THE 5 MOST LOVABLE CHARACTERS FROM ILLUMINATION
With hit movies like The Lorax, Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets and the November 9th release of THE GRINCH, lllumination has created many characters that are nothing but lovable. As we see most of these characters transform from having a cold heart to learning that friendship and love is something of great importance, these characters have become animated friends that we can’t help but love and support. Here’s just a roundup of our favorites:
Grinch! Making an animated big screen debut on November 9th, the Grinch character is sure to continue capturing your heart. Like in the classic Dr. Seuss tale, in the film Grinch disguises himself as Santa Claus and breaks into the Who’s homes and steals all of their Christmas presents. When he sees the Who’s singing and realizes the greater meaning of the holiday, we see his cold heart begin to grow. With Benedict Cumberbatch’s rendition of the infamous Grinch you will be able to again experience the infamous Grinch warm your heart as he realizes the true meaning of Christmas.
This small, orange creature, although slightly grumpy, cares immensely about the environment. The Lorax “speaks for the trees” as he tries to convince the Once-ler that cutting down trees is bad for the environment. Through his persistence, determination, and character, The Lorax shows us what truly caring for something really means.
Stuart, featured in Despicable Me, is one of the main characters in the newest Minions movie. With his one brown eye and hair, Stuart is very distinguishable from the other Minions. As he flirts with a yellow fire hydrant, sprays Carl with a fire extinguisher, and is used as a glow stick, Stuart’s goofy personality is definitely one to make the audience laugh along.
Max, featured in The Secret Life of Pets and soon returning to the big screen in The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a fun-loving, energetic, and cute dog who is lovable right off the bat. Max, with a strong attachment to his owner Katie, becomes very jealous when she gets a new dog Duke. When Max and Duke end up in a sticky situation in the middle of New York City, the most work together to make it back home to Katie. Max’s high energy and persistent attitude to get home and back in the arms of Katie show us his lovable dedication.
Felonius Gru is the main character throughout the Despicable Me movies. Gru, born into a family of villains, adopts three girls named Margo, Edith, and Agnes to help him steal the moon. After Gru gets to know the girls better and finds them a joy to take care of he becomes a stay-at-home dad. Although his powerful physique may make him look like a scary villain, his affection towards the three girls shows the audience that despite his history he has a big heart.