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Meet Max & Gidget From The Secret Life Of Pets

20 July 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The humans creators of Despicable Me have a new film, The Secret Life Of Pets, coming out next Summer.

Illumination Entertainment’s and Universal Pictures’ comedy is about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Want to get to know these sweet little furry people? Check out the latest tiny-sized videos.

However, the funniest is still Chloe!

Watch the teaser for the loveable film below.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life Of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.

Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.

The Secret Life Of Pets »

- Melissa Thompson

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Meet the mischievous puppies from The Secret Life of Pets in these cute viral videos

17 July 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Two new viral videos for the animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets are practically too cute for words.

The teasers introduce you to two very special puppies, the heavy metal-loving poodle Leonard and his mischievous counterpart Buddy.

Illumination Entertainment has enlisted several of comedy's biggest names to lend their voices to the animated movie.

Hannibal Buress voices the mischievous Buddy, while Bobby Moynihan, Ellie Kemper, Steve Coogan, Louis Ck and Kevin Hart also take part.

Despicable Me 2 director and Minions executive producer Chris Renaud is teaming up with Curious George's Yarrow Cheney on this new project.

The Secret Life of Pets opens in Us cinemas on July 8, 2016, with a UK release set for June 24, 2016. »

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The A-List Actor Minions 2 Wants To Play Its Villain

14 July 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you.ve been keeping up with the current state of the box office, you.re well aware that Illumination Entertainment and Universal are presently raking in money hand over fist with their animated Minions. At this rate a sequel is all but guaranteed, and as it.s never too early to start the dream casting process, the filmmakers have one big time name at the top of their list to play the villain in Minions 2: Chris Pratt. Talking to The Shuttle about the Despicable Me spinoff, animator and producer Chris Renaud was asked, what actor, in a dream scenario, he would like to lend his voice the antagonist of Minions 2. He said: I personally think it.s fun to play against type. If you take a nice guy like Chris Pratt and put him in as a villain, that.s always an interesting idea. This is, obviously, not »

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Minions | Review

10 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Villain’s Vassals: Coffin & Balda’s Slavish Prequel Void of Thought

Co-directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda team up for Minions, a tangential prequel to the 2010 animated hit, Despicable Me. Coffin, who co-directed the first film and its 2013 sequel with Chris Renaud (who helmed the ill-conceived adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s beloved The Lorax with Balda back in 2012), deigns to explain the origin story of the little yellow creatures endlessly committing to serving the famed uber villain Gru. It’s an idea rather like the relationship of the film Annabelle (2014) to The Conjuring (2013).

Writer Brian Lynch (Puss in Boots; Hop; the upcoming The Secret Life of Pets), no stranger to creating animated versions of animal characters for children’s films, seems to have less capacity in the formulation of imaginary beings, at least judging from the endless one-note antics engaged in by these rudimentary shaped yellow blobs akin to cutesy antics, »

- Nicholas Bell

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 Pairs of Passes to ‘Minions’ With Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

5 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new animated comedy “Minions” starring Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm!

Minions,” which opens on July 10, 2015 and is rated “PG,” also stars Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Geoffrey Rush, Jennifer Saunders, Pierre Coffin, Katy Mixon and Michael Beattie from directors Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin and writer Brian Lynch.

To win your free passes to “Minions” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Minions in St. Louis

30 June 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The little yellow guys are back and starring in their own movie!

The story of Illumination Entertainment and Universal PicturesMinions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters – from T. rex to Napoleon – the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face »

- Movie Geeks

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Watch: Universal's 'Secret Life of Pets' Reveals What They Do When You're Away

18 June 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Illumination's first look at "The Secret Life of Pets" (Chris Renaud) looked promising, as comedy voice actors Louis Ck, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Dana Carvey, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks show us what pets do when their masters close the door every morning. One loyal mastiff waits by the door. A bird opens up its cage and flies free. A very fat cat tries to resist the temptation to raid the refrigerator--and fails. A bulldog repeatedly barks and throws itself at the window as a squirrel flits outside. A cat changes the music from classical to punk. The movie has moved from February 2016 to July 2016. CinemaCon: Universal Posts Strong 2015 Slate »

- Anne Thompson

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The Minions Take Over The Cinerama Dome At ArcLight Hollywood

18 June 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment and Pacific Theatres announced today the launch of the Minions Takeover of ArcLight Hollywood in support of Illumination and Universal’s upcoming Minions, which will be released in theaters across the country on July 10, 2015. From now until July 16, Kevin, Stuart and Bob—Minion stars of the upcoming film—will reside atop Pacific Theatres’ Cinerama Dome.

The stunning results of a display that went up over the past week, the Minions Takeover required 2,000 hours of work, which included concept development, design, engineering, printing cutting and sewing. The Minions and their elusive banana may be seen at the Cinerama Dome at ArcLight Hollywood located at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood, California, and a time-lapse video of the construction.

Statistics of the components of the Minions Takeover include:

The Cinerama Dome wrap required 4,166 square yards of fabric and weighs 2,500 pounds. Proud and protective Kevin is 50 feet tall and weighs 375 pounds. »

- Michelle McCue

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First Trailer For The Secret Life Of Pets Is A Laugh Riot!

17 June 2015 10:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life Of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Catch the first trailer and poster now.

As an owner of two cats and all-around animal lover, you know some of these hilarious scenes really happen!

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life Of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.

Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.

The movie opens in theaters July 8, 2016.

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- Melissa Thompson

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Annecy: Chris Meledandri Receives Mifa, Variety’s First Animation Personality of the Year Award

17 June 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annecy – One day before one of Universal’s biggest bets of 2015, “Minions,” premieres at France’s Annecy Festival, Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment and its producer, accepted Mifa and Variety’s first Animation Personality of the Year Award.

Mickael Marin, head of Annecy’s Mifa’s market, and Peter Debruge, Variety’s Chief Intl. Film Critic, presented the award.

The Mifa-Variety Animation Personality Award recognized the achievements of one of the toon industry’s global driving forces, whose “Despicable Me,” “Dr Seuss” and “Ice Age” franchises, the last produced at 20th Century Fox, have grossed over $4.9 billion worldwide. The creative force behind Universal’s family movie business, Meledandri is also a animation pioneer, reaching out to Jacques Bled’s Mac Guff for animation on ”Despicable Me,” and then to create Illumination Mac Guff, the studio for “Despicable Me 2,” “The Lorax” and now “Minions,” all produced by »

- John Hopewell

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Annecy: Chris Meledandri on Matthew McConaughey as a Koala Legit Theater Owner, ‘The Grinch’

17 June 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annecy – Matthew McConaughey will voice Buster, a showman entrepreneur koala running a legit theater in Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming music-driven event comedy, Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri revealed Wednesday at an Annecy Fest.

Written-directed by Garth Jennings (“Son of Rambow”), and set for release Dec. 21, 2016, when the movie – that seem still untitled – kicks in, Buster’s theater is empty. To save the theater, Buster comes up with the idea of a local singing competition.

Buster’s best friend, a black sheep, is played by John Riley.

It posits a world entirely inhabited by animals who have jobs and drive cars, Meledandri added.

“The movie ends up becoming the story of the lives of the five characters vying to win the competition,” adding the movie has “parts of about 85 songs,” all known. “But it doesn’t become a story about winning the competition but about character, and that’s ultimately because any »

- John Hopewell

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The Secret Lives Of Pets (2016) Teaser Trailer, Poster & Images: Toy Story With Dogs

17 June 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Secret Lives of Pets Trailer, Poster, and Images Have Been Released. Chris Renaud‘s The Secret Lives of Pets (2016) teaser trailer, poster, and images star Louis C.K.Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, and Albert Brooks. The Secret Lives of Pets plot synopsis: “For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.”

For now, all we have is the official info found above, the trailer, poster, and images. The trailer itself doesn’t give way to any particular story. Which is fine – this is an animated film for children, trying to get adults into theatres at the same time. Smart, then, to grab us with something that works for all ages – dogs being fun and funny. »

- Marco Margaritoff

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See the shenanigans your pets get up to in ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ trailer

17 June 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Of course we’ve all wondered what our pets do when we leave them alone in the house. And now the folks behind the extremely successful Despicable Me films will answer that question for us in what looks to be a delightful and fun film, according to this first trailer for The Secret Life of Pets. Here’s the synopsis:

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.

The film boasts a wide variety of voice acting talent from Louis C.K., Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Eric Stonestreet, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, »

- Sarah

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New trailer released for animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets featuring Louis C.K., Lake Bell and Kevin Hart

17 June 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release later this month in the UK, Universal and Illumination Entertainment have released another trailer for The Secret Life of Pets, an animated movie that explores the activities of household pets when their owners are at work.

