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Mac Guff (also known as Mac Guff Ligne) is a French visual effects company based in both Los Angeles, USA and Paris, France, where it is headquartered. Mac Guff specializes in the creation of computer-generated imagery for commercials, music videos and feature films. 270 graphic designers, VFX supervisors and producers, computer engineers and administrators are usually working on 100+ million files (for Despicable Me). In mid-2011, the company was split in two, and the animation department has been acquired by Illumination Entertainment (Universal Studios). The new company is named "Illumination Mac Guff" and has capital worth 3.2 million euros.[1][2]

Mac Guff
IndustryVisual effects
SuccessorIllumination Mac Guff (animation department)
Founded1988 as MGL Studio
1994 as Mac Guff
FounderJacques Bled, Rodolphe Chabrier, Philippe Sonrier, Martial Vallanchon, Thierry Bravais
ProductsAnimated films Edit this on Wikidata

Company nameEdit

The company name Mac Guff was inspired by the term MacGuffin. The director and producer Alfred Hitchcock popularized both the term "MacGuffin" and the technique.

Animated productionsEdit



  1. ^ Juridic information about Illumination Mac Guff
  2. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (December 12, 2011). "Universal benefit in Mac Guff accord". Variety. Retrieved December 17, 2011.

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