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…
Make way for more Minions. Universal is planning a major merchandising push around its "Despicable Me" sequel through an exclusive deal with Thinkway Toys when the film hits theaters in 2013.
Minions are already attracting millions for Universal.
Scorsese's hommage to early French cinema is the second GK Films pic to nab a rebate this year.
The threadbare screenplay, which went into production as Seven Year Storm, uses a Rip van Winkle gimmick. As Mason Storm, cop Steven Seagal is nearly killed in the first reel after shooting…