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Epic, the new animated adventure from director Chris Wedge and his gifted team at Blue Sky Studios, opens the door to a world inhabited by fantastic creatures hidden from plain sight. Civilized man’s obsession with magical creatures that live in verdant, unexplored regions of nature has inspired numerous works of [...]
The Hollywood trades have weighed in on Blue Sky’s new 3-D CG-animated feature Epic and the reviews are mostly positive. The fantasy adventure film, which is directed by Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots) is set in a hidden land deep in the forest where the battle between [...]
Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness landed on top of the domestic box office this weekend, with an estimated $84 million. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel to the rebooted franchise made over $35.5 on Thursday and Friday. Industry watchers were predicting a possible $100 million opener, but the actual numbers were actually [...]
Blue Sky Studios co-founder and Oscar-winning animation director Chris Wedge took some time out of his busy schedule to show a few scenes from his upcoming feature Epic to members of the press recently. Best known for helming features such as Ice Age and Robots and voicing the beloved character [...]
Just in time for Thanksgiving, animation fans have a new sneak peek at Fox/Blue Sky’s 2013 feature Epic. Directed by Chris Wedge, the film is based on William Joyce’s hugely popular book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. The storyline follows a teenage girl named Mary Katherine (voiced by [...]
Fans of indie animator Bill Plympton are in for a treat this week as the new documentary Adventures in Plymptoons! becomes available on DVD and VOD. Directed by Alexia Anastasio, this charming documentary follows the influential animator from his rainy childhood days in Portland, OR to his self-made career as a [...]
Doug TenNapel’s graphic novel Cardboard is being produced as animated feature by Fox Animation, Chris Wedge’s Wedgworks and The Gotham Group. Variety reports that actor Tobey Maguire will also be involved as producer and possibly lends his voice to the film as well. Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge (Ice Age) [...]
Fox Animation Studios president Vanessa Morrison has renewed her deal with Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE), it was announced today by FFE chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman. Brian Keane, an EVP and COO at Blue Sky Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fox Animation, has also re-upped with the company. Keane [...]
The fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise introduces several new characters as well as meticulously rendered visuals to draw fans back into theaters. Who could have predicted that a CG-animated movie about a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth and a wooly mammoth would have such legs? Back in March of [...]
Good Morning America got a first look at the upcoming animated adventure Epic from Fox and Blue Sky Studios—based on William Joyce’s kids book The Leaf Men, and formerly titled such. The 3-D CG adventure is set to hit theaters May 24, 2013. Directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots), [...]