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  • Cash Cow Franchise: Ice Age was the breakout hit that helped keep the relatively young studio afloat, mostly through a very lucrative foreign market. This resulted in 4 sequels being produced. Rio was on its way to becoming one before the diminishing returns of the second film stopped any future sequels from being made.
  • Doing It for the Art: Whenever the studio adapts a world-famous and beloved work (Horton Hears a Who!, The Peanuts Movie), you can bet they will go out of their way to preserve its integrity.
  • What Could Have Been:
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    • Originally, the first Blue Sky feature was meant to be a film called Santa Calls based on the children's book by William Joyce, but due to mostly unknown reasons the project was scrapped, so Ice Age became their first animated feature instead. This was before they would work with Joyce again on Robots and to adapt The Leaf Men into Epic in 2013.
    • One of their canceled projects was an adaptation of The Wainscott Weasel. It was tossed around for nearly six years and then shelved.
    • Was reported to have the rights to Horton Hatches the Egg, though nothing came of it.
    • The studio at one point also had plans to adapt the video game Spore, though no news has come of this since its initial announcement.
    • A film titled Anubis was originally planned for 2018, but it was removed from the schedule for unknown reasons.
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    • A film titled Foster (the studio's first film with a female director) was scheduled for 2021, but after the Disney/Fox merger, Nimona was moved to its former release date, leaving the fate of the film unknown.

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