Illumination Mac Guff

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Illumination Mac Guff
Subsidiary
Industry VFX
CGI animation
Founded 2011
Founder Jacques Bled[1]
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people
Janet Healy
(co-president)[1]
Jacques Bled
(co-president)[1]
Products Films
Number of employees
850 (2012)[1]
Parent Illumination
Website illuminationmacguff.com

Illumination Mac Guff is a French animated feature production company owned by Illumination, a division of Universal Pictures. Based in Paris, France, the company was created in 2011 as part of Universal's purchase deal of the animation arm of French animation and VFX company Mac Guff.[2] It is responsible for Illumination's feature-length animated films and associated short films, most notably the Despicable Me franchise.

History[edit]

Universal acquired the studio in 2011 starting with its first film to be produced there is The Lorax.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Released films[edit]

# Title Release date Directors Composers Budget Gross RT MC
1 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax March 2, 2012 Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Kyle Balda
John Powell $70 million $348.8 million 54% 46
2 Despicable Me 2 July 3, 2013 Pierre Coffin
Chris Renaud
Heitor Pereira
Pharrell Williams
$76 million $970.8 million 74% 62
3 Minions July 10, 2015 Pierre Coffin
Kyle Balda
Heitor Pereira $74 million $1.159 billion 56% 56
4 The Secret Life of Pets July 8, 2016 Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Yarrow Cheney
Alexandre Desplat $75 million $875.5 million 74% 61
5 Sing December 21, 2016 Garth Jennings
Co-Director: Christophe Lourdelet
Joby Talbot $632.2 million 73% 59
6 Despicable Me 3 June 30, 2017 Pierre Coffin
Kyle Balda
Co-Director: Eric Guillon
Heitor Pereira $80 million $1.033 billion 59% 49

Upcoming films[edit]

# Title Release date Ref(s) Directors Composers Current Production Status
7 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch November 9, 2018 [3][4][5] Yarrow Cheney
Scott Mosier
Danny Elfman Post-Production
8 The Secret Life of Pets 2 June 7, 2019 [6] Chris Renaud Alexandre Desplat Production
9 Minions 2 July 3, 2020 [7][6] Kyle Balda
Co-Director: Brad Ableson
TBA Pre-Production
10 Sing 2 December 25, 2020 [7][6] TBA Pre-Production

Films in development[edit]

Title Ref(s)
Despicable Me 4 [8]
Untitled Mario film [9][10]

Short films[edit]

# Title Release date Release with Notes
1 Brad & Gary[11][12][13] 2011 Theatrical release
2 Wagon Ho! August 7, 2012 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Home video release
3 Forces of Nature
4 Serenade
5 Puppy December 10, 2013 Despicable Me 2
6 Panic in the Mailroom
7 Training Wheels
8 Cro Minion December 8, 2015 Minions
9 Competition
10 Binky Nelson Unpacified
11 Mower Minions July 8, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical release
12 Norman Television December 6, 2016 Home video release
13 Weenie
14 Gunter Babysits March 21, 2017 Sing
15 Love at First Sight
16 Eddie's Life Coach
17 The Secret Life of Kyle December 5, 2017 Despicable Me 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Richford, Rhonda (December 9, 2016). "An Inside Look at Illumination's 24/7 Operation, From L.A. to Paris". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 30, 2018. 
  2. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (2011-12-12). "Universal benefit in Mac Guff accord". Variety. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Universal Dates 'Despicable Me 3,' New 'Grinch Who Stole Christmas'". The Hollywood Reporter. November 17, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 8, 2013). "Universal, Illumination to reboot 'The Grinch'". Variety. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Robinson, Will (June 7, 2016). "Benedict Cumberbatch's How The Grinch Stole Christmas delayed". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Kroll, Justin (January 25, 2017). "'Sing 2' Set for Christmas Day 2020 Release". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b McNary, Dave (October 14, 2015). "Three Untitled Illumination Movies Get Dates Through 2020". Variety. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ Sakoui, Anousha; Palmeri, Christopher (September 12, 2017). "In Dismal Summer, 'Despicable Me 3' Producer Delivers $1 Billion". Bloomberg. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ https://variety.com/2017/film/news/super-mario-brothers-movie-illumination-1202614949/
  10. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/mario-movie-possible-by-2020-announcement-might-be-soon-481696.phtml#comment-3699424634
  11. ^ "Brad & Gary". Seattle International Film Festival. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Brad & Gary". IMDb. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ King, Susan (February 2, 2013). "40th Annie Award nominees and winners list". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 

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