Illumination

Eddie Murphy is more than ready to reprise Donkey in a fifth “Shrek” movie or a Donkey-centric spinoff. So far, only Antonio Banderas’ Puss in Boots has gotten the “Shrek” spinoff treatment with 2011’s “Puss in Boots” and 2022’s “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.” According to Murphy, Donkey is…

No one recalled Spielberg having a girlfriend, but they said the bullying and anti-Semitism definitely happened.

More than a decade after “Shrek” prequel/spinoff “Puss in Boots,” the flamboyant feline is up to his old tricks — but has yet to meet the computer-animated ogre whose party he’s destined to crash in “Shrek 2.” As that series wore on, the “Shrek” franchise took on so many popular…

Disney’s “Strange World,” an animated adventure about a family of legendary explorers, is having trouble discovering a great deal of treasure. The well-reviewed film grossed a disappointing $800,000 in Tuesday previews, which likely means that initial estimates that “Strange World” would pull in between $30 million to $40 million over…

A California ballot measure that would pump $1 billion a year into arts and music education appears poised to pass by a wide margin, according to a poll released Friday. The initiative, Proposition 28, is leading by a margin of 69% to 31%, according to the USC Schwarzenegger Institute-USC Price…

Media, technology and entertainment have a diversity problem. Barely 5% of films are directed by Latinos and less than 4% by people of Asian descent, while only 1% of venture capital funding is invested in companies with Black founders and just 5% of music executives are Latino. Plenty of stories have been…

Netflix has canceled adult animated comedy “Bad Crimes” mid-production, and the project is now being shopped around to other platforms. “Bad Crimes” was being produced by comedy veterans Greg Daniels and Mike Judge (“King of the Hill”) with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus set to voice the lead roles. The…

Scarlett Johansson is opening up about her time as a young actress.

After months of waiting, Nintendo fans were finally treated to the first look at the animated “Super Mario Bros.” movie from Illumination, the animation studio behind “Minions” and “Despicable Me.” Anxious anticipation has been building ever since the “Mario” movie was first announced, but perhaps nothing was more hyped than…

The actor’s efforts voicing the titular role have not been well received by Twitter critics.

The trailer for Universal Pictures and Nintendo’s “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” has debuted, bringing with it a first listen of Chris Pratt’s Mario voice. The actor told Variety earlier this year that he “worked really closely with the directors” to craft the perfect Mario voice, adding, “[We tried] out a…

The upcoming movie, which is based on the iconic video game, stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario.