Illumination is the official studio for The three super hit and fan-favorite films Despicable Me and Minions. This time the studio is all set to launch a new label that will not only be confined to kids and family entertainment. As per Sources, Illumination has employed the former adult animation lead at Netflix, Mike Moon. The new label will create animated films that drive outside the family line. Moon left his position at Netflix before this summer, about the time that they began dismissals in their animation division. The interesting part is that Mike is offered the role of “senior creative advisor” for Illumination. Moonlight’s movies will be allocated under Illumination’s allotment partnership with Universal Pictures.
From the beginning of Illumination back in 2007, the production has created a total of twelve feature movies, fetching a grand total of eight billion dollars at the global box office. Starting from blockbusters three Despicable Me films, two Minions, two Secret Life of Pets, and two Sing movies in their pocket. At present Illumination is leading in the Animation industry and become a very familiar name. The Minion studio presently has their next three feature films already in the creation with the amazing Super Mario Bros film already set for April of next year, a new film titled Migration approved to arrive in December of 2023, and finally the fan-favorite Despicable Me 4 which will be released on July 3, 2024.
Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, said in a statement –We have an extremely capable group of artists, filmmakers, and producers at Illumination and believe that there is no better complement to this team than Mike and the new business we are partnering to build and He has amazing taste, deep experience and a strong notion for the films we intend to make together. I look ahead to Mike and Moonlight making a significant contribution to Illumination’s future.