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2014-04-11 16:21:11

New Attractions Inspired by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Blockbuster Franchise Let Guests Embrace Their Inner Minion UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem," an original 3D Ultra-HD adventure, and "Super Silly Fun Land," an immersive carnival setting - both based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster "Despicable Me" franchise - celebrated their dynamic grand opening today at...

2014-01-10 12:24:01

The widely popular game is now available on 360 Mobile Assistant in China PARIS, January 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, today announced that "Despicable Me: Minion Rush", the companion game to the successful Despicable Me franchise, is now available on 360 Mobile Assistant. This coincides with the highly-anticipated release of Despicable Me 2 in Chinese theaters on January 10, 2014. "Despicable Me: Minion Rush"...

2013-12-17 16:22:26

Blu-ray And DVD Outsells All Animated Titles Released In The Past Three Years And Marks The Highest Sales Ever For Any Animated Blu-ray Title In Its Opening Week UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Minion mania continues to captivate consumers across North America this holiday season with the news that the home entertainment debut of Despicable Me 2 generated $80 million in consumer spend across both physical and digital sell-through formats in its first week of...

2013-12-05 12:26:35

Gameloft's Successful Game Maintains Popularity PARIS, December 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, achieves yet another major milestone with the successful mobile title, "Despicable Me: Minion Rush", which has been downloaded more than 150 million times, by winning the 2013 BAFTA Kids' Vote in the Video Game category. "Despicable Me: Minion Rush" is produced in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing and...

2013-10-07 12:24:33

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS MINION STYLE WITH THE #1 COMEDY OF THE YEAR! UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season just got even brighter with the news that Despicable Me 2, the $872 million worldwide box office phenomenon and the year's #1 comedy, arrives on Blu-ray(TM) and Blu-ray 3D(TM) Combo Packs, DVD and Digital HD including UltraViolet(TM) on December 10, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD November...

2013-09-17 08:36:28

"Despicable Me: Minion Rush," the widely popular Gameloft title is now available on Kakao Game Platform SEOUL, South Korea, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L), and Despicable Me creators Illumination Entertainment, today announced that "Despicable Me: Minion Rush," the game companion based on the franchise, is now available on the Kakao Game platform. This...

2013-09-09 12:31:46

PARIS, September 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Popular Game Continues to Dominate the Smartphone and Tablet Charts Following the incredible success of Despicable Me 2 in theaters worldwide, the game companion based on the franchise, "Despicable Me: Minion Rush," has been an epic hit on the App Store and Google Play. The free-to-play title has been downloaded over 100 million times since its release less than three months ago. (Photo:...

2013-07-31 12:25:44

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fulfillment Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Los Angeles students overcome obstacles to achieve a college education, will honor Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment at the STARS 2013 Benefit Gala on October 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Chris Meledandri is the founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment, which has an exclusive worldwide financing and distribution partnership with...

2013-07-18 16:24:24

PARIS, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the launch of Gameloft's hit mobile title, "Despicable Me: Minion Rush," the game reached more than 50 million downloads on the App Store and Google Play in one month. Since its release on June 13, 2013, the game reached #1 of the Top Free Apps in more than 100 countries on iOS, and maintained that peak position for three consecutive weeks in the U.S. Customer ratings are also exceptional, with an average rating of 4.5/5 on the...

2013-06-13 12:26:38

The Official Game of the Franchise Now Available for Smartphones & Tablets PARIS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) today announced that "Despicable Me: Minion Rush," the brand new game inspired by the worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me, is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. This comes just weeks before the highly-anticipated...