6 New ‘Despicable Me’ TV Spots: Gru’s Family Life and More Minion Antics

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Everyone who often catches movies at their local Cinemark theater can probably describe the “Stars are Brighter” promo – featuring the Minions from Despicable Me – beat by beat, after having watched it before nearly every single screening. If so, you may be able to understand why some people – which, admittedly, includes this writer – have become a little weary of the trailers for Despicable Me 2 (which are mostly just collections of Minion shenanigans).

Fortunately, most under-age moviegoers – and their parents – don’t seem to have lost interest in watching the wacky little yellow critters wreak havoc (… yet). That’s good, considering how much they’re featured in the half-dozen Despicable Me 2 TV spots that are now airing. (Not to mention, Gru’s associates are going to be getting their own Minions spinoff movie in 2014.)

Watch the additional five Despicable Me 2 TV spots below:


Thankfully, some of these Despicable Me 2 clips offer a change of pace, by focusing more on the comedy inherent to Gru – the bald and animated Steve Carell-voiced ex-supervillain – behaving like a proper father and raising his adopted daughters in the suburbs.

In particular, the relationship between Gru and Agnes (Elsie Kate Fisher) looks as tender and cute as ever. Hopefully, that’s a sign that the animated sequel will have as strong an emotional-core (re: heart) as its predecessor – and not just an over-abundance of Minion antics – to go along with all the lively cartoony action and the in-your-face 3D elements that’s expected from the film. (Sidenote: is anyone else not quite sure how to feel about Despicable Me 2 marketing’s use of Eminem’s “Without Me”?)

despicable me 2 tv spots 6 New Despicable Me TV Spots: Grus Family Life and More Minion Antics


Despicable Me 2 was scripted by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul – the writing duo that was behind the original film – with Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud back as the directors. The voice cast includes Kristen Wiig (Anchorman: The Legend Continues), Ken Jeong (Community), Steve Coogan (Our Idiot Brother) and Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order), with Russell Brand reprising his Despicable Me voice role as Dr. Nefario.

The animated feature opens in 2D and 3D theaters around the U.S. on July 3rd, 2013.

Source: Illumination Entertainment

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  1. Can’t wait :D

  2. Excuse my ignorance, but when did Al Pacino abandon the project?Wasn’t he suuposed to voice the main villain?

  3. The fact that agnes didnt age any and her voice actor did is rather distracting. She doesnt at all soumd like that small of a child

    • IKR? I realized that too. I even took the clip and downloaded it and raised just her voice up a bit and it matches her voice exactly as in Despicable Me. So why couldn’t they also digitally raise the pitch up slightly like I just did?

  4. Can. Not. Wait!

  5. Haha! This is so cute! Can’t wait for it to come out. Can’t get enough of the Minions. WIll be looking forward for the spin-off movie in 2014 as well.