Universal has released the first clip from Illumination’s eagerly anticipated summer movie, Despicable Me the Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru, the girls, the hilarious minions and a host of new characters.
In the sequel, Gru (Steve Carell) is kidnapped by the “Anti-Villain League”, and recruited in order to defeat a new super villain (voiced by Benjamin Bratt). The cast includes Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Dana Gaier, Elsie Kate Fisher, Miranda Cosgrove and Russell Brand. Despicable Me 2 opens in 3D on July 3rd. The film is also getting a sneak peek at next month’s edition of the Annecy Animation Festival in France.
Despicable Me 2 is directed by Illumination veterans Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, penned by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul and produced by Christopher Meledandri and Janet Healy. The film’s loveable, yellow sidekicks will also star in their own movie in 2014 in Minions, directed by Coffin and Kyle Balda and voiced by Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm.
The original 2010 pic Despicable Me grossed more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. Here’s the clip and the latest trailer: