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The Grinch Teaser Trailer Takes the Mean One to the Winter Olympics

Universal Pictures and Illumination have unveiled a new preview for The Grinch, and while it may not showcase any actual footage from the movie, it offers our first look at the title character in action, so to speak. Unfortunately, The Grinch doesn't speak at all in this brief preview, so we don't get to hear the new voice, provided by Benedict Cumberbatch. However, this Olympic-themed preview may hint that the first trailer is just around the corner.

This preview features the Grinch and his dog Max settling in to watch the Winter Olympics, shutting the blinds when a noisy bird tries to watch the festivities with them. Upon seeing one of the Olympic figure skaters, The Grinch falls into a dream sequence where he's putting on a figure skating show of his own in his custom green suit, with the crowd cheering his every move. Of course, it's only a daydream,
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Get a first look at The Grinch from Illumination Entertainment with this TV spot

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment has released a TV spot for The Grinch, giving us our first look at footage from the upcoming animated retelling of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas which sees Benedict Cumberbatch lending his voice talents to the titular character; check it out here…

The Grinch will be the second Dr. Seuss tale adapted for the big screen by Illumination after 2012’s The Lorax. Pete Candeland is making his feature directorial debut on the movie alongside Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and the film is set for release on November 9th 2018.

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First Footage From The Grinch Debuted in Winter Olympics TV Spot

Universal Pictures has released the first look at The Grinch in action in Illumination Entertainment's upcoming animated film adaptation of the Dr. Suess classic. The footage was featured in a promo spot that aired during the Winter Olympics and in it, the Grinch is daydreaming about being an Olympic ice skater. This most likely isn't footage from the film, but it does give us a good look at the style the film is going for.

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange) lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt.
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Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Grinch Debuts In First Teaser For Upcoming Animated Movie

It looks like the wheels are finally moving on Universal’s new animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. Though the project was first announced back in April 2016, along with the reveal that Benedict Cumberbatch was voicing the titular character, news went quiet for a long while until the first poster arrived in December. Now, a short teaser trailer has landed, giving us our first look at Cumberbatch’s green meanie in action.

Not that we actually get to hear the Doctor Strange star voicing the character, mind you. The 30 second teaser is a silent bit of fun which sees the Grinch at home with his loveable dog Max watching figure skating on the TV. It turns out that this is a lifelong dream of the Grinch’s, as he proceeds to daydream about winning everyone over with his skating skills… before he comes to his senses and pulls himself together,
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Illumination Entertainment’s The Grinch gets a new poster

Just in time for the holiday season, Illumination Entertainment has released a new poster for The Grinch, next year’s animated retelling of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which features a young version of the titular character, voiced in the movie by Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Grinch will be the second Dr. Seuss tale adapted for the big screen by Illumination after 2012’s The Lorax. Pete Candeland is making his feature directorial debut on the movie alongside Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and the film is set for release on November 9th 2018.

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First Poster For New Grinch Movie Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Debuts

Early last year, it was announced that Illumination – the folks behind Despicable Me and The Secret Lives of Pets – were working on a new animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The announcement came with the reveal of its lead actor, too, telling us that Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing the eponymous green meanie.

Apart from our first glimpse at Cumberbatch’s iteration of the character back in May, things have gone a bit quiet on The Grinch front since then. Now, though, just in time for the holidays, Illumination has rolled out the first poster for the pic, which arrives next year – and it takes the Grinch in an unexpected direction.

Captioned “He gets meaner,” the poster doesn’t show us the older, grouchier Grinch but rather, the sweet and innocent younger version. With his scarf and big eyes, the Grinch looks downright adorable here
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First Poster For The Grinch Shows The Character Before He Became Mean and Twisted

Universal Pictures has released the first poster for Illumination Entertainment's upcoming animated film The Grinch, which is based on Dr. Seuss' classic character. The poster gives us a look at the character before he turns into the angry and twisted character that we all know. The poster comes with the tagline, "He Gets Meaner."

Benedict Cumberbatch provides the voice of The Grinch in the film and this is the synopsis that was released with the poster:

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange) lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a
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New ‘The Grinch’ Poster Reveals Illumination Entertainment’s Kid Grinch

Just in time for the holiday season, Illumination Entertainment has released a new poster for the upcoming animated film The Grinch. The feature is, of course, a retelling of the classic Dr. Seuss tale How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and while it doesn’t arrive in theaters until next holiday season, they wanted to be sure folks don’t forget about it. Pete Candeland and The Secret Life of Pets co-director Yarrow Cheney are directing the film, which has the involvement of Seuss’ widow Audrey Geisel as well. Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the titular character, but beyond …
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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch's The Grinch

First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch's The Grinch
It's been over a year since Benedict Cumberbatch was confirmed to be voicing the title role in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a feature length animated reboot of the classic holiday tale. Today, we get a first look at the grumpy green Grinch intent on taking over Christmas. And word that the title has been greatly reduced to just two short words, better for fitting on a marquee.

