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A Conversation with Kyle Balda: Bringing ‘Minions’ to the Big Screen

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:13pm

The co-director of Illumination Entertainment’s highly anticipated animated spin-off details the challenge of giving the loveable yellow sidekicks of ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ their own film.

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Illumination Unveils Teaser for ‘Secret Lives of Pets’

Stellar voice cast for the fifth Illumination Entertainment-Universal collaboration includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.

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Top Animators Talk the Business of Animation

With awards season in full swing, The Hollywood Reporter rounds up five top animators from this year’s contenders -- Chris Buck, Dan Scanlon, Chris Wedge, Kristine Belson and Chris Meledandri -- for a roundtable discussion on the business of animation.

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'Despicable Me 2' Exceeds Industry Records

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 shatters industry records in home entertainment debut, bringing in $80 million in its first week; Blu-ray And DVD outsells all animated titles released in the past three years and marks the highest sales ever for any animated blu-ray title in its opening week.

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