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Animation Studio That Made Ice Age Finally Lets Scrat Get His Acorn Before Being Shut Down

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Animation Studio That Made Ice Age Finally Lets Scrat Get His Acorn Before Being Shut Down

The geniuses behind the Ice Age films, Blue Sky Studios, have posted a small clip of Scrat finally getting his acorn.

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In previous Ice Age films, the beloved sabre-toothed squirrel struggled to keep hold of his beloved food treasure, and it never failed to result in catastrophic events.

However, animation studio Blue Sky Studios has finally let Scrat get his wish.

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They've posted a video to social media showing the critter chow down on the acorn and he seems to do it with absolute pleasure.

After watching the short, many users were emotional, with one fan commenting: “Farewell Scrat. Thanks for everything @blueskystudios”

Another wrote: “I kinda want to cry right now.”

While a third user commented: “20 YEARS. I'VE WAITED 20 YEARS FOR THIS.”

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However, this is actually a bittersweet moment because Blue Sky Studios is shutting down for goo.

It was announced in April last year that the animation studio would close as a result of the coronavirus.

When uploading the video to YouTube, Blue Sky said: "In the final days of Blue Sky Studios, a small team of artists came together to do one final shot. This shot is a farewell, a send-off on our own terms."

I'm not crying, you are.

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Blue Sky Studio’s Founder, Chris Wedge, said Scrat was their official mascot as he became such a cinematic icon over the years.

He wrote: “For the past thirty-four years, we, like our single minded character Scrat, have reached for something that at times seems unattainable. Yet time after time we’ve managed to get our arms around our own versions of that elusive acorn.

“Unfortunately, it’s not possible to hold onto anything forever.

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“We’ve had more fun bringing our movies to life than anyone should be allowed. We hope you’ve been able to feel some of that joy. Thank you, from the bottom of our collective Blue Sky hearts, for being with us all these years.”

Along with the Ice Age franchise, Blue Sky Studios created Dr Suess’ Horton Hears A Who, Rio, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie and Spies in Disguise.

Despite being behind some of the most successful computer animation films for the past three decades, a spokesperson for Disney confirmed last year they were shutting down the studio in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

They told Deadline: “Given the current economic realities, after much consideration and evaluation, we have made the difficult decision to close filmmaking operations at Blue Sky Studios.”

The studio's last film Nimona was cancelled, despite being mostly completed. However, according to The Verge, Netflix has picked up the movie for a 2023 release.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Blue Sky Studios

Topics: News, TV and Film, Disney

Charisa Bossinakis
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