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Template:Infobox Company Rugrats is an animated television series that ran on Nickelodeon and it was one of the first three Nicktoons: after Doug and before Ren & Stimpy.

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Premise[]

The show revolves around four toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille, who are able to communicate to each other in baby speak (although viewers can understand them, because it is supposedly 'translated'). Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar. Despite the toddlers' inability and lack of desire to communicate with adults, they can understand their parents' speaking, although they often misunderstand what they hear, usually by taking metaphors literally and speaking in malapropisms. Angelica Pickles, at age three, is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party.


Blue Sky Studios is an Academy Award winning computer animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Robots (2005) and Ice Age (2002), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation.

Production[]

It was the network's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000 and it also aired on Nick Jr's block. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date at thirteen years of longevity. Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


History[]

The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia.


File:Horton-hears-a-who-bluesky.jpg

Promotional image from Horton Hears a Who.


After the introduction of SpongeBob SquarePants, popularity for Rugrats declined. The Rugrats never had a rival this strong in popularity (many shows were produced during the Rugrats lifetime, but none were as successful as SpongeBob SquarePants). In order to keep its popularity, the studios released several movies and specials, such as the introduction of Dil Pickles and Kimi Finster. Ironically, after these introductions, fans determined that Rugrats jumped the shark.


Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 80s and 90s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the U.S. Marines.[1] When Nickelodeon declined to renew any more new episodes of Rugrats and All Grown Up, Klasky-Csupo (the studios responsible for Rugrats) closed down most of its operations. At the time of their cancellation, those series were the only Klasky-Csupo series on the Nickelodeon schedule.


After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was shuttered, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

Episodes[]

Technology[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


The studio is notable for its proprietary renderer, CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy and Carl Ludwig[1], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Films[]

Main article: The Rugrats Movie
Main article: Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Main article: Rugrats Go Wild

Spinoffs[]

Filmography[]

Animated features[]

Main article: All Grown Up


  • Ice Age (2002, Academy Award nominee)
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


  • Robots (2005)
  • The Carmichaels was a spin-off planned to see Susie move away from California to Atlanta, where she apparently has relatives.


  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (2008, in production)
  • Ice Age 3 (2009, in pre-production)
  • Robots 2 (in discussion)
  • The Leaf Men And The Brave Good Bugs [Film Directed By Chris Wedge]

Broadcast history[]

Short Films[]

  • No Time For Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee)
  • USA


  • Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee)
    • Nickelodeon (1991-2005) (Original Run), (2006-2007)


  • Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present) (Reruns)
    • Boomerang


Contributions[]

  • UK


  • Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)


  • Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin
    • Nickelodeon (1994-Present)


  • Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects
    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)


  • The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish"
    • CITV (2005-present)


  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997) – the aliens
  • A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects
  • Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches

References[]

  • Australia
    • Nickelodeon (1995-Present)
    • ABC TV
    • ABC2, a digital rerun channel of ABC TV
    • ABC Kids, a short lived digital channel containing the Kids programming from ABC TV
    • Network Ten


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29 2006.
  • Ireland
    • RTÉ Two
    • Nickelodeon (1994-Present)
    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)
    • CITV (2005-present)
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)
  • Canada
    • Treehouse
    • YTV


  • Malaysia
    • Nickelodeon
    • TV3 (199?-2006)


  • Netherlands
    • Nickelodeon

See also[]

See also[]

  • Chris Wedge

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  • Klasky-Csupo
  • Pixar
  • DreamWorks Animation


  • Walt Disney Feature Animation

External links[]

  • Big Idea Productions

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Revision as of 05:12, 16 August 2007 Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios 2013 logo.svg Type Subsidiary of 20th Century Fox Animation (20th Century Fox) Industry CGI animation Founded February, 1987 Headquarters White Plains, New York, USA Parent News Corporation Website http://www.blueskystudios.com Blue Sky Studios is an Academy Award winning computer animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Robots (2005) and Ice Age (2002), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation.


Contents 1 History 2 Technology 3 Filmography 3.1 Animated features 3.2 Short Films 3.3 Contributions 4 References 5 See also 6 Links History File:Horton-hears-a-who-bluesky.jpg Promotional image from Horton Hears a Who. Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 80s and 90s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the U.S. Marines.[1]

After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was shuttered, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

Technology The studio is notable for its proprietary renderer, CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy and Carl Ludwig[1], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Filmography Animated features Ice Age (2002, Academy Award nominee) Robots (2005) Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Horton Hears a Who! (2008, in production) Ice Age 3 (2009, in pre-production) Robots 2 (in discussion) The Leaf Men And The Brave Good Bugs [Film Directed By Chris Wedge] Short Films No Time For Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee) Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee) Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner) Contributions Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish" Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures Alien: Resurrection (1997) – the aliens A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches References

Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29 2006.

See also Chris Wedge Pixar DreamWorks Animation Walt Disney Feature Animation Big Idea Productions Links Blue Sky Studios vte Blue Sky Studios vte News Corp Categories: Companies established in 1987Animation studiosHollywood film studiosNews CorporationNews Corporation subsidiaries Navigation menu Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in ArticleTalk ReadView sourceView historySearch Search Wikipedia Main page Contents Current events Random article About Wikipedia Contact us Donate Contribute Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Print/export Download as PDF Printable version In other projects Wikimedia Commons

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Blue Sky Studios is a CGI animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. Rugrats is a Daytime Emmy award winning American animated television series that aired from August 11, 1991 to June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon. At 14 years, Rugrats is Nickelodeon's longest running show. According to Nickelodeon producers, Rugrats is the show that put them on top in the 90's. [1]

Premise[]

History[]

The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas (Tommy) Pickles, Charles (Chuckie) Finster, and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[1]


Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the U.S. Marines.[2] In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan (Dil) Pickles is born, he is soon added as a character on the show. As a three month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is released, Kimi Finster is added as a character as Chuckie's step sister.[1]


After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was shuttered, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

Production[]

Technology[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


The studio is notable for its proprietary renderer, CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig and Michael Ferraro[2], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry. The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


Filmography[]

On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, called "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years". It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


Animated features[]

  • Ice Age (2002)
  • Robots (2005)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009, in production)

Movies[]

Short films[]

  • Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner)

In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled "The Rugrats Movie", which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, "Rugrats in Paris", was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, "Rugrats Go Wild!", was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, characters from another popular Nickelodeon show. A TV movie was also made, in which the babies see the future, into the their young teen years. This spun off into the show All Grown Up, which takes place nine years into the future.


  • Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee)
  • Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005)
  • No Time For Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee)

Episodes[]

Contributions[]

  • Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene
Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


  • Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin
  • Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects
  • The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish"
  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997) – the aliens
  • A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects
  • Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches

References[]

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TV.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29 2006.

