“Minions” has crossed the $500 million mark at the international box office, Universal Pictures announced Monday. The comedy opened in first place in 55 territories, setting the record in 29 markets…
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…
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.
PARIS–France is openings its arms even wider to Hollywood and other foreign shoots. After keeping the French industry on edge for over six months, the European Commission has finally greenlit a major…
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.
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…
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…
TOKYO -- Hollywood toon house Illumination Entertainment and Fuji TV, one of Japan's major networks, have announced a strategic partnership.