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  1. 'Minions': How the 'Despicable' Prequel Was Created

    1:06 pm PDT 07/10/2015
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    Illumination Entertainment puts its animated leads in 1960s New York and London. READ MORE

  2. 'Minions' Trailer - Official Super Bowl Spot

    4:13 pm PST 02/06/2015
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    The 'Despicable Me' prequel follows three Minions on a mission to find the most despicable master, when they meet Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock) the first woman supervillian. READ MORE

  3. 'Star Wars,' 'Minions' to Lead Record Year for Toy Industry

    5:00 am PST 02/06/2015
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    Licensed toys, which includes Hollywood-created intellectual property, represented 31 percent of total toy sales ($5.7 billion) and showed an increase of 7 percent in 2014, thanks in part to 'Frozen' mania. READ MORE

  4. Cineplex Profits, Admissions Slide on Weak Summer Box Office

    6:56 am PST 11/13/2014
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    Profits at the Canadian chain fell short of analyst expectations READ MORE

  5. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Nearly Went to Cee Lo Green, Almost Joined 'Idol' (Audio)

    2:20 pm PDT 04/30/2014
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    "Not everybody's gonna have blonde hair and blue eyes and be waif thin," the "Voice" addition told Howard Stern of disagreeing with the Fox show's philosophy. READ MORE

  6. China Box Office: Local Films Fuel First Quarter Surge of Nearly 30 Percent

    6:59 pm PDT 04/11/2014
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    Chinese moviegoers have already spent more at the movies than they did during all of 2009. READ MORE

  7. Oscars: Pharrell Williams Dances With Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep on 'Happy' (Video)

    5:57 pm PST 03/02/2014
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    The "GIRL" singer performed his Oscar-nominated "Despicable Me 2" hit on -- and off -- the Dolby Theatre stage on Sunday. READ MORE

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  8. Oscars 2014: Performers & Presenters To Expect

    3:36 pm PST 03/02/2014
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    The awards are broadcast live from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, with ABC's coverage beginning at 4 p.m. PT. READ MORE

  9. Oscars: Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig to Join Karen O for 'Her' Performance

    5:26 pm PST 03/01/2014
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    The ceremony's rehearsals also teased what Pharrell Williams, Idina Menzel and U2 have planned for Sunday's performances, while Brad Pitt, Kate Hudson and Jamie Foxx stopped by. READ MORE

  10. Oscars: Inside the First-Ever Concert for Nominated Original Scores and Songs

    1:45 pm PST 02/28/2014
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    For the first time ever, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited the Oscar-nominated film composers to conduct suites from their scores. The inaugural show, held at UCLA's Royce Hall on Feb. 27, also featured performances of the nominated original songs. READ MORE

  11. Oscars: Who Will Prevail in the Competitive Best Original Song Race? (Analysis)

    6:54 pm PST 02/24/2014
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    There is an unusually cut-throat competition this year between four nominated songs: "Happy," "Let It Go," "The Moon Song" and "Ordinary Love." READ MORE

  12. Oscars: 'Frozen,' 'Croods' Animators Reveal the Secrets Behind Their Breakout Characters

    8:00 am PST 02/21/2014
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    Elsa at one point had a living fur coat of ermines, while Grug was to have been the leader of a whole village, not just his family. Plus, "Despicable Me 2's" team reveal why the minions were created. READ MORE

  13. Oscars: First-Ever Concert to Feature Nominated Scores and Songs

    11:31 am PST 02/13/2014
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    William Butler, Owen Pallett, Alexandre Desplat, Thomas Newman, Steven Price and John Williams will direct their compositions, while Jill Scott will perform "Happy." READ MORE

  14. Oscars: Pharrell's 'Happy' Is Highest Charting Song Nominee in More Than a Decade

    3:53 pm PST 02/12/2014
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    The hit from "Despicable Me 2" jumps to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. READ MORE

  15. China Box Office: Local Animated Film Nudges 'Despicable Me 2' Out of Top Spot

    2:31 am PST 01/28/2014
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    Homegrown hit "Boonie Bears: To the Rescue" takes $13.27 million for a $29.75 million cume as the Chinese industry gears up for a major boost during the Lunar New Year holiday. READ MORE

  16. China Box Office: 'Despicable Me 2' Stays on Top, Local Rival 'Boonie Bears' Opens Big

    12:28 am PST 01/21/2014
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    While animations dominate the week, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" takes in a respectable $9.55 million in China. READ MORE

  17. Oscars Gone Pop: Pharrell Williams, Karen O, William Butler Score First-Time Nominations (Video)

    8:13 am PST 01/16/2014
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    UPDATED: U2 also earned an original song nomination for the band's first track in three years -- "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." READ MORE

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  18. 'Despicable Me 2' No. 1 on Home Entertainment Charts for Fifth Week

    9:11 pm PST 01/15/2014
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    It's the best performance for a title since the spring of 2010, when "Avatar" topped the list for four weeks. READ MORE

  19. China Box Office: 'Despicable Me 2' Triumphs With $15.37 Million

    2:19 am PST 01/14/2014
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    It was a good week in China for Hollywood, as "Ender's Game" also pulled in a muscular $10.96 million in its first six days. READ MORE

  20. Box Office: 'Despicable Me 2' Opens Strong in China, Heads for $935.1 Million Globally

    10:05 am PST 01/11/2014
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    The sequel scores the best opening-day gross for an animated film since "Ice Age: Continental Drift" in 2012. READ MORE

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