Skydance Animation (a subsidiary of Skydance Media) continues to grow, with new films, new employees and new toy offerings. Viewers around the globe are keen to see what the most prominent animation companies will announce next. Skydance Animation announced breaking news that Rich Moore (Oscar winning director) has signed an exclusive contract for several years. He will play a key role in creating, developing and producing the animated feature. Moore will join Skydance Animation head of animation, John Lasseter. Moore was a close collaborator with Lasseter during their early career.
Skydance Animation recently acquired the film, “Ray Gunn.” Brad Bird is the visionary animator behind films like “Ratatouille” and “The Incredibles”. Bird has been providing entertaining stories for audiences young and old for years. Skydance directors and studios are combining their talents to tell new stories for a new generation. Details about “Ray Gunn” are being kept under wraps, but Bird and Matthew Robbins both claim this story is one they’ve nurtured for more than 30 years.
Alan Menken, the legendary composer behind Disney classics such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid” will compose the original score and score for Skydance Animation’s animated feature, “Spellbound”.
John Lasseter studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts, after which he was assigned to Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. It was there that he first met Bird. Lasseter was offered a permanent position as an animator at Disney and worked with Bird on 2D animated films such as “The Fox and the Hound” and “The Black Cauldron”. He also worked as a consultant on Hayao Miyazaki’s US films, including “Porco Rosso” and “Castle in the Sky.”
Lasseter started an independent Pixar project in 1988 called “Tin Toy”, his first animated short. This won him an Academy Award. His next project was the well-received “Toy Story”. The film was the first feature film to be made using computer animation and opened the door to many of Pixar’s success stories. Pixar was able to collaborate on many animated successes throughout the 1990s and also in 2020. Lasseter was appointed CEO of Pixar and diverse Disney studios. He responsible for some of the most popular animated filmsincluding “Finding Nemo”, “Brave”, “Frozen”, and “WALL-E”.
Lasseter joined Skydance as head of animation in 2019, and he continues to make films that captivate and captivate. He has worked as an animator/director and as a producer/screenwriter, helping to bring more than 100 of the greatest stories to life. Fans can find it a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Moore is an American animator. He also serves as a business partner at Rough Draft Studios. His early career saw him as one of three directors on Fox’s “The Simpsons”. Moore dedicated 10 years of his career to Walt Disney Animation. There, he worked on many features and was part of the Disney Story Trust. He advises on films like “Frozen.” Moore won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature for his 2017 film “Zootopia”.
Bird was an animator at Disney after he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. Bird worked on “Amazing Stories” and helped develop “The Simpsons”. He also worked on “King of the Hill”. Bird made his feature directorial debut with the critically acclaimed “The Iron Giant”. This got him a job at Pixar, which ultimately brought him back to Disney. Bird directed and produced “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille”. Then, he ventured into live-action directing with “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”
Alan Menken is an American film composer and pianist. He was a composer for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast,” and in 2001, he was honored with the Disney Legends award.