Another of the many movies junketing this weekend here in Los Angeles is Universal Pictures animated 3D CGI feature Despicable Me – featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, and Jemaine Clement. The movie is produced by Chris Meledandri (Ice Age, Horton Hears a Who!, Robots), so even though Universal might be new to the animation game, Meledandri is a seasoned pro. Anyway, with the film getting ready to be released July 9, we’ve been provided with 10 clips. Hit the jump to take a look:
Here’s the synopsis:
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!) 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.
One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.