Despicable Me

(2010)

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal's new 3-D CGI feature, "Despicable Me."

Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

‘Despicable Me’ Minions Spinoff Gets December 2014 Release Date

‘Despicable Me’ Minions Spinoff Gets December 2014 Release Date

Universal Pictures has given Illumination Entertainment's currently untitled Despicable Me Minions spinoff a December 19, 2014 release date.

No plot details have been released for the project, but we do know that Puss in Boots writer Brian Lynch will be providing the script.

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‘Despicable Me’ Minions Get a Spin-Off Feature

‘Despicable Me’ Minions Get a Spin-Off Feature

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are planning a new animated spin-off featuring the Minions from the 2010 hit Despicable Me. The studios are aiming at a 2014 release date for the untitled project.

Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me) will direct alongside co-director Kyle Balda (Dr. Seuss' the Lorax), with Brian Lynch (Hop, Puss in Boots) providing the screenplay. Pierre Coffin and his Despicable Me co-director Chris Renaud will provide the voices for the Minions as well.

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‘Despicable Me’ Tops DVD Sales Charts

The evil Gru and his Minions could not be stopped on the home video sales charts, as Despicable Me repeated atop the DVD sales charts for the second week in a row.

Salt debuted in third place on the DVD sales charts, behind the blockbuster Inception. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Toy Story 3 rounded out the top 5 in DVD sales. Salt also finished third place in Blu-ray sales, with a solid 39% of all units sold in the 1080p format.

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‘Despicable Me’ Blu-ray and DVD Sells $25 Million in First Day

The world's funniest evil genius saw his plans for world domination come true when Despicable Me made off with first-day sales on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download of nearly $25 million on December 14. Fueled by the exclusive debut of three all-new mini-movies on DVD Double Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 3D Combo Pack starring the film's wildly popular Minions, the mega-hit animated family comedy sold well over one million units to consumers (excluding rentals) in its first 24 hours of release and is poised to become the second biggest-grossing animated home entertainment title of the year.

The title's explosive first-day sales were also aided by Universal's groundbreaking "Minion Madness" promotion, a points-based reward and social media program spotlighting the film's beloved mischief-makers, the Minions. Fans can register to participate in creative interactive activities that earn points toward prizes ranging from gift cards to all-expense-paid vacations. To date, registered users have earned more than one million minion points and shared thousands of pieces of fan art, fan photos and more at MinionMadness.com. Running through January 2011, "Minion Madness" will award more than 15,000 prizes to registered users.

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The 38th Annual Annie Awards Nominations

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces nominations today for the 38th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best in the field of animation including best animated feature, television production, commercials, short subjects, video games and outstanding individual achievements.

- Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Arc Troopers - Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd.

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15 Animated Features Considered for ‘The 83rd Annual Academy Awards’

Fifteen features have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the The 83rd Academy Awards.

Toy Story 3

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‘Despicable Me’ Crosses $500 Million at the Box Office

Despicable Me will cross $500 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment announced today.

With a current domestic gross of more than $248 million, the inaugural 3D CGI feature from Universal and Illumination is second only to Toy Story 3 in domestic gross among animated films this year. Despicable Me is the sixth biggest domestic release of 2010 and the 10th most successful animated film of all time in domestic gross. In addition, it has become the sixth most successful film that Universal Pictures has ever distributed domestically.

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‘Despicable Me’ DVD/Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Available December 14th

The Universal Pictures animated hit movie Despicable Me will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on December 14. We don't have pricing details as of yet, but the movie will be released in a single-disc DVD, two-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack and a four-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack. You can take a look at the Blu-ray cover art below. The movie features the voice talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett and Julie Andrews.

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow Minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Yes, the moon!

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