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“MINIONS” – World Premiere in Los Angeles

“MINIONS” – World Premiere, Shrine AUditorium, Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, June 27, 2015 The story of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at[...]

Universal Studios Hollywood Premieres “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem”

“Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” an original 3D Ultra-HD adventure, and “Super Silly Fun Land,” an immersive carnival setting – both based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster “Despicable Me” franchise – celebrated their dynamic grand opening today at Universal Studios HollywoodSM. Among the many surprises inspired by[...]

Zac Efron, Taylor Swift in “The Lorax” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I’ll confess. I’m a huge fan of the animated “Horton Hears a Who,” which put Jim Carrey and Steve Carell to great use in a family comedy that still managed to comment on religion, politics and the way we view our place in the world. So I’m[...]

Johnny Depp playing Dr. Seuss in big-screen biopic

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: He has played “Peter Pan” playwright J.M. Barrie, Gonzo journalist Raoul Duke, and a version of Stephen King’s terrified author in “Secret Window.” Now Johnny Depp’s ready to add another cherished author to his resume. The Oscar-nominated “Pirates of the Caribbean” star will play Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor[...]

“Despicable Me” will cross $500 million

hollywoodnews.com: “Despicable Me” will cross $500 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment announced today. With a current domestic gross of more than $248 million, the inaugural 3D CGI feature from Universal and Illumination is second only to Toy Story 3 in domestic gross among[...]

Jack Black pitches animation flick

Jack Black is the big piece of the pie in a new untitled animation pitch to Illumination Entertainment, according to Vareity. Black’s last animation hit “Kung Fu Panda” proved that despite his quirky antics, he is still plays a major role in the formula for success. The new movie is[...]