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Not to be confused with the [[Fanfic/BlueSky Portal fanfiction of the same name]]. Also no relation to Blue Sky Software, the team who made, among many other things, the ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}}'' series.

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Not to be confused with the [[Fanfic/BlueSky Portal fanfiction of the same name]]. Also no relation to Blue Sky Software, Creator/BlueSkySoftware, the team who made, among many other things, the ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}}'' series.


Following [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]]'s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, questions arose concerning Blue Sky Studios' continued existence considering the company's ownership of Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios and Creator/{{Pixar}} and Blue Sky's own history of mixed critical reception combined with the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise. However, [[https://www.thewrap.com/disney-keeps-key-leaders-in-place-after-day-of-layoffs-at-fox/ the studio will continue to operate as normal]], as will other animation units owned by Fox.

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Following [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]]'s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, questions arose concerning Blue Sky Studios' continued existence considering the company's ownership of Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios and Creator/{{Pixar}} and Blue Sky's own history of mixed critical reception combined with the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise. However, [[https://www.thewrap.com/disney-keeps-key-leaders-in-place-after-day-of-layoffs-at-fox/ the studio will continue to operate as normal]], as normal]] (as will other animation units owned by Fox.
Fox), [[https://twitter.com/disneytva/status/1113574429286703104?s=21 a statement that was further justified at CinemaCon 2019]].


In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal, with said deal closing in March 2019. The question of if the company will keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units, sell the studio off, or perhaps shut it down entirely continues to hang in the air; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series. One point in the studio's continued existence under the Mouse comes with the impending launch of Creator/DisneyPlus, as Blue Sky could potentially serve as contributor to animated content for the service, without Disney having to go out of its way to staff up other divisions in order to accomplish the task.

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[[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Company]]'s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, with questions arose concerning Blue Sky Studios as part of Studios' continued existence considering the deal, with said deal closing in March 2019. The question company's ownership of if the company will keep the East Coast studio around alongside its Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios and Creator/{{Pixar}} and Blue Sky's own feature animation units, sell the studio off, or perhaps shut it down entirely continues to hang in the air; especially in light history of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and combined with the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and FlagshipFranchise. However, [[https://www.thewrap.com/disney-keeps-key-leaders-in-place-after-day-of-layoffs-at-fox/ the least successful film in the series. One point in the studio's continued existence under the Mouse comes with the impending launch of Creator/DisneyPlus, studio will continue to operate as Blue Sky could potentially serve normal]], as contributor to animated content for the service, without Disney having to go out of its way to staff up will other divisions in order to accomplish the task.
animation units owned by Fox.


In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal, with said deal closing in March 2019. The question remains if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units continues to hang in the air; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series. With the impending launch of Creator/DisneyPlus, however, the studio could potentially serve as contributor to animated content for the service, as their movies tend to have cheaper budgets when compared to Disney's feature animation unit and Pixar.

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In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal, with said deal closing in March 2019. The question remains of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units units, sell the studio off, or perhaps shut it down entirely continues to hang in the air; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series. With One point in the studio's continued existence under the Mouse comes with the impending launch of Creator/DisneyPlus, however, the studio as Blue Sky could potentially serve as contributor to animated content for the service, as their movies tend without Disney having to have cheaper budgets when compared go out of its way to Disney's feature animation unit and Pixar.
staff up other divisions in order to accomplish the task.


''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' (2002) was the film that made Blue Sky Studios a major competitor in the animated feature film industry, and they have released around one new animated film every two years since. Their existence has also helped boost the morale in the pretty dismal animation circle of the northeast United States, as they are the ''only feature animation studio'' in the region, having used to originally located in White Plains, New York before moving under a mile across the state border to Greenwich, Connecticut [[MoneyDearBoy for the tax breaks.]] They are notable for being one of the first studios to use raytrace rendering in feature films. They are also known for using more naturalistic lighting design than other studios, depending completely on sculpture maquettes to create the 3D forms of their characters, and utilizing cartoon squash-and-stretch more frequently in their later features. Chris Wedge directed their first films, and continues to executive produce many of their later ones.

In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series. With the impending launch of Creator/DisneyPlus, however, the studio could also be a main contributor to animated content for the service, as their movies tend to have cheaper budgets when compared to Disney's feature animation unit and Pixar.

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''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' (2002) was the film that made Blue Sky Studios a major competitor in the animated feature film industry, and they have released around one new animated film every two years since. Their existence has also helped boost the morale in the pretty dismal animation circle of the northeast United States, as they are the ''only feature animation studio'' in the region, having used to originally located in White Plains, New York before moving under a mile across the state border to Greenwich, Connecticut [[MoneyDearBoy for the tax breaks.]] They are notable for being one of the first studios to use raytrace rendering in feature films. They are also known for using more naturalistic lighting design than other studios, depending completely on sculpture maquettes to create the 3D forms of their characters, and utilizing cartoon squash-and-stretch more frequently in their later features. Chris Wedge directed their first films, and continues to executive produce many of their later ones.

