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The Secret Life of Pets 2 Reveals New Trailer

Illumination’s follow up to the 2016 blockbuster Secret Life of Pets has recently unveiled a new trailer, dubbed the “Rooster Trailer.” The Secret Life of Pets 2 aims to revisit the misadventures of pets when their humans are out for the day. The film boasts of a star-studded voice cast that includes Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Pete ...

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The Grinch Releases Second Official Trailer

The Grinch is getting ready for its near-Christmas release on November 9, and way ahead of said launch is the release of a new trailer for the Illumination Entertainment-produced film. The Grinch marks the eighth CG animated feature from Illumination, joining a catalogue that includes Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets. The Grinch is directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney, with Chris ...

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First Trailer for The Grinch CG Movie Released

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have just unveiled a new first look teaser trailer for the upcoming CG animated film, The Grinch. Based on the 1957 book by Dr. Seuss, The Grinch follows the eponymous curmudgeon as he whiles away his days inside a cave on Mount Crumpet, with only his pet dog Max as company. Every Christmas, the Grinch’s solitude is disrupted by all the ...

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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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Universal Trying to Sell Stake in Oriental DreamWorks

Well, it looks like the honeymoon is over. Despite many of Hollywood’s biggest studios seemingly warming up to the idea of establishing operations in China in the recent years, it looks like Universal wants out. According to a recent report from The Financial Times, the studio is seeking to sell its 45% stake in the venture that it received upon Comcast’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation ...

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New Trailer for Illumination’s Sing Released

Universal has just released a brand-spanking new trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s latest CG musical-comedy film, Sing. The new trailer showcases a few scenes involving lead koala Buster (Matthew McConaughey), who is running a singing contest in order to save his theater from bankruptcy and foreclosure. He is aided by his faithful employees and a whole host of colorful characters. Sing ...

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Comcast Buys Dreamworks for 3.8 BILLION Dollars…But Illumination Entertainment wins?

Here are the details from the Press Release: NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), today announced the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA). One of the world’s most admired family brands, DreamWorks Animation creates animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment and related consumer products. The studio will become part of ...

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VIDEO: New Trailer for Illumination’s Secret Lives of Pets

The success of the Despicable Me franchise proves that Illumination Entertainment has what it takes to go toe to toe with more established animation studios like DreamWorks and Pixar, at least when it comes to producing commercially successful CG franchises. Now, they are out to prove that their success isn’t limited to Gru and the Minions with a new CG animated film titled The Secret Lives of ...

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New Trailer for Minions Movie

Universal has just released the 2nd official trailer for the upcoming Despicable Me spin-off film, Minions. The film will follow everybody’s favorite yellow henchmen in the days before they met Gru, while they were still looking for an evil mastermind to follow. They eventually came to Orlando and found a worthy master: Scarlet Overkill. ...

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Despicable Me 2 Breaks Overseas Box Office Records

It seems like Universal/Illumination is in a really comfortable spot these days. In spite of the fact that Despicable Me 2 has yet to open in the US, the CG animated comedy feature has already made $41.5 million from a mere seven international territories. The film is already at no.4 internationally, only a few million behind Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, which has already opened in ...

Illumination Partners with Fuji TV
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Illumination Partners with Fuji TV

Illumination Entertainment, which is the studio responsible for Despicable Me and The Lorax, has recently announced their partnership with leading Japanese Broadcaster Fuji TV. Their partnership deal will bring together the creative expertise of Fuji TV’s senior managing director Chihiro Kameyama and Illumination’s CEO and founder Chris Meledandri. ...

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