Reasons Why Illumination Entertainment Sucks

The Top Ten

1 They made Minions

The minions are alright. They made funny shorts about them. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

In all fairness though, every animation studio falls foul of a similar problem. Some people find Jiminy Cricket annoying and wished Pinocchio would kill him with a hammer (that's what happened in the original text after-all). Others find Tweety Bird annoying and root for Sylvester to eat that squeaky voiced canary.

They speak nothing but gibberish - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

I think they're funny, but opinions are opinions.

EDIT: Well...that opinion has changed. - DCfnaf

2 They ruined Dr. Seuss' Lorax

The lorax was good, but the one with illumatiin? Hell no! The grinch 1966 was good, the grinch 2000 sucked and was the worst, Jim carrey sucks and is gay. The grinch 2018 sucks

Sort of. They changed the story quite a bit. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

They will ruin the Grinch as well - ikerevievs

3 They're the reason people think animation is only for kids

At least Illumination has heartwarming moments. I think Sony Animation thinks that animation is only for kids. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

I once told my aunt that I didn't like Despicable Me, and she said: "But these animated movies are mainly for kids, so go a little easy on them." Do you want an ultimate example of animation being for everybody, regardless of age?

One word: Pixar

Since Toy Story, Pixar has made stories that people can relate to, with beautiful animation, interesting characters, and most importantly, they treat their audiences seriously, and challenges them. Illumination Studios is continuously lowering the standards for animated movies because they are lazy, lifeless, but their harmless. Because of that, millions of people worldwide are giving them the benefit of the doubt because "their for kids." No. We can't have that. Walt Disney once said that you're dead if you make animation ONLY for kids. Don't lower your standards. The children of this planet are much smarter than you give them credit for.

Just like Sony Pictures Animation. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

4 They made The Secret Life Of Pets which ripped off Toy Story

Illumination: hey Disney, can I copy your homework
Disney: sure
Illumination: Thanks!

5 They are Disney and Pixar wannabes

Their movies are completely different styles from Disney or Pixar. They are not wannabes. They do their own thing. - Mcgillacuddy

So you're saying that there can't be other animation studios? - DCfnaf

6 Their movies are cash grabs

Sing and The Secret Life of Pets are only made just for money. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

While I like Despicable Me and its sequel, Illumination Entertainment should really try to come up with more high-quality and original movies that aren't just made to earn profit. It isn't always about the money when it comes to animated movies. They need to have quality as well. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The animation is cheap to increase their profit.

Look at Sing. It's literally animals singing popular songs. You know what it is. - DCfnaf

7 Their animation is too simplistic

The character design in most Illumination Entertainment movies are too weak, cartoony and disgusting. The only Illumination Entertainment movie with GCI that does not hurt our eyes is Hop, one of their weaker movies besides The Lorax. Luckily, the character animation is controlled, realistic, swift (Taylor Swift is in The Lorax, and she reasonably sucks now) and unlimited. Another good main aspect of the animation is the backgrounds, which have a lot of personality to it, show that Illumination Entertainment actually has a brain and is too good for its CGI. - The Ultimate Daredevil

This is blatantly done to save money

I really dislike their animation, the character designs are cringy sometimes and the backgrounds are uninteresting and just colors. But this list sucks too, it barely mentions how greedy they are and their formulaic movies and just puts entries about individual movies.. - Phillip873

8 They are overshadowing DreamWorks Animation, another animation studio owned by Universal

Actually DreamWorks is independent they just go to other studios to be under their brand that's why they moved from fox DreamWorks isn't owned by universal - ikerevievs

I know Universal Pictures hasn't DISTRIBUTED any DreamWorks Animation films yet, but they just acquired the studio recently. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

9 They're just like Sony Pictures Animation

Their worse than SPA. - RadioHead03

Sony: Duh, kids like stuff. Emoji. Pixar sucks!
Illumination: Well we make smart stuff. We even are smart. 2+2=6. 3+3=2. 1+1=4. 4-4=8! Pyramids are cube shaped. Poor people are gay!
Pixar: Well are stuff is timeless. Oh, and minions are annoying.
Illumination: But Lady Gaga has black hair! You made cars 2. WE made Sing!
Pixar: Sing sucked, big time!
Sony: Yeah, even we admit it made Fant4stic look like "Toy Story".
Illumination: Oh, go suck sand baby
Pixar: Dead meme
Illumination: Argh!

Yeah, even worse. The emoji movie would look like Toy Story to an Illumination executive. At least Sony Had a humble beginning and made "Surf's up". I know only 2 good movies from Illumination. And Sing is my least favorite animated movie.

Blue Sky: Stop copying my Art, Illunination
I.E.: Look at Pixar!, He is trying to copy your Ice Age and Rio moments in their movies!
Blue Sky: What?! (Looks at Pixar) Pixar!
(Illumination steals their ideas)
I.E.: I'm going to use Rio for Sing, Ice Age for the grinch, and Robots for my Mario movie!
Sony: Can I get some too? , I want to make my Emoji movie 2 and 3!
I.E.: Sure!
Sony: Yaay!

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10 Seth MacFarlane was a mouse in Sing

Yeah, So? - kcianciulli

The Contenders

11 They are overshadowing Laika, another animation studio owned by Universal

Laika isn't owned by Universal. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

Kubo and the Two Strings was way better than most of I.E.'s movies. - DCfnaf

12 They don't care if their movies are good or not as long as they make money

That's actually true.

13 They're going to ruin mario

Video games should never be on film. Have Nintendo learn from their last mario movie?

That mabye true that the Mario fans may not be happy about that but have seen the sonic live poster (it was not good)

Yep here we go first dr seuss and now mario - ikerevievs

14 They're worse than Blue Sky and DreamWorks
15 They're only good movie is the first Despicable Me movie

In my opinion, that's way too harsh for Illumination. Honestly, the only good films are Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions ( Don't hurt me! ), Despicable Me 3 ( Same as Minions) and The Grinch ( O don't know what you guys think of that film) - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

I liked Sing, but the rest of IEs movies, besides Despicable Me, I don't like. - Mcgillacuddy

16 They were the ones responsible for making McDonald's new mascot Happy
17 They're ruining the Grinch

Not really. It's actually really good and it sticks to the story. But I respect your opinion anyway. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

After that will be mario - ikerevievs

This wasn't the first time Universal ruined the Grinch. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

18 Sing was rushed

True. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

19 Trey Parker in Despicable Me 3
20 All they care about are Minions
21 The petition’s satire doesn’t hold up

I’m just gonna come out and say this right now. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST WORST STUPIDEST COMPANIES I’VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE! I can’t believe a piece of garbage like this way every releasing poorly received films. I’m even more baffled that this company RIPS OFF Pixar Animation Studios.

1. Let’s start off with the god awful movies.

It legit sounds like porn, I’m not even joking. The movies in this company are just disappointing because I know this company was capable of so much more. It looks so bland and generic and they get annoying very quickly. They also look horrendous every time you watch one you get kicked out of your mind, voice acting and sound effects give you a headache.

2. The animation.

Oh my god, the animation feels so weird, the movie’s joints are so slow and getting into position to take quotes of what they’re saying are chores. You literally have to check the movie’s description center for their hits to register because ...more

22 Dru in Despicable Me 3
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