Skydance Media buys animation unit of Spain’s Ilion Studios

Creative talent roster includes Shrek director Vicky Jenson, Tangled’s Nathan Greno.Skydance Media has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios to form Skydance Animation Madrid led by John Lasseter.The strategic acquisition combines Skydance’s creative capital and Ilion’s talent and creates a combined workforce of close to 500 employees.Lasseter and Holly Edwards lead Skydance Animation, whose feature slate includes Luck, about an unlucky girl who uncovers a force more powerful than luck itself; musical fantasy Spellbound (working title); and Pookoo (working title).The roster of creatives include Shrek director Vicky Jenson (Spellbound), Peggy Holmes (Luck

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