Creator: Illumination Entertainment
Illumination Entertainment is an American film production company, founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007. It has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures and it is based in Santa Monica, California. The company is best known for its 2010 animated feature Despicable Me, which was the first film by the company. The company is currently working on its spin-off prequel Minions (2014).
List of films:
- Despicable Me (2010)
- Hop (2011)
- The Lorax (2012)
- Despicable Me 2 (2013)
- Minions (2015)
- Untitled Pets Movie (2016)
- Clifford the Big Red Dog (2016)
- Despicable Me 3 (2017)
- A reboot of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2017)
- A reboot of The Cat in the Hat (in development)
Tropes associated with Illumination Entertainment:
- All-Star Cast
- Cash Cow Franchise: Despicable Me
- Running Gag: Expect disco to pop up somewhere in the movie.
- Sleeper Hit: So far all of its films have managed bigger-than-expected grosses.. However, other than both Despicable Me films, none of their films have been particularly well received critically, so time will tell if they have what it takes to be the next Pixar or DreamWorks.