Magazine
Subscribe
Editorial
Media Kit
Talk to us

News : Education Jun 29, 2009 - 5:25 PM


Blue Sky Studios donating animation computers to UConn, Wesleyan

By Governor Rell's Office





Font size: Small Big
Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Share this article:
facebook del.icio.us Yahoo! MyWeb Digg reddit Furl Blinklist Spurl
Buy the "As seen on" mug
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that students at the University of Connecticut and Wesleyan University will benefit from state-of-the-art animation computers donated by Greenwich-based Blue Sky Studios, the creator of a number of award-winning digital animation features, including the Ice Age series.

Blue Sky, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fox Filmed Entertainment, relocated to Connecticut from New York in January, bringing with it more than 300 jobs. The company, which continues to expand, said it was attracted to Connecticut because of the state’s efforts to promote the film industry.

“This is a tremendous gift for our students and for our state,” Governor Rell said. “The film industry has clearly found a home in Connecticut and we are grateful for Blue Sky’s commitment to Connecticut and partnership in helping us develop the next generation of skilled, educated industry professionals. This generous donation comes at a time when resources for so many worthwhile programs are stretched thin.”

Students at both schools will be able to learn on the same hardware that produced Blue Sky’s Ice Age the Meltdown, a $652 million worldwide box office hit and Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, which took in nearly $300 million worldwide.

The high-speed animation computers feature 104 Centralized Processing Units (CPU) per rack. Each rack has a current market value of approximately $35,000. UConn’s drama and computer science engineering departments are each receiving two racks and Wesleyan’s computer science department is receiving four donated racks.

"Blue Sky is proud to be part of Connecticut's continued focus on the education of its workforce," said Brian Keane, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Blue Sky Studios.

Blue Sky Studios has earned worldwide acclaim as one of the industry’s premier digital animation facilities. The more than 300 artists at Blue Sky come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including architecture, computer science, physics, fine arts, film and traditional animation.

The studio’s latest release, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the third in the Ice Age series, opens in theaters Wednesday, July 1.




© Copyright by StamfordPlus.com. Some articles and pictures posted on our website, as indicated by their bylines, were submitted as press releases and do not necessarily reflect the position and opinion of StamfordPlus.com, Stamford Plus magazine, Canaiden LLC or any of its associated entities. Articles may have been edited for brevity and grammar.




Possibly related or similar articles:
Stamford Public Schools Announces All Schools Will Be Closed March 13 through March 27 - Mar 12, 2020 - 3:50:02 PM
Tech repair franchise uBreakiFix opens Stamford location - Mar 12, 2020 - 12:16:34 AM
Hartford Wolf Pack Community Foundation issues grant funding - Mar 11, 2020 - 1:53:25 AM
WCSU nursing professor receives honor - Mar 5, 2020 - 11:07:53 AM
City of Stamford: City Agencies Prepare for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - Feb 29, 2020 - 5:59:04 AM





Note: We reserve the right to delete posts at any time if we decide that they are offensive or distasteful.
CURRENT HEADLINES:
Norwalk City Hall moving to limited staff and services amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Wilton Library’s drive thru window keeps people rolling
Mystic Seaport Museum to Close Temporarily March 13
SilverSource Announces Updated Measures to Ensure Stamford’s Senior Population Continues to Be Supported During Coronavirus Outbreak
Stamford Public Schools Announces All Schools Will Be Closed March 13 through March 27


Top of Page










StamfordPlus.com is part of the Canaiden Online Media Network.
Stamford Plus Online | Norwalk Plus Online | Canaiden.com | Best of Norwalk | Best of Stamford | Hauterfly Magazine | SummerCampPlus.com

Copyright ©2005-2010 Canaiden,LLC All Rights Reserved.