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Illumination Mac Guff is a French animated feature production company owned by Illumination, a division of Universal Pictures. Based in Paris, France, the company was created in 2011 as part of Universal's purchase deal of the animation arm of French animation and VFX company Mac Guff. It is responsible for Illumination's feature-length animated films and associated short films, most notably the Despicable Me franchise.

History

Universal acquired the studio in 2011 starting with its first film to be produced there is The Lorax.

Filmography

Feature films

Released films

# Title Release date Directors Composers Budget Gross RT MC
1 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax March 2, 2012 Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Kyle Balda
John Powell $70 million $348.8 million 53% 46
2 Despicable Me 2 July 3, 2013 Pierre Coffin
Chris Renaud
Heitor Pereira
Pharrell Williams
$76 million $970.8 million 73% 62
3 Minions July 10, 2015 Pierre Coffin
Kyle Balda
Heitor Pereira $74 million $1.159 billion 56% 56
4 The Secret Life of Pets July 8, 2016 Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Yarrow Cheney
Alexandre Desplat $75 million $875.5 million 74% 61
5 Sing December 21, 2016 Garth Jennings
Co-Director: Christophe Lourdelet
Joby Talbot $632.2 million 73% 59
6 Despicable Me 3 June 30, 2017 Pierre Coffin
Kyle Balda
Co-Director: Eric Guillon
Heitor Pereira
Pharrell Williams
$80 million $1.033 billion 60% 49
7 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch November 9, 2018 Yarrow Cheney
Scott Mosier
Danny Elfman $75 million TBA 66% 53

Upcoming films

# Title Release date Directors Composers Current Production Status
8 The Secret Life of Pets 2 June 7, 2019 Chris Renaud Alexandre Desplat Production
9 Minions 2 July 3, 2020 Kyle Balda
Co-Director: Brad Ableson
TBA Pre-Production
10 Sing 2 December 25, 2020 TBA
11 Untitled Mario film 2022

Films in development

Title
Despicable Me 4

Direct-to-video films

# Title Release date Co-production with Co-animated by
1 Despicabopolis March 20, 2018 Universal Animation Studios
Illumination Entertainment
Universal Animation Studios

Short films

# Title Release date Release with Notes
1 Brad & Gary 2011 Theatrical release
2 Wagon Ho! August 7, 2012 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Home video release
3 Forces of Nature
4 Serenade
5 Puppy December 10, 2013 Despicable Me 2
6 Panic in the Mailroom
7 Training Wheels
8 Cro Minion December 8, 2015 Minions
9 Competition
10 Binky Nelson Unpacified
11 Mower Minions July 8, 2016 The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical release
12 Norman Television December 6, 2016 Home video release
13 Weenie
14 Gunter Babysits March 21, 2017 Sing
15 Love at First Sight
16 Eddie's Life Coach
17 The Secret Life of Kyle December 5, 2017 Despicable Me 3


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