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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 [...]
Universal Studios and its Illumination Entertainment animation division are banking that Dr. Seuss fans have sufficiently recovered from the much-maligned Jim Carrey take on the green meanie and are ready to see a new CG feature adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The new Grinch outing will be directed [...]
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 a favorite among the Bronies tribe. Directed by Chris Renaud (of Despicable Me fame), The Lorax (Universal, $29.98 DVD; $34.98 [...]
Fox Animation Studios president Vanessa Morrison has renewed her deal with Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE), it was announced today by FFE chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman. Brian Keane, an EVP and COO at Blue Sky Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fox Animation, has also re-upped with the company. Keane [...]
Warner Home Video is preparing a hearty helping from the Dr. Seuss library with the release of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories Deluxe Edition—a collection of favorite animated tales available on Blu-ray for the first time, out June 26. The collection will include Green Eggs and [...]
Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri and Universal Studios to write a script for the proposed feature, reports Deadline.com. The pair have extensive animation and comedy credits, including long runs on the TV [...]
The animation studio behind the hit movie The Lorax is returning to the Dr. Seuss library, this time for a 3D CG-animated feature based on The Cat in the Hat. According to Deadline.com, Universal-based Illumination Entertainment has started developing the pic and tapped Rob Lieber to write the script. Illumination president [...]
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 a record-breaking $70.7 million performance. Although the movie received mixed reviews and only garnered a 59% rating on RottenTomatoes.com, it proved to be a [...]
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) wrote and illustrated his powerful children’s classic The Lorax, the alarming environmental message of the book is more urgent than ever [...]
The latest 3-D CG flick from Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, will come to IMAX March 2, opening on 269 domestic screens simultaneously, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The IMAX launch will be concurrent with the film’s North American wide release. In addition, Lorax will open in seven [...]