Universal Studios’ ‘Despicable Me 3’

Felonius Gru and the Minions are coming back for another hilarious Science Fiction adventure movie.

According to despicable me wikia, Gru is an ex-super villain, who now works for the ‘Anti-Villain League’. He is said to be from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gru (Source: Universal Studios)
Gru (Source: Universal Studios)

In the movie ‘Despicable Me 3’, Gru is faced with a very intelligent foe, Balthazar Bratt. Balthazar is a former child star from in 80’s, who is also obsessed with stuff from that particular era. For example he likes to dance on Michael Jackson’s song Bad, he likes to use Rubik’s cube as a weapon and he still listens to music on cassettes!

Balthazar Bratt (Source: Universal Studios)
Balthazar Bratt (Source: Universal Studios)

Gru (voice actor Steve Carell) and Balthazar (voice actor Trey Parker) fight each other in the hilarious comedy cum science fiction adventure movie.

Gru is accompanied by his wife Lucy (voice actor Kristen Wiig) on his adventures in the movie.

The movie franchise has been developed by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios.

Illumination Entertainment is also known for other super hit 3D animated movies like ‘The Secret Life of Pets’.

The company was founded by Christopher or Chris Meledandri, who has previously worked on super hit 3D animated movies like Ice Age for 20th Century Fox.

The production and the creative teams for Despicable Me include some of the best names in the industry, who have developed a lower cost movie production model.

The budget for ‘Despicable Me 2’ was $76 million. Its performance at the box office was approximately $970 million.

According to wikipedia, this cost production model can be largely attributed to Chris Meledandri.

3D animated movies became popular after the release of ‘Toy Story’ by Pixar Animation Studios in 1995. The movie was an instant success, it had defied all norms and practices common to the Disney style of making movies.

A new era of 3D animated movies was born, ‘Despicable Me 3’ is movie shaped by these develpments. It is set for release in June this year.

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