The Minions are about to run rampant at Electronic Arts. The vidgame company’s mobile arm has signed a multiyear deal with Illumination Entertainment and Universal to bring the yellow, Twinkie-shaped…
Chris Meledandri, a pioneering animation entrepreneur and creative force behind Universal's family movie business, will be the first-ever recipient of a new prize: Mifa & Variety's Animation…
Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri said Saturday that the feature film business has entered an unprecedented period of volatility and that it is losing — or has already lost — the next…
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…
Paramount looks to get a jump start on a crowded 2015 Fourth of July weekend, launching its “Terminator” reboot on Wednesday, July 1. The studio also officially announced on Monday the rumored title…
The Minions keep performing for Universal Pictures. “Despicable Me: Minion Rush,” that features characters and locations from “Despicable Me 2″ has crossed the 100 million download mark since the…
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.
Universal/Illumination's endearing, if slightly less inspired, sequel finds the still-surly Gru just lonely enough to accommodate a love interest.
Veteran animated feature film executive Tito Ortiz has returned to Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment as its new VP of development.