In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal, with said deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the closing in March 2019. The question of remains if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; continues to hang in the air; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series. With the impending launch of Creator/DisneyPlus, however, the studio could also be a main potentially serve as contributor to animated content for the service, as their movies tend to have cheaper budgets when compared to Disney's feature animation unit and Pixar.


In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series.

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In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series.
series. With the impending launch of Creator/DisneyPlus, however, the studio could also be a main contributor to animated content for the service, as their movies tend to have cheaper budgets when compared to Disney's feature animation unit and Pixar.


''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' (2002) was the film that made Blue Sky Studios a major competitor in the animated feature film industry, and they have released around one new animated film every two years since. Their existence has also helped boost the morale in the pretty dismal animation circle of the northeast United States, as they are the ''only feature animation studio'' in the region, having used to originally located in White Plains, New York before moving under a mile across the state border to Greenwich, Connecticut [[MoneyDearBoy for the tax breaks.]] They are notable for being one of the first studios to use raytrace rendering in feature films. They are also known for using more naturalistic lighting design than other studios, depending completely on sculpture maquettes to create the 3D forms of their characters, and utilizing cartoon squash-and-stretch more frequently in their later features. Chris Wedge directed their first films, and continues to executive produce their later ones.

In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series.

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''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' (2002) was the film that made Blue Sky Studios a major competitor in the animated feature film industry, and they have released around one new animated film every two years since. Their existence has also helped boost the morale in the pretty dismal animation circle of the northeast United States, as they are the ''only feature animation studio'' in the region, having used to originally located in White Plains, New York before moving under a mile across the state border to Greenwich, Connecticut [[MoneyDearBoy for the tax breaks.]] They are notable for being one of the first studios to use raytrace rendering in feature films. They are also known for using more naturalistic lighting design than other studios, depending completely on sculpture maquettes to create the 3D forms of their characters, and utilizing cartoon squash-and-stretch more frequently in their later features. Chris Wedge directed their first films, and continues to executive produce many of their later ones.

In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series.


* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: Averted. While the majority of their films are rated PG, they do successfully aim for G's on certain films, even going back and editing the first ''Rio'' before its release to bring it down to a G.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Bunny'' and the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie were both very sombre, moody films. In the time between ''Ice Age'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', the [[DenserAndWackier snarky, pop-culture heavy]] [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks]] films became the new norm and, starting with ''Rio'' and ''Ice Age: Continental Drift'', the studio [[FollowTheLeader followed suit]]. ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' are exceptions.
* PluckyComicRelief: At least one in every film they've done so far. [[WesternAnimation/IceAge Scrat's]] practically the studio mascot.

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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: Averted. While the majority of their films are rated PG, they do successfully intentionally aim for G's the G rating on certain films, even going back and editing with the first ''Rio'' being re-edited before its release to bring it down to a G.
that rating.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The ''Bunny'' short and the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie were film are both very sombre, far more somber and moody films. In than much of their later work, which [[FollowTheLeader tends to follow]] the time between ''Ice Age'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', the [[DenserAndWackier snarky, pop-culture heavy]] [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks]] films became heavy comedy style that was popularized by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation in the new norm and, starting with ''Rio'' and ''Ice Age: Continental Drift'', the studio [[FollowTheLeader followed suit]].early 2000s. ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' are exceptions.
* PluckyComicRelief: At least one in every film they've done so far. [[WesternAnimation/IceAge Scrat's]] practically far, with WesternAnimation/IceAge's Scrat becoming the studio studio's mascot.


* ''WesternAnimation/SpiesInDisguise'' (2019), based on the animated short ''Pigeon: Impossible.''
* ''Nimona'' (February 14, 2020), based on the webcomic/graphic novel {{WebComic/Nimona}}.
* ''Foster'' (2021), first film to be a musical and have a female director.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpiesInDisguise'' (2019), based (Septmber 13, 2019): Based on the animated short ''Pigeon: Impossible.''
* ''Nimona'' (February 14, 2020), based 2020): Based on the webcomic/graphic novel {{WebComic/Nimona}}.
[[{{WebComic/Nimona}} of the same name]].
* ''Foster'' (2021), (March 5, 2021): The studio's first film to be a musical and have with a female director.


In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films garner[[note]]WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie is their only film to get over 80% on Website/RottenTomatoes... and also their least-financially successful[[/note]] and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series.

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In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films garner[[note]]WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie is their only film to get over 80% on Website/RottenTomatoes... and also their least-financially successful[[/note]] typically garner and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the least successful film in the series.


In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films garner[[note]]WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie is their only film to get over 80% on Website/RottenTomatoes... and also their least-financially successful[[/note]] and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being the worst performer in the series yet.

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In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films garner[[note]]WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie is their only film to get over 80% on Website/RottenTomatoes... and also their least-financially successful[[/note]] and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being critically-panned and the worst performer least successful film in the series yet.
series.


