Annapurna Animation outlined its rising slate of tasks at present and unveiled a pair of government hirings.
The corporate is placing collectively a Blue Sky Studios reunion of kinds. Annapurna launched its devoted animation division final yr beneath the management of former Disney animation and Blue Sky executives Robert Baird and Andrew Millstein. Its first manufacturing was the previous Blue Sky movie Nimona. At this time’s announcement additionally included upcoming movies from Blue Sky’s founder, one of many studio’s former administrators, and the appointment of a former Blue Sky producer.
Right here is all the things Annapurna introduced at present:
- The studio’s upcoming slate will embody a function adaptation of Annapurna Interactive’s vastly fashionable cyberpunk indie online game Stray, which was developed by French outfit Bluetwelve Studio. Annapurna additionally mentioned it has plans to adapt extra titles from the Annapurna Interactive library.
- Chris Wedge, who based Blue Sky Studios and directed movies together with Ige Age, Robots, and Epic, is growing his subsequent movie, FOO, on the studio. No different particulars in regards to the movie have been launched at present.
- Annapurna made a splash this summer time with its Netflix unique animated function Nimona. One in every of that movie’s administrators, Nick Bruno, has been tapped to develop and direct an untitled unique function at Annapurna Animation and is growing a number of different concepts for the unit.
- Blue Sky vets Julie Zackary and Erica Pulcini have been appointed head of animation manufacturing and artistic government, respectively.