Nick Bruno and Julie Zackary

Annapurna Animation has ramped up the inventive management of its staff with the addition of Nimona director Nick Bruno and producer Julie Zackary. Zackary, a former Blue Sky Studios government, will function Annapurna’s Head of Animation.

Also becoming a member of the division is Erica Pulcini as Creative Executive.

First out of the gate for the division is a characteristic take of BlueTwelve videogame, Stray.

Zackary will oversee all points of manufacturing all through Annapurna Animation’s division. Zackary served as VP of Production Management at Sony Pictures Imageworks earlier than becoming a member of Blue Sky Studios as Vice President of Production.

In Pulcini’s position as Creative Executive, she is going to assist curate, develop and additional outline Annapurna Animation’s characteristic movie slate. 

Also in growth is Foo, the subsequent mission from famend director Chris Wedge.

Bruno is already on faucet to develop and direct an untitled authentic characteristic movie, and he’s actively growing a number of new authentic concepts underneath Annapurna Animation. He made his characteristic movie directorial debut as a director on twentieth Century Studios’ Spies in Disguise

. His further credit embody Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, Rio, The Peanuts Movie and the Oscar nominated quick, No Time for Nuts.

Wedge is an Oscar successful movie director, producer and co-founder of Blue Sky Animation Studios. Wedge wrote and directed Blue Sky Animation’s first movie, Bunny, successful an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. He went on to direct the extremely touted and Oscar nominated characteristic movie, Ice Age, which spurred an enormous franchise for twentieth Century Fox.

In December 2022, Annapurna introduced the launch of its Animation division being led by former Disney Animation Executives Robert Baird and Andrew Millstein. Annapurna Animation’s debut mission, Nimona, premiered on June 14 on the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and launched globally on Netflix June 30.

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