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‘Despicable Me 2' Breaks B.O. Records Overseas

Although the Universal/Illumination animated feature hasn’t opened in the U.S. yet, the film has already made over $41.5 million from only seven international territories. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2' Earns Thumbs Up at Annecy

Early word has been very positive for Universal and Illumination’s animated sequel Despicable Me 2, which earned a standing ovation at the Annecy International Film Festival. Directors ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Releases New Clip from ‘Despicable Me 2'

Universal has released the first clip from Illumination’s eagerly anticipated summer movie, Despicable Me the Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new ... Continue Reading →
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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, Deadline.com reported that Al Pacino had exited the role in ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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‘Lorax’ Pops, Ponies Get Married on New Discs

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a hit at the box office for Universal and Illumination Entertainment, arrives on home video ahead of a strong pack of animated and VFX releases that includes ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lorax’ Rakes in $70.7 mil. Worth of Green

An overwhelming marketing campaign and familiarity with the Dr. Seuss brand pushed Universal/Illumination’s animated feature The Lorax to the top of the U.S. box-office chart with ... Continue Reading →
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Universal’s ‘The Lorax’ Expected to Top the Charts

How the team at Illumination Entertainment put a shiny new 3-D polish on Dr. Seuss’ cautionary, environmentally themed The Lorax. More than 40 years after Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) ... Continue Reading →