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Secret Life Tops Box Office, Hits Record


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Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets jumped through movie theaters this weekend, topping the record for the biggest opening weekend ever for an original animated film. With a weekend take of $103.17 million for its first three days, Pets surpassed the $90.4 million record made by Pixar’s Inside Out last year. Pets also had the widest opening ever for an animated film, opening in 4,370 theaters this weekend.

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NBCUniversal Buys DreamWorks Animation


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In a stunning shake-up of animation studios, NBCUniversal has picked up DreamWorks Animation for 3.8 billion dollars, in a deal announced April 28th. Comcast- the parent company of NBCUniversal- says that Dreamworks “will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

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Secret Life Of Pets Trailer Illuminated


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Illumination Entertainment has enjoyed a resent string of hits based on their Despicable Me series, including next month’s Minions. 2016’s The Secret Life Of Pets will be their first step back out into a new story line in many years, and it looks to be a fun film, dealing with the life of inner city animals after their masters leave the apartment for the day.

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Golden Globe Best Animated Films


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The Golden Globes have announced their picks for the Best Animated Feature Film of the year. Sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes picked the five nominees for the award.

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Annie Awards Animation Winners Frozen Over


Last night saw Disney freeze out most of the competition when the best and most creative in animation met at UCLA’s Royce Hall for the 41st Annual Annie Awards. Sponsored by ASIFA Hollywood, the awards recognize great works in television, theatrical film and games. This years awards were hosted by voice actor Tom Warburton. Related…

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Louis C.K. To Get Illuminated


Illumination Entertainment is not content to rest on the laurels of their Oscar nominations and sequel productions… Chris Meledandri’s animation company is rushing head-first into an aggressive production schedule. Barely ten days after announcing a third Despicable Me and a new Dr. Seuss film, Illumination has added another film to their release slate, an as-yet Untitled…

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You Knew It Was Coming- DM3


Universal announced the release date for the follow up to the Academy-Award nominated Despicable Me 2; Despicable Me 3 will hit theaters on June 30, 2017. No other information for the film, like cast or storyline have been announced. Two other films were announced at thew same time- an original story and a reboot of…

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