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Universal Announces Release Dates For 'Despicable Me 3,' A New 'Grinch' & An Untitled Garth Jennings Animated Project

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 15, 2014 5:56 PM
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Despicable Me 2
In a press release issued today about Universal's slate of upcoming animated movies produced by Illumination Entertainment, we got word on when the already announced "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and the properly assumed "Despicable Me 3" would hit theaters nationwide. But they also announced an untitled project for 2016, one that is infinitely more interesting than either of these projects—an animated feature written and directed by Garth Jennings, who was responsible (alongside frequent creative partner Nick Goldsmith) for some of the more unforgettable videos in recent memory—bands such as Radiohead, Blur, Pulp, Badly Drawn Boy, Beck, Hot Chip, Supergrass, R.E.M.—as well as big-screen vehicles "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and "Son of Rambow." Color us intrigued.

Watch: Thom Yorke Dances Again In Garth Jennings Directed Video For "Ingenue" By Atoms For Peace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2013 11:39 AM
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A couple of years ago, Thom Yorke danced into the music world's heart with the video for Radiohead's "Lotus Flower." It was a simple concept, finally committing the frontman's spastic dancing to tape, in a mesmerizingly simple spot. So with Yorke now launching his new project Atoms For Peace, he's once again tapping his feet for some attention, though offering a bit of a twist, and getting a new partner.

Watch: Video For Radiohead's 'Lotus Flower' Turns Thom Yorke's Spastic Dancing Into Art

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 2:23 AM
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Give it up to director Garth Jennings. The helmer, landing the pretty plum gig of directing the first video from Radiohead's brand new album "The King Of Limbs" (arriving for download from the boys a day earlier than expected) has hit the web and it has a pretty simple, genius concept. Put a vaudeville hat on Thom Yorke and just film his spastic dancing to the song "Lotus Flower." The result is a bizarrely compelling video with Yorke's flailing, curiously spellbinding limbs as the main attraction.

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