“Despicable Me 2” collaborators Chris Meledandri, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud and Pharrell Williams shared some of their creative processes following a showing of their toon Nov. 14 at the Variety…
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…
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…
Universal/Illumination's endearing, if slightly less inspired, sequel finds the still-surly Gru just lonely enough to accommodate a love interest.
If Halle Berry feels like catching up on U.S. cinema, she'll never get a better chance than next month in Paris. The 2nd Champs Elysees Film Festival's guest of honor, Berry will be in Paris for an…
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…
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…
These thesps, producers, directors, artists and location experts serve as important liaisons between the biz in France and the U.S.
Three French nominees -- "Despicable Me" co-helmer Pierre Coffin, Euro giant StudioCanal and France 3 Cinema -- won Cartoon Movie Tributes for best director, distributor and producer of the year.
Did Disney-Pixar's withdrawal from the Intl. Animation Society make a difference in this year's Annie Awards nominations?
It's hard enough maintaining an animation franchise. Launching a new one is nearly impossible.