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Illumination hires Netflix's Alum Mike Moon to expand beyond family fare for new label

Mike Moon, who has overseen adult animation at Netflix for nearly five years, will head to the Minions studio Illumination Entertainment.

Moon will be launching its own brand Moonlight, which aims to create project lighting that goes beyond family fare is well known. He will serve as president of Moonlight and will serve as senior creative advisor to Illumination, which has a distribution agreement with Universal Pictures.

Moon left Netflix in July after working full-time with talent like Big Mouth and

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“We at Illumination have a talented group of artists, filmmakers and producers and we believe there is no better compliment to this team than Mike and the new company we are working with established,” said Lighting CEO and founder Chris Mele Dandry. “He has extraordinary taste, deep experience and a strong vision for the films we intend to make together. I look forward to Mike and Moonlight making a significant contribution to Illumination’s future.”

Moon’s 364 year animation career includes work for Sony, Disney and Cartoon Network. And such as Midnight Gospel , Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse , Rice Chell vs. Machine , Gravity Falls and Foster’s imaginary friend’s house .

“I’m excited to join the amazing team at Illumination,” said Moon, who will be based out of Illumination’s Santa Monica office. “Chris sets the bar for character, story and innovation in animated films, and I’m honored to be part of the future of this visionary studio.”

Lighting Project, Including the Despicable Me series, which grossed over $8 billion worldwide. Its upcoming films include the Super Mario Bros. movie, voiced by Chris Pratt, which will be released on April 7, 1235175075 ). Its most recent project was Minions: The Rise of Gru in July, which grossed 364 100 worldwide $10,000, 2023 thinks bringing families back to theaters during a pandemic is a win .




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