Pete Candeland will direct the animated movie.
This year's biggest movies haven't matched the grosses of last year's leaders -- it's depth that's made the difference
The CEO of Illumination Entertainment will pick up his hardware Jan. 19
The studio will not release an animated movie next year
Low-budget horror film takes in $17M Friday; "R.I.P.D" is DOA and "Turbo" can't get untracked
The change comes as the French-made "Despicable Me 2" conquers the box office
Praise for Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and the minions
Universal rolls out its animated sequel to coincide with Down Under school breaks
'Kick-Ass 2' moves out of the end of June, which is teeming with potential box-office draws
Illumination and Universal are working on a new movie about the Grinch, but no one will discuss the subject of this newly dated film
Former Marvel chairman to executive produce "Angry Birds" movie
"47 Ronin," Keanu Reeves' biggest movie since "The Matrix," has been described as a "nightmare" and will have to surpass $500 million at the box...
Universal will release a sequel to the Illumination Entertainment film next year, before launching the minion-focused spin-off
The still untitled spinoff will be timed to release a year later than the "Despicable Me" sequel, "Despicable 2"
Muscular and finely tuned marketing, perfect timing and an appealing movie enabled Universal to score a $70.2M box-office shocker with 'The Lorax'
Studio also marks Sept. 28, 2012 date for Oliver Stone thriller "Savages" and July 19, 2013 release for Tom Cruise sci-fi movie "Oblivion"
After a disastrous 2009, studio established momentum with "Despicable Me" and will likely end the year on a high note with "Little Fockers"
"Toy Story 3" and "Tangled" get Best-Picture nods, but "How to Train Your Dragon" and DreamWorks dominate other categories
The field falls one film short of triggering a move to five nominees; 15 will qualify for Best Animated Feature
Universal animated 3D film finally enjoys its full Euro rollout 15 weeks after its U.S. release; film has surpassed $400M worldwide
It takes 16 entries to bump the category from three to five nominees -- and with time running out, the slate is falling short
Did studio balk at putting the check in the mail when the paper ran a blistering review on the same day as major ad buy?
Fewer and fewer moviegoers are making the 3D choice when they plunk down their money at the box office
After animated 3D film opens to $56.4M, giving Universal Pictures its first hit in over a year, NBC U chief congratulates entire company in morning...
Studio estimates overstated across the board, with "Eclipse" ($31.7M) and "Predators" ($24.8M) also overshooting the mark
No parents? No problem -- not when you're a kid in an animated film
Universal animated 3D film on pace for huge weekend of around $60M; Fox's "Predators" also strong at $10.5M
New feature allows users to translate animated movie's monster language
It's not easy programming a festival in the movie industry's back yard, but LAFF organizers are clear about what they want