Those who have also fallen in love with the sweet signature squirrel character on Ice Age named Scrat, will be even more ecstatic to finally know that the little fellow is finally getting his acorn. Blue Sky Studios, also known as the geniuses behind the Ice Age films, posted a small clip of Scrat finally getting his beloved acorn.
The beloved sabre-toothed squirrel has struggled through all the Ice Age series to keep hold of his beloved food treasure. And when he is close to finally grab hold, it always results in catastrophic events. However, things have finally took a turn for this sweet guy, as the animation studio Blue Sky Studios finally let Scrat get his wish. The studio share a video to social media which finally shows the critter chowing down on the acorn with absolute pleasure.
After watching the short video, many Scrat fans couldn’t contain their joy, with one fan commenting, “Farewell Scrat. Thanks for everything @blueskystudios” Another added, “I kinda want to cry right now.” Another user commented, “20 YEARS. I'VE WAITED 20 YEARS FOR THIS.”
However, not only is this an emotional moment for Scrat, but also for the Ice Age and plenty other good productions as Blue Sky Studios is shutting down for good.
In the final days of @BlueSkyStudios, a small team of artists came together to do one final shot. This shot is a farewell, a send-off on our own terms ------ Blue Sky Studios 🌰#IceAge #IceAgeScratTaleshttps://t.co/CA3klgo98x pic.twitter.com/tkcXwyLcMS— Disney Television Animation News (@DisneyTVANews) April 13, 2022
My furry little bud finally got the acorn. pic.twitter.com/wtjtqxlh0Y— Douglas Szostkiewicz (@DSzostkiewicz) April 13, 2022
Beautiful ending for a great movie licence which followed me during all my childhood— ArcheD6 (@D6Arche) April 13, 2022
The studio announced last year April, that the animation studio would close as a result of the coronavirus. A spokesperson for Disney confirmed last year they were shutting down the studio in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and said, “Given the current economic realities, after much consideration and evaluation, we have made the difficult decision to close filmmaking operations at Blue Sky Studios.” The studio's last film Nimona was cancelled, despite being mostly completed. However, according to The Verge, Netflix has picked up the movie for a 2023 release.
When the team uploaded the video of Scrat to YouTube, Blue Sky added, "In the final days of Blue Sky Studios, a small team of artists came together to do one final shot. This shot is a farewell, a send-off on our own terms."
Blue Sky Studio’s Founder, Chris Wedge, said that Scrat has always been their official mascot as he became such a cinematic icon over the years. He also added, “For the past thirty-four years, we, like our single minded character Scrat, have reached for something that at times seems unattainable. Yet time after time we’ve managed to get our arms around our own versions of that elusive acorn. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to hold onto anything forever.
A letter from Blue Sky Co-Founder, Chris Wedge.— Blue Sky Studios (@blueskystudios) April 7, 2021
With the news of Blue Sky’s closing, we send 34-years worth of gratitude and appreciation to our friends and fans throughout the world. 💙 pic.twitter.com/uN4h4wVzvz
Blue Sky Studios has created several other amazing animations such as Dr Suess’ Horton Hears A Who, Rio, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie and Spies in Disguise, which will forever leave a mark on the animation world.