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.
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With family fare repping a growing sector of showbiz, creators of family- and faith-based entertainment gather June 21 in BevHills for the second annual Purpose: Family Entertainment and Faith Based…
Universal/Illumination's endearing, if slightly less inspired, sequel finds the still-surly Gru just lonely enough to accommodate a love interest.
Benjamin Bratt has come on to voice the villain in Universal and Illumination’s movie “Despicable Me 2,” replacing Al Pacino who left the project due to creative differences. Sources say since it is…
It's hard enough maintaining an animation franchise. Launching a new one is nearly impossible.
Animation production designer and California native Yarrow Cheney didn't expect to end up living in Paris, but that's where he's now happily ensconced, having just come off of "Despicable Me," the…
There's nothing like a little world domination to melt the most dastardly evildoer's heart.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are joining forces to turn the Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax" into a 3-D CG animated feature.
A story of Horton, and people called Who -- but how many movies? It seems to be two! There's one that's quite Seussical, gentle and charming. The other stars Jim Carrey, brash and alarming! What auds…
Chris Meledandri's Universal-based shingle has a name -- Illumination -- and a batch of deals.
The Gersh Agency has elevated Frank Wuliger to partner and promoted Abram Nalibotsky to co-head of the literary division. Wuliger, who'd been VP of the agency's feature lit department, reps directors…