Illumination’s Chris Meledandri To Re-Animate ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 5:51pm PST

Chris Meledandri‘s Illumination Entertainment is working on a new animated version of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas for Universal Pictures. Pete Candeland is set to direct with Meledandri producing. A writer has not yet … Read More »

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Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Cat In The Hat’ Get Another Life At Chris Meledandri’s Illumination

By | Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 3:25pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: After topping the box office the past two weeks with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Meledandri, and Audrey Geisel will tap the Dr. Seuss library for another classic title, and this one is a surprise. … Read More »

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Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito Lead Voice Cast For Animated ‘The Lorax’

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Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Rob Riggle and Betty White will provide the principal voices for The Lorax, the Illumination Entertainment 3D CGI animated film. The pic is based on the Dr. Seuss tale that follows the … Read More »

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Box Office Update: Owen Wilson Bullied; ‘Horton’ No. 1 Again; ‘Tyler Perry’s Browns’ #2, ‘Shutter’ (#3), ‘Drillbit’ (#4)

owen-wilson-2.jpgSUNDAY AM: Fox’s family fare holdover Horton Hears A Who! rose to No. 1 again this Easter Weekend with a big $25.1 million haul, this time with $10.2 million Friday, $9.2 million Saturday and an estimated $5.6 million Sunday from 3,961 venues. That … Read More »

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‘Horton’ Stampede To Best 2008 Opening; ‘Don’t Back Down’ OK, But ‘Doomed-sday’

By | Saturday March 15, 2008 @ 7:59am PDT

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SUNDAY AM: Even with all those half-price kiddie tickets, Fox’s Horton Hears A Who? trampled the competition to finish No. 1 with a huge $45.1 million haul. According to Media By Numbers, the Dr. Seuss toon posted the best opening weekend so far this year (exceeding the $40 mil from Paramount’s CloverfieldRead More »

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UPDATE: ‘Horton’ $12M-$13M For Friday

By | Friday March 14, 2008 @ 5:35pm PDT

horton-1.jpgFRIDAY 6:30 PM: That’s according to first word on really early box office estimates coming in to me tonight. And expect humongous Saturday kiddie matinees for this toon. My box office gurus are now saying Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears A Who!Read More »

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Weekend Prediction: Huge ‘Horton Who!’

hortonhearsawho_galleryposter1.jpgTHIS WEEKEND: It’s going to be “all Horton all weekend” including mammoth Saturday kiddie matinees. Because not even Hollywood can screw up Dr. Seuss so completely that audiences stay away. But also thanks to big name actors voicing the characters and … Read More »

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