Andrea Miloro who was titled as the Co-President of 20th Century Fox Animation in October 2017, bailed out from her post recently. Although Robert Baird, who was also the co-president of the division, is expected to remain at the studio.
Together the two of them managed all the maneuvers for Fox Animation, and Blue Sky Studios a studio behind the Ice Age and Rio movies “Ice Age,” Rio” and the upcoming “Spies in Disguise” and “Nimona.” Milo’s tenure at the helm of Fox Studio was for 21 months.
Since Disney already maintains two animation houses, which are Disney Animation Studios and Pixar, but there was some questioning about how Fox Animation/Blue Sky would strategically hook into the larger company. Disney may perhaps elect to grip on to Blue Sky in order to nurse the channel for its new streaming service- Disney+, or it could possibly sell the company.
Although it produced the award-winning animated hits such as “Frozen” through Disney Animation, Blue Skys future, however, is a bit grey as the Walt Disney Company has enthralled much of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets.
Miloro in he note to staff wrote” Blue Sky has always been a force for compelling family entertainment, and for the last ten years I have loved being a part of the family. While this is the end of my Blue Sky journey, I know that this studio will continue to surpass the very high expectations we set out for ourselves.”
Blue Sky still has abundant films in several platforms of production and Disney has sanctioned frequent rounds of redundancies from the time of taking over Fox last spring. Many of the studio’s former top executives such as the film chief Stacey Snider, domestic distribution chief Mr. Chris Aronson, and home entertainment chief Mr Mike Dunn, have been set loose.