Broadcast history[]

  • USA
    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


See also[]

  • UK


  • Chris Wedge
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)


  • Pixar
    • Nickelodeon UK (1994-Present)


  • DreamWorks Animation
    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)


  • Walt Disney Feature Animation
    • CITV (2005-2006)


  • Big Idea Productions
    • Nicktoonsters (2008-Present)


External links[]

  • Australia




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  • New Zealand
    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)
    • TV3 (199?-Present)


  • Ireland
    • RTÉ Two


  • Canada
    • Treehouse
    • YTV


  • Malaysia
    • Nickelodeon Malaysia
    • TV3 (199?-2006)


  • Netherlands
    • Nickelodeon


  • Ukraine
    • ICTV (Ukraine)


  • Italy'
    • Italia 1


Awards[]

Annie[]

  • 1995 - Nominated - Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation


Artios[]

  • 2000 to 2003 - Nominated - Best Casting for Animated Voice Over, Television


Daytime Emmy[]

  • 1994, 2003 - Won - Outstanding Animated Children's Program
  • 2004 - Nominated - Outstanding Animated Children's Program


Emmy[]

  • 1997, 1999 to 2002 - Nominated - Outstanding Children's Program


Genesis[]

  • 1999 - Won - Television - Children's Programming


World Animation Celebration[]

  • 1999 - Won - Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series


Kids' Choice Awards[]

  • 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 - Won - Favorite Cartoon


Games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC-CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC-CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC-CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Time Travellers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC-CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC-CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC-CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC-CD Rom)
  • Nicktoons Racing (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii)


See also[]

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  • Klasky-Csupo


References[]


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External links[]

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Revision as of 13:04, 15 August 2008 Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios logo Type Subsidiary of 20th Century Fox Animation (20th Century Fox) Industry CGI animation Founded February, 1987 Headquarters White Plains, New York, USA Parent News Corporation Website http://www.blueskystudios.com Blue Sky Studios is a CGI animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation.


Contents 1 History 2 Technology 3 Filmography 3.1 Animated features 3.2 Short films 3.3 Contributions 4 References 5 See also 6 External links History Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the U.S. Marines.[1]

After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was shuttered, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

Technology The studio is notable for its proprietary renderer, CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig and Michael Ferraro[1], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Filmography Animated features Ice Age (2002) Robots (2005) Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009, in production) Short films Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner) Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee) Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) No Time For Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee) Contributions Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish" Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures Alien: Resurrection (1997) – the aliens A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches References

Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29 2006.

See also Chris Wedge Pixar DreamWorks Animation Walt Disney Feature Animation Big Idea Productions External links Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios at IMDB Blue Sky Studios at The Big Cartoon DataBase vte Blue Sky Studios vte News Corp Categories: Companies established in 1987American animation studiosFilm production companies of the United StatesNews CorporationNews Corporation subsidiaries Navigation menu Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in ArticleTalk ReadView sourceView historySearch Search Wikipedia Main page Contents Current events Random article About Wikipedia Contact us Donate Contribute Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Print/export Download as PDF Printable version In other projects Wikimedia Commons

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Blue Sky Studios is a CGI-animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


Premise[]

The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]


Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


Theatrical films[]

In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


Reception[]

In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[3] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]


Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


DVD Release[]

Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[5]


Broadcast history[]

  • Template:Flagicon USA
    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


  • Template:Flagicon UK
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)
    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)
    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)
    • CITV (2005-2006)
    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


  • Template:Flagicon Argentina
    • The Big Channel
    • Magic Kids
    • Nickelodeon
    • Canal 9


  • Template:Flagicon Australia
    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-Present)
    • ABC Television
    • Network Ten


  • Template:Flagicon New Zealand
    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)
    • TV3 (199?-Present)


  • Template:Flagicon Philippines
    • TV5
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • Studio 23


History[]

  • Template:Flagicon Ireland


    • RTÉ Two (199? - Present)


Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[6]

  • Template:Flagicon Canada
    • YTV


After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house, VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was sold to Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

  • Template:Flagicon Malaysia
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • TV3 (1992-1994)
    • MetroVision (1996-1998)
    • NTV7 (2001-2004)


Technology[]

  • Template:Flagicon Netherlands


The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro[6], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

    • Nickelodeon


Filmography[]

  • Template:Flagicon Ukraine


Feature films[]

    • ICTV (Ukraine)


  • Ice Age (2002, Academy Award nominee)
  • Robots (2005)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
  • The Catfather (2011)
  • Ice Age 4 (2012)

Short films[]

  • Template:Flagicon Italy


  • Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner)
    • Italia 1


  • Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee)
  • Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005)
  • No Time for Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee)
  • Surviving Sid (2008)

Contributions[]

  • Template:Flagicon Mexico'


  • Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene1
    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006


  • Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin1
    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997 - 2001), repeats episodes sometimes.


  • Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects
  • The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish"
  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures
  • A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects
  • Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens1
  • Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches

1=This film was released by 20th Century Fox, the parent owner of Blue Sky.

Awards[]

Year Association Award Category Result
1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
1995 Annie Award Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation Nominated
1996 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Won
2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

Video games[]

See also[]

  • Chris Wedge
  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)


  • Pixar
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)


  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)


  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)


  • Sony Pictures Animation
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)
  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)

See also[]

References[]

  1. Template:Cite web
  2. 2.0 2.1 TV.com
  3. "Spielberg Toons in." TV Guide. October 28, 1995. 33.
  4. Template:Cite web
  5. Template:Cite web
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29, 2006.

Template:Portalpar

  • Klasky-Csupo

References[]

External links[]


  • Template:Bcdb2

Template:Blue Sky Studios

External links[]

Template:Wikiquote

  • Template:Imdb title
  • Template:Tv.com show
  • Rugrats at the Big Cartoon DataBase


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Template:TEENick

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Revision as of 19:52, 19 August 2009 Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios logo Type Subsidiary of 20th Century Fox Animation (20th Century Fox) Industry CGI animation Founded February 1987 Headquarters Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Parent News Corporation Website http://www.blueskystudios.com Blue Sky Studios is a CGI-animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation.


Contents 1 History 2 Technology 3 Filmography 3.1 Feature films 3.2 Short films 3.3 Contributions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links History Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[1]

After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house, VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was sold to Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

Technology The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro[1], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Filmography Feature films Ice Age (2002, Academy Award nominee) Robots (2005) Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) The Catfather (2011) Ice Age 4 (2012) Short films Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner) Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee) Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) No Time for Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee) Surviving Sid (2008) Contributions Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene1 Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin1 Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish" Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens1 Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches 1=This film was released by 20th Century Fox, the parent owner of Blue Sky.

See also Chris Wedge Pixar DreamWorks Animation Walt Disney Animation Studios Sony Pictures Animation References

Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29, 2006.

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Blue Sky Studios is a CGI-animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


Premise[]

The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]


Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.Babies shaped like a heart because of Angelica sitting in the center.

