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The Minions Rule the Global B.O.

The long 4th of July weekend proved to be a really sweet time for Gru and the rest of the clan from Despicable Me 2. The Universal/Illumination title, which began its run in U.S. theaters ... Continue Reading →
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The Gru Next Door: Building ‘Despicable Me 2'

Universal/Illumination’s acclaimed anti-hero returns to the big screen in the 3-D summer sequel Despicable Me 2. Three years ago, when Despicable Me was heading into U.S. theaters, ... Continue Reading →
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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 →