Illumination Mac Guff
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Illumination Mac Guff is a French animated feature production company owned by Illumination, a division of Universal Pictures, which is a subsidiary of NBCUniversal which is a division of Comcast. 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.
Number of employees
|Parent||Illumination (Universal Pictures)|
Universal acquired the studio in 2011 starting with its first film to be produced there is The Lorax.
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|#||Title||Release date||Directors||Composers||Budget||Gross||Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic|
|1||Dr. Seuss' The Lorax||March 2, 2012||Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Kyle Balda
|John Powell||$70 million||$348.8 million||54%||46|
|2||Despicable Me 2||July 3, 2013||Pierre Coffin
|$76 million||$970.8 million||74%||62|
|3||Minions||July 10, 2015||Pierre Coffin
|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||72%||59|
|6||Despicable Me 3||June 30, 2017||Pierre Coffin
Co-Director: Eric Guillon
|$80 million||$1.034 billion||59%||49|
|7||Dr. Seuss' The Grinch||November 9, 2018||Scott Mosier
|Danny Elfman||$75 million||$511.3 million||58%||51|
|8||The Secret Life of Pets 2||June 7, 2019||Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Jonathan del Val
|Alexandre Desplat||$80 million||$274.4 million||58%||55|
|#||Title||Release date||Ref(s)||Directors||Composers||Current Production Status|
|9||Minions: The Rise of Gru||July 3, 2020||||Kyle Balda
|10||Sing 2||July 2, 2021||||Garth Jennings||TBA||Pre-Production|
|#||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|
|5||Puppy||December 10, 2013||Despicable Me 2|
|6||Panic in the Mailroom|
|8||Cro Minion||December 8, 2015||Minions|
|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|
|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|
|18||Yellow is the New Black||November 9, 2018||The Grinch||Theatrical release|
|19||The Dog Days of Winter||November 23, 2018||Trolls Holiday||Television release|
|20||Santa's Little Helpers||February 5, 2019||The Grinch||Home video release|
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