After scoring with “Despicable Me 2” this summer, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment will release a spin off movie starring the franchise’s yellow Minions to July 10, 2015. The film…
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Thomas Tull may have found his next creature feature. The producer of monster movies like “Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim” is wasting no time in choosing which films he wants to make at Universal…
Judging by the numbers, the 'Despicable Me' creatures' appeal is undeniable, and yet, Illumination honcho Chris Meledandri is also eager to introduce the studio's next batch of unique characters.
The animation community was shocked to learn that the "Despicable Me 2" team were recasting Al Pacino's role with Benjamin Bratt less than six weeks before the film's Annecy festival premiere.
The yellow Twinkie-shaped characters have not only helped launch Universal's first family franchise in well over a decade, but have instantly made the studio a major player in the lucrative animation…
Veteran animated feature film executive Tito Ortiz has returned to Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment as its new VP of development.
The holidays have come and gone, but Illumination is already at work on bringing a classic Christmas anti-hero to the bigscreen, as the toon shop is developing "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole…
Universal is getting uglier. Universal Partnerships & Licensing has inked a deal with Pretty Ugly to rep the company's Uglydoll franchise of characters across all digital platforms.
Seeking the next big family-film franchise, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have acquired the rights to Jonathan Stroud's supernatural book series "Lockwood & Co." with plans to…
Acquisition by Universal blends American and French cultures
Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment is continuing to show its growth, announcing the hires of Brooke Breton as a senior production executive and Kit Giordano as director of development.
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