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Fishing for Enlightenment in Momo Wang’s ‘Penglai’

Momo Wang, who is best known as  the creator of the popular bunny character Tuzki and as an animator/creative director at Illumination Entertainment, is...

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Is Ready to Hit the Rainbow Road with In-Depth Trailer

"There's a huge universe out there, with a lot of galaxies. They're all counting on us... ...No pressure!" That's how Princess Peach (voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy...

Mike Moon Launches Adult Animation Label Moonlight at Illumination

Netflix, Sony and Disney veteran Mike Moon is launching his own adult animation label at Illumination Entertain. Moon will be the president of the...

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Becomes First $300M Toon Since COVID

Illumination and Universal Picture's fan-favorite fiends have accomplished another milestone! Minions: The Rise of Gru has become the first animated feature to lure enough...

Illumination’s ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Melts 4th-of-July B.O. Records

C’est bananas! Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru proved to be a big triumph at the box office with a four-day opening record of $125.1...

News Bytes: Marcel the Shell’s Movie Etiquette, Universal Bumps ‘Migration’, New ‘Paws of Fury’ Clips & More

Cinema's most adorable mollusk is lending an extra special touch to Alamo Drafthouse screenings of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On , with the Jenny Slate...

Illumination’s Chris Meledandri on ‘Minions,’ Chris Pratt and the Toon Climate

Illumination founder and producer of the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru discussed his new movie, the importance of theatrical releases, and whether audiences...

Universal Cracks Open a New Trailer for ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’

In the third official trailer for Universal-Illumination's Minions: The Rise of Gru, the loveable little mischief makers take off to fly unfriendly skies and rev...

Universal Pushes Back ‘Puss in Boots,’ ‘Super Mario’ Release Dates

Shrek's swashbuckling Cat-anova will be milking a few more months out of his ninth life, with Universal Pictures pushing the release date for Puss in...

Three Cheers for Mini Boss! New ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Trailer, Poster Arrive

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic...

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Trailer Recounts the Nine Lives of the Leche Whisperer

On the bootheels of yesterday's first look and cast reveal Universal Pictures has launched the official trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Puss in Boots: The...

DreamWorks Unveils First Look, Cast for ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

This fall, DreamWorks Animation's leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns! For the first time in more than a decade, a new adventure in the Shrek...

Illumination/Universal Set Dates for ‘Migration’ and ‘Despicable 4’

Illumination and Universal have announced their release dates for their upcoming animated movies Migration (June 30, 2023) and Despicable Me 4 (July 23, 2024). Migration...

Producers Guild and ACE Announce 2022 Nominees

Awards season rolls on! Today, both the PGA and ACE award nominees were announced, perfectly mirroring the animated feature category picks for the Art...

Otto’s on the Way in New ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Teaser

Next summer, from the biggest animated franchise in history and global cultural phenomenon, comes the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the...

Illumination Hits All the Right Notes with ‘Sing 2’

***This article originally appeared in the January '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 316)*** Buster Moon, you and your band of farm/zoo animals scored one...

Welcome to Redshore City! Final ‘Sing 2’ Trailer Brings Together a Stage Spectacular

Illumination Entertainment has raised the curtain on the final trailer for Sing 2, inviting audiences to come along with the familiar animal stars and...

First Look: World Animation and VFX Summit Awards Gala in Photos

The Eighth Edition of the  World Animation and VFX Summit got off to a festive start Sunday night (Nov. 7) with a gorgeous gala honoring the...

Bono Takes the Stage in New ‘Sing 2’ Trailer from Illumination

The next chapter in one of Illumination's smash hit franchises is ready to step into the spotlight this holiday season, with Universal Pictures raising...

‘Sing 2’ Takes the Stage at AFI Fest for World Premiere

Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that the World Premiere of Illumination's Sing 2, the new animated feature film written and directed by...
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