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Bullock, Brooks & Neeson Sign to Toon Projects

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Is No. 1 Animated Pic of 2012

Brave, Disney/Pixar’s charming tale of a bold Scottish princess, took the crown as the best-selling animated movie of 2012. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the movie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Takes Producer Under Wing

The hottest mobile gaming (and now merchandising/licensing) sensation of late is on track to take movie theaters by storm with the Angry Birds flick set to take flight summer of 2016. ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Announces Partnership with Fuji TV

Santa Monica-based Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, The Lorax) and Japanese leading broadcaster Fuji Television have made a strategic alliance in Japan. The deal brings together ... Continue Reading →
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Universal’s Minions Movie Gets Release Date

Mark your calendars, Minion fans! The upcoming movie featuring the little yellow guys from the Universal/Illumination hit movie Despicable Me will be released on December 19, 2014. The ... Continue Reading →
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The Minions Get Own Spinoff Movie!

Those popular, little yellow guys from Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise will be starring in their own feature. Deadline.com reports that the Minions will be the star ... Continue Reading →
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‘Titans,’ ‘Mirror Mirror’ No Match for ‘Hunger Games’

Perseus and Snow White were no match for Katniss Everdeen, as The Hunger Games held on to the top spot against the VFX-heavy sequel Wrath of the Titans and Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror. Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lorax’ Rakes in $70.7 mil. Worth of Green

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Bardem May Be New ‘Despicable Me’ Villain

Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) is in negotiations to voice the new villain in Despicable Me 2, the sequel to Universal/Illumination’s 2010 hit. ... Continue Reading →
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Taylor Swift Joins Illumination’s ‘Lorax’ Voice Cast

Illumination Entertainment is firming up the voice cast for its animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. According to Variety, the studio that made Despicable Me has announced ... Continue Reading →