Illumination Sets 2017 Dates for ‘Despicable 3,’ ‘Grinch’

Gru will be back — but not until 2017. Universal Pictures has set June 30, 2017, as the release date for Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3. Gru’s lovable little ... 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 →

‘Despicable Me 2′ Helps Deliver Universal’s Best Year

Universal Pictures announced this week that the studio has set a new record for its highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office with a total of $1.352 billion through ... Continue Reading →

Star-Studded Awards Soiree Launches Animation Summit

This year’s edition of Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit began on a high note on Sunday night with a star-studded awards ceremony that featured voice legend ... Continue Reading →

MGM producing Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Charles Addams’ classic monster family is coming back to the big screen. Variety reports the beloved kooky characters are being prepared for an animated movie, produced by MGM. ... Continue Reading →

‘Rise of the Guardians’ Helps DreamWorks Earnings

DreamWorks Animation announced on Tuesday that it earned 12 cents per share on $154.5 million revenue, beating analysts’ predictions who had said the company would earn 2 cents ... Continue Reading →

‘Despicable Me 2′ Plumps Up Uni’s Bottom Line

In reporting their third quarter profits, Comcast noted improvement in its entertainment arm NBCUniversal, handily bolstered by the success of the Illumination Entertainment toon Despicable ... Continue Reading →

Final Days to Pick Up Animation Summit Tickets

Animation Magazine has announced its full lineup of guests and events for next month’s three-day event (Nov. 3-5). Sony Pictures Imageworks’ award-winning vfx supervisor ... Continue Reading →

VES Summit Addresses Vast Changes in Industry

Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri, former Digital Domain president and Ender’s Game producer Ed Ulbrich, Warner Bros. president of digital production, animation ... Continue Reading →

Chris Meledandri to Receive PGA Visionary Award

The Producers Guild of America will be honoring Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri with its 2014 Visionary Award, which will be presented at the Producers Guild ... Continue Reading →