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…
2015 offers a huge array of cinematic riches, from “Star Wars” and “Avengers” to new films from Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. Here’s some titles that are worth watching out for…
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here)…
Universal has released a slapstick-filled first trailer for Illumination’s “Minions” movie, eight months before its July 10 opening. The spinoff of the two “Despicable Me” films stars minions Stuart…
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…
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.
Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 2′ Soars With $142 Mil, While ‘Lone Ranger’ Stalls With Less Than $50 Mil
Moviegoers went gaga for Universal's yellow minions this weekend, with "Despicable Me 2" grossing a boffo $142 million in five days, condemning Disney's masked vigilante in "The Lone Ranger" to…
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…