Check out the trailer below:

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.  Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.

The Secret Life of Pets is out on June 24th 2015 in the UK and features a voice cast that includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, »

- Luke Owen

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The Secret Life Of Pets Trailer Reveals What The Animals Really Do When You’re Gone

17 June 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Illumination Entertainment scored a huge hit in its Despicable Me franchise (which has a new installment, Minions, out this summer) but the animation studio is still looking to expand with other original films. Now, the teaser for its latest venture, The Secret Life of Pets, has arrived, providing a highly promising look at a pic with one of the best kid-friendly premises we’ve seen in quite some time (Inside Out excluded).

The pic explores the lives of several New York City pets after their owners have departed for work or school, imagining what crazy (or innocuous, in Max the Dog’s case) adventures the animals get up to. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and Yarrow Cheney, it looks reliant on physical comedy but also boasts a huge voice cast, including Jenny Slate, Louis C.K., Bobby MoynihanKevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Watch: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Trailer Features Party Animals

17 June 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has released the first trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s animated comedy “The Secret Life of Pets” more than a year before its release on July 8, 2016.

The trailer reveals that pets don’t do what owners expect when they’re away. One of the more memorable bits features a dachshund getting a massage from blender blades.

Exhibitors gave the footage a warm reception at CinemaCon in April during Universal’s presentation. Voice talent includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.

Chris Renaud, who has directed both “Despicable Me” movies, is the director of “Secret Life,” which is co-directed by Yarrow Cheney from a script by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Producers are Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.

 

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- Dave McNary

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The Secret Life Of Pets Trailer Reveals What Your Animals Do When You’re Gone

17 June 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Illumination Entertainment has released the first teaser trailer for the new animated film The Secret Life of Pets, and it’s kind of great. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and Yarrow Cheney, the comedy imagines the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day, focusing on the tenants of an apartment building in New York City. The physical comedy here is really on point, and though I’d be totally happy with a dialogue-free version of the film, a voice cast that includes Louis C.K., Jenny Slate, and Bobby Moynihan is icing on the cake. This is Illumination’s first non-Despicable Me film since 2012’s disappointing Dr. SeussThe Lorax, but it really looks like they have a winner on their hands. With this summer’s Minions also looking extremely promising, could the studio have found its niche in dialogue-light animation? Check out the teaser trailer, »

- Adam Chitwood

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The Minions Soundtrack From Composer Heitor Pereira Available July 10

16 June 2015 8:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Grammy-winning Musician/Songwriter/Composer Heitor Pereira returns with a mischievous score for Illumination’s newest installment of the Despicable Me franchise, Minions, in theatres nationwide on July 10, 2015.

Pereira has been the musical voice of the minions since the beginning, earning critical acclaim and accolades including two Annie Award nominations (Despicable Me 1 & 2) and two Ascap Film & TV Music Awards. This time, minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob find themselves in the snares of super-villain Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), who, along with her inventor husband Herb (Jon Hamm), is scheming to take over the world.

Will the minions’ haphazard antics aid or avert this devious disaster?

Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, Minions also stars Chris Renaud, Allison Janney and Michael Keaton. The Minions soundtrack album will be released July 10, 2015 on Back Lot Music.

Building on chemistry and momentum from the first two Despicable Me films, Pereira continues his methodology of using »

- Michelle McCue

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The Secret Life Of Pets: 8 Posters Reveal Illumination’s New Animated Film

9 June 2015 7:12 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While Illumination Entertainment is best known for its Despicable Me films and, more specifically, those adorable minions, the studio has other projects in the pipeline as well. They released Hop in 2011 and Dr. SeussThe Lorax in 2012, and in 2016 they will unveil The Secret Life of Pets. Directed by Despicable Me helmer Chris Renaud and co-director Yarrow Cheney, the film takes place in a Manhattan apartment building and revolves around its animal inhabitants. The ensemble voice cast includes Louis C.K., Albert Brooks, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate, and Eric Stonestreet. Steve is currently at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and while on the floor he snapped some photos of a collection of posters for The Secret Life of Pets. They give us our first good look at the animated characters, and they’re kind of adorable. The various breeds have different facial structures, »

- Adam Chitwood

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The New Minions Trailer Is Here

14 May 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Heading to theaters this summer on July 10th, watch the all-new trailer for Minions.

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.  Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain.  They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where »

- Michelle McCue

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