Illumination is partnering with animation vet Mike Moon to form a new label, Moonlight.Moonlight will augment Illumination’s existing slate and produce animated films that push beyond the family genre.
In addition to his new role as President of Moonlight, Moon will serve as a Senior Creative Advisor to Illumination. Moonlight’s films will be released under Illumination’s exclusive distribution deal with Universal.
Moonlight will be based in Illumination’s Santa Monica headquarters. The new label’s films will be made in the Illumination Studios Paris pipeline.Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, exclaimed “We have an exceptionally talented group of artists, filmmakers and producers at Illumination and believe that there is no better compliment to this team than Mike and the new company we are partnering to build.
He has exceptional taste, deep experience and a strong vision for the films we intend to make together. I look forward to Mike and Moonlight making a substantial contribution to Illumination’s future.”Moon added “I am thrilled to be joining the amazing team at Illumination.Read more on deadline.com