Despicable Me - Top-Grossing Animated Film Franchise Ever Worldwide

Illumination’s Despicable Me series of films has surpassed the Shrek movies to become the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time worldwide. A $21.2M international weekend on Despicable Me 3 has pushed the franchise to a $3.528B global total for Gru and theMinions. That tops the Shrek stable of five pics (including Puss In Boots) at $3.51B global.

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  1. Despicable Me (4 films): $3.55 billion
  2. Shrek (5 films): $3.51 billion
  3. Ice Age (5 films): $3.21 billion
  4. Madagascar (4 films): $2.25 billion
  5. Toy Story (3 films): $1.97 billion
  6. Finding Nemo (2 films): $1.96 billion
  7. Kung Fu Panda (3 films): $1.81 billion
  8. Cars (5 films, includes Planes): $1.70 billion
  9. Monsters, Inc. (2): $1.32 billion
  10. How to Train Your Dragon (2): $1.11 billion

Tennyson - L’oiseau qui danse

A film by Jean-Marie Marbach. Music by Tennyson, custom AE expressions by Dan Ebberts.

Music by Tennyson
Directed by Jean-Marie Marbach (jm-marbach.net)
Custom AE expressions by Dan Ebberts (motionscript.com)
Particles FX & environments created with Trapcode Suite

Although this project was initiated as an homage to Visual Music by creating abstract animations closely linked to music, and more specifically to the works of Walter Ruttmann and Oskar Fischinger, it quickly took off on its own path. Because of the origami bird, I wasn’t in complete abstraction anymore, and the whole thing became more “stylized” than “abstract.” Except for the bird, everything was created with particles and Trapcode Suite.