Despicable Me 2 arrives on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs, DVD and Digital HD including UltraViolet on December 10, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film is also set to release on Digital HD November 26, 2013, just in time for families to watch on the go during their holiday travels! In addition to containing more than 45 minutes of sidesplitting bonus features, the Blu-ray Combo Packs will include, from the makers of Despicable Me, three all-new Minion mini-movies including Puppy, Panic in the Mailroom, and Training Wheels. If you don’t want to wait for the Blu-ray to come out, you can get a sneak peak of these mini-movies, and other great weekly offers from Despicable Me 2 by calling Gru at **DM2 (**362) from your mobile phone.
Despicable Me 2 grossed $872 million worldwide, making it the top box-office comedy of the year! The hit movie is expected to be on top of everyone’s wish list this December and projected to be a spectacular success this holiday season, as fans enjoy the iconic lovable Minions on home entertainment.
Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack.
- Three All-New Mini-Movies Starring the Minions—Introduced by Gru
- Panic in the Mailroom
- Training Wheels
- The Making of the Mini-Movies—A fun-filled take on the making of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.
- Deleted Scene
- The Minions—A visit to Illumination Entertainment in Paris and Los Angeles to hear what it’s really like to work with the Minions.
- Evil Minions—Bigger, badder and more purple than ever, the newest and fiercest addition to the Minion species can chew through metal and swallow a car. Find out more about the process that led to their creation and design.
- A Gru-Some Transformation—A sit-down with Steve Carell as he discusses the transformation of Gru from the ultimate super-villain to super-dad and international spy.
- El Hombre Malo: The Villainy Of El Macho—Every great story needs a good villain, and Despicable Me 2 brings on the diabolico in the form of El Macho! Learn about the creation of this character and the actor who brought him to life—Benjamin Bratt.
Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ & DVD
- Gru’s Girls—Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Kate Fisher and Dana Gaier weigh in on working with Steve Carell and playing the daughters of a world-famous super-villain!
- Gadgets Galore—Lipstick tasers, magnet ships, foam dart dispensers and jelly guns—these are the nifty gadgets of Despicable Me 2. Illumination Entertainment pulls back the curtain on what it takes to build a world that would leave even James Bond envious.
- Feature Commentary With Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin
Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in “one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!” (MovieGuide)
Cast and Filmakers
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristin Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Moisés Arias
Directed by: Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin
Screenplay by: Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
Character Designers: Carter Goodrich, Eric Guillon
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Production Designer: Yarrow Cheney, Eric Guillon
Editor: Gregory Perler, A.C.E.
Original Songs and Themes by: Pharrell Williams
Despicable Me 2 at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan
Additionally, the holiday season just got even brighter with the news that in celebration of the home entertainment release a brand new Despicable Me 2 float will be joining the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan! Despicable Me 2 enthusiasts will delight in the appearance of a deliciously decorated cupcake parlor inspired by the hilarious film featuring Gru, the reformed master criminal turned devoted dad, and a gaggle of his unpredictable helpers, the Minions. AND before the big float debut, fans might get a glimpse of the mischievous little yellow cylindrical, creatures this Monday doing what tourists love to do in the Big Apple sightseeing, shopping and sampling goodies.
Also touring with the Minions is the Minion Mobile, which will be giving away prizes at various stops along its route!
Here is a list of the places where you can get a closer look at the Minions and join in the madness!
Planned stops for Minion Monday in Manhattan:
WHEN: Monday, November 25 from 8am-4pm
200 Columbus Circle
Magnolia is serving specially created Minion cupcakes to mark the visit
The Minions will check out New York’s famous public park
767 Fifth Ave
The Minions will visit the Minion statue located at the iconic toy store
Rockefeller Plaza/NBC Store
Going shopping for holiday gifts, the Minions will check out “Despicable Me 2” items
Gray Line “Ride of Fame” Dedication Ceremony
The Minions will be inducted into Gray Line’s “Ride of Fame” and ride off on their very own bus
The Minions visit the city’s celebrated center where everything happens
The Minions check out some of Broadway’s hit shows
Macy’s Dept Store
A quick stop at their favorite department store is a must with the Holidays right around the corner
Despicable Me 2 Review
It is on rare occasions I am able to say a sequel is more entertaining than the original movie, however this is definitely the case of this massive box-office giant. The first 2010 DM was fantastic, but Despicable Me 2 is infectious and you cannot get enough of the irresistible Minion madness! We LOVED it!
In this movie the focus is more on family and the gadgets used are directed to conquering evil rather than causing mayhem. The Minions are fabulously funny packed with charisma, wackiness, and unpredictability. By the movie’s end you are craving more yellow silliness and a bunch of ripe bananas!
The opening of the movie begins at a top secret laboratory near the Arctic Circle, where the entire intelligence team and their outpost is attacked by a huge horseshoe magnet. The contraption zips almost everyone and everything around them up into the sky. The mysterious act attracts the attention of the Anti-Villain League (AVL), a group of investigators who track down super-villains and bring them to justice. The AVL, which has its headquarters on an incredible submarine that travels underwater, sends out agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig) to ask Gru (Steve Carell) to assist in their investigation to find the evil person who stole the lab. The science laboratory contained a powerful mutagen known as PX-41, a toxin able to turn living organisms, such as lovely fluffy bunnies, into aggressive purple monsters that are indestructible eating machines.
Gru, former super-villain gone good guy, is now living a subdued life of a single father to his adorable adopted daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes. Turning his once despicable lab of mischief into a factory producing horrific tasting jam and jellies, Gru is retired from the super-villain business of stealing the moon and never intends returning to his past villainy profession. His boring lifestyle drives his faithful colleague Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand) to resign and take a position with a new antihero. However, Gru’s domestic existence takes an unexpected turn when Lucy lipstick tasers him into helping the AVL find the mastermind behind the crime.
DM 2 is packed with hilarious scenes, heartwarming moments, and a gaggle of little yellow creatures with big eyes able to produce chuckles throughout the entire film. The three mini Minion movies are charming and a treat all on their own! The Puppy was especially touching, as it reminds me of a delightful entertaining E.T. twist!
The movie is rated PG for rude humor and mild action, but parents will find even the youngest of children will be able to enjoy this film and find it highly engaging! It would make the perfect gift this holiday season!
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