Universal dates Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 for June 30, 2017, the first title to land on that date.
Universal has dated Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 for June 30, 2017, according to a report by Variety.
The CG animated feature is the first title to land on that date.
Despicable Me 2, voiced by Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, has grossed $935.8 million worldwide since it opened in July.
The studio also dated two other Illumination Entertainment titles: A new version of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas set for November 17, 2017, and an untitled Illumination project set for Deccember 21, 2016.
Grinch will be directed by Pete Candeland and adapted by Michael LeSieur. The film will be produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy and executive produced by Audrey Geisel.
The as-yet untitled project is reportedly an animated comedy event about courage, competition and carrying a tune. It will be written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and produced by Meledandri and Healy.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.