An insight to Illumination Mac Guff

Founded in 1986, Mac Guff Ligne is a visual effects and animation company based in Paris, France, who completed computer-generated imagery for major commercials, music videos and features films. The company fabricated Despicable Me and following the success of the film, Universal decided to ensure its collaboration with Mac Guff Ligne in 2011 by creating together Illumination Mac Guff.

This new animation studio has become since its creation one of the world's leading studios for animated features films, employing as much as 900 graphic artists, computer engineers and animators. It has fabricated such blockbusters as the franchise Despicable Me (2010-2017) and Minions (2015), Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012), The Secret Life of Pets (2016) and Sing (2016), all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

The studio is currently working on a slate of four films, The Grinch (2018) and the sequels of Minions (2019), The Secret Life of Pets (2020) and Sing (2020). Three more untitled films have been announced, with release dates up to 2023.


Special Guest: Jacques Bled

With a career of 30 years in creative medias spanning from digital visual effects for commercials and cinema to 3D animation as president and founder of Mac Guff Ligne, Jacques Bled became in 2011 the president of Illumination Mac Guff.