Posts Tagged ‘Despicable Me 2’

Disney’s “Frozen” Takes 2 Grammy Awards; Pharrell Williams Also “Happy”

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were handed out in a weekend ceremony, with Disney’s Frozen taking the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and the anthem “Let It Go” from that soundtrack taking Best Song Written for Visual Media. in addition, Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” (originally written for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack […]

Hollywood Reporter on Developing the Cast of Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to different crew members of the five films nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film Academy Awards, digging into ideas that defined characters in the films, or were changed or deleted during development. Included are tidbits like a different background for Grug in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods; some ideas […]

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2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

“Frozen” Takes 2014 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards were given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Disney’s Frozen winning the Best Animated Feature Film award, beating out Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods. The only other category with something animated in contention was the Best Foreign Language Film category, where Studio Ghibli’s […]


Nominations for 2014 Golden Globe Awards Announced

by Todd DuBoison December 12, 2013
Nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced by the The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This year Globe rules limited the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film to three, with the following movies making the cut: Walt Disney Pictures’ Frozen, The Croods from DreamWorks Animation, and Despicable Me 2 from Illumination Entertainment.  […]

41st Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2013
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 41st annual Annie Awards, marking the best achievements in animation for 2013. The full list of nominees is at the Annie Awards website; nominees in major categories includes: Best Animated Feature A Letter to Momo – 
GKIDS Despicable Me 2 – 
Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures Ernest & Celestine
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“Despicable Me 2” Is No. 2 In 2013

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2013
The minions have risen and although they are not numerous enough to take down Iron Man 3, they are officially the second-highest grossing feature film of 2013 after passing the $800 million point last week – despite not being allowed to open in mainland China. The domestic portion of that haul is currently $351 million […]

“Despicable Me 2” Beats Out “Turbo” at Box Office Races

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2013
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 took in an estimated $25.06 million at the box office in its third week of release, bringing its domestic total to $276.16 million and placing it just behind the #1 box office draw for the weekend (Warner Bros. The Conjuring, which took in an estimated $41.53 million). However, Despicable Me […]


“Despicable Me 2” Rules Box Office in Premiere Weekend with $82.518M in Ticket Sales

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2013
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 easily conquered the box office in its debut weekend, taking in an estimated $82.518 million in ticket sales to put it comfortably ahead of Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger, which came in a distant second with an estimated $29.432 million in ticket sales. The premiere was also much larger […]
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“Monsters University” Tops Box Office Again in Second Week with $46.18M Take

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2013
Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has taken the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with an estimated $46.18 million in ticket sales, representing a 44% dip from its opening weekend debut. The drop is better than the second week drops for Toy Story 3 (46%), Brave (49%), or Cars 2 (60%), […]