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Is Illumination Developing a ‘Legend of Zelda’ Feature?

The studio behind the upcoming ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ may also be hard at work on an animated movie adaptation of the franchise touting the best video game ever made.

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Nintendo and Illumination Drop ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Trailer

The long-awaited 3DCG animated film, based on the world of the hit game, ‘Super Mario Bros.,’ stars Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen.

Animated Series Gets Split in Two Headline News

Netflix Divides Animated Series Leadership in Wake of Mike Moon’s Departure

Former HBO Max SVP Billy Wee joins the streamer as Director of Adult Animation Comedy Series, while Jermaine Turner is promoted to Director of Adult Animation Action Series; Maggie Malone joins as VP of Animation Film, reporting to recently named VP Karen Toliver.

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Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

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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.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

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.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

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.’

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

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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Illumination and Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Cast Revealed

Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen lead an all-star cast on the long-awaited animated feature, based on the hit video game, set to hit theaters holiday season 2022.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

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.

People Headline News

Simon Otto to Helm Locksmith Animation’s ‘That Christmas’

Renowned ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ head of character animation makes his animated feature film directorial debut on CG animated adaptation of Richard Curtis’ children’s book series.

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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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Lord, Miller, and Ramsey to Mentor The Sony Talent League by THU Challenge Winners

Oscar-winning filmmakers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Peter Ramsey have joined the panel of mentors for THU’s new challenge to discover the next generation of creative minds in digital entertainment; submission deadline is October 19.

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‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Available Now on Digital and August 27 on Blu-Ray

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:19am

Illumination’s star-studded animated comedy sequel, being released on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?  

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GIVEAWAY: Win a ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Plush Toy Schwag Bag!

AWN is giving away one free goodie bag filled with fluffy critters like Gidget and Mel from the sequel to Illumination Entertainment’s 2016 hit animated comedy, ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ now playing in theatres. 

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Former Illumination Exec Amir Nasrabadi to Head DHX Media’s Vancouver Animation Studio

Industry veteran, with long stints at Illumination, Paramount Animation and DisneyToon Studios, is named executive vice president and general manager of the Canadian production house. 

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Sets Oscar-Qualifying Theatrical Run for ‘Klaus’

Directed by ‘Despicable Me’ creator Sergio Pablos, the streaming service’s first original animated feature debuts this holiday season.

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Chloe Schools Gidget on ‘Cattitude’ in New ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:11pm

Our fierce yet fluffy canine gets a crash course in all things feline in the latest trailer for this summer’s Illumination Entertainment sequel to their 2016 animated hit, ‘Secret Life of Pets.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

GIVEAWAY: ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ Arrives on Blu-ray February 5

Illumination and Universal Pictures’ heartwarming holiday tale, with bonus Minions and Max mini-movies, available now on digital download and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

Margie Cohn Appointed President, DreamWorks Animation

Chris deFaria to depart DWA following the global release of ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’; Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri to continue to act as senior advisor.

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