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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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Universal’s ‘The Lorax’ Expected to Top the Charts

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) ... Continue Reading →
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Dobbs Says ‘Arrietty,’ ‘Lorax’ are Liberal Propaganda

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs is accusing animated movies such as Disney/Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and Universal/Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax of trying ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Question for the Week of December 26 2011

Which 2012 movie are you most excited about? Brave The Lorax The Pirates! Band of Misfits Madagascar 3 ParaNorman Continue Reading →
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Universal Buys MacGuff for Illumination Ent.

Universal Pictures has bought French animation studio Mac Guff Ligne for Illumination Entertainment, according to Deadline.com. Illumination and Mac Guff worked together on CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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‘Nos Amis’ Across the Sea

How the French government is bolstering international animated co-productions, plus a whirlwind tour of top toon houses. As a country renowned for its artistic temperament, fans of ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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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 →