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|Successor||Illumination Mac Guff (animation department)|
|Founded||1988 as MGL Studio|
1994 as Mac Guff
Mac Guff (also known as Mac Guff Ligne) is a French visual effects company based in both Los Angeles, USA and Paris, France, where it is headquartered. Mac Guff specializes in the creation of computer-generated imagery for commercials, music videos and feature films. 270 graphic designers, VFX supervisors and producers, computer engineers and administrators are usually working on 100+ million files (for Despicable Me). In mid-2011, the company was split in two, and the animation department has been acquired by Illumination Entertainment (Universal Studios). The new company is named "Illumination Mac Guff" and has capital worth 3.2 million euro.
The company name Mac Guff was inspired by the term MacGuffin. The director and producer Alfred Hitchcock popularized both the term "MacGuffin" and the technique.
- La Vie des bêtes (1988, design. Philippe Starck)
- "Love Don't Let Me Go" (2002, music video for David Guetta dir. Olivier Boscovitch)
- Pat & Stan (2003-2006, television series dir. Pierre Coffin)
- Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006, feature film dir. Michel Ocelot)
- Dragon Hunters (2008, feature film dir. Arthur Qwak and Guillaume Ivernel)
- Despicable Me (2010, feature film dir. Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud)
- Home Makeover, Orientation Day, and Banana (2010, short films)
- A Monster in Paris (2011, feature film dir. Bibo Bergeron)
- Kirikou and the Men and Women (2012, feature film dir. Michel Ocelot)
- Life, Animated (2016, feature film dir. Roger Ross Williams, animated sequences only)
- Dilili in Paris (2018, feature film dir. Michel Ocelot)