Me" to be Released on Blu-ray and DVD December 14
This Holiday Season, Bring Home the $250 Million Comedy Blockbuster
For a Limited Time Only, Get Three New Mini-Movies Starring The
Minions! Available on the Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Packs for the
Ultimate Experience and on the DVD Double Pack
Available December 14, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- The perfect gift for the
holidays arrives in the hilarious and heartfelt animated box office
sensation, Despicable Me, available December 14, 2010 from Universal
Studios Home Entertainment. For a limited time only the fun continues with
a trio of all-new, hilarious adventures starring the film's endearingly
mischievous Minions, available only on the Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D Combo
Packs and the DVD Double Pack. All three products include a digital copy
of the movie to watch anytime, anywhere. A single disc DVD will also be
"'Despicable Me is one of those rare titles that moviegoers of all
ages have enthusiastically embraced," said Craig Kornblau, President
of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "It's not only one of the
highest-grossing movies of the year but also one of the most popular
animated films of all time. Perfectly timed for the holidays, Despicable
Me will be high on everybody's wish list as the must-have Blu-ray/DVD of
The latest film from producer Chris Meledandri (executive producer of
Ice Age and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!) Despicable Me's all-star cast
of unforgettably funny heroes and villains includes Steve Carell (Date
Night, Get Smart, Horton Hears a Who!, TV's The Office), Jason Segel
(Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You, Man), Miranda Cosgrove
(Nickelodeon's No. 1 live-action show iCarly), legendary Academy Award®
winner Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Princess
Diaries series), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah
Marshall), Kristen Wiig (Date Night, Saturday Night Live), Will Arnett
(Monsters vs. Aliens, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, Ratatouille), Danny
McBride (Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express), Jack McBrayer (TV's "30
Rock", Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Jemaine Clement ("Flight
of the Conchords", Dinner For Schmucks). The hilarious tale of a
wannabe super-villain whose life is unexpectedly changed by a trio of
determined little orphans packed theaters and delighted families
nationwide this summer.
The ultimate entertainment for the entire family, Despicable Me is
packed with never-before-seen bonus features including games,
behind-the-scenes featurettes and filmmaker commentaries that will keep
the entire family enchanted for hours.
CRITICS FIND DESPICABLE DELIGHTFUL
Despicable Me charmed critics across America with Minion madness!
Claudia Puig of USA Today described Despicable Me as "Whip-smart. A
fun-filled adventure with a whimsical story and terrific voice casting.
Steve Carell as the voice of Gru is hilarious". Kirk Honeycutt of The
Hollywood Reporter praised the film as "An all-around winner. Funny,
clever and warmly animated with memorable characters." In Touch
Weekly's Matt Sullivan raved, "A blast for all ages. Hilarious!"
and Pete Hammond of Boxoffice Magazine wrote, "Rousingly funny,
heartfelt and imaginative ... blessed with the vocal talents of Steve
Carell and loaded with whimsy and smarts." Lisa Schwartzbaum of
Entertainment Weekly wrote, "The movie works not because of the parts
-- the voice work, the drawing style, the pleasing, matter-of-fact use of
3D -- but because the whole is as much a unified vision as anything the
Great and Mighty Pixar produces."
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo
Pack, and DVD Double Pack:
* THREE ALL NEW, MINI-MOVIES Starring THE MINIONS -- The fun continues
with three all-new mini-movies, created exclusively for the Blu-ray Combo
Packs and DVD Double Pack! Available for a limited time only! Get more
laughs and more minion mayhem with "Home Makeover",
"Orientation Day" and "Banana" - you'll want to watch
them again and again!
* THE VOICES OF DESPICABLE ME -- Go
behind-the-scenes with Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda
Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig and Julie Andrews as they give life to their
animated characters. Includes character profiles for each of the cast
* SUPER SILLY FUN LAND -- Join Agnes, Margo and Edith at the
Super Silly Fun Land Theme Park and play Feed the Creatures and Freeze the
