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Fox Animation Soars Under Blue Sky

Low-profile studio stays afloat with ‘Ice Age’

The nondescript glass building at 44 South Broadway in the New York City suburb of White Plains doesn’t exactly look like an artists’ paradise.

Amidst the lawyers and insurance companies here, however, is an office that’s notable only for the cardboard cutout by the front door advertising “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.” Behind the doors are screening rooms, sculptures, posters, piercings, computers — all the details one would expect at a modern-day animation studio that employs about 300 people.

Still, for anyone who has visited the lush creative campuses of Pixar or DreamWorks Animation, it would be hard to believe that this is the home of one of Hollywood’s most successful animation houses.

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2 responses

  1. Thats a cool little summary on the studios history. It has its own story arc to it, and is definitely going up, and up, and up now. =)

    …and on that note….back to the graph editor.

    -Sheldon

    May 3, 2008 at 11:33 pm

  2. I forgot about Joe’s apartment. I had always assumed fight club was the beginning of their feature work. Cool article. You guys are making some serious noise now.

    Best of luck on AI3!

    May 8, 2008 at 11:08 am

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