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


Theatrical films[]

In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


Reception[]

In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[3] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]


Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


DVD Release[]

Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes
Season 1 (1991-92) June 2, 2009 3 13
Season 2 (1992-93) June 2, 2009 3 13


Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[5]


Broadcast history[]

  • Template:Flagicon USA
    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)


  • Template:Flagicon Canada
    • Nickelodeon (2009-present)
    • YTV


  • Template:Flagicon UK
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking and Smile) (1993-2004)
    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)
    • Nicktoons (2002-2008, September 2009-present)
    • CITV (2005-2006)
    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


  • Template:Flagicon Argentina
    • The Big Channel
    • Magic Kids
    • Nickelodeon
    • Canal 9


  • Template:Flagicon Australia
    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-present)
    • ABC Television
    • Network Ten


  • Template:Flagicon New Zealand
    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-present)
    • TV3 (199?-present)


History[]

  • Template:Flagicon Philippines


    • TV5
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • Studio 23


Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[6]

  • Template:Flagicon Ireland
    • RTÉ Two (199?-present)


After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house, VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was sold to Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

  • Template:Flagicon Malaysia
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • TV3 (1992-1994)
    • MetroVision (1996-1998)
    • NTV7 (2001-2004)


Technology[]

  • Template:Flagicon Netherlands


The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro[6], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

    • Nickelodeon


Filmography[]

  • Template:Flagicon Ukraine


Feature films[]

    • ICTV (Ukraine)


  • Ice Age (2002)
  • Robots (2005)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
  • Rio (2011)

Short films[]

  • Template:Flagicon Italy


  • Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner)
    • Italia 1


  • Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee)
  • Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005)
  • No Time for Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee)
  • Surviving Sid (2008)

Contributions[]

  • Template:Flagicon Mexico'


  • Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene1
    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006


  • Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin1
    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997 - 2001), repeats episodes sometimes.


  • Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects
  • The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish"
  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures
  • A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects
  • Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens1
  • Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches

1=This film was released by 20th Century Fox, the parent owner of Blue Sky.

Awards[]

Year Association Award Category Result
1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
1995 Annie Award Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation Nominated
1996 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Won
2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

Video games[]

See also[]

  • Chris Wedge
  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)


  • Pixar
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)


  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)


  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)


  • Sony Pictures Animation
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)
  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)

See also[]

References[]

  1. Template:Cite web
  2. 2.0 2.1 TV.com
  3. "Spielberg Toons in." TV Guide. October 28, 1995. 33.
  4. Template:Cite web
  5. Template:Cite web
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29, 2006.

Template:Portalpar

  • Klasky-Csupo

References[]

External links[]


  • Template:Bcdb2

Template:Blue Sky Studios

External links[]

Template:Wikiquote

  • Template:Imdb title
  • Template:Tv.com show
  • Rugrats at the Big Cartoon DataBase


Template:News Corporation Template:Rugrats

Template:SNICK/TEENick

Template:Nicktoons

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Revision as of 21:28, 15 November 2009 Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios logo Type Subsidiary of News Corporation / 20th Century Fox Industry CGI animation Founded February 1987 Headquarters Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Parent MAGI-Synthavision Website http://www.blueskystudios.com Blue Sky Studios is a CGI-animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation.


Contents 1 History 2 Technology 3 Filmography 3.1 Feature films 3.2 Short films 3.3 Contributions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links History Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[1]

After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house, VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was sold to Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

Technology The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro[1], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Filmography Feature films Ice Age (2002) Robots (2005) Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Rio (2011) Short films Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner) Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee) Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) No Time for Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee) Surviving Sid (2008) Contributions Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene1 Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin1 Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish" Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens1 Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches 1=This film was released by 20th Century Fox, the parent owner of Blue Sky.

See also Chris Wedge Pixar DreamWorks Animation Walt Disney Animation Studios Sony Pictures Animation References

Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29, 2006.

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Blue Sky Studios is a CGI-animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. As of Monday, January 5th, 2009, the studio moved from White Plains, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


Premise[]

The show originally revolved around a group of children, including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]


Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006. On August 11, 2011 the Rugrats will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary to celebrate its 20th birthday.


Theatrical films[]

In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.


Reception[]

In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[3] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]


Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


DVD release[]

Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes
Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13
Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13


Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[5]


Broadcast history[]

  • Template:Flagicon USA
    • Nickelodeon (1991–2007)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002–present)


  • Template:Flagicon Canada
    • Nickelodeon (2009–present)
    • YTV


  • Template:Flagicon UK
    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking and Smile) (1993–2004)
    • Nickelodeon (1994–2009)
    • Nicktoons (2002–2008, September 2009–present)
    • CITV (2005–2006)
    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


  • Template:Flagicon Turkey
    • CNBC-E
    • Nickelodeon Turkey
    • TRT


  • Template:Flagicon Argentina
    • The Big Channel
    • Magic Kids
    • Nickelodeon
    • Canal 9
  • Template:Flagicon Australia
    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995–present)
    • ABC Television
    • Network Ten


  • Template:Flagicon New Zealand
    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-present)
    • TV2 (2003–present)


  • Template:Flagicon Philippines
    • TV5
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • Studio 23


History[]

  • Template:Flagicon Ireland


    • RTÉ Two (199?-present)


Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[6]

  • Template:Flagicon Malaysia
    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
    • TV3 (1992–1994)
    • MetroVision (1996–1998)
    • NTV7 (2001–2004)


After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house, VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was sold to Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

  • Template:Flagicon Netherlands
    • Nickelodeon


Technology[]

  • Template:Flagicon Ukraine


The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro[6], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

    • ICTV (Ukraine)


Filmography[]

  • Template:Flagicon Italy


Feature films[]

    • Italia 1


  • Ice Age (2002)
  • Robots (2005)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
  • Spore (TBA)

Short films[]

  • Template:Flagicon Mexico


  • Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner)
    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006


  • Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee)
    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997–2001), repeats episodes sometimes.


  • Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005)
  • No Time for Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee)
  • Surviving Sid (2008)

Awards[]

Contributions[]

  • Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene1
File:Rugrats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.jpg

The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – numerous martial arts sequences
  • Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin1
  • Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects
  • Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches
Year


  • The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish"
Association


  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures
Award Category


  • A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects
Result


  • Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens1
1992 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Won
1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
1994 CableAce Animated Programming Special or Series Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
1995 Annie Award Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation Nominated
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Nominated
1996 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Won
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Nominated
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Nominated
World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Won
2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Won
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Nominated
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated


This film was released by 20th Century Fox, the parent owner of Blue Sky.

Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)
  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)

See also[]

See also[]

  • Fox Animation Studios

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  • Klasky-Csupo
  • Chris Wedge
  • Pixar
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Sony Pictures Animation

References[]

References[]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 TV.com
  3. "Spielberg Toons in." TV Guide. October 28, 1995. 33.
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  6. 6.0 6.1 Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29, 2006.
  7. http://blueskystudios.com/content/company-pressrelease.php?id=30

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Revision as of 08:41, 16 February 2010 Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios logo Type Subsidiary of News Corporation / 20th Century Fox Industry CGI animation Founded February 1987 Headquarters Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Parent MAGI-Synthavision Website http://www.blueskystudios.com Blue Sky Studios is a CGI-animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. As of Monday, January 5th, 2009, the studio moved from White Plains, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut.


