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  1. Animation World Reacts to NBCUniversal's DreamWorks Acquisition: New Industry "Super Player"

    4:26 pm 4/28/2016

    The FMX convention in Stuttgart, Germany was abuzz with the news of Universal's DWA acquisition as attendees praised Jeffrey Katzenberg and expressed confidence in Chris Meledandri's ability to lead the animation studio into the future.Read more

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  2. Roundtable: 5 Top Animators on the Good and Bad of Celebrity Voices and Creative Input From Their Own Kids

    10:00 am 1/3/2014

    The masterminds behind "Frozen," "Despicable Me 2," "Monsters University," "The Croods" and "Epic" on how star voices are great for marketing a film, but creatively, the character comes first -- and how the director's son saved the "Avatar"-like look of "Epic."Read more

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  3. 'Despicable Me 2's' Mastermind: My Dad Was a Disruptor, Too

    12:46 pm 12/17/2013

    Chris Meledandri, whose sequel grossed almost $1 billion, recalls his fashion-designer father bringing Italian-style clothes to big cities: "If you were dressing in his clothes in New York or California, you were breaking a rule."Read more

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  4. Chris Meledandri to Receive PGA's Visionary Award

    10:35 am 10/28/2013

    The Illumination Entertainment CEO, who produced the animated hit "Despicable Me 2," will be honored at the PGA Awards on Jan. 19Read more

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  5. 'Despicable Me's' Chris Meledandri: Animation Market Is Cannibalizing Itself

    2:50 pm 10/26/2013

    The founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment warns that studios release "too many films and there’s not enough room."Read more

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  6. Box Office Preview: 'The Lorax,' 'Project X' Look to Lead Another Boom Weekend

    5:27 pm 3/1/2012

    The film adaptation of Dr. Seuss' celebrated children's story hopes to match the $39 million debut of "Rango" a year ago; "Project X" is the latest found-footage movie to hit the multiplex.Read more

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  7. Taylor Swift Joins 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax'

    10:55 am 3/17/2011

    The country singer will star alongside Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Betty White in Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s CGI-animated adaptation.Read more

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  8. Five Secrets of PGA Nom 'Despicable Me's' $542 Million Success

    7:10 pm 1/4/2011

    What made "Despicable Me" an unexpected $542 million success and earned Chris Meledandri a PGA nomination? The fact that it was unexpected, says Meledandri, who shared today's nom with John Cohen and Janet Healy.Read more

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  9. VIDEO: Awards Watch Roundtable: The Animators part 3

    9:41 am 11/23/2010

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