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The UK Trailer & Poster For 2018 Animated Feature ‘Smallfoot’ Has Arrived

Warner Bros. has debuted the first trailer and poster for the highly anticipated animation Smallfoot, which is set to avalanche into UK cinemas on 5th October 2018. Pan down for the full Smallfoot UK trailer, but first, here’s the new poster.

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.

News of this “smallfoot” brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

The film features an all-star voice cast including Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito and more!

Related: The Lego Batman Movie
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Despicable Me 3 Crosses $1 Billion at the Worldwide Box Office

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Despicable Me 3 Crosses $1 Billion at the Worldwide Box Office
While the summer box office season was the worst on record since 2006, there were a few bright spots in the mix, one of which was Universal and Illumination's animated sequel Despicable Me 3. While the movie is likely close to winding down its box office run, it did manage to cross an important box office milestone, reaching the coveted $1 billion worldwide mark earlier today. It became just the third movie this year to cross the milestone, and just the first to do so after being released during the summer movie season, which is yet another indication of how weak this summer truly was.

Deadline broke the news earlier today, with the Despicable Me sequel joining just Universal's The Fate of the Furious ($1.23 billion) and the year's top grossing movie domestically and worldwide, Beauty and the Beast ($1.26 billion). Despite having strong showings, even hits like Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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‘Despicable Me 3’ Hits $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

‘Despicable Me 3’ Hits $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office
Despicable Me 3” has crossed the $1 billion milestone at the worldwide box office, earning $741.4 million internationally and $259.05 million in North America.

Universal said Friday that the results have lifted the “Despicable Me” franchise past the “Shrek” series to become the highest-grossing animated film franchise of all time globally. The franchise has also topped the “Ice Age” series to become the top animated franchise internationally.

Despicable Me 3” is the 31st film to haul $1 billion worldwide. “Avatar” leads that list with $2.79 billion.

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Despicable Me 3” is also the second Universal title after “The Fate of the Furious” — which made $1.24 billion worldwide — to hit $1 billion this year.

Illumination’s eight releases — which include “Hop,” “Dr. SeussThe Lorax,” “Minions,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “Sing” — have pulled in more than $5.7 billion worldwide. “Despicable Me 3” is the sixth-highest-earning animated film of all time worldwide.

“The
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That Awkward Moment! Bachelorette's Bad Chad Johnson Pulls a Zac Efron on Date with DWTS' Karina Smirnoff

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That Awkward Moment! Bachelorette's Bad Chad Johnson Pulls a Zac Efron on Date with DWTS' Karina Smirnoff
Chad Johnson is pleading the fifth!

In an exclusive sneak peek at Sunday’s Famously Single, the former Bachelorette contestant gets himself into quite the awkward situation.

After a roller coaster showmance with Karina Smirnoff, Johnson feels like he and the former Dancing with the Stars pro are finally in a good (and flirty!) place.

“After me and Karina’s last date, we’re so much better than we were the entire time here,” says Johnson. “If I could give myself two weeks ago some advice, it would be to go ahead and pursue what you want. Go ahead and
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Interview, Audio: Actress Jenny Slate Answers the Call in ‘Landline’

Chicago – Jenny Slate keeps getting more high profile, both in voiceover work (“The Secret Life of Pets”) and as an actress. Her latest film is “Landline,” her second with director Gillian Robespierre. In the film, Slate portrays an engaged-to-be-married “adult” who is having trouble coming to terms with her life.

Landline” is set in 1990s New York City, just before the tech/mobile phone boom and the loss of grit in the Big Apple. Based on the growing-up experiences of Gillian Robespierre and co-writer Elisabeth Holm, the story is about transitions… Slate’s character to adulthood, the last days of being a teenager for her sister Ali (Abby Quinn) and the dissolution of their parent’s marriage (as portrayed by Edie Falco and John Turturro). It has a bit of a “slamming doors” edge to it, as misunderstandings and family connections blend into a very human story. Slate and Robespierre
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Win A Family Four Pack Of Passes To The Advance Screening Of Despicable Me 3 In St. Louis

Illumination and Universal PicturesDespicable Me 3 opens in theaters nationwide on June 30, 2017.

Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps—one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Steve Carell (The Big Short, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) not only reprises his role as Gru, but also takes on a second part—that of Dru,
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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch's The Grinch

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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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How ‘The Boss Baby’ Became Top Dog at the Box Office

Release dates are sometimes more interesting than their movies.

The simple answer for how a movie like The Boss Baby opens at number one is that it’s a major studio animated feature debuting in late March. Specific to this movie, however, there are certain special circumstances, like Beauty and the Beast finally dropping enough to give something else a shot and Ghost in the Shell being a flop, possibly due to its whitewashing casting controversy and possibly just due to its just not being very good.

March is a tricky month for movie releases. With Easter having an unfixed date falling either in March or April, there’s sometimes a holiday weekend, albeit not one typically known for moviegoing. Also, much of America’s children have a spring break, yet there’s no uniformity from county to county within any given state let alone across the country (many states and school districts also wait until April
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Passes to ‘Sing’ With Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane

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Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new animated comedy “Sing” starring Matthew McConaughey and Seth MacFarlane from the creators of “Despicable Me”!

Sing,” which opens on Dec. 21, 2016 and is rated “PG,” also stars Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman and Jennifer Saunders from writer and director Garth Jennings and director Christophe Lourdelet.

