Andrea Miloro. Picture courtesy of Girls in Animation.
Andrea Miloro, the veteran animation government who, together with fellow co-president Robert Baird, oversaw Fox Animation, one of many new divisions Disney acquired as a part of its $71.three billion 21st Century Fox buy earlier this 12 months, has stepped down, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. Baird reportedly will stay on the firm.
Miloro supplied no purpose for her departure. In a observe despatched to Blue Sky Studios’ staff earlier this morning, she wrote, “I’m writing in the present day with some information that’s troublesome to share, however I needed you to listen to it from me: I might be leaving Blue Sky. Blue Sky has at all times been a pressure for highly effective household leisure, and for the final 10 years I’ve cherished being part of the household. Whereas that is the tip of my Blue Sky journey, I do know that this studio will proceed to surpass the very excessive expectations we set out for ourselves.”
With the Fox acquisition, Blue Sky turned the third animation manufacturing studio beneath the Disney umbrella. For the reason that deal was first introduced, business hypothesis has been appreciable as as to whether Disney would maintain the studio open, take up the operations in some style, or promote it outright. Latest job cuts on the firm have additionally fueled considerations as to future plans for the Connecticut-based producer of such animated function movie hits because the Ice Age and Rio franchises.
Miloro beforehand served as senior VP of manufacturing at Fox Animation. Previous to her tenure at Fox, she was VP, head of manufacturing at Sony Footage Animation, overseeing manufacturing of movies like Open Season, Surf’s Up, Cloudy With a Probability of Meatballs and Lodge Transylvania.
Supply: The Hollywood Reporter
Dan Sarto is Writer and Editor-at-Giant of Animation World Community.