This year, nan Annecy Animation Film Festival hosts a assortment of first-looks and works-in-progress, including nan anticipated “Migration,” from Illumination, to beryllium released by Universal connected Dec. 22.
On nan heels of a position astatine CinemaCon successful April, Illumination main Chris Meledandri will coming never-before-seen footage of nan characteristic astatine Annecy June 13. Meledandri and “Migration” head Benjamin Renner (“Ernest and Celestine,” “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales”) will besides beryllium successful speech astir nan film.
The movie stars nan sound talents of Kumail Nanjiani and Elizabeth Banks arsenic duck parents who lead their family connected an adventure. Rest of nan formed is rounded retired by Casper Jennings, Tresi Gazal, Awkwafina, Carol Kane, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell and Danny DeVito.
Film is written by Mike White (“The White Lotus”) and Renner; “Migration” is co-directed by Guylo Homsy.
Illumination is riding precocious connected nan world occurrence of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which precocious crossed $1.3 cardinal successful world container office. With that total, “Mario Bros.” became nan second-biggest animated characteristic of each time, pushing Disney’s “Frozen,” pinch $1.28 cardinal astatine nan world container office, into nan third-place slot.
But Disney still owns nan apical spot connected nan animated movie B.O. floor plan pinch sequel “Frozen II,” pinch $1.45 cardinal astatine nan world wickets.
“The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” a collaboration betwixt Universal, Illumination and Nintendo, features nan hugely celebrated characters from nan blockbuster Nintendo games.
Last summer, Illumination continued its “Minions” franchise pinch “Minions: The Rise of Gru.” That movie took successful $939 cardinal worldwide.