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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Animation Summit Announces Full Lineup of Events, Guests

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 →
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Miami Animation Festival Unveils Impressive Lineup

This year’s edition of Miami’s Animation Festival has lined up an impressive program of screenings, events and panels for its 2013 edition, which runs October 17-20 at Miami Dade ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Heads Comment on ‘Animation Saturation’ in Theaters

Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg and Illumination Entertainment’s founder/CEO Chris Meledandri are among the top studio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable’ Wallops ‘Lone Ranger’ at Box Office

Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s 3-D CG sequel Despicable Me 2 won’t need a freeze ray to stun box office watchers after Tuesday night. The animated effort thoroughly ... 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' 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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Tito Ortiz Hired as Illumination’s Development VP

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 ... Continue Reading →