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Emmy-winning writer Jon Vitti, who has worked on hit toons The Simpsons and King of the Hill in addition to live-action series like The Office, The Larry Sanders Show and Saturday Night Live, has been tapped to pen the script for Rovio Entertainment’s upcoming 3D feature adaptation of its smash [...]
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 comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru, the girls, the hilarious minions and a host of new characters. In the sequel, Gru (Steve Carell) [...]
Sony Pictures Entertainment has nabbed the worldwide distribution rights for Rovio’s upcoming CG-animate feature based on its Angry Birds franchise. The 3D film is being developed, produced, and financed by Rovio Entertainment and will be released worldwide by Sony on July 1, 2016. Michael Lynton, Chairman & CEO of Sony [...]
Dark Planet Comics has released its first digital comic, Silver #1, now available for download on ComiXology. The 12-issue miniseries marks the comic book debut of animation veteran Stephan Franck, whose many credits include supervising animator on The Iron Giant, storyboard artist on Despicable Me and story artist on How [...]
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 the Universal/Illumination’s upcoming summer movie. The studio cited the reason as “creative differences.” You might recall that [...]
Veteran animation director Lionel Gallat (Despicable Me, The Lorax, Flushed Away) has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for a game he created titled Ghost of a Tale. Gallat has already done most of the project’s heavy lifting, including designing, modeling, animating and rendering everything by himself. He now needs some [...]
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 career, Variety reports. Ortiz will now serve as vice president of development for the CG animation studio, which will be delivering Despicable Me 2 [...]
Those Angry Birds have must have less stress in their lives now that Finnish videogame developer Rovio has posted a 57% growth in net profits to $71 million in 2012, with revenues doubling last year to $195 million. According Rovio, Angry Birds games attracted over 263 million active players in [...]
The minions must have been working overtime. This weekend, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have launched a giant “Despicablimp” to promote this summer’s release of the Despicable Me 2 feature. Cruising at an average height of 1,000 feet, the yellow Despicablimp will travel approximately 20,000 miles over the next few months [...]
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 will be voicing a villain in the upcoming Despicable Me spinoff Minions. Disney-Pixar was pleased to announce the return of Albert Brooks [...]