Holiday Trailer for Illumination’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Universal has released a new holiday trailer for its Illumination Entertainment animated feature film The Secret Life of Pets. Here’s how the studio describes the movie: “Comedy ... Continue Reading →

Illumination Teases ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have released a teaser trailer for the Despicable Me studio’s fifth feature project: The Secret Life of Pets. Arriving in theaters ... Continue Reading →

Illumination Names ‘Pets,’ Sets July 2016 release

Illumination has titled and moved back the release date for its 2016 animated feature about pets. Now known as The Secret Life of Pets, the movie from directors Chris Renaud and Yarrow ... Continue Reading →

‘Penguins,’ ‘Minions’ Get New Trailers

The animated spin-off competition heated up this week as new trailers for DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar (out Nov. 26) and Universal-Illuminations’ Minions (July 10,2015) ... Continue Reading →

Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →

‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot,’ ‘Gravity’ Win Animation-VFX Oscars

Frozen took home the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song Oscars Sunday night, with the French short Mr. Hublot winning the best animated short film. Frozen won the song category ... Continue Reading →

Illumination Casts Louis C.K., Stonestreet, Hart in Pets Pic

Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart have signed on to voice the lead characters in Illumination Entertainment’s untitled original animated feature, due in theaters Feb. ... Continue Reading →

Three Toons to Vie for Golden Globe

The nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards have been unveiled, and Toon Town seems a bit under-represented considering all the great flicks offered throughout 2013. Only three ... Continue Reading →

Hot Discs: ‘Despicable Me 2,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Mary Poppins’

Since there are only a couple of weeks left until the holidays, the studios are releasing some of their big titles on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Among the many hot new animated titles ... Continue Reading →

‘Minions’ Movie Pushed Back to July 2015

Universal has decided to push back its Minions spinoff movie from Dec. 19, 2014 to July 10, 2015. The Hollywood Reporter points out that the shuffle will leave the studio without an ... Continue Reading →