Illumination Entertainment’s Sing 2, the sequel to the company’s 2016 animated hit musical, has added a trio of one-named singers to its roster.
Halsey, Pharrell, and Bono have joined the Sing 2 cast, as have Bobby Cannavale (Master of None, Ant-Man), Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Mangrove), Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show, Man Seeking Woman), and Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Game Night).
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When The Secret Life of Pets came out in 2016, more than a few people pointed out the similarities between the Illumination Entertainment animated comedy and Pixar’s Toy Story. But there’s nothing wrong with copying a tried-and-true formula, or emulating an all-time animated classic. However, it does raise a few more eyebrows now that Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich has revealed that he had pitched a Pixar film about pets living in a Manhattan apartment at least a decade before The Secret Life of Pets hit theaters.
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You thought Trolls World Tour was done making headlines? Think again, chumps. The animated sequel, which may end up as one of the most significant films in Hollywood history, is still generating some controversy – not from theater chains, this time, but from its own stars.
A new report says that Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and the sequel’s other “top voice stars” were not told ahead of time that the movie would be skipping theaters and premiering straight on VOD, and now their representatives are trying to secure the actors the bonuses they would have received had the movie opened theatrically.
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The coronavirus dominos continue to fall throughout Hollywood, as another film studio has shuffled release dates for some of its big movies. This time it’s Universal Pictures, which has now bumped Illumination Entertainment’s prequel Minions: The Rise of Gru for a whole year and has delayed the release of Sing 2 by five months. And what’s going on with that Wicked movie we’ve been hearing about for years? Get the details below. Read More »
Despicable Me is one of the most successful animated franchises in recent memory, and the little yellow Minions are a cash cow for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. So it should come as no surprise that they’re back in theaters this summer.
Minions: The Rise of Gru takes us back to the 1970s when Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) was just a little kid aspiring to be a super villain. When he heads to the headquarters of the nefarious team known as the Vicious 6, he almost gets laughed out of the room. But then he uses one of his patented gadgets to steal an important artifact from their lair, officially starting him down his path of being a bona fide super villain. Unfortunately, what happens after that complicates things for the kid. Watch the Minions: The Rise of Gru trailer below to see what happens. Read More »
Blockbuster sequels aren’t just limited to big action bonanzas like Avengers: Endgame, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Family films are getting the sequel treatment this summer too, and one of them will be hitting the big screen much sooner than anticipated.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 is the latest movie to become part of Fandango’s Early Access Screening program that is available to all members of the free-to-join Fandango VIP rewards program. The movie will open towards the end of this month, nearly two weeks ahead of its wide theatrical release next month. Read More »
Sometimes pets need therapy too. That’s what the official The Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer is about, which comes on the heels of about 352 character trailers that spotlighted every. Single. Pet. And as much as we can’t get enough of adorable dogs and cats in real life, animated pets just don’t have the same shine. But maybe the official The Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer will turn you around on them.
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NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke announced that a Secret Life of Pets ride was in development before the first movie even hit theaters, but years later, the news is finally official. The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! is opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2020, and you can find out what’s in store below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Han Solo. Indiana Jones. Rick Deckard. Jack Ryan. Harrison Ford has embodied several cinematic legends over the course of his storied career, but he’s never lent his voice to an animated movie – until now.
Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 has been releasing a new character-centric trailer every few weeks for what feels like an eternity, but their latest finally gives us our first look at Ford’s character: a dog named Rooster. Check it out below.
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Universal and Illumination Entertainment have released at least 57 trailers for this summer’s sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2. In addition to the traditional teaser trailer, there have been character-centric teases featuring Chloe the Cat, the superhero bunny Snowball, and the new character Daisy. Now it’s Jenny Slate as the poodle Gidget taking the spotlight in a new Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer, and she’s learning how to act like a cat for some reason. Read More »