Skydance Animation Names New Head of Production


Skydance Animation has appointed Bruce Anderson (Spellbound, Ferdinand, Rio 2) as head of production.

In the newly created role, Anderson will oversee production planning for all animation production and physical delivery of the company’s feature films. He recently worked with Skydance on Spellbound, serving as producer for the musical fantasy film that is set to debut later this year on Netflix.

Prior to this, Anderson worked at Blue Sky Studios, where he produced several films, including the Academy Award-nominated films Ferdinand and Rio, as well as Rio 2 and Horton Hears a Who. During his time at the company, he also served as VP and general manager of the studio, as well as production manager on Ice Age: The Meltdown.

Before his time at Blue Sky Studios, Anderson worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation on a number of projects, including Brother Bear, Lilo and Stitch, The Emperor’s New Groove, Tarzan and Mulan.

“Bruce is a true collaborator who brings care and attention to every project he touches,” said Holly Edwards, president of Skydance Animation. “As we prepare for the release of Spellbound and continue to ramp up production on our other features in the pipeline, we are thrilled to have Bruce joining the team as head of production.”