It’s a shame the latest Scrat short was removed from GoogleVideo yesterday, but today the Blue Sky artists have another treat for us. Check out the Blue Sky Studios Challenge, a new joint artists blog. Artist Jake Parker explains:

Some of us at the studio are actively participating in our own little jam blog. Every week we set a topic and then everyone does their take on it. It’s open to the whole studio so sometimes you get designers, and other times you get production assistants contributing. For the most part it’s Animators, story artists and designers who participate.

Man, this is fun. Check their SpongBob challenge and the Pixar character challenge (and wouldn’t it be great to see Pixar artists take on the Blue Sky characters). The images above and below are from the favorite 1980s TV characters challenge. Beautiful work.