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WATCH: Illumination’s The Grinch Official Trailer

Illumination Entertainment may be known mostly for The Minions and Despicable Me franchises, but they are adding a new heavyweight to their catalog of CG animated blockbusters: an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (which effectively serves as a follow-up to 2012’s CG animated adaptation of The Lorax.) While the release of The Grinch is still a few months away, ...

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Nintendo partners with Illumination for Super Mario animated film

Nintendo has confirmed earlier rumors and announced that they are developing an animated movie based on the world of Super Mario with Illumination, the animation studio behind Minions and The Secret Life of Pets. Details are scarce, but the project will be produced by Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination and Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director, Fellow of Nintendo. The film will ...

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New Despicable Me 3 Trailer Reveals Gru’s Twin Brother

It’s been a little bit too quiet on the Illumination Entertainment side since releasing the first teaser for Despicable Me 3 back in December, but now they have dropped the proverbial bomb with the first full length official trailer. The length (which clocks in at a mere 2 and a half minutes) is not the notable thing about the trailer. Rather, it’s the fact that it reveals’ Gru’s ...

4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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Thoughts About 4Kids 5 Years After its End: A Challenge to Readers

In an email conversation with fellow Toonbarn staff Neil, I was told that a lot of people still come to this site looking for info on 4Kids. To me, it’s not a surprise. A lot of companies die out, leaving the products behind to other owners. 4Kids’s bankruptcy in reality left a gaping hole that exposed a lot of things in the process. The biggest thing it exposed? That the way ...

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Despicable Me 3 Trailer Released Online

Universal Pictures has just unveiled the first official trailer for the third entry in Illumination Entertainment’s mega-popular Despicable Me franchise, aptly titled “Despicable Me 3.” The film is slated for a June 30, 2017 release and will feature a new bad guy voiced by South Park’s Trey Parker – the shoulder pad-wearing, moon-walking villain Balthazar Bratt! The trailer is fairly ...

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Secret Life of Pets to Get a Sequel

Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets is currently enjoying a very successful global box office cume to the tune of more than $400 million, which is why it’s not surprising that a sequel has been confirmed for next year, with Deadline.com reporting a July 13, 2018 release date. Illumination’s CEO and founder Chris Meledandri, along with longtime collaborator Janet Healy will ...

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Illumination Reveals Secret Life of Pets

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have revealed the second trailer for The Secret Life of Pets, their 5th animated feature collaboration. The trailer gives a quick look around the Big City, from the alleys to the skyscrapers and provides a better sense of the animal characters. The main concept of the film is ‘what pets do while humans are out all day’. It follows the story ...

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Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart Cast in Untitled Pets Movie

Comedians Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart have recently added to the voice cast least of Illumination Entertainment’s untitled original animated project, which is known at this point as “Untitled Pets Movie.” Despite the lack of an official title, the film has already been given a release schedule: February 12, 2016. The Untitled Pets Movie is being produced by Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri ...

New Australian Trailer for The Lorax
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Australian trailer for The Lorax

If the first official trailer for Universal’s 2012 feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax left you curious and interested in more details, then the new Australian trailer may give you exactly what you want; the newly released trailer for The Lorax offers more details about the highly anticipated adaptation of the Children’s book. ...

The Lorax Jumps Over John Carter at the Box Office
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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax hits theaters March 2nd

Four months from today, the world gets Seussed. No no, it’s a good thing! Dr. Seuss, one of the most famously vivid and creative authors of our time, would be celebrating a 108th birthday on March 2nd, 2012. To properly pay homage to his legend, Illumination Entertainment is teaming with Universal Pictures to bring the world one of his greatest creations in movie form: The Lorax. The ...

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Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 in theaters July 3rd 2013

Universal Pictures unveils plans to release Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 on July 3, 2013, per Coming Soon. The movie is a sequel to Illumination’s CG animated 3D movie Despicable Me, which opened July 9, 2010. Last summer, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment teamed on a memorable CG animated project filled with delightful little yellow happiness, three ...

Hop saves Easter on April 1st
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Universal’s Hop rocks from April 1st through Easter Day

On April 1st, Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment brought Hop to theaters. The live-action and CG hybrid film tells the story of E.B., a teenage rabbit who leaves his home on Easter Island to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer in Hollywood, rather than take over his father’s role as the Easter Bunny. Once in California, E.B. meets Fred O’Hare, who brings his new ...

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