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Illumination Entertainment, or simply Illumination, is an American animation film production company, founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007. It is owned by Meledandri and Universal Studios, a division of NBCUniversal, with Universal fully financing and owning all the films. The studio is best known for being the creators of the Despicable Me franchise, its spin-off/prequel Minions and the films The Secret Life of Pets and Sing. The Minions, characters from the Despicable Me films, are the studio's official mascots. Its films are co-produced and/or distributed by Universal Pictures.

Filmography

Feature films

Released films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT MC
1 Despicable Me July 9, 2010 $69 million $543.1 million 81% 72
2 Hop April 1, 2011 $63 million $184 million 25% 41
3 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax March 2, 2012 $70 million $348.8 million 53% 46
4 Despicable Me 2 July 3, 2013 $76 million $970.8 million 74% 62
5 Minions July 10, 2015 $74 million $1.159 billion 56% 56
6 The Secret Life of Pets July 8, 2016 $75 million $875.5 million 74% 61
7 Sing December 21, 2016 $75 million $631.8 million 72% 59
8 Despicable Me 3 June 30, 2017 $80 million $1.015 billion 61% 49

Upcoming films

Title Release date
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch November 9, 2018
The Secret Life of Pets 2 July 3, 2019
Minions 2 July 3, 2020
Sing 2 December 25, 2020
Untitled films July 2, 2021
July 1, 2022
December 21, 2022
June 30, 2023

Films in development

Title
Flanimals
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase
Johnny Express

Short films

# Title Release date
1 Home Makeover December 14, 2010
2 Orientation Day December 14, 2010
3 Banana December 14, 2010
4 Brad & Gary 2011
5 Phil's Dance Party March 23, 2012
6 Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem July 2, 2012
7 Wagon Ho! August 7, 2012
8 Forces of Nature August 7, 2012
9 Serenade August 7, 2012
10 Puppy December 10, 2013
11 Panic in the Mailroom December 10, 2013
12 Training Wheels December 10, 2013
13 Cro Minion December 8, 2015
14 Competition December 8, 2015
15 Binky Nelson Unpacified December 8, 2015
16 Mower Minions July 8, 2016
17 Norman Television December 6, 2016
18 Weenie December 6, 2016
19 Gunter Babysits March 21, 2017
20 Love at First Sight March 21, 2017
21 Eddie's Life Coach March 21, 2017
22 The Secret Life of Kyle December 5, 2017

Trivia

  • The Minions are Illumination's mascot.
  • Despicable Me is popular for using the theme song for the 1968 MGM movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the opening theme for the original 1967 Columbia Pictures version of Casino Royale.
  • This company has not yet made a G-rated production, as every one of its feature-length films so far has been rated PG by the MPAA (as of the short film Mower Minions), due to stricter reasons.

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