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Counting Minions: Exploring Their Enduring Appeal

For how long have these diminutive yellow rulers held sway over our hearts and screens? All hail the minions! These endearing little sidekicks have transcended their origins as mere comic relief to become global icons over the past decade. But what sparked their meteoric rise? The journey began with the establishment of a new animation […]

Illumination’s latest family comedy, Migration, is coming soon on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD

Following its successful digital release in January, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has unveiled the highly-anticipated release date for Illumination’s latest animated comedy, “Migration,” on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD formats. The film, which captured the hearts of audiences worldwide during its theatrical run, grossing over $256 million globally, is set to make its debut […]

New Show ‘Migration’ Coming to Peacock

In Illumination’s upcoming family adventure “Migration,” audiences will be treated to a heartwarming tale brought to life by the talented duo of Kumail Nanjiani and Elizabeth Banks. While Illumination has become synonymous with the mischievous antics of Gru and his lovable Minions in the Despicable Me franchise, “Migration” marks a departure into new territory for […]

Illumination and Nintendo team up for a new ‘Super Mario Bros.’ movie

Chris Meledandri, the mastermind behind Illumination, and Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of Nintendo’s iconic characters, have joined forces once again, this time to announce an exciting new venture: the production of another animated film set in the beloved world of Super Mario Bros. The announcement, made via YouTube during the festivities of “Mario Day,” […]

Illumination Animated Films: Ranked Best to Worst

Despicable Me (2010): A groundbreaking film that introduced audiences to the lovable villain-turned-hero Gru and his army of adorable minions. Memorable characters, heartfelt storytelling, and a perfect blend of humor and heart make it a standout in Illumination’s lineup. The Secret Life of Pets (2016): This imaginative film offers a hilarious glimpse into the lives […]

Illumination Poised to Repeat Super Mario’s Box Office Victory, Outshine Disney Again in 2024

The Super Mario Bros. Movie propelled Illumination past Disney at the box office in 2023, setting the stage for the animation studio’s continued dominance in 2024. With the highly anticipated release of Despicable Me 4, Illumination is poised to outshine Disney once again, following the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Despite Disney’s longstanding […]

Illumination CEO Speaks on Zelda Movie Speculation

Illumination’s CEO, Chris Meledandri, recently addressed the swirling rumors surrounding a potential film adaptation of Nintendo’s beloved franchise, The Legend of Zelda. Amidst speculations sparked by Illumination’s successful collaboration with Nintendo on The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Meledandri sought to clarify the studio’s stance on the matter. During an interview with TheWrap at the prestigious […]

Review: Illumination’s new animated film ‘Migration’ faces turbulence

In “Migration,” the latest offering from Illumination, the animation powerhouse behind hits like “Despicable Me” and “The Secret Life of Pets,” audiences are taken on a whirlwind adventure through the eyes of a fuddy-duddy father duck named Mack, his spirited wife Pam, and their two ducklings, Dax and Gwen. Mack, voiced by the talented Kumail […]

Illumination Drops Entertaining Third Trailer for ‘Migration’ Movie, Featuring a Duck Family

Illumination has unleashed yet another promotional salvo for their upcoming animated film ‘Migration,’ intriguingly presented as the fourth trailer (although officially dubbed the third). This strategic move by Illumination underscores the film’s imminent December release, positioning it as a potential family-favorite for the upcoming holiday season. The movie, which artfully deviates from the conventional migration […]

Nintendo and Universal near deal for Zelda movie

Illumination and Nintendo enjoyed a lucrative partnership this year with the resounding success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Given the triumph of their collaboration, fans have eagerly awaited updates on the future plans that the two entertainment giants might have in store. Both parties had previously hinted at the prospect of exploring more movie […]