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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 Moves Up Trolls 2 Release Date

While recent news posts deal with projects being canceled or delayed, today we have something a little bit more positive—Universal Pictures has just announced that the release date of the DreamWorks Animation feature Trolls 2 will be moved to a date that works well for impatient people like us: from April 10, 2020, it will now be released on February 14, 2020. Just in time for Valentine’s ...

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Trolls 2 Scheduled for 2020

The 2016 CG animated musical comedy film Trolls (which was inspired by the titular toy franchise) did well in the box office, so it comes as no surprise that Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation are going for a sequel. What is surprising is that the sequel’s date – April 10, 2020. It seems that Trolls’ performance has impressed the studios so much that they’re willing to commit to ...

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 ...

Despicable Me boosts Blu-ray and DVD sales via Orientation Day
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Despicable Me boosts Blu-ray and DVD sales via Orientation Day

With the holiday season wrapping up (or, I guess, after we’ve fully unwrapped the holiday season) studios are looking back to see how well they did for the year. Universal Pictures, for example, would love to know if their latest CG and 3D adventure, Despicable Me, sold well as it moved to DVD and Blu-ray. And, according to the results, they were RIDICULOUSLY happy! On the first day the ...

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. ...

Despicable Me tops Toy Story 3, The Last Airbender, and the Twilight Saga
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Despicable Me tops Toy Story 3, The Last Airbender, and the Twilight Saga

Gru is king at the box office, as Despicable Me trumps all movie competitors this weekend. Despite the might of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 3, beyond the popularity of The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse, and even surpassing new comers like Predators, it was pure evil that fans delighted in this weekend. The Universal Pictures film pulled in over $50 million dollars in the three day span, ...

Universal Pictures brings Gru to theaters July 9th in Despicable Me
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Universal Pictures brings Gru to theaters July 9th in Despicable Me

In just a few days, Universal Pictures makes our world a bit more …villainous. This Friday, July 9th, the newest CG adventure cracks its way into theaters, as Despicable Me takes over! Gru, along with his army of wee yellow minions, decides he’s going to steal the moon, making him the greatest baddie of them all. At least, so he thinks — we’re not sure he could crack ...

DreamWorks brings How to Train Your Dragon back to the box office top
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DreamWorks brings How to Train Your Dragon back to the box office top

Four weeks into being in theaters, “Dragons” breathes fire once more! DreamWorks Animation’s latest CG and 3D epic, How To Train Your Dragon was released nearly a month ago, on March 26th, finding the top spot at the box office then. After weeks of doing battle with Clash of the Titans, Date Night, and now the comic book based Kick Ass, How To Train Your Dragon claws ...

Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon just miss Date Night
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Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon just miss Date Night

In one of the closest weekend box office races of the past few months, there was a near three-way tie for the top spot, as Date Night, Clash of the Titans, and How to Train Your Dragon finished within $1.7 million of each other. Date Night took the top spot honors, which also relates to toon fans, as it stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell, each stars of upcoming animated films — Carell stars ...

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