In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits own]] [[Creator/{{Pixar}} two]] feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films garner[[note]]WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie is their only film to get over 80% on Website/RottenTomatoes... and also their least-financially successful[[/note]] and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being the worst performer in the series yet.

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In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits own]] [[Creator/{{Pixar}} two]] own feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films garner[[note]]WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie is their only film to get over 80% on Website/RottenTomatoes... and also their least-financially successful[[/note]] and the declining popularity of their FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being the worst performer in the series yet.


''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' (2002) was the film that made Blue Sky Studios a major competitor in the animated feature film industry, and they released around one new animated film every two years since. It also helped boost the morale in the pretty dismal Northeastern animation circle- they are the ''only feature animation studio in the Northeast'', having used to be located in White Plains, New York before moving under a mile across the state border into Greenwich, Connecticut [[MoneyDearBoy for the tax breaks.]] They are notable for being one of the first studios to use raytrace rendering in feature films. They are also known for using more naturalistic lighting design than other studios, depending completely on sculpture maquettes to create the 3D forms of their characters, and utilizing cartoon squash-and-stretch more frequently in their later features. Chris Wedge directed their first films, and continues to executive produce their later ones.

The success of their future productions has been complicated to a degree with rival studio Creator/DreamWorksAnimation joining Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox as its distributor in 2013. This has required a careful balancing of release dates and promotion efforts between the two studio's output, but these efforts could be doing more harm than good. Blue Sky hasn't released a ground-breakingly stellar feature film in years, and with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being the worst performer in the franchise yet, the arrival of new successful contenders like Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, and Fox letting [=DreamWorks=] go to their new permanent home at Illumination's parent Creator/{{Universal}} in 2018, they got ways to go.

In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to buy 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky included as part of the deal. It is currently unknown what Blue Sky's fate is as of the acquisition.

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''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' (2002) was the film that made Blue Sky Studios a major competitor in the animated feature film industry, and they have released around one new animated film every two years since. It Their existence has also helped boost the morale in the pretty dismal Northeastern animation circle- circle of the northeast United States, as they are the ''only feature animation studio studio'' in the Northeast'', region, having used to be originally located in White Plains, New York before moving under a mile across the state border into to Greenwich, Connecticut [[MoneyDearBoy for the tax breaks.]] They are notable for being one of the first studios to use raytrace rendering in feature films. They are also known for using more naturalistic lighting design than other studios, depending completely on sculpture maquettes to create the 3D forms of their characters, and utilizing cartoon squash-and-stretch more frequently in their later features. Chris Wedge directed their first films, and continues to executive produce their later ones.

In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The success Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to acquire Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, with Blue Sky Studios as part of the deal. With the deal on track to close sometime early 2019, the question of if the company will see the need to keep the East Coast studio around alongside its [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits own]] [[Creator/{{Pixar}} two]] feature animation units still remains a question; especially in light of the mixed critical reception its films garner[[note]]WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie is their only film to get over 80% on Website/RottenTomatoes... and also their least-financially successful[[/note]] and the declining popularity of their future productions has been complicated to a degree with rival studio Creator/DreamWorksAnimation joining Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox as its distributor in 2013. This has required a careful balancing of release dates and promotion efforts between the two studio's output, but these efforts could be doing more harm than good. Blue Sky hasn't released a ground-breakingly stellar feature film in years, and FlagshipFranchise, with ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' being the worst performer in the franchise yet, the arrival of new successful contenders like Creator/IlluminationEntertainment, and Fox letting [=DreamWorks=] go to their new permanent home at Illumination's parent Creator/{{Universal}} in 2018, they got ways to go.

In late 2017, [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to buy 20th Century Fox, with Blue Sky included as part of the deal. It is currently unknown what Blue Sky's fate is as of the acquisition.
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In late 2017, Creator/{{Disney}} bought out 20th Century Fox (currently pending approval from the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Divison), which included Blue Sky. It is currently unknown what Blue Sky's fate is as of the acquisition.

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In late 2017, Creator/{{Disney}} bought out [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] announced their plans to buy 20th Century Fox (currently pending approval from the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Divison), which Fox, with Blue Sky included Blue Sky.as part of the deal. It is currently unknown what Blue Sky's fate is as of the acquisition.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Bunny'' and the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie were both very sombre, moody films. In the time between ''Ice Age'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', the [[DenserAndWackier snarky, pop-culture heavy]] [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks]] films became the new norm and, starting with ''Rio'' and ''Ice Age: Continental Drift'', the studio [[FollowTheLeader followed suit]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Bunny'' and the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie were both very sombre, moody films. In the time between ''Ice Age'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', the [[DenserAndWackier snarky, pop-culture heavy]] [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks]] films became the new norm and, starting with ''Rio'' and ''Ice Age: Continental Drift'', the studio [[FollowTheLeader followed suit]]. ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' are exceptions.

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