John Lasseter and Skydance Animation

In the past decade, the animation industry has grown exponentially. Technology has made it easier than ever for content creators to share their work with a global audience. This increased visibility has led to an increase in demand for animated content. Skydance Media is a production company that also houses several subsidiary businesses. In addition to producing films and television shows, Skydance owns and operates multiple animation studios.

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Skydance Animation is a subsidiary of Skydance Media. With a focus on family-friendly content, Skydance Animation has developed and produced numerous popular animated shows. The studio has produced several popular animated shows for kids and families. David Ellison founded the studio, and it’s under the leadership of John Lasseter.

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The formation of Skydance Animation was a significant event in the recent history of commercial animation. With its first production, Voltron: Legendary Defender, the studio quickly established itself as an industry leader. This is the first show produced by the studio, and the successful Voltron reboot has spawned multiple Netflix seasons with more to come. Archangel is a sci-fi war-themed series based on the best-selling book series by Irish author Sharon Shinn also produced by the firm.


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The series was an animated reboot of an older series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe. The original show premiered in the 80s and was a Japanese-American joint production. Airing in syndication at the time, it was a popular show among children and families. Since the 80s, many technological advancements in animation have occurred. This has created new opportunities for producers, animators, and storytellers to create high-quality content for a global audience.

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