I loved the first slice of 'Despicable Me'. And it’d be an understatement to say I am excited about this new trailer and release of ‘Despicable Me 2’ this summer! On the site, you can see some of their 3D turntables of the CG car they designed that is amphibious, there’s also some concept art on there too.
Back in the USA when I worked on the animated film, 'Robots' at Blue Sky Studios in New York as a Finish Compositor, Christopher Meledandri, was the Executive Producer there at the time. He eventually created the new company, Illusion Entertainment.
Then Illumination later acquired the animation department of the French animation and visual effects studio Mac Guff, which animated 'Despicable Me' and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, and formed Illumination Mac Guff in Paris.
Besides having created 'Despicable Me', Mac Guff has create some beautiful visual effects for commercials and live action films.
Here is their most recent showreel.
I am sure they will be releasing some Minion shorts to up to the premier of 'Despicable Me 2'.as well, so keep an eye out!