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Minions: The Rise of Gru movie release date put on hold as France enters lockdown

Illumination and Universal’s Minions: The Rise of Gru has been moved from its global release slot of late June and early July owing to the deepening COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown in many countries across the globe. The move was spurred by the current lockdown in France that incorporates Illumination’s …

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Universal, Illumination and LEGO partner for Despicable Me building sets

Universal Brand Development, Illumination and the LEGO Group have detailed the further expansion of a licensing partnership to launch a collection of Despicable Me LEGO building sets in 20202. The partnership with the record setting Despicable Me franchise has been drawn ahead of the relase of the upcoming feature film, …

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Animation veteran Amir Nasrabadi named EVP at DHX Media’s Vancouver ops

DHX Media has named the veteran animation industry executive Amir Nasrabadi its executive vice president and general manager of its own animation studio in Vancouver. Nasrabadi will be joining the team in this newly created role effective June 10, 2019. He will report to Josh Scherba, the company’s president, while …

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