Closing Logo Group


Blue Sky Studios was founded in February 1987 by Chris Wedge, Carl Ludwig, and four other artists and technicians who had previously worked on the 1982 Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Blue Sky produced the famous Nicktoons Blob commercial bumper which aired on Nickelodeon from 1993-97. Blue Sky has also produced full-length animated movies beginning with Ice Age in 2002. Blue Sky Studios was a unit of 20th Century Fox and a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox Inc. On January 5, 2009, the studio was moved from White Plains, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut. Blue Sky also animated 20th Century Fox's 2010 logo for the studio's 75th anniversary. On February 9, 2021, Disney (who presently owns Blue Sky's assets) had announced the shuttering of Blue Sky due to COVID-related financial problems, and two months later, on April 10, the closing was finalized. A film they were working on at the time of Blue Sky's closure, an adaptation of the webcomic Nimona, was picked up by Netflix in 2022, and released in 2023.

1st Logo (Early 2002; March 15, 2002-March 9, 2005)[]

Nickname: "The Blue Paintstroke"

Logo: On the black background, we see the text "Blue Sky" (In a same font as the credits of the 1998 Oscar-Winning short film Bunny). Under it, there was a blue paintstroke.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The TV spot's music.

Availability: Extremely rare. It was only seen on some TV spots for the theatrical release of Ice Age (the film itself has no logo).

2nd Logo (March 11, 2005-July 1, 2009)[]

Nicknames: "The Blue Sky Shield", "Blue Sky Studios Outline"

Logo: On a sky blue background, we see a plain white shield with a blue outline rotating over the gray words "Blue Sky", in the same font as the previous logo. Then the word "studios", in white, fades in underneath.


  • On Robots (the first movie to have it), the logo is set against the blue sky atmosphere with "studios" in white. The logo fades out, as the camera pans back as the opening credits begin.
  • On Ice Age: The Meltdown, it takes place on a white background, with "studios" in gray. The logo fades out and the camera pans to the left to start the feature.
  • On Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!, the previous variant is used, but it fades to the blurry opening shot, in which the opening credits begin.
  • On the 2D version of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (the last movie to use it), the background is white once again and "studios" is in gray, but the logo fades out and the camera pans up for the opening titles.

FX/SFX: The circle rotating, fading in of the word.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Rare. This appears on Blue Sky productions from the era as well as most console versions of the Ice Age: The Meltdown video game.

3rd Logo (July 1, 2009-July 13, 2012)[]

Nickname: "The Blue Sky Shield II"

Logo: Same as the Meltdown and Horton versions of the previous logo, except that the words and outline zoom in slowly and the oval is replaced with the similar one with the drop shadow effect.


  • On the 3D version of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift (the last movie to use it), the logo fades out and the camera pans up to the opening titles.
  • On Rio, the background is black and the "studios" is white.
  • At the end of TV airings of Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (the DVD and Blu-ray releases use the normal version at the beginning) and on the trailers & early TV spots for Epic, the logo is cut down to after "studios" fades in.

FX/SFX: The zooming in of the words and drop shadow effects, fading in of the word below the logo.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie, none, or the closing theme of the special.

Availability: Very rare. Its appearances are mentioned above. Also appears on video games based on Blue Sky properties.

4th Logo (May 24, 2013-December 25, 2019)[]

Logo: On a white background, we see Scrat (from the Ice Age franchise) hopping along a solid blue surface towards an acorn turned on its side. When he reaches the acorn and embraces it, the surface suddenly tips to the right, so Scrat runs to the left and closer to the screen, causing the surface to tip towards the left, becoming increasingly vertical. Scrat scrambles in vain to tip the surface back to the right, but ends up clinging to the vertical surface while his acorn falls off-screen. The camera then zooms out to reveal the vertical surface is the left side of the "B" in "Blue Sky" (the word "Blue" is in cyan while "Sky" is in dark blue), with "STUDIOS" seen below, which zooms slightly forward to give its 3D effect with the shadow behind. Scrat then leaps from the "B" after his acorn, and dives off-screen.


  • On later TV spots for Epic, the trailers for The Peanuts Movie, the beginning of Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe, the end of Ice Age: The Great Egg-scape, and trailers & TV spots for Ferdinand, a still version is used.
  • On trailers & TV spots for Rio 2 and Ice Age: Collision Course, Scrat is holding on to the "B."
  • On Rio 2, after the logo finishes, it fades to the opening shot.
  • On The Peanuts Movie, it animates as usual. The text fades out and the black rectangle outline draws in, as the opening titles plays, and black outline circles which becomes winter snowflakes begins to animate, as it dissolves into the opening shot.


Music/Sounds: The noises of Scrat, the sounds of the surface tipping back and forth, a "whoosh" noise as the camera zooms out; he does his trademark scream as he dives off-screen.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • The trailers & TV spots have their own music.
  • On the Rio 2 variant, Scrat's scream transforms into the start of the opening song.

Availability: Common. It can be seen on Epic (the first movie to use it), Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course, Ferdinand, and Spies in Disguise (the final work by Blue Sky).