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Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit of Ilion Studios

David Ellison’s Skydance Media has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios to form Skydance Animation Madrid. According to the company’s statement, the “acquisition combines the creative capital of Skydance with Ilion’s best-in-class talent, ensuring Skydance Animation’s full oversight of all production aspects guaranteeing quality control throughout the life cycle of every project.” Skydance …

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John Lasseter Named Head of Skydance Animation

Ousted Pixar and Disney Animation creative chief John Lasseter has found a new job. Lasseter, who was driven out after sexual misconduct allegations, has been named Head of Skydance Animation, it was announced today by David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer, Skydance Media. Lasseter, who will report directly to Ellison, will be based in Los Angeles and …

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