Contents 1 History 2 Technology 3 Filmography 3.1 Feature films 3.2 Short films 3.3 Contributions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links History Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of station identities for Nickelodeon that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[1]

After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house, VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was sold to Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

Technology The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro[1], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Filmography Feature films Ice Age (2002) Robots (2005) Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Rio (2011)[2] Spore (TBA) Short films Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner) Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee) Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) No Time for Nuts (2006 Academy Award nominee) Surviving Sid (2008) Contributions Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – numerous martial arts sequences Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin1 Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish" Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens1 Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches This film was released by 20th Century Fox, the parent owner of Blue Sky.

See also Fox Animation Studios Chris Wedge Pixar DreamWorks Animation Walt Disney Animation Studios Sony Pictures Animation References

Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29, 2006.
http://blueskystudios.com/content/company-pressrelease.php?id=30

External links Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios at IMDB Blue Sky Studios at The Big Cartoon DataBase vte Blue Sky Studios vte News Corp Categories: Companies established in 1987American animation studiosFilm production companies of the United StatesNews CorporationNews Corporation subsidiariesCompanies based in Connecticut Navigation menu Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in ArticleTalk ReadView sourceView historySearch Search Wikipedia Main page Contents Current events Random article About Wikipedia Contact us Donate Contribute Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Print/export Download as PDF Printable version In other projects Wikimedia Commons

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Template:Infobox Company

Blue Sky Studios is a CGI-animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. As of Monday, January 5, 2009, the studio moved from White Plains, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004.

The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.

Premise[]

History[]

The show originally revolved around a group of children (three boys and one girl), including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles, toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[1]


Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of IDs for the Nicktoons block that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[2] In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[1]


After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house, VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was sold to Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.Template:Citation needed


For 20th Century Fox's 75th anniversary, Blue Sky did a new 20th Century Fox logo for them with an extra searchlight and Palm trees. This logo was first seen on Avatar.

Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1994 and 1995, only two Jewish-themed specials were produced, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. New episode production resumed in 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. In terms of years on air, it is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its ninth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation.[3]
The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


Technology[]

The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro[2], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Filmography[]

On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.


Feature Films[]

The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006. Individual episodes are now available for purchase on Amazon Video On Demand for 99 cents per episode and on the PlayStation Store for $1.99 for two episodes.

Theatrical films[]

In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[4]


Reception[]

In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[5] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[6] Jewish and Christian religion groups have given Rugrats high praises for their special holiday episodes. Rugrats were also considered a strongpoint in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[7] [8] [9] [10]


Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


DVD releases[]

Film Nick dvd name Release date Discs Episodes


Release Date Worldwide Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Ice Age Template:Dts $383,257,136 77%[11] 60[12] Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13
Robots Template:Dts $260,718,330 64%[13] 64[14] Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13
Ice Age: The Meltdown Template:Dts $651,899,282 58%[15] 58[16] Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Template:Dts $367,679,954 78%[17] 71[18] Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Template:Dts $884,490,567 45%[19] 50[20] Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9
Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4

Upcoming films[]

Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[21]


  • Rio (April 8, 2011)[22]
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (July 13, 2012)[23]
  • The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs (TBA)[24]

Broadcast history[]

Short films[]

  • Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner)

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  • Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee)
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  • Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005)
    • Nickelodeon (1991–2007)


  • No Time for Nuts (2006, Academy Award nominee)
    • Nicktoons Network (2002–present)


  • Surviving Sid (2008)
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    • YTV (first-run)


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    • Nickelodeon (1994–2009)
    • Nicktoons (2002–2008, September 2009–present)
    • CITV (2005–2006)
    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)


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Awards[]

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The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Year Association Award Category Result
1992 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Won
1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
1994 CableAce Animated Programming Special or Series Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
1995 Annie Award Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation Nominated
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Nominated
1996 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Won
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Nominated
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Nominated
World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Won
2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Won
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Nominated
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

Video games[]

Contributions[]

  • Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene1
  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)


  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – numerous martial arts sequences
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)


  • Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin1
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)


  • Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)


  • The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish"
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)


  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)


  • A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)


  • Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens1
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)


  • Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy, Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

See also[]

See also[]

  • Fox Animation Studios

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  • Klasky-Csupo
  • Pixar
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Sony Pictures Animation

References[]

References[]

External links[]

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Revision as of 20:57, 11 August 2010 Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios logo Industry CGI animation Founded February 1987 Founder Chris Wedge, V.Gopalakrishnan Headquarters Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Parent 20th Century Fox Website http://www.blueskystudios.com Blue Sky Studios is a CGI-animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. As of Monday, January 5, 2009, the studio moved from White Plains, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut.


Contents 1 History 2 Technology 3 Filmography 3.1 Feature Films 3.2 Upcoming films 3.3 Short films 3.4 Contributions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links History Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by a number of artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and a series of IDs for the Nicktoons block that featured the channel's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[1]

After their acquisition by 20th Century Fox in 1997, Blue Sky was merged with Los Angeles-based VFX house, VIFX. Eventually, VIFX was sold to Rhythm & Hues Studios, and Blue Sky was re-purposed to focus solely on animated features.

For 20th Century Fox's 75th anniversary, Blue Sky did a new 20th Century Fox logo for them with an extra searchlight and Palm trees. This logo was first seen on Avatar.

Technology The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro[1], CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Filmography Feature Films Film Release Date Worldwide Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Ice Age March 15, 2002 $383,257,136 77%[2] 60[3] Robots March 11, 2005 $260,718,330 64%[4] 64[5] Ice Age: The Meltdown March 31, 2006 $651,899,282 58%[6] 58[7] Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! March 14, 2008 $367,679,954 78%[8] 71[9] Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs July 1, 2009 $884,490,567 45%[10] 50[11] Upcoming films Rio (April 8, 2011)[12] Ice Age: Continental Drift (July 13, 2012)[13] The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs (TBA)[14] Spore (TBA)[15] Short films Bunny (1998, Academy Award winner) Gone Nutty (2002, Academy Award nominee) Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) No Time for Nuts (2006, Academy Award nominee) Surviving Sid (2008) Contributions Titan A.E. (2000) – the final "genesis" scene1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – numerous martial arts sequences Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin1 Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish" Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens1 Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches See also Fox Animation Studios Pixar DreamWorks Animation Walt Disney Animation Studios Sony Pictures Animation References

Ohmer, Susan. Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios. May 1, 1997. Accessed September 29, 2006.
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Ice Age Metascore at Metacritic
Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Robots
Robots Metascore at Metacritic
Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Ice Age: The Meltdown
Ice Age: The Meltdown Metascore at Metacritic
Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Horton Hears a Who Metascore at Metacritic
Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinousaurs
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Metascore at Metacritic
Blue Sky's next feature "Rio" on its way in April of 2011
"Ice Age: Continental Drift Announced for 2012"
"Taking Aim at the Big Names in Animated Film"
"EA sets up 'Spore' at Fox"

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Blue Sky Studios is an American CGI-animation studio which specializes in high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. It is owned by 20th Century Fox and located in Greenwich, Connecticut. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including the Ice Age series, Robots (2005), Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008), and Rio (2011). Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation. Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004.