To win your free passes to “Sing” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 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.
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Review: ‘Sing’ Doesn’t Just Play The Standards, It Lowers Them

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Review: ‘Sing’ Doesn’t Just Play The Standards, It Lowers Them
Before we talk about “Sing,” let’s talk about Satan. Remember the scene in “Broadcast News” when Albert Brooks tries to convince Holly Hunter that her handsome new crush is Lucifer? She dismisses him, but Brooks is undeterred. He argues that the most insidious thing about true evil is that it comes to you like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, that the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. “He’ll never do an evil thing! He will just bit by little bit lower our standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance.”

I’m semi-serious here. Born from the blood money earned by 20th Century Fox atrocities like “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Horton Hears a Who!,” Illumination Entertainment has been working toward a movie this cynical and creatively bankrupt since “Ice Age” executive producer Chris Meledandri founded
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Win A Family Four-Pack Of Passes To The Advance Screening Of Sing In St. Louis

Sing opens in theaters on December 21 and Wamg has your passes to the advance screening in St. Louis!

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. SeussThe Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season.

With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.

The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars
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Enter the Sing “Real Talent, From Real Life” Contest

Attention movie fans with vocal talent, energy, passion and charisma! You can team up with YouTube creator Mike Tompkins for the “Real Talent, From Real Life” contest in support of Illumination Entertainment and Universal PicturesSing. Contestants can record themselves singing, clapping or dancing to at least 30 seconds of the event film’s original song “Faith,” from the legendary Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande. From submissions, Mike Tompkins will create an edited video of “Faith” that will play on the YouTube homepage. Throughout their daylong journey, three lucky winners will get to interface with some of today’s hottest YouTube influencers, as well as hear from top professionals behind the scenes (Universal Music execs, YouTube creative + music teams, YouTube + Google product specialists, and more) on how to create a successful channel on the platform. What an exciting opportunity!

Go to www.RealTalentFromRealLife.com for more details!

Illumination has captivated audiences
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First 200 Moviegoers At 200 AMC Theatres Can Enjoy Sing Saturday With Biggest Advance-Screening Program In Universal’s History

Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced a Thanksgiving weekend event for audiences of all ages: “Sing Saturday,” a celebration of free screenings of the new event film from Illumination at 200 AMC Theatres nationwide, on November 26. From the creators of Despicable Me, Sing—in which Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon lead an all-star cast—arrives nationwide on December 21, 2016.

Tickets for “Sing Saturday” screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 moviegoers in line at participating AMC Theatres on Saturday, November 26 (10 a.m. local time). Audiences are encouraged to bring their family and friends of all ages and experience the film Variety calls “a game changer.” Moviegoers must be in line to receive a ticket for the screening.

“We are so proud that ‘Sing Saturday’ marks the biggest advance-screening program in the history of Universal Pictures and are honored to join AMC as
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Watch The New Trailer For Sing

Your morning is about to be hit with some major piggy power!

Check out the hilarious new trailer for Illumination’s Sing .

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. SeussThe Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season.

With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.

The event film stars Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals,
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Sing Trailer Hits the High Notes with McConaughey and Witherspoon

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Sing Trailer Hits the High Notes with McConaughey and Witherspoon
Last week, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment debuted the first official photos from Sing, the studio's animated musical that hits theaters over the holiday season. Today we have a new trailer, which shows what obstacles these singers must overcome to win a singing competition that will change their lives. If that wasn't enough, we also have even more new photos for you to check out.

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer's comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season. With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.
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New Trailer Hits For Illumination’s Sing

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The new trailer for Illumination’s Sing has just debuted online, which you can check out below.

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. SeussThe Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season.

With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.

The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster
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Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson Are Featured In Sing Character Photos

The lead cast of Sing shares the stage with the characters they portray in the holiday event of the year from Illumination Entertainment.

Nick Kroll And Gunter

For the first time ever, Nick Kroll appears with his character, Gunter, from Illumination Entertainment’s Sing.

Gunter is the Spandexed show-stopper whose sheer enthusiasm overcomes his lack of actual talent.

Like all the stars of Sing, Kroll does his own singing in the film, including renditions of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Bananarama’s “Venus.”

Kroll Quote:

“Gunter knows what we all should: Everything is better in a gold track suit. He is the yin to Rosita’s yang. If she’s hesitant, insecure and brilliantly talented…then Gunter is the one who’s first to hit the stage and shake his piggy patootie; he’s a legend in his own mind. When I first
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Sing Photos Introduce the Animated Musical's Cast of Characters

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Sing Photos Introduce the Animated Musical's Cast of Characters
Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer's comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season. With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio. Today, the studio has unveiled new photos and details about the voice actors and the characters they portray.

The event film stars Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon
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The Secret Life of Pets hits $800 million worldwide, Illumination Entertainment passes $4 billion

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets has hit another box office milestone today, with the film pushing its worldwide haul to $805 million.

The Secret Life of Pets has now climbed to sixth in the list of the highest grossing movies of the year, as well as propelling Illumination’s worldwide cume to $4.027 billion.

The production company kicked things off in 2010 with the release of Despicable Me, and followed it up with Hop, The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions. Next up is Sing, which opens in December, followed by Despicable Me 3 in 2017 and The Secret Life of Pets 2 and How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2018.

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.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K.,
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Watch The The Olympics TV Spot For Sing

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Illumination Entertainment has debuted the new Olympics TV spot for the animated Sing, which you can check out below.

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of The Secret Life Of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents Sing at the holidays. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in an animated feature about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above
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