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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment, will receive the 2014 Visionary Award. The award will be presented to Meledandri at the 25th Anniversary Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 19, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Producers Guild Visionary Award recognizes a television, film or new media producer for his or her unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance.
Meledandri is being recognized with the Visionary Award as one of the definitive producers of contemporary animation. He receives this award just as the latest blockbuster hit that he has produced, Universal and Illumination’s Despicable Me 2, becomes the 5th highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide at the global box office.
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Universal Pictures announced today that it is launching the enormous Despicable Me 2 “Despicablimp” in support of Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3D-cg comedy adventure, which will be released on July 3, 2013.
The Despicablimp is one of the largest airships in the world at 165-feet long, 55-feet high and 46-feet wide, and is one of only 15 flying today. The blimp will travel approximately 20,000 miles, crisscrossing the country three times over the course of its six-month journey and will have multiple stops across the continental U.S. Making its first appearance over the Nickelodeon 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 23, the gigantic Minion can be seen over hundreds of events across the U.S., including:
Telemundo’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, Miami, Fl – April 25, 2013 The Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Ky – May 4, 2013 The Despicable Me 2 World Premiere, Hollywood, CA – June 22, 2013
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- Melissa Thompson
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