History[]

The show focuses on eight babies, as well as a dog, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations.[1][2] It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


1987–1997[]

Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by Chris Wedge, Carl Ludwig and four other artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision.[3] Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and an intro for a Nickelodeon cartoon called Nicktoons that featured the show's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[4]

1997–present[]

Characters[]

In August 1997, 20th Century Fox's Los Angeles-based effects company, VIFX, acquired Blue Sky Studios to form Blue Sky|VIFX.[5] The new company produced visual effects for films such as The X-Files, Blade, Armageddon, Titanic and Alien Resurrection.[6] In 1998, Chris Wedge realised long unfulfilled dreams and produced Academy Awarded animated short film, Bunny.

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

The show originally revolved around four children (three boys and one girl) and a dog. The fearless brave leader Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California), the cautious toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster who reluctantly agreed to venture out into the open, unsafe areas of the house, the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille who were ready for a new challenge, and Spike, Tommy's dog. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. A running gag in the show is that they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator" in "The Trial" episode. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she is not manipulative. As a result of this, as well as being favored by the babies, she often clashes with Angelica.[7]


Due to the f/x market crash, Fox decided to leave visual effects business. In 1999, they sold VIFX to Rhythm & Hues Studios,[8] and considered selling Blue Sky next. At the time, the studio got the opportunity with Ice Age script to turn it into a comedy. In 2002, Ice Age was released to a great critical and commercial success. The film got a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and established Blue Sky as only the third studio, along with DreamWorks and Pixar, to launch a successful CGI franchise.[9] After The Rugrats Movie (1998), in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a 1 year old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[10]


As of Monday, January 5, 2009, the studio moved from White Plains, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut.[11] Leaving the safety of their own playpen, the children would explore their surroundings and try to make sense out of what the adults are doing. The babies often manage to get away with meandering off and going on escapades, for the reason that Tommy’s daddy, Stu, is more often than not trying to create toys downstairs in the basement. Tommy's mother, Didi, is normally reading the most modern good-parenting guide too actively to take any kind of notice, and his paternal grandfather, Lou, is customarily sleeping in front of the television, oblivious to their antics.[12] While most of the time, the babies are in their playpen, they always manage to get out using a plastic screwdriver Tommy keeps in his diaper (unbeknownst to any of the adults). When they create any kind of mess or visible damage, they are almost never seen as the instigators, due to them being babies. If an older person is in the vicinity of the mess (usually Angelica), that individual is held accountable. The most treacherous escapade the babies embarked occured in The Rugrats Movie where they got lost in the forest going against a man-eating wolf and a pack of circus monkeys determined to steal their baby food.


Technology[]

The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.).[13][14]


The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio, a rendering software system like Pixar's RenderMan. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro,[4] CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Origins[]

Filmography[]

Feature films[]

Rugrats was formed by the then husband-and-wife duo of Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky, along with Paul Germain in 1989. Klasky-Csupo had a major animation firm at the time which also provided services for commercials and music videos. Klasky, Csupo, and Germain were also animating The Simpsons at the time, which they would continue to do until 1992. The trio decided to create their own series in reaction to a proclamation by the children's cable network Nickelodeon that they were to launch their own line of animated shows, which would be later called Nicktoons. With the comedic stimulation branching from the antics of Klasky and Csupo's infant children, the 6Template:Frac–minute pilot episode, "Tommy Pickles & the Great White Thing" (never to be aired), went into production.


Peter Chung, along with Klasky and Csupo, co-designed the characters and directed the series pilot, "Tommy Pickles And The Great White Thing," as well as the opening sequence. The production was completed in 1990 and they submitted it to Nickelodeon, who tested it with an audience of children. The feedback for the pilot episode was primarily positive. With that, the series went into production. Chuckie and Angelica were added as characters. Paul Germain felt that the series needed a bully. Angelica was based on a bully in Germain's childhood, who was a girl. In addition to that, it was Germain who decided that Angelica would be a spoiled brat. Arlene Klasky, one of the show's creators initially did not like Angelica Pickles. Klasky also protested Angelica's actions in episodes like "Barbecue Story" (where she threw Tommy's ball over the fence). In a New Yorker article, Klasky said, "I think she's a bully. I never liked Angelica." Klasky never fully approved of her character development. Her bullying caused Arlene to disdain her. Angelica started to become a problem for the some of the Rugrats staff. In some instances, her voice, Cheryl Chase, had trouble portraying a mean Angelica. To help Chase out, Steve Viksen, one of the writers, would mention that Angelica was the series's J.R. Ewing. After the episode "The Trial," Klasky complained that the Rugrats were starting to act too old for their age. Csupo often acted as a mediator in arguments between Klasky and the writers, with the writers often winning. Some of the offscreen tensions ultimately found their way into the scripts and, naturally, into the show. In 1993, shortly before Nick premiered the last of the original 65, production of new episodes ceased, and most of the Rugrats writing team left Klasky-Csupo. After the first run days were over, Nick had enough episodes to show every day, and did just that in 1994, scheduling the show in the early evening, when both kids and parents will be watching. After 3 years of repeats, the show went back into production. However, the tensions between Klasky-Csupo and their former writers still existed. After The Rugrats Movie and seeing the "new" Angelica in the film, Klasky changed her tune: "I think she's great for the show; I love Angelica."[15]

Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1995 and 1996, only two Jewish-themed specials were aired, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. Production on new episodes began 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997 to 2000. As of 2011, it is the longest-lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its eighth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation; SpongeBob will reach Rugrats in terms of years on air in 2013.[16]


On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years." It was narrated by Amanda Bynes. Nickelodeon approved of its ratings and popularity so much (about 70% of viewers with cable tuned in), they eventually commissioned a full series, All Grown Up, which ran from 2003 to 2008.


Rugrats ended on June 8, 2004, along with fellow Nicktoon, Hey Arnold. After the run, two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were produced and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


Voice actors[]

Through its full run, Rugrats, occupied several main voice actors. E.G. Daily provided the voice of Tommy Pickles, except in the unaired pilot where Tami Holbrook provided the voice; Christine Cavanaugh was the original voice of Chuckie Finster, but left after 2001 for personal reasons and was subsequently replaced by Nancy Cartwright in 2002. The fraternal twins, Phil and Lil (as well as their mother, Betty) were voiced by Kath Soucie; Dil Pickles (and Timmy McNulty) were voiced by Tara Strong. Cheryl Chase initially auditioned for the role of Tommy, but was passed up. When the show came to series, she was brought on board to be cast as the voice of Angelica Pickles. Dionne Quan was the voice of Kimi Finster, however as she is legally blind, in order to do the voice, the producers had to interpret the scripts into Braille, so she could read them by sensing the bumps with her fingers. Susie was primarily voiced by Cree Summer, though in two episodes where she could not be in attendance E.G. Daily filled in.[17] Other regular voice actors included Melanie Chartoff as Didi Pickles, Jack Riley as Stu Pickles, Tress MacNeille as Charlotte Pickles, and Michael Bell as Drew Pickles and Chaz Finster. David Doyle provided the voice of Grandpa Lou Pickles until his death in 1997, where Joe Alaskey took over till the end of the series. In 2000, Debbie Reynolds joined the cast as Lulu Pickles, Lou's second wife, and remained until the series' end.


Writing style[]

With Rugrats it usually took a few months to make an episode, for the story has to get written, and then approved. The next process consisted of voice recording, storyboarding, pre-eliminating animation, overseas production & delivery, editing and polishing. All of that had to happen even before Klasky-Csupo sent the master tapes to Nick. In addition, fine animation took time to make. During the first six seasons of Rugrats it was, primarily divided into two eleven-minute episodes. After the second movie, during season 7, Rugrats made a change with a different format that consisted of three episodes per show, though it returned to its original two-episode-per-show format in the final two seasons.[18]


Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!
Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze


DVD releases[]

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes
1 Ice Age Template:Dts $59,000,000 $383,257,136 77% 7.4 Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13
2 Robots Template:Dts $75,000,000 $260,718,330 64% 6.4 Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13
3 Ice Age: The Meltdown Template:Dts $80,000,000 $655,388,158 57% 6.9 Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4
4 Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Template:Dts $85,000,000 $297,138,014 79% 7.2 Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9
5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Template:Dts $90,000,000 $886,686,817 45% 7.1 Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9
6 Rio Template:Dts $90,000,000 $482,381,060 72% 7.2 Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4
Movie Trilogy March 15, 2011 3 3 Films
Halloween September 20, 2011 1 TBA[19]

Upcoming films[]

Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon made the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats were released on June 2, 2009 along with The Fairly OddParents first and second seasons.[20]


Nick Picks DVDs[]

These 2 Rugrats episodes were released on the Nick Picks DVDs.


  • Nick Picks Volume 1: Finsterella
  • Nick Picks Volume 2: All Growed Up


Reception and achievements[]

Critical reception[]

Since its debut in 1991, Rugrats generally received positive reviews from critics and fans. In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to the show as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[21] It was named the 92nd-best animated series by IGN.[22] Rugrats was also considered a strong point in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[23][24][25][26] In a press release celebrating the show's 10th anniversary, Cyma Zarghami stated, "During the past decade, 'Rugrats' has evolved from a ratings powerhouse, being the number one children's show on TV, to pop icon status. It has secured a place in the hearts of both kids and adults, who see it from their own point of view".[27] According to Nickelodeon producers, this show made them the number-one channel in the 1990s.[28] Jeff Jarvis reviewed Rugrats and stated, "When the Simpsons was a segment on The Tracey Ullman Show, it was just a belch joke with hip pretensions. As a series, it grew flesh and guts. It was my favorite cartoon...until I discovered Nickelodeon's Rugrats, a sardonic, sly, kid's eye view of the world that skewers thirty-something parents and (The) Cosby (Show) kids."[29]


Popularity, appeal, and controversy[]

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When Rugrats débuted in 1991, it was not as hugely popular as it would later become. When production went on a hiatus from 1994, Nick began showing Rugrats repeats everyday. More and more people began to take notice of the show, with ratings and popularity for Rugrats and Nick rising. From 1995 to 2000, it was the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon and the highest rated kids' show. The show experienced a wide diverse audience consisting of kids, teenagers and adults alike. Rugrats was successful in receiving an average of 26.7 million viewers every week: 14.7 million kids (2-11), 3.2 million teens (12-17), and 8.8 million adults (18 and over). In addition, Rugrats was seen internationally in over 76 countries.[27] It was the only one of the three original Nicktoons that continued in the 2000s, and had its own spin-off. It is the most successful of the three original Nicktoons. While the other Nicktoons were popular during their run, Doug would later slip out of Nick's hands and into Disney's; and Ren and Stimpy would crash and burn in a creative rights dispute (only to return several years later in a much raunchier version on another network). During its run, Rugrats was enjoyed by a number of famous stars including Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Amanda Bynes, Aaron Carter, Ray Romano, Nivea and Bow Wow.[30]


With 172 episodes produced over the course of nearly 13 years, Rugrats remains the longest-running Nicktoon to date. SpongeBob SquarePants will surpass both benchmarks when it airs its 173rd episode on February 27, 2012.


Rugrats was one of very few shows that pictured observant, identifiably Jewish families.[31] Jewish and Christian religion groups gave the show high praises for their special holiday episodes. Nonetheless, at one point the Anti-Defamation League and the Washington Post editorial page castigated the series for its depiction of the Pickles grandparents, who purportedly looked like Nazi caricatures.[31]


Awards and nominations[]

Title Release date Ref(s) Year Association Award Category Nominee Result
Ice Age: Continental Drift Template:Dts [32] 1992 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Won
Leaf Men Template:Dts [33] 1993 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
Spore TBA [34] 1994 CableAce Animated Programming Special or Series Won
The Story of Ferdinand TBA [35] Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won

1995


Annie Award


TV specials[]

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation


'A Rugrats Passover' Nominated
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Title Children's Animation Category


Release date 'I Remember Melville' Nominated
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Release Date Favorite Cartoon


Notes Won
1 Bunny 1998 Academy Award winner 1997 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2 Gone Nutty November 26, 2002 Academy Award nominee Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
3 Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty September 19, 2005 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voiceover Charity Sanoy for Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelica Nominated
4 No Time for Nuts November 21, 2006 Academy Award nominee CableAce Best Writing In A Children's Special Or Series Episode 'Mother's Day' Won
5 Surviving Sid December 9, 2008 1998 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won[37]
6 Scrat's Continental Crack-up December 25, 2010 Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Episode: Mothers Day Special Nominated
1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Genesis Award Television - Children's Programming 'The Turkey That Came to Dinner' Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won[38]
Humanitas Prize Children's Animation Category Episode 'Autumn Leaves' Won
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Nominated
World Animation Celebration Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series Episode 'Naked Tommy' Won
Kids Choice Awards Favorite Movie Won
Cable Guide Favorite Cartoon Nominated
2000 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
TV Guide Award Favorite Children's Show Won
2001 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Television Won
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Won
Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Nominated
Jewish Image Awards Outstanding Achievement Won
2002 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television 'Cynthia Comes Alive' Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Children's Program Special: All Growed Up Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Nominated
BMI Cable Award Won
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television 'Babies in Toyland' Nominated
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Won
BMI Cable Award Won
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated

Honors[]

Contributions[]

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1987 & 2008) - animation studio
File:Rugrats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.jpg

The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001, commemorating the show's 10th anniversary.


  • United Artists (1987, 1994, 2000 & 2001) - animation from MGM

On June 28, 2001, in commemoration of their tenth anniversary, Rugrats received a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, making it Nickelodeon’s first (and to date, only) series to receive a star. It was placed at 6600 W. Hollywood Bl., near Cherokee Ave. outside a toy and costume shop.[39]


  • The X-Files (1993) - animation studio


  • Nicktoons (1993) - animated opening

In the October 2001 issue of Wizard Magazine, a leading magazine for comic book fans, they released the results of the 100 Greatest Toons ever, as selected by their readers, Rugrats ranked at #35. Three other Nicktoons—SpongeBob SquarePants, Invader Zim, and Ren and Stimpy—also placed on the list.[40]


  • MGM/UA Home Video (1993) - animated opening and closing


  • Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches

In a list of TV Land’s The 2000 Best Things About Television, ranking the all-time TV shows, channels, commercials, people, catch phrases, etc., Rugrats is ranked #699.[41]


  • Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens


  • A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects

Angelica Pickles placed 7th in TV Guide's list of “Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time” in 2002.[42]


  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures


  • The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish"

Rugrats in other media[]

  • Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects

Films[]

  • Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin

In 1998, The Rugrats Movie was released, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. It grossed in worldwide results, $140,894,675, making it a very large box office success, considering its modest $24 million budget. Not only was the movie a commercial success, the film earned mixed to positive reviews from critics. As of 2011, it remains the highest grossing Rugrats film to date. In 2000 a sequel, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. While it received a positive reception, it did not gross as high as the first film.


  • Titan A.E. (2000) – 3D animation: creation of the new world

In 2003, Rugrats Go Wild was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[43] It is the lowest grossing Rugrats film to date.


  • 20th Century Fox - ident (2009)


  • 2011 Kids' Choice Awards - RioTemplate:'s Blu and Jewel cameo appearance

Comics[]

From 1998 to 2003, Nick produced a Rugrats comic strip, which was distributed through Creator's Syndicate. Initially written by show-writer Scott Gray and drawn by comic book artist Steve Crespo, with Rob Armstrong as editor. Will Blyberg came on board shortly after as inker. By the end of '98, Lee Nordling, who had joined as a contributing gag writer, took over as editor. Nordling hired extra writers, including Gordon Kent, Scott Roberts, Chuck Kim, J. Torres, Marc Bilgrey, and John Zakour, as well new artists including Gary Fields, Tim Harkins, Vince Giaranno, and Scott Roberts. Stu Chaifetz colored the Sunday strips. The Rugrats strip started out in many papers, but as often happens with spin-off strips, soon slowed down. It's still seen in some papers in re-runs. Two paperback collections were published by Andrews McMeel It's A Jungle-Gym Out There and A Baby's Work Is Never Done.


During this time, Nickelodeon also published 30 issues of an all Rugrats comic magazine. Most of these were edited by Frank Pittarese and Dave Roman, and featured stories and art by the comic strip creators and others. The last nine issues featured cover art by Scott Roberts, who wrote and drew many of the stories. Other writers included Roman, Chris Duffy, Patrick M. O'Connell & Joyce Mann, and Jim Spivey. Other artists included Joe Staton and Ernie Colón. The magazine also included short stories, many by Pittarese, and games, as well as reprints from an earlier, UK produced Rugrats comic.


Finally, Nick produced a special, 50 page comic magazine retelling of the film Rugrats In Paris, edited by Pittarese and Roman, with script by Scott Gray, pencils by Scott Roberts, and inks by Adam DeKraker.


Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)
  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)
  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)
  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)
  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)
  • Rugrats Munchin Land (PC CD Rom)
  • The Rugrats Movie (Game Boy Color)
  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)
  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)
  • Nickelodeon Party Blast (Gamecube), Xbox (Tommy and Angelica are playable)
  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)
  • Nicktoons Basketball (PC CD Rom) (Tommy appears in All Grown Up! appearance)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)


Live performances[]

Rugrats—A Live Adventure was a show about Angelica's constant attempts to scare Chuckie. To help Chuckie combat his wide range of fears, Tommy invents a magic wand called the "People-ator" to make Chuckie brave. Angelica, however, wants Chuckie to stay scared, so she steals Tommy's wand. The Rugrats try to get it back, but to no avail. Angelica becomes Princess of the World. Eventually, Chuckie becomes brave thanks to the help of Susie, Mr. Flashlight and the audience.[44] Many songs were included in the play, including the theme song. The music was met with a rather mixed reception, which applause was tepid at best. However, the dancing was much better received. In addition, as soon as a character approached the stage to engage the crowd, the response from the kids was wild. Chuckie's pleas help from the audience to stop Angelica's megalomaniacal march toward world domination elicited much excitement and response. Overall, despite the criticism, the show was well received.[45] The show had two 40-minute acts, with a 20-minute intermission (or a commercial break).


Merchandise[]

Merchandise that was based on Rugrats varied from video games toothpaste, Kellogg’s cereal to slippers, puzzles, pajamas, jewelry, wrapping paper, Fruit Snacks, Inflatable balls, watches, pens, pencils, markers, cookie jars, key rings, action figures, and bubblegum.

The show also managed to spawn a popular merchandise line at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, EBay, Hot Topic, JCPenney, Toys "R" Us, Mattel, Barnes & Noble and Basic Fun, just to name a few.[46]


The Rugrats had their own cereal made by Post called Reptar Crunch Cereal. The Rugrats and Reptar were predominantly featured on the front, there's a board game on the back, and a special $3 rebate for Runaway Reptar on the side. This cereal was released for a limited time only, sold at US supermarkets 8/1/99 to 9/15/99 only, and not all supermarkets carried the cereal. To memorialize the movie, Rugrats in Paris, another Rugrats-based cereal came out in October 2000. Simply called the Rugrats in Paris Cereal, it has a similar appearance to Trix; it's a sweetened, multi-grain cereal with small-round bits in plain, red, purple and green. Small Eiffel Towers could also be seen.[47]

Rugrats made fast-food appearances as well with the most appearances being on

Burger King. Their first fast food appearance was in 1994, when the Hardee's fast food chain offered a collection of Nicktoons toys as premiums that were included with kids' meals at Hardee's. All 4 Nicktoons at that time were featured—Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug and Rugrats. Other food items that feature Rugrats were Fruit Snacks, Macaroni and Cheese, Bubble Gum and Campbell's Rugrats Pasta with Chicken and Broth.[48]


In their first tie-in with Burger King, 5 Rugrats toys were offered with their Kids Club meals, a different one with each meal. Each toy came with a 12-page (including covers) miniature version of Nickelodeon Magazine, which featured the toy's instructions, word search, picture puzzle, "Say What?”,a scrambled word puzzle, a coupon for Oral-B Rugrats toothpaste & toothbrush, and entry blanks to subscribe to Rugrats Comic Adventures, Nick Magazine and the Kids Club. From 1998 till 2003, "Rugrats" based-products included watches and various toys.[49]

See also[]

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Revision as of 22:21, 19 August 2011 Blue Sky Studios Blue Sky Studios logo Type Subsidiary of 20th Century Fox[1] Industry CGI animation Motion pictures Founded February 1987 Founder Chris Wedge V. Gopalakrishnan Headquarters Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Key people Carlos Saldanha Chris Wedge Products CGI animated films Owner News Corporation Parent 20th Century Fox Website www.blueskystudios.com Blue Sky Studios is an American CGI-animation studio which specializes in high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. It is owned by 20th Century Fox and located in Greenwich, Connecticut. In addition to their feature-length animated films, including the Ice Age series, Robots (2005), Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008), and Rio (2011). Blue Sky has worked on many high-profile movies, primarily in the integration of live-action with computer-generated animation.


Contents 1 History 1.1 1987–1997 1.2 1997–present 2 Technology 3 Filmography 3.1 Feature films 3.2 Upcoming films 3.3 TV specials 3.4 Short films 3.5 Contributions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links History 1987–1997 Blue Sky was founded in February, 1987 by Chris Wedge, Carl Ludwig and four other artists and technicians who had previously worked on the Disney film Tron while employed at MAGI/Synthavision.[2] Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the studio concentrated on the production of television commercials and visual effects for film. Some of the more memorable commercials that Blue Sky worked on during this time period were a Chock Full O' Nuts spot with a talking coffee bean, and an intro for a Nickelodeon cartoon called Nicktoons that featured the show's mascot, Nick Boy, realized as human-shaped orange goo. Using their proprietary animation pipeline, the studio produced over 200 spots for clients such as Chrysler, M&M/Mars, General Foods, Texaco, and the United States Marines.[3]

1997–present In August 1997, 20th Century Fox's Los Angeles-based effects company, VIFX, acquired Blue Sky Studios to form Blue Sky|VIFX.[4] The new company produced visual effects for films such as The X-Files, Blade, Armageddon, Titanic and Alien Resurrection.[5] In 1998, Chris Wedge realised long unfulfilled dreams and produced Academy Awarded animated short film, Bunny.

Due to the f/x market crash, Fox decided to leave visual effects business. In 1999, they sold VIFX to Rhythm & Hues Studios,[6] and considered selling Blue Sky next. At the time, the studio got the opportunity with Ice Age script to turn it into a comedy. In 2002, Ice Age was released to a great critical and commercial success. The film got a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and established Blue Sky as only the third studio, along with DreamWorks and Pixar, to launch a successful CGI franchise.[7]

As of Monday, January 5, 2009, the studio moved from White Plains, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut.[8]

Technology The studio is notable for its proprietary Renderer CGI Studio, a rendering software system like Pixar's RenderMan. Initially developed by Eugene Troubetzkoy, Carl Ludwig, Tom Bisogno and Michael Ferraro,[3] CGI Studio was notable for its use of ray tracing as opposed to REYES-like scanline rendering prevalent throughout the CG industry.

Filmography Feature films

  1. Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb

1 Ice Age April 15, 2002 $59,000,000 $383,257,136 77% 7.4 2 Robots April 11, 2005 $75,000,000 $260,718,330 64% 6.4 3 Ice Age: The Meltdown April 31, 2006 $80,000,000 $655,388,158 57% 6.9 4 Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! April 14, 2008 $85,000,000 $297,138,014 79% 7.2 5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs August 1, 2009 $90,000,000 $886,686,817 45% 7.1 6 Rio May 15, 2011 $90,000,000 $482,381,060 72% 7.2 Upcoming films Title Release date Ref(s) Ice Age: Continental Drift July 13, 2012 [9] Leaf Men May 17, 2013 [10] Spore TBA [11] The Story of Ferdinand TBA [12] TV specials

  1. Title Release date

1 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas [13] November 2011 Short films

  1. Title Release Date Notes

1 Bunny 1998 Academy Award winner 2 Gone Nutty November 26, 2002 Academy Award nominee 3 Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty September 19, 2005 4 No Time for Nuts November 21, 2006 Academy Award nominee 5 Surviving Sid December 9, 2008 6 Scrat's Continental Crack-up December 25, 2010 Contributions Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1987 & 2008) - animation studio United Artists (1987, 1994, 2000 & 2001) - animation from MGM The X-Files (1993) - animation studio Nicktoons (1993) - animated opening MGM/UA Home Video (1993) - animated opening and closing Joe's Apartment (1996) – dancing and singing cockroaches Alien Resurrection (1997) – the aliens A Simple Wish (1997) – numerous characters and special effects Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) – several alien creatures The Sopranos (1999) – the "talking fish" Jesus' Son (1999) – sacred heart, "liquid" glass, and screaming cotton ball effects Fight Club (1999) – the "sliding" penguin Titan A.E. (2000) – 3D animation: creation of the new world 20th Century Fox - ident (2009) 2011 Kids' Choice Awards - Rio's Blu and Jewel cameo appearance See also 20th Century Fox Animation References

"Company Info of Blue Sky Studios". Blue Sky Studios. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
Dumas, Timothy (2010-10). "Animation Domination". Greenwich Magazine. Retrieved 2011-02-03. Check date values in: |date= (help)
Ohmer, Susan (1997-05-01). "Ray Tracers: Blue Sky Studios". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2006-09-29.
Blue Sky/VIFX via Business Wire (1997-08-27). "VIFX and Blue Sky Studios Combine to Create Visual Effects Powerhouse; Company to be Known as Blue Sky/VIFX". AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
VFX HQ. "Blue Sky/VIFX". VFX HQ. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
The Hollywood Reporter (1999-03-03). "Rhythm & Hues Rounds Up Vifx". AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
[www.variety.com/article/VR1117984996 "Fox animation soars under Blue Sky"] Check |url= value (help). Variety. 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
Strike, Joe (2009-01-28). "Checking Out Blue Sky's New Connecticut Studio". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
McClintock, Pamela (2010-05-05). "Fox sets 3D 'Ice Age' sequel". Variety. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
"Leaf Men Heads to May 17, 2013". ComingSoon.net. 2011-07-29. Retrieved 2011-07-29.
Graser, Marc (2009-10-01). "EA sets up 'Spore' at Fox". Variety. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
Brodesser-Akner, Claude (2011-02-18). "Fox, Ice Age Director Bullish on The Story of Ferdinand". New York. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
Finke, Nikki (2011-04-26). "Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Renner, Wanda Sykes, & Drake Join Cast Of 2012 'Ice Age'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2011-05-15.

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