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Interview: Joby Talbot, Composer of “Sing”

Scoring a film that contains upwards of 100 songs—either in part or complete—in addition to a background score, calls for the kind of composer who can turn with ease from classical to jazz to rock to hip-hop and so on. For Sing director Garth Jennings, the task fell to a longtime collaborator with astonishing versatility […]

“Despicable Me 3” First Official Trailer

And the competition for 2017 begins! Opening on June 30th, Despiciable Me 3 – the team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, return to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, is directed by […]

Charles Solomon Reviews “Long Way North”

The Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) is latest entry in the recent string of smaller, hand-drawn animated films from France. It’s not as polished in its look or storytelling as some of its predecessors, but it’s a promising debut for first time director Rémi Chayé, Sacha (voice by Chloé Dunn), the daughter […]

“Pets” Tops Weekend With $103 Million; Five Quick Questions for It’s Director Chris Renaud

Congratulations to our friends at Illumination. Their latest release, The Secret Life Of Pets, hit a nerve with audiences young and old and continues a blockbuster streak of major studio animation releases in 2016 – following on the heels of Disney’s Zootopia ($340 million) and Pixar’s Finding Dory ($422 million domestic total as of today). […]

TRAILER #2: Illumination’s “Sing”

Here is the second official full trailer – tied to prints on this week’s release of Illumination’s The Secret Life Of Pets – for Universal’s Sing. Scarlet Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Reese Witherspoon and John C. Reilly topline the holiday release – now set to open on December 21st.

A Writer’s Secret to Creating “The Secret Life of Pets”: An interview with Brian Lynch

The Secret Life of Pets opens nationwide this weekend, going head-to-head with the box office juggernaut Finding Dory. The buzz about this latest feature from Ilumination Entertainment has garnered great buzz, and if it’s as well-received as hoped, maybe it will prove there is room for multiple animation features to find an audience and succeed […]

TRAILER: Illumination’s “Sing”

A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition. Here is the first official full trailer for Garth Jenning’s Sing. Scarlet Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Reese Witherspoon ands John C. Reilly top line the Illumination picture. Universal will open the film […]