Sign Ups for Summer 2017 Midpoint Reviews


NXTUP Fest is live!

If you have any questions about how to submit, vote or anything else related to the film festival, go to 

ONSITE Town Hall Meeting (March 23)

Blue Sky Studios Internships (DEADLINE: MARCH 17)

Our summer internship program is a fun, exciting and educationally-packed 10 weeks. Each intern is specially selected and placed in a department that best fits their skills and interests. Throughout the 10 weeks they will be mentored and supervised by a Blue Sky professional in that field.

We have 2 types of internships – Artistic/Production and Technical. Internship application information is below.

All of the Summer 2016 internships start in early June and end in early August. They are open to all college students whose graduation dates fall within the following time frame: Winter 2016 through Spring 2018. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship by the Company.


Application process closes Friday, March 17th. To apply please email: with the following information:

  • Title your email:  Internship 2017: DEPARTMENT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR (Example, Internship 2017: ANIMATION)
  • Attach your resume and cover letter to your email
  • In the body of your email please put the following information:
    – Your Name
    – School
    – Month and year of graduation
    – Current location
    – Do you currently have the legal right to work in the US?
    – 3 Referral Contacts (Names with either Phone #s or Emails)
    – A link to your online portfolio/reel
    – If you are applying for more then 1 department, list the departments in order of priority


Drawings of Dogs for the Year of the Dog 2018!

COSTUME CARNIVAL: Summer of Love (Saturday, March 25)


The Art of Andreas Deja at the Walt Disney Family Museum (Mar 23, 2017 – Oct 4, 2017)

Visual development sketch from Deja’s upcoming short “Mushka.”

Explore the dynamic work of one of the most accomplished and versatile character animators of our time: Andreas Deja. This unique exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most iconic Disney characters, from menacing villains Scar and Jafar and larger-than-life muscle men Gaston and Hercules, to the much beloved Mama Odie and Lilo Pelekai. In addition to his work for The Walt Disney Animation Studios, Deja is known for independent projects, including his upcoming film Mushka. The film—featuring a young girl and her tiger in “a story of love and sacrifice set in Russia”—is animated in a colored pencil style. Deja View showcases Deja’s prolific and wide-ranging career, bridging the rich tradition of classic hand-drawn animation with animation’s innovative future.

For more information on the exhibit, click here.

For the Cartoon Brew article, click here.

Visual development sketch from Deja’s upcoming short “Mushka.”

Ink drawings from Deja’s application portfolio to Disney.

Merlin steel wire sculpture.

Charcoal drawings from Deja’s application portfolio to Disney.

Model drawings of Jafar from Disney’s “Aladdin” (1992).

Visual development of Gaston from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” (1991).

Nickelodeon will be in the Bay Area for the Glass Animation Festival!