About Illumination

Illumination, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. 


The company’s releases include two of the top-ten animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved franchises are infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance.

Illumination, is the creator of Despicable Me, which includes Minions, Academy Award®-nominated Despicable Me 2 and Despicable Me 3. 


Illumination launched two original properties that captivated audiences worldwide: The Secret Life of Pets and Sing. And in 2018, Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch had the biggest opening weekend of any Christmas-themed movie in history. 

The studio released The Secret Life of Pets 2 in June 2019 and Sing 2 in December 2021.  Illumination’s upcoming films include Minions: The Rise of Gru in July 2022 and the new Super Mario Bros. animated film in December 2022.


Illumination is based in Santa Monica, CA and its studio, Illumination Studios Paris, is located in the center of Paris, France.


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Some of the 6 jobs offers by Illumination

  • Storyboard Artist

    Santa Monica, CA


    1-5 years

  • Visual Development

    Santa Monica, CA


    Emerging to Pro

  • Set Designer


    Full time


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Meet the Team

Amélie Paraiso


Deb Stone

United States

Mathilde Chambras