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Super Bowl 2016 Movie Spots

The television commercial smorgasbord that is the Super Bowl has come and gone, and this year was no different in that spots for hotly anticipated films factored in to the ad lineup. ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Meet Snowball from ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

Who are you callin’ cuddly?! There’s more than meets the eye to fuzzy white rabbit Snowball in Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets — arriving in theaters ... Continue Reading →
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Le Vision, Rob Minkoff Partner for Animated ‘Wolf Totem’

Los Angeles-based Le Vision Pictures USA has entered into a two-picture deal with The Lion King director Rob Minkoff and producing partner Pietro Ventani (under their Flying Tigers ... Continue Reading →
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Weiss-led Universal Kids Productions Announced

Universal Pictures has launched a new children’s entertainment division, which will be overseen by former Nickelodeon executive Teri Weiss. Dubbed Universal Kids Productions, the ... Continue Reading →
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Head of the Pack

The makers of Minions had to figure out ways to bring the little yellow helpers ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Teases ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have released a teaser trailer for the Despicable Me studio’s fifth feature project: The Secret Life of Pets. Arriving in theaters ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins,’ ‘Minions’ Get New Trailers

The animated spin-off competition heated up this week as new trailers for DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar (out Nov. 26) and Universal-Illuminations’ Minions (July 10,2015) ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Gears Up for 41st Annie Awards

Are you ready for the 41st annual Annie Awards? The awards ceremony, set for Feb. 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, is one of the great nights for the entire animation industry, assembling ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Sets 2017 Dates for ‘Despicable 3,’ ‘Grinch’

Gru will be back — but not until 2017. Universal Pictures has set June 30, 2017, as the release date for Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3. Gru’s lovable little ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Movies Get PGA Award Nods

Five movies were nominated for Best Animated Feature Producers Guild Awards this morning (Jan. 2). They are: The Croods (DreamWorks Animation) Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell Despicable ... Continue Reading →