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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’: So Much More Than Just a Sequel

Producer Mark Swift talks about the development of DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster adventure-comedy now in theaters, and why the long-awaited swashbuckling feline’s return is his favorite of all the films he’s worked on.

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Gale Anne Hurd to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society to honor the award-winning producer's contributions in visual arts, filmed entertainment and the advancement of storytelling through cutting-edge visual effects; will be presented at the 21st Annual VES Awards next month.

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Crime and Funishment: A Feline Hero Returns in ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

Joel Crawford, director of DreamWorks Animation’s latest adventure-comedy, talks about Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and the making of his new film about the famous whiskered adventurer’s coming to grips with mortality, a brilliant, instant classic, now in theaters.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Returns to its Fairy-Tale Illustration Roots

For Production Designer Nate Wragg, the daredevil feline star and supporting characters of DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG comedy adventure, launching today in theaters, sport more exciting, painterly looks that draw heavily from their illustrated origins.

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DreamWorks Animation Drops 'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' Trailer

Better make that last life count - the all-new animated adventure stars Antonio Banderas reprising his role as the fearless, swashbuckling PiB, with Selma Hayek as our feline hero’s former partner and nemesis, Kitty Soft Paws – coming to theaters in time for Christmas.

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‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Coming to Peacock

Steve Carrell stars as the master of evil in Illumination’s newest entry in the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise; the CG animated comedy debuts exclusively on the streamer later this month.

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China Censors ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ By Adding Less Despicable Ending

Instead of the villains getting away scot-free, one gets a prison sentence, and the other a change of heart, courtesy of the film’s new PowerPoint-style still image finale.

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DreamWorks Teases ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ at Annecy 2022

With a nod to the original Brothers Grimm illustrations, the film’s senior creative team, led by Joel Crawford and Mark Swift, wowed the crowd with extensive sneak peek footage while walking through the touching and hilarious story of our favorite fearless feline hero’s return to cinemas this coming December.

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DreamWorks Animation Drops 'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' Trailer and Art

PiB, our fearless feline hero, whose passion for peril and disregard for safety has left him with only 1 of 9 lives remaining, embarks on an epic quest to recover what he has lost; Antonio Banderas reprises his role in the animated comedy adventure coming to theaters on December 21.

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Illumination Releases ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Trailer

Steve Carell stars as Gru, the master of evil, whose origin story will be revealed, complete with how he met the hapless yellow jesters; the next installment of the ‘Despicable Me’ animated franchise comes to theaters on July 1.

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Watch: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Official Trailer

From the minds behind the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise comes the origin story of the master of evil; starring Steve Carell as the notorious Gru, the CG animated comedy comes to theaters July 1.

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DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Images and Trailer

Studio’s next animated theatrical comedy adventure stars Antonio Banderas reprising his role as PiB, along with Selma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, John Mulaney, and Wagner Moura; the movie claws its way into cinemas September 23.

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Lucasfilm’s Lynwen Brennan to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society to honor her integral role in the creation of ILMxLAB, as well as her exemplary support of the education and development of women artists and engineers.

 

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Release Dates Set for Illumination’s ‘Migration’ and ‘Despicable Me 4’

New animated comedies from Universal, directed by Benjamin Renner and Chris Renaud, are slated for worldwide theatrical releases in 2023 and 2024, respectively; 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' finally hits theaters July 1.

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‘Sing 2’: Getting Ready for the Big Time

In Garth Jennings’s new animated musical, Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers return, ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… with one small hitch – overcoming the fear of not being good enough; sequel to Illumination's 2016 hit ‘Sing’ arrives in theaters today, December 22.

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Illumination Drops Final ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers are ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… but there’s one small hitch; sequel to 2016 hit ‘Sing’ comes to theaters December 22.

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Illumination Belts Out New ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

The singing animals from Calatonia are back, with warmed up pipes ready for a December 22 Christmas debut in the new trailer for the sequel to the hit animated musical ‘Sing.’

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Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Character Art and Posters

Sequel to studio’s popular 2016 animated musical hits theaters December 22; all-star cast features Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson with Bono making his animated film debut.

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‘Universal Animation Writers Program’ 2021 Selections Revealed

5 participants chosen for first-of-its-kind paid one-year program, in partnership with DreamWorks and Illumination, to develop underrepresented voices in film and TV animation through workshops, seminars, sponsorship, and roundtable discussions.

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Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Trailer and First Look Character Posters

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:27am

An all-star cast led by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson joins Buster Moon in his next, and most dazzling stage extravaganza yet; the animated musical comedy sequel to 2016’s ‘Sing’ hits theaters Christmas 2021.

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Sarah Smith Steps Down at Locksmith Animation as Natalie Fischer Named CEO

Co-founder leaves to develop own projects; former Illumination COO takes the helm, with co-founder and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ producer Julie Lockhart named president of production.

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Sir Peter Jackson to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA, PGA and VES Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming April 6/7 VES Awards.

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Bono, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams Join ‘Sing 2’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:26am

A host of new characters and actors board the sequel to Illumination’s 2016 hit animated musical comedy sequel, ‘Sing,’ set for a December 22, 2021 theatrical release.

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New ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ and ‘Sing 2’ Release Dates Set

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:44am

As part of Universal’s latest theatrical release schedule shuffle, ‘Minions’ sequel is pushed to July 2, 2021; ‘Sing’ sequel moved to December 22, 2021.

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