Universal’s Despicable Me 2 Available on Blu-Ray December 10, 2013

On December 10th, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release DESPICABLE ME 2, the year’s #1 comedy (with over $850 million in box office receipts), on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs, DVD and Digital HD including UltraViolet.  Bonus features include three all-new mini-movies featuring the mischievous but lovable Minions, deleted scenes, a closer look at the evil minions and much more.  Universal also announced a DESPICABLE ME 2 float will be featured in the upcoming Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Click here for George Gensler’s review of DESPICABLE ME 2, and continue reading for all the details of the home release, including a sneak peek at one of the Minion mini-movies.

Update November 22, 2013

In celebration of Despicable Me 2 coming to Blu-ray and DVD on December 10th, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is letting loose Minion Mobiles in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Despicable Me 2 - Minion Mobile

Don’t live in these cities?  No worries as there are other fun initiatives happening around the country.  Check back to this page to see what is happening in your area: despicableme.com/events

The Minion Mobiles will be distributing fun Despicable Me 2 prizes and other surprises including a Minion Island Vacation to Hawaii.

Look out for the trucks in these cities:

  • LA – three weeks (Starting Week of 11/25)
  • NYC – three weeks (Starting Week of 11/25)
  • CHI – 2 weeks (Starting Week of 12/2)
  • PHI – 2 weeks (Starting Week of 12/2)

Original post from October 8, 2013 follows below

DESPICABLE ME 2 Blu-ray

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

The  holiday season just got even brighter with the news that DESPICABLE ME 2, the $872 million worldwide box office phenomenon and the year’s #1 comedy, arrives on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs, DVD and Digital HD including UltraViolet on December 10, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film will also be available on Digital HD November 26, 2013, just in time for families to watch on the go as they gear up for holiday travel.  In addition to more than 45 minutes of hilarious and insightful bonus features, Blu-ray Combo Packs will include, from the makers of Despicable Me, three all-new mini-movies starring the film series’ breakout stars, the mischievous but lovable Minions.  For a sneak peek of these mini-movies, and other great weekly offers from Despicable Me 2, call Gru at **DM2 (**362) from your mobile phone.*

“Despicable Me 2 is the top box-office comedy of the year and is poised for spectacular success on home entertainment this holiday season,” said Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  “This adored franchise, with its iconic lovable Minions, stands apart from all others and is sure to be at the top of everyone’s wish list this December.”

DESPICABLE ME 2

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment © 2013 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

In this follow-up to the 2010 worldwide blockbuster, Steve Carell (“The Office,” The 40-Year-Old Virgin) returns to play Gru, the newly reformed master criminal now trying to live life as a normal dad to his three adopted daughters. Carell leads a voice cast of comedic powerhouses that includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live), Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality, Snitch), Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly,” Despicable Me), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Hop), Steve Coogan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Tropic Thunder), Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Turbo), Elsie Fisher (Despicable Me, Raising Hope), Dana Gaier (Despicable Me) and Moisés Arias (Ender’s Game, “Hannah Montana”).  DESPICABLE ME 2 is hailed as “Brilliant! One of the funniest, laugh-out-loud, most enjoyable movies ever” by MovieGuide®.

DESPICABLE ME 2

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment © 2013 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

This Thanksgiving, Manhattan will share a memorable moment of Minion Madness with the world when a brand new DESPICABLE ME 2 float joins the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade  in celebration of the home entertainment release.  DESPICABLE ME 2 will roll out a deliciously decorated cupcake parlor inspired by the hilarious and heartwarming film and featuring Gru, the reformed master criminal turned devoted dad, and a gaggle of his unpredictable helpers, the Minions — including a surprise new character — to keep things lively and entertaining for the film’s millions of fans, both young and old.  The 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, on Thursday, November 28, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in all time zones.

Despicable Me 2 Despicablimp

Despicable Me Minions and the Despicablimp for Despicable Me 2. Photo by Suzanne Hanover/Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment

 

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack.  

  • Three All-New Mini-Movies Starring the Minions—Introduced by Gru
    • Puppy
    • Panic in the Mailroom
    • Training Wheels
  • The Making of the Mini-Movies—A fun-filled take on the making of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them. 
  • Deleted Scene
  • The Minions—A visit to Illumination Entertainment in Paris and Los Angeles to hear what it’s really like to work with the Minions.
  • Evil Minions—Bigger, badder and more purple than ever, the newest and fiercest addition to the Minion species can chew through metal and swallow a car. Find out more about the process that led to their creation and design.
  • A Gru-Some Transformation—A sit-down with Steve Carell as he discusses the transformation of Gru from the ultimate super-villain to super-dad and international spy.
  • El Hombre Malo: The Villainy Of El Macho—Every great story needs a good villain, and Despicable Me 2 brings on the diabolico in the form of El Macho! Learn about the creation of this character and the actor who brought him to life—Benjamin Bratt.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray & DVD

  • Gru’s Girls—Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Kate Fisher and Dana Gaier weigh in on working with Steve Carell and playing the daughters of a world-famous super-villain!
  • Gadgets Galore—Lipstick tasers, magnet ships, foam dart dispensers and jelly guns—these are the nifty gadgets of Despicable Me 2. Illumination Entertainment pulls back the curtain on what it takes to build a world that would leave even James Bond envious.
  • Feature Commentary With Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin

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