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Bono, Letitia Wright and Pharrell Williams Join ‘Sing 2’ Cast

Bono, Letitia Wright and Pharrell Williams are lending their pipes to Universal and Illumination’s animated comedy “Sing 2.”The sequel also introduces new characters voiced by Bobby Cannavale, Chelsea Peretti, Halsey and Eric Andre. They join the returning voice cast of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton and Nick Kroll.“Sing 2” is set to […]

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Universal international marketing head Simon Hewlett to depart next year

Executive expected to stay with the studio until summer 2021, assist in transition.Universal’s president of international marketing Simon Hewlett will leave the company in 2021.It is understood the announcement comes as the studio consolidates its leadership in Los Angeles. While Universal had hoped he would relocate, London-based Hewlett chose to keep his family in the […]

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‘Prince Ivandoe’s’ Sun Creature Opens French Studio, Unveils ‘Where It Falls’ (Exclusive)

Denmark’s Sun Creature, one of the fastest-rising creative studios on Europe’s animation scene, is set to open a French studio, Sun Creature France, located in Bordeaux. The new facility will bow by the end of August.Featuring a 600 sq. meter office, Sun Creature France will employ an around 50-person work force, about the same size […]

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‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ Delayed Due To Production Suspension Caused By Covid-19 Regulations

Up to now, we’ve been seeing how films that were already pretty much finished and ready to be released have been delayed due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. But what we see with the just-announced delay of Universal’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” is a bit different. The animated film isn’t supposed to arrive until […]

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‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ Super Bowl Teaser: Universal’s Animated Cash Cow Is Back

Love them or hate them, the Minions are cultural icons at this point. After three “Despicable Me” films and a solo “Minions” feature, the little yellow creatures are not going anywhere any time soon. And since every film to feature them has been a hit, there’s little question why Universal is going back to the […]

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Sequel Bits: ‘Constantine’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Minions’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Keanu Reeves is down for more Constantine movies, and I support this idea. James Cameron goes bowling (to kick-off more Avatar sequel filming). Napoleon Dynamite is getting a sequel…in comic book form. The new Ghostbusters sequel will use (some) practical effects. Thank god, they’re making another Minions movie. Fans […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Feature Adaptation Taps ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer

In today’s film news roundup, “Three Identical Strangers” is moving ahead, Skeet Ulrich has been cast with Tom Hanks, the “Minions” sequel has been titled and “Vegas Dave” is getting a movie.McCarten Attached“Bohemian Rhapsody” screenwriter Anthony McCarten will write and produce the feature adaptation of the documentary “Three Identical Strangers.”Raw, Film4 and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment […]

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‘Incredibles 2’ Hits $1 Billion at Box Office Faster Than Any Animated Film

After seven weekends in theaters and with releases in several major overseas markets still to come, Disney/Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” has hit $1 billion at the global box office, doing so faster than any other animated film in history.The sequel to Brad Bird’s hit 2004 film is also the 36th film in box office history to […]

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Why Is Nintendo Teaming with Illumination for the Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie?

Just last month we got confirmation that Nintendo was teaming with Illumination Entertainment to create an animated Super Mario Bros. movie. The studio behind movies like Despicable Me, Minions and The Secret Life of Pets seemed like an odd choice to bring the Nintendo video game character to the big screen again after all these […]

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