ILLUMINATION, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films and home to the highest grossing animated franchise in the world. Its iconic, beloved brands including DESPICABLE ME, THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS and SING – infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance – have grossed more than $6.6 billion worldwide. ILLUMINATION was honored by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.
In 2017, DESPICABLE ME 3 grossed over $1 billion worldwide and broke the record for opening weekend and single-day gross in China. Next summer, ILLUMINATION will release the follow-up to the third-highest grossing animated film of all time worldwide with MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU