Fox Animation Names Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird as Co-Presidentsby ZachPerilstein
The two leaders will also oversee Blue Sky Studios.
Twentieth Century Fox is changing up the leadership in its animation division. Announcing on Monday that Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird have been named co-presidents of Fox Animation. In their new roles they will oversee Fox Animation and have direct control at Blue Sky Studios.
Baird and Miloro succeed Vanessa Morrison who has a new role as president at Fox Family. Baird, who will be based at Blue Sky’s headquarters in Connecticut, and Milano, who will split her time between Connecticut and Los Angeles, will also be charged with growing Fox Animation via new partnerships with independent production companies and individual producers, the studio said.
Fox Animation has found success before with the Ice Age and Rio franchises. The Peanuts Movie in 2015 underperformed. Twentieth Century Fox believes that Miloro and Baird will guide the studio into a new phase of growth.
Robert Baird wrote the upcoming Ferdinand for Blue Sky. His other writing credits include from Pixar Monsters Inc., Cars, and co-writer of Monsters University. During his time at Disney's Animation Studio he worked on Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons. He also co-wrote Big Hero 6.
Miloro most recently served as senior vp of Fox Animation. Prior to joining Fox, she was Vice Presdient, head of production at Sony Animation. Where she oversaw the making of Open Season, Surf’s Up, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania and Open Season 2.