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Universal Buys MacGuff for Illumination Ent.

Universal Pictures has bought French animation studio Mac Guff Ligne for Illumination Entertainment, according to Deadline.com. Illumination and Mac Guff worked together on CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Giordano and Breton to Shine at Illumination

Illumination Entertainment, the company behind last year’s underdog hit Despicable Me and 2013’s The Lorax, has tapped Brooke Braton to be the senior production executive and Kit ... Continue Reading →
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Meledandri to Produce Uglydoll Feature

Illumination Entertainment president Chris Meledandri will produce a new CG-animated feature based on the Uglydoll franchise, reports Deadline Hollywood. According to Michael Fleming, ... Continue Reading →
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Universal to Ride with ‘Despicable Me’ Minions

Get ready to experience life as yellow Minions. Variety reports that Universal Studios will offer a ride based on Despicable Me at its Orlando theme park in 2012. The park will also ... Continue Reading →
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CG Creature Double Feature

Universal serves up two very different films, Hop and Paul, with a common link: both feature computer animated stars in live-action environs. One thing’s guaranteed: You’ll never ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Expands Exec Roster, Release Plans

Illumination Entertainment is adding to its executive ranks in preparation for an increase in its output of animated features, reports Deadline.com. The studio behind last year’s ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Shines a Light On Illumination’s ‘Hop’

A trailer for Hop, the live-action/CG-animation hybrid movie coming April 1 from Illumination Entertainment, has hit the web. Check out the trailer right here: Directed by Tim Hill ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination’s ‘Hop’ Gets a Teaser Poster

Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming CG/live-action hybrid feature Hop has gotten a teaser poster. Take a look: The film is directed by Tim Hill and produced by Chris Meledandri. ... Continue Reading →