There’s a new feather in Carlos Saldanha’s (bottle) cap…
The 44-year-old Brazilian animated film director, who co-helmed Ice Age and then directed two Ice Age sequels, as well as Robots and Rio, has formed BottleCap Productions.
The label is Fox-based, where Saldanha made an exclusive five-year deal with 20th Century Fox and Fox International to develop live-action and animated projects.
BottleCap Productions will percolate new projects while Saldanha wraps up his directing work on Rio 2, which is slated for release next spring for Blue Sky Studios and Fox.
After serving as catalyst for the massively successful Ice Age and Rio franchises, Saldanha is one of the most important director relationships for Fox.
His most recent, Rio, grossed more than $500 million worldwide.