The Blue Sky Studios no longer existed since last April. Founded about 34 years ago, they became incredibly famous at the turn of the millennium with the Ice Age, a phenomenon of proportions with few equals in pop culture, but they did not withstand the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. An inglorious end that, it could be argued, does not do justice to the importance of the study in the world of animation and 3D computer graphics.
A little more than exactly a year later, a small group of former employees decided to package a farewell a little more appropriate and satisfying for the fans, calling into question their most emblematic character: the squirrel. Scrat. And finally letting him have his much desired acorn. The clip was shared on social networks by Disney Television Animation News, which is not an official account of the US giant, but comes from an unknown YouTube account simply called “Finale”. The video is not listed, and apparently dates back to the days before the actual closure of the studios.
Blue Sky Studios has never managed to repeat the success of Ice Age, especially the first chapter, but has produced several other noteworthy works over the years, including Robots, the two Rio and the Peanuts movie. That said, it doesn’t mean that its franchises are doomed to oblivion; indeed, just in the past few hours arrived on Disney Plus Scrat Tales, an animated series in short episodes of which we leave you the trailer below, and for just a couple of months, also on Disney +, the spin-off feature film The Adventures of Buck is available. This was the first film in the saga in which Blue Sky was not involved to any extent.