Now simply called The Grinch, this first look at the CG-animated family holiday comedy comes courtesy of License Global magazine via Coming Soon. The movie will be directed by Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney and now has a release date of November 9, 2018. The tag line simply reads as such.

"Stealing Christmas 2018."

Jim Carrey starred in the original live-action movie adaptation of The Grinch way back in 2000, with the new take coming 18 years after the comedian nearly walked off the set
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Oscar’s French Animation Connection Draws on Deep Talent Pool

Oscar’s French Animation Connection Draws on Deep Talent Pool
France appears to have firmed up its reputation as home to the world’s second biggest animation industry behind the U.S. — for proof, look no further than this year’s Oscar animated feature race.

In the mix are Mark Osborne’s “The Little Prince,” Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares’ “April and the Extraordinary World,” Claude Barras’ “My Life as a Zucchini,” Remi Chaye’s “Long Way North,” Michael Dudok de Wit’s “The Red Turtle,” Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Philippon’s “Mune, Guardian of the Moon,” and Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli’s “Phantom Boy.” Two more animation entries, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” from Illumination MacGuff, were entirely created in France.

Although these films have different animation styles, tones, approach, and scopes, they all have a Gallic element in common: a French director and/or producer, or they were made in France with local creatives.

“France
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‘Secret Life Of Pets’ Helmer Chris Renaud On Corporate Synergy, Visual Inspirations And The Comedy Of Louis C.K.

‘Secret Life Of Pets’ Helmer Chris Renaud On Corporate Synergy, Visual Inspirations And The Comedy Of Louis C.K.
It’s surprisingly common to hear animation directors speak of a deep affinity for their characters, much as a parent would have for their child, but The Secret Life of Pets helmer Chris Renaud is no exception in that regard. The record-breaking Illumination film from Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, one of the highest-grossing original animated films of all time, stemmed from a simple, though commonplace question: What exactly do our pets do when we’re not around to watch them…
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Eligible Films in Oscars Animated Feature Race

Eligible Films in Oscars Animated Feature Race
Every year the field seems to get bigger for the Oscar animated feature race. Here’s a run-down of eligible features.

The Angry Birds Movie

Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

Voices: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride

Studio: Sony Pictures Imageworks

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

If “Angry Birds” gets nominated, it will make history, becoming the first Oscar contender derived from a mobile gaming app. To its credit, the bright, high-energy CG toon struck many as far more delightful than such a provenance would suggest.

April and the Extraordinary World

Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci

Voices: Angela Galuppo, Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons, Paul Giamatti

Studio: Je Suis Bien Content

Distributor: GKids

Inspired by the steampunk-esque graphic novel by Jacques Tardi, this female-driven adventure story takes place in a world without electricity. One of the few hand-drawn movies in the mix, and the most classical.

Finding Dory

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Andrew MacLane

Voices: Ellen DeGeneres,
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‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ Woofs It Past $500M At International Box Office

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' The Secret Life Of Pets crossed $500M at the international box office today. With $500.2M, this is yet another milestone for the animated pic that got a belly rub last month as it crossed $800M worldwide. The total global gross on the Yarrow Cheney- and Chris Renaud-helmed movie is now $866.5M. Overseas, the movie opened No. 1 in 45 markets along the rollout which began in late June. The domestic cume is $366.3M. There…
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Bo Report: The Secret Life of Pets trumps Sully

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Universal's The Secret Life of Pets has beaten out Roadshow's Sully, debuting on top of the Aussie box office. Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney's animated feature bowed on 293 screens with a weekend gross of $4.75 million; a screen average of $16,683. The film's cume is now at $7.3 million. Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, debuted on 255 screens to bring in $2.6 million over the weekend, boosting. total takings to just over $3 million. Universal's Bridget Jones's Baby, still in previews ahead of its official release this Thursday, has already brought in $2.04 million from 242 screens. Last week's number one, Don't Breathe, fell 27 per cent in its second week to bring in $945,842. The Sony film has made $2.7 million overall. Now in its fifth week, Roadshow's Bad Moms fell 39 per cent, earning $796,037 from 267 screens. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's film has a cume of $13.8 million. Behind it was Roadshow's Nerve,
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Secret Life of Pets 2 Is Coming in Summer 2018

Secret Life of Pets 2 Is Coming in Summer 2018
After crossing $300 million domestic and $400 million worldwide earlier today, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have announced that a sequel to The Secret Life of Pets is happening. The studio revealed that The Secret Life of Pets 2 will take the previously unspecified July 13, 2018 release date set by Illumination Entertainment. As of now, the project doesn't have any direct competition, but it is situated right between Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018) and 20th Century Fox's Alita: Battle Angel (July 20, 2018).

