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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 to indoctrinate children with liberal messages. The conservative commentator called the two animated features “insidious nonsense from Hollywood” and proclaimed that “Hollywood is once [...]
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 in Despicable Me 2. The film, which is slated to come out on July 3, 2013, will feature Pacino as the Gru’s [...]
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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 features Despicable Me and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. The Paris-based studio will be renamed Illumination Mac Guff and will work exclusively on Illumination’s fully CG movies [...]
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 and David Kennedy and Infinitum Nihil’s Christi Dembrowski and Johnny Depp. Keith Bunin (In Treatment) is the project’s screenwriter. Depp is attached to star as the [...]
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 French animation are used to marveling at the work of toon auteurs like Sylvain Chomet, Bibo Bergeron, Michel Ocelot or turn-of-the-century effects pioneer [...]
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 Giardono to take over as director of development. Meanwhile Kirstin Wong-Ward, who was company founder and CEO Chris Meledandri’s exec assistant has been [...]
Illumination Entertainment president Chris Meledandri will produce a new CG-animated feature based on the Uglydoll franchise, reports Deadline Hollywood. According to Michael Fleming, Meledandri has acquired the rights for the characters created by husband-and-wife team David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. Larry Stuckey (Meet the Fockers, Elling) will write the script, [...]
Illumination Entertainment is adding to its executive ranks in preparation for an increase in its output of animated features, reports Deadline.com. The studio behind last year’s animated hit Despicable Me and the upcoming animation/live-action hybrid comedy Hop has added Ashley Kramer as executive VP of production and Gail Harrison as [...]
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 that singer Taylor Swift has joined the cast as Audrey. The cast so far includes Danny DeVito as the title character, with The [...]