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Janet Healy is a film producer whose films include Illumination's Despicable Me animated series and other animated films by the studio.

Janet Healy
OccupationFilm producer


She worked with directors Stanley Kramer, Hal Ashby and Sam Peckinpah. Healy is the founder of the Visual Effects Society.[1] She then joined George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic.

In 1995, she joined Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Healy is one of producer of the Despicable Me franchise as well as other Illumination films including Sing (2016) and The Secret Life of Pets (2016). Beside that, she also produced Shark Tale (2004) for DreamWorks Animation.



Year Title Notes
1986 1941 associate producer
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron special thanks
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
2004 Shark Tale producer
2006 Everyone's Hero executive producer
2010 Despicable Me producer
2012 The Lorax
2013 Despicable Me 2
2015 Minions[2]
2016 The Secret Life of Pets[3]
2016 Sing
2017 Despicable Me 3[4]
2018 The Grinch[5]
2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2[6]
2020 Minions: The Rise of Gru
2021 Sing 2


  1. ^ "Janet Healy To Receive VES Founders Award At Annual Membership Meeting". February 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Mike Fleming (2012-07-23). "Illumination And Universal Hatch 'Despicable Me' Spinoff About The Minions". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (January 24, 2014). "Chris Meledandri's Illumination Sets Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet And Kevin Hart For 3D Animated 'Pets' Pic At Universal". Deadline. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Bond, Paul (September 11, 2013). "Steve Burke: NBC's Ratings Woes Hurting Revenues". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2013. A third film is in the works, as is a Christmastime spinoff about the Minions.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 8, 2013). "Universal, Illumination to reboot 'The Grinch'". Variety. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  6. ^ Mandell, Andrea (August 2, 2016). "Get Ready for 'Secret Life of Pets 2'". USA Today. Retrieved August 3, 2016.

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