Bratt Replaces Pacino as ‘Despicable Me 2' Villain

Is there some sort of curse on the role of the villain Eduardo in the upcoming sequel Despicable Me 2? Over the weekend, reported that Al Pacino had exited the role in ... Continue Reading →

Tito Ortiz Hired as Illumination’s Development VP

Veteran animated features exec Tito Ortiz (Ice Age, Despicable Me) is returning to Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment after being absent for two years pursuing his music ... Continue Reading →

Bullock, Brooks & Neeson Sign to Toon Projects

It’s a busy week for voice star announcements as a few studios have revealed key names for their upcoming projects. From Universal/Illumination comes the news that Sandra Bullock ... Continue Reading →

Universal-Illumination to Reboot Seuss’s ‘Grinch’

Universal Studios and its Illumination Entertainment animation division are banking that Dr. Seuss fans have sufficiently recovered from the much-maligned Jim Carrey take on the green ... Continue Reading →

Tackling the Big Questions

Several of this year’s Oscar contenders discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs, inspirations and the state of animation in a very good year. Peter Lord – Director, ... Continue Reading →

Illumination Announces Partnership with Fuji TV

Santa Monica-based Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, The Lorax) and Japanese leading broadcaster Fuji Television have made a strategic alliance in Japan. The deal brings together ... Continue Reading →

Universal’s Minions Movie Gets Release Date

Mark your calendars, Minion fans! The upcoming movie featuring the little yellow guys from the Universal/Illumination hit movie Despicable Me will be released on December 19, 2014. The ... Continue Reading →

The Minions Get Own Spinoff Movie!

Those popular, little yellow guys from Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise will be starring in their own feature. reports that the Minions will be the star ... Continue Reading →

Illumination Plans a ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie

Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford the Big Red Dog will be wagging his tail on the big screen again, thanks to the team at Illumination Entertainment and Universal. According to ... Continue Reading →

Illumination Taps Altschuler, Krinsky for ‘Woody Woodpecker’

Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri ... Continue Reading →