Ever since the Walt Disney Company’s purchase of 21st Century Fox assets, there has been uncertainty about the future of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, producers of the Ice Age and Rio franchises. Some of that uncertainty eased today as Disney made clear that they will try to incorporate Blue Sky into their future animation plans.
Disney has announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios president Andrew Millstein (pictured top, right) is shifting over to become co-president of Blue Sky Studios. Meanwhile, long-time Disney Animation vet Clark Spencer (top, left), who produced Zootopia and the Wreck-It Ralph franchise, will take over as president of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Millstein will serve alongside current Blue Sky co-president Rob Baird. The news comes just a few weeks after Andrea Miloro stepped down as co-president of Blue Sky. Millstein will oversee day-to-day operations at Blue Sky, while Baird will handle the creative side.