Illumination is partnering with animation vet Mike Moon to type a brand new label, Moonlight.

Moonlight will increase Illumination’s current slate and produce animated movies that push past the household style. In addition to his new position as President of Moonlight, Moon will function a Senior Creative Advisor to Illumination. Moonlight’s movies can be launched below Illumination’s unique distribution take care of Universal. Moonlight can be primarily based in Illumination’s Santa Monica headquarters. The new label’s movies can be made within the Illumination Studios Paris pipeline.

Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, exclaimed “We have an exceptionally gifted group of artists, filmmakers and producers at Illumination and imagine that there isn’t a higher praise to this group than Mike and the brand new firm we’re partnering to construct. He has distinctive style, deep expertise and a robust imaginative and prescient for the movies we intend to make collectively. I stay up for Mike and Moonlight making a considerable contribution to Illumination’s future.”

Moon added “I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the wonderful group at Illumination. Chris has created the benchmark for character, tales and innovation in animated movies and I’m honored to be part of the way forward for this visionary studio.”

Moon not too long ago served as the top of Adult Animation at Netflix

. Moon began his profession as an animation artist for 15 years earlier than shifting into an govt position having labored at Sony, Disney, and Cartoon Network. His profession work has included such pics and collection titles as The Midnight Gospel, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Mitchell’s vs. The Machines, Gravity Falls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Moon not too long ago served as a producer on Netflix’s upcoming Entergalactic from Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi.

Illumination has had one of many highest grossing films of 2022 thus far in Minions: The Rise of Gru which has grossed over $914M WW and has an A CinemaScore.

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