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Blue Sky Studios is an American computer animation film studio based in Greenwich, Connecticut. The studio was founded in 1987 by Michael Ferraro, Carl Ludwig, Alison Brown, David Brown, Chris Wedge and Eugene Troubetzkoy after the company they worked in, MAGI, one of the visual effects studios behind Tron (1982), shut down. Blue Sky Studios has been owned by 20th Century Fox since 1997. 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 in 2002 with the release of Ice Age. Ice Age and Rio are the studios most successful franchises, while The Peanuts Movie is its most critically acclaimed film. Scrat, a character from the Ice Age films, is the studios mascot. In the late 1970s, Chris Wedge, then an undergraduate at Purchase College studying film, was employed by Mathematical Applications Group, Inc. (MAGI). MAGI was an early computer technology company which produced SynthaVision, a software application that could replicate the laws of physics to measure nuclear radiation rays for U.S. government contracts.:12-13 At MAGI, Wedge met Eugene Troubetzkoy, who held a Ph.D in theoretical physics and was one of the first computer animators. Using his background in character animation, Wedge helped MAGI produce animation for television commercials, which eventually led to an offer from Walt Disney Productions to produce animation for the film Tron (1982). For Tron, MAGI hired Michael Ferraro, a systems architect, and Carl Ludwig, an electrical engineer.:13 As MAGIs success began to decline, the company employed David Brown from CBS/Fox Video to be a marketing executive and Alison Brown (who has no relationship to David Brown) to be a managing producer.:12-13 After MAGI shut down, the six individuals—Wedge, Troubetzkoy, Ferraro, Ludwig, David Brown, and Alison Brown—founded Blue Sky Studios in February 1987 to continue their work in computer animation.:13

9 jobs at Blue Sky Studios
Senior R&D Associate

Design and develop plug-ins for the third-party package Maya from Autodesk using C++ and the Autodes...

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Infrastructure Engineer

Monitoring, analyzing, and remediating systems performance, utilization, and availability issues; ma...

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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Develop system requirements, acceptance test procedures and RFPs for new projects. Ensure that we de...

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  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Media

Software Engineer

Translate scripts from print to visual medium that simply and briefly illustrate the films' key scen...

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  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Media

Character Simulation Technical Director

Design and test the tools required to keep work flows efficient and quality high under tight deadlin...

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Software Engineer - Immersive Technologies

Work closely with production artists and technical directors to develop and integrate interactive re...

Posted 22 days ago

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Systems Administrator, Enterprise Services

Directory Services. Experience with Active Directory and group policy administration is required; ex...

Posted 22 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Enterprise Network Services Administrator

This position requires flexible work hours, including early morning, evenings and weekend shifts as...

Posted 22 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media

Software Configuration Engineer

Responsible for maintaining and improving the existing build and release tools, as well as building...

Posted 47 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Media