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“Despicable Me” has just been released over the week-end in the US, and apparently it did, shall we say, very well. It is the first movie on which I directed the animation. And after leaving Dreamworks (and having worked there for more than 10 years), let me tell you it’s a great feeling. But I mean, it’s also very surreal; our “small” movie did more on its opening week-end than the latest Dreamworks movie. The mind boggles. Now is it going to have legs? No one knows, of course…

So congratulation to the animators and everyone at MacGuff. And a big Thank You to everyone who sent in a kind word! :)

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  1. July 13th, 2010 at 21:17 | #1

    First of all…Congratulations, Lionel!
    Great work! c’est genial!
    and it seems that you’re gonna be busy once again:

  2. Seith
    July 14th, 2010 at 09:43 | #2

    Thanks Mano! Of course the marketing department’s thorough minion carpet bombing did play a big role in the first week-end success. It’ll be interesting to see if the movie can walk on its own, now…

  3. July 22nd, 2010 at 00:02 | #3

    man great film really enjoyed, lets see more

  4. Eric Ruskoski
    July 22nd, 2010 at 21:13 | #4

    Congrats indeed, highly impressive.

  5. Matt
    July 24th, 2010 at 23:04 | #5

    Great work, I must admit I a skeptic, thinking it was a flop like planet 51 but you came out on top, I actually cared about the characters and that’s what sucks you in.

  6. Ben C
    July 25th, 2010 at 04:47 | #6

    Congrats to your whole team! Great movie!

  7. July 25th, 2010 at 11:19 | #7

    Congratulations! I am looking forward to checking it out after the great reviews.

  8. August 7th, 2010 at 09:44 | #8

    congratulation man!!. I saw the film the past week.
    I think that It have a great animation. however the history, the script, and character feelings, are not so good.
    But, I like the the idea, very very orignial, I hope see more and more from this new animation studio.
    And I dream work in that place someday. Together you, and all the talented people there.


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