New 'Despicable Me' trailer: It's so fluffy!
Universal has released another theatrical trailer for July 9’s Despicable Me, the supervillain-oriented animated movie starring Steve Carell, from Ice Age producer Chris Meledandri. Unlike the first trailer (kid bounces off a pyramid), and the second (Carell’s Gru gets repeatedly thwarted by his supervillain archenemy Vector), this one delivers more narration, more of Gru’s vast army of minions, who resemble shelled peanuts (SNL‘s Stefon might call the minions on this movie poster a “non-human bathmat”), and a better glimpse of Gru’s domestic life. Supervillains: They’re just like us! They get annoyed by lines for coffee! They have to deal with small problems (three kids on the doorstep)! They go to ballet recitals! They win stuffed animals at the Games Games Games Games arcade for the little ones! They want to go steal the moon!
The cutest part of that trailer is when the little girl overestimates her desire for a fluffy arcade prize at the end. I also like the “Behind the Scenes 2” additional video on despicable.me, during which you can see Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, iCarly‘s Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Jack McBrayer, and especially gravelly road Will Arnett goofing around in the voice booth.
Excited for Despicable Me, or at least for your kids to learn a new vocab word while school’s out?
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