Variety reports that original Secret Life of Pets director Chris Renaud and writer Brian Lynch will return for the sequel, which will be produced by Illumination's founder/CEO Christopher Meledandri and his longtime producing partner Janet Healy. It isn't known if Chris Renaud's co-director Yarrow Cheney or Brian Lynch's co-writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio will return.

The Secret Life of Pets set a new box office record last month
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The Secret Life Of Pets 2 Announced For 2018 Release

Sensing a familiar air of franchise potential that fired Despicable Me and those bumbling Minions to box office glory, Illumination Entertainment has announced The Secret Life of Pets 2 for release in 2018 – July 13, 2018, to be specific, placing the nascent sequel in close proximity to both Ant-Man and the Wasp and Robert Rodriguez’s long-awaited sci-fi movie, Alita: Battle Angel.

It’s early days on this one, but we understand that Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri is attached to produce the follow-up, partnering once again with Janet Healy.

Indeed, news of The Secret Life of Pets 2 finding a home at Illumination shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given the original’s impressive box office haul. Upon hitting theaters earlier this year, the cutesy animation made history by going on to enjoy the biggest U.S. opening weekend for an original film, animated or otherwise. That figure checked in at $104 million,
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Newswire: The Secret Life Of Pets digs up a sequel

Our furry companions find ways to pass the time between walks and feedings in Yarrow Cheney and Chris Renaud’s The Secret Life Of Pets. The Look Who’s Talking for the Purina set boasts an all-star cast that includes Louis C.K., Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, and Kevin Hart, who voice various animals who get along pretty well, prey drive be damned. It’s an enjoyable enough romp, and its $400 million worldwide box office revenue proves that audiences feel there’s plenty of entertainment to be wrung from your dog’s alone time. And according to Variety, the global earnings, combined with the humor to be mined from rabbit droppings, have secured a follow-up to the film.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2: Kong Island (that’s not the official title, obviously) will be produced by Illumination founder/CEO Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. The film ...
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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ in the Works, Set for 2018 Release

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ in the Works, Set for 2018 Release
Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have launched development on the sequel to its animated hit “The Secret Life of Pets.” The release date is scheduled for July 13, 2018.

Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the follow-up to the comedy, which set a record for best U.S. opening weekend for an original film, animated or otherwise, with $104.3 million. Chris Renaud will return to direct and writer Brian Lynch is back to write the script.

The Secret Life of Pets” has hit $400 million at the worldwide box office with $300.3 million at the domestic box office and $103.5 million internationally, where it opened No. 1 in 18 markets to date. “Pets” is just launching its run into 48 more territories, with China opening Tuesday.

The Secret Life of Pets” is directed by Renaud and Yarrow Cheney and written by Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Its voice cast includes Louis C.K.,
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Venice 2016. Lineup

The selection for the 2016 Venice Film Festival has been announced, with new films by Terrence Malick, Pablo Larraín, Lav Diaz, Wang Bing, Amat Escalante, Tom Ford, and more.COMPETITIONVoyage of TimeThe Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour)Une vie i (Stéphane Brizé)La La Land (Damien Chazelle)The Light Between Oceans (Derek Cianfrance)El ciudadano ilustre (Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat)Spira Mirabilis (Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti)The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz)La región salvaje (Amat Escalante)Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)Piuma (Roan Johnson)Paradise (Andrei Konchalovsky)Brimstone (Martin Koolhoven)Jackie (Pablo Larraín)Voyage of Time (Terrence Malick)El Cristo Ciego (Christopher Murray)Frantz (François Ozon)Questi Giorni (Giuseppe Piccioni)Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)Les beaux jours D'Aranjuez (Wim Wenders)Out Of COMPETITIONSafariOur War (Bruno Chiaravolloti, Claudio Jampaglia, Benedetta Argentieri)I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin)One More Time with Feeling (Andrew Dominik)The Bleeder (Philippe Falardeau)The Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua
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Venice Film Festival Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Voyage of Time,’ ‘The Bad Batch,’ ‘Jackie’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’

Venice Film Festival Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Voyage of Time,’ ‘The Bad Batch,’ ‘Jackie’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’
Is there a best picture winner in the bunch? The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its 2016 lineup, including both in competition and out of competition offerings, and with the festival’s strong track record of debuting recent best picture winners — from “Spotlight” to “Birdman” — there might be another big winner among the slate’s ranks.

As had been previously announced, the festival will open with Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” which will later hit Toronto (and, presumably, also Telluride). The festival will close with Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” which kicks off its own festival run days earlier, when it will open Tiff.

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

Other picks that will also do the Venice-tiff two-step include Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival,” Francois Ozon’s “Frantz,” Nick Hamm
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