Al Pacino to Voice New ‘Despicable Me’ Villain

Universal/Illumination’s sequel to Despicable Me just added more star power to its voice lineup. Deadline reported that master thespian Al Pacino has signed to play the new villain ... Continue Reading →

Woody Woodpecker Flies to the Big Screen

Walter Lantz’ hyperactive animated bird Woody Woodpecker will be making his way to the bigscreen, thanks to Chris Meledandri and his team at Universal’s Illumination Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →

Universal Buys MacGuff for Illumination Ent.

Universal Pictures has bought French animation studio Mac Guff Ligne for Illumination Entertainment, according to Illumination and Mac Guff worked together on CG-animated ... Continue Reading →

New Aussie Trailer for ‘The Lorax’ Reveals More

A new Australian trailer for Universal’s 2012 feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax offers more clues about the much-anticipated project. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and Kyle ... Continue Reading →

Classic’s ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Finds Its Way To MGM

Classic Media has announced that MGM will be making a live-action feature based on its book-based property Where’s Waldo? According to MGM’s president of Motion Picture Group Jonathan ... Continue Reading →

Johnny Depp to Portray Dr. Seuss for Illumination

The life of celebrated children’s author Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) is being adapted into a live-action Universal feature, produced by Illumination’s Christopher Meledandri ... Continue Reading →

Giordano and Breton to Shine at Illumination

Illumination Entertainment, the company behind last year’s underdog hit Despicable Me and 2013’s The Lorax, has tapped Brooke Braton to be the senior production executive and Kit ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Launches In-House Feature Animation Unit

Paramount Pictures is getting into the cartoon game, announcing plans for an in-house animation division that will roll out its first title in 2014. Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said ... Continue Reading →

Meledandri to Produce Uglydoll Feature

Illumination Entertainment president Chris Meledandri will produce a new CG-animated feature based on the Uglydoll franchise, reports Deadline Hollywood. According to Michael Fleming, ... Continue Reading →

Universal to Ride with ‘Despicable Me’ Minions

Get ready to experience life as yellow Minions. Variety reports that Universal Studios will offer a ride based on Despicable Me at its Orlando theme park in 2012. The park will also ... Continue Reading →