Despicable-Me-2-PosterWith Despicable Me 2 hitting theatres in the coming weeks, and the Minions spin-off movie set for the end of next year, things continue to look excellent for the relatively young animation house, Illumination Entertainment.

As a huge fan of the original film, I can’t wait to see Despicable Me 2 in the next few weeks, with Steve Carell back once more as the evil/no-longer-quite-so-evil Gru. Everything we’ve seen from the sequel suggests it’s going to be a lot of fun. And Emily gave the film a great write-up after seeing an early screening – you can read our review here.

With just ten days left on the clock before it arrives in the UK, we’ve got a great new featurette to share, in which Carell talks a little about what we can expect from the new Gru this time around.

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

Carell is joined by another great voice cast, led by Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Moisés Arias, Steve Coogan, and Ken Jeong.

Co-directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud are back behind the camera, directing from a script co-written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

Despicable Me 2 will be released in 3D on 28th June here in the UK, with its US release date following a week later on July 3rd. To help get you take you back three years and remind you how much you need to see the sequel, here’s the latest featurette.

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