century Fox presentation at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 30, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)
Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 20th Century Fox showing clips for its upcoming films at CinemaCon, FOX News notching record ratings, Fox Searchlight setting a release date for “Patti Cake$” and more.

Left to right: Jason Wasserman, SVP of Finance; Maurice van Swaaij, Manager of Software Development; Carl Ludwig, Chief Technology Officer; and Brian Keane, Executive Vice President and COO, at the Sci-Tech Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
Film

After 30 years developing, refining and using its proprietary, industry-leading rendering software CGI Studio, 20th Century Fox Animation’s Blue Sky Studios was finally recognized with an Academy Award for scientific and technical achievement last month.

"Ice Age: Collision Course" - Blue Sky Studios
Film

What audiences will see on the screen when they put on their 3-D glasses to watch “Ice Age: Collision Course” is just the tip of the iceberg. (Pun fully intended.) The artist-technicians at Blue Sky Studios created, watched and fine-tuned countless versions of the fifth “Ice Age” installment. The final cut, the one that audiences will enjoy, is the culmination of tireless collaboration and creative problem-solving.

Michael Thurmeier - Ice Age 5
Film

A lot has changed in the 14 years since the first “Ice Age” movie was released in theaters, and no one knows better than Michael Thurmeier, director of the latest installment in the franchise, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” which is heading to U.S. theaters July 22.

Social Impact

20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have partnered with Save the Children for a new emergency preparedness PSA campaign featuring the beloved characters from the upcoming animated adventure "Ice Age: Collision Course."