The exec's departure comes as Disney is assessing the Fox-owned Blue Sky Studios.
Andrea Miloro is exiting as co-president of Fox Animation, the division Disney inherited with its $ 71.3 billion acquisition of 21
"I'm writing today with some news that is difficult." Blue Sky, "Miloro wrote in an email to Blue Sky employees Thursday morning.
Miloro's co-president, Robert Baird, is expected to remain at the studio.
Miloro, who had been in the role for 21 months, had direct oversight of Fox-owned Blue Sky Studios, the Greenwich, Conn. Animated studio behind the Ice Age and Rio movies. The movie is about to live in Los Angeles and Connecticut.
Because Disney already owns two animation powerhouses, Disney Animation Studios and Pixar, Blue Sky would strategically fit into the larger company. Disney t he company.
Miloro's tenure at the helm of Fox Animation had been a rocky one.
Blue Sky's 2019 film, The Will Smith voiced Spies in Disguise has had its release date pushed twice and seen its budget balloon. The pic is currently scheduled to open Christmas Day, five days after Disney's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker .
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Miloro did not return The Hollywood Reporter 's request for comment. Her full memo to employees is below.
I want to leave Blue Sky.
Two years ago we started the journey to elevate and evolve this vibrant studio. We embarked on a robust development slate, attracting new talent and pushing forward with technology to support storytelling.
Blue Sky has always been a powerful family member, and has been with the family for 10 years. While this is the end of my Blue Sky journey, I know that this studio will continue to surpass the very high expectations we set out for ourselves.
Thank you so many wonderful memories. I wish everyone the very best.