Despicable Me

July 9th 2010
  • Animated/Family,
  • PG,
  • 95 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Jason Segel, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Arnett, Russell Brand, Ken Jeong, Danny McBride, Mindy Kaling, Jack McBrayer, Jemaine Clement, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier
  • Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
  • Writers: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
  • Producers: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
  • Associate Producer: Robert Taylor
  • Executive Producer: Nina Rappaport
  • Art Direction: Eric Guillon
  • Production Design: Yarrow Cheney


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!) 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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Production Budget: $180 million
  • Production Companies: Illumination Entertainment

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2010 Guide Analysis: "Not Pixar, Dreamworks or Fox, 'Despicable' is from Universal's new outfit Illumination Entertainment who're also behind the Russell Brand-led Easter Bunny project "I Hop". There's some nice CG design work, a strong voice cast of skilled comedians rather than unnecessary film stars, and two semi-decent teaser trailers so far. Yet with the CG-animated genre so plagued by inferior product these days, it's hard to get excited for something like this."

Trailers & Clips

Worldwide Release Dates

  • 15 July 2010: Russia
  • 28 July 2010: Belgium
  • 29 July 2010: Argentina
  • 6 August 2010: Spain
  • 23 September 2010: Germany
  • 24 September 2010: Norway
  • 1 October 2010: Sweden, Turkey
  • 7 October 2010: Denmark
  • 13 October 2010: Netherlands
  • 15 October 2010: Finland, UK