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Skydance Animation Names Blue Sky Studios Vet Bruce Anderson Head Of Production

May 10, 2024

Skydance Animation has tapped Bruce Anderson in the newly created role of Head of Production.

The producer of Ferdinand and the Rio franchise will oversee production planning for animation production and physical delivery of Skydance Animation’s slate of feature films.

Most recently, Anderson served as producer of Skydance Animation’s upcoming animated musical-fantasy Spellbound which premieres later this year on Netflix.

“Bruce is a true collaborator who brings care and attention to every project he touches,” said Holly Edwards, President, Skydance Animation. “As we prepare for the release of Spellbound and continue to ramp up production on our other features in the pipeline, we are thrilled to have Bruce joining the team as Head of Production.”

In 2023, Skydance Animation formed a multi-year partnership with Netflix to develop and produce animated movies to be released directly on the streamer which brought Skydance’s full slate of existing animated features including the upcoming films SpellboundPookooRay Gunn, and an untitled Jack and the Beanstalk project exclusively to the OTT service.

In addition to the studio’s slate of feature films, Skydance Animation will release its first series, Wondla, based on the acclaimed book series by Tony DiTerlizzi on Apple TV+.

Prior to joining Skydance, Bruce worked at Blue Sky Studios where he produced several films including the Oscar nominated features Ferdinand and Rio, as well as Rio 2 and Horton Hears a Who. During his time at Blue Sky, he also served as the VP & General Manager of the studio as well as production manager on Ice Age: The Meltdown. Before his time at Blue Sky, Bruce worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation on a number of projects including Brother BearLilo and StitchThe Emperor’s New GrooveTarzan, and Mulan.