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Hop into theaters today with Universal's Easter Bunny tale
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Hop into theaters today with Universal’s Easter Bunny tale

Tale? Tail? Whatever the case, there’s a bunny involved! The biggest bunny of them all, in fact — the Easter Bunny! And with Carlos, the Evil Easter Chick, doing what he can to spoil the holiday, it’s up to E.B. to finally grow up, take over his father’s role as the Easter Bunny, and save the day. Thankfully, Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment have ...

Hop and E.B. make plans for Saving Easter
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Hop and E.B. make plans for Saving Easter

Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment are getting ready for the Easter holiday a little earlier this year – in fact, about a month earlier! On April 1st, the two will team to unveil the latest live-action and CG hybrid film, Hop, telling the tale (or tail) of the Easter Bunny. Seems the rabbit we’ve all come to know is stepping down from the role, hoping (or hopping) ...

Universal and Illumination pair on Hop
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Universal and Illumination pair on Hop

The Easter Bunny is retiring. But, no worries, he has a replacement already selected: his son E.B.! But when E.B. hears of the forced labor, he rejects the notion, instead heading out to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer. Odd, right? It’s there that he meets up with Fred, who becomes E.B.’s caretaker for a time being. But when an evil Easter Chick named Carlos ...

Hop jumps to theaters April 1st
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Hop jumps to theaters April 1st

Hop jumps to theaters April 1st As Easter approaches, we find ourselves looking forward to all the new types of special candy that the Easter Bunny brings. Though, to be honest, we never think of things from his perspective. The upcoming Universal film, Hop, intends to change all that. Along with Illumination Entertainment, the pair tells the story of the Easter Bunny through a CG and ...

Universal and Illumination team with Dr. Seuss on The Lorax
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Universal and Illumination team with Dr. Seuss on The Lorax

Almost exactly one year from right now, Dr. Seuss will get yet another title up on the big screen. Working with Universal and Illumination Entertainment, the team will have The Lorax in theaters March 2nd, 2012, with a whole cast of special guest voices: Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Rob Riggle, Betty White, and others. The CG and 3D mix of Dr. Seuss lore will be based on ...

Spread the word, Minions: Despicable Me on Blu-ray and DVD December 14th
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Spread the word, Minions: Despicable Me on Blu-ray and DVD December 14th

Tomorrow morning, the holiday season adds a whole new dimension to the table, as Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment bring Despicable Me home to Blu-ray and DVD. The 3D and CG comedy starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Cosgrove pulled in about $500 million across the globe when it hit theaters earlier this year. ...

Nominees for the 38th Annual Annie Awards
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Nominees for the 38th Annual Annie Awards

Just recently, the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the nominees for 38th Annual Annie Awards. The awards recognize the best in animated movies, TV, commercials, shorts, video games and individual achievement — so, in other words, everything that we love! We’ll have to wait to find out which projects won until they’re announced at the ceremony ...

Despicable Me is despicable today says Universal Pictures
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Despicable Me is despicable today says Universal Pictures

One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Never before has dastardly and evil Gru been faced with such a task. Shrink rays, freeze rays, combat vehicles… sure. That’s all commonplace. But being a father figure to a grouping of sweet kids? That’s new on the list. Such is the story ...

Jack Black hunts Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster
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Jack Black hunts Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster

Well, at least, in animated form. Jack Black is currently involved with Chris Meledandri’s production unit, a part of Universal, for an upcoming animated film. While there’s still no name for the movie, it has already been acquired by Illumination Entertainment based on the premise; the search for beasts and monsters of legend, like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. The animated ...

Tim Burton's The Addams Family
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Tim Burton’s The Addams Family

With all the success of his newest theatrical release, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, so many people have been asking what is next for Tim Burton. Well, Tim Burton has responded! The famed director is currently working on a 3D stop-motion animated feature film of the classic The Addams Family. The spooky family, created by Charles Addams (convenient name!) will be different from the ...

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I Hop

So, you’re the Easter Bunny. Bouncing along, painting eggs, giving everyone chocolate candies, etc. Then, BOOM! You’re in a car accident, and break your leg. No more hopping for you — but what happens to Easter? Well, now, it’s up to the guy who hit you with his car! At least, that’s how Universal and Illumination Entertainment sees it, with their upcoming ...

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The Lorax his theaters

Universal and Illumination Entertainment are working together to bring us another Dr. Seuss film, The Lorax. Previously, the two partnered on Horton Hears a Who, which came out in 2008. This time, they’ll be created an environmentally-themed CG animated tale in 3D, for a release in 2012 on March 2nd – the good doctor’s birthday. The Lorax was first animated as a TV special ...

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