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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.

Latest Round Of UK Film Council Funding Reveals New Hammer & Tongs Project

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 24, 2010 2:12 AM
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Plus Jane Goldman Adapting Peter Ackroyd Novel 'Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem' & More As we discussed earlier in the year, the British film industry has historically been heavily reliant on government subsidy, via the UK Film Council, an institution short-sightedly scrapped by the new government. It's promised that the funding will remain in place, albeit distributed through different means (the new plans will be announced on Monday), but, with the Council unlikely to be formally disbanded until 2012, there are a few more rounds of funding to come, and the latest was made public this morning, via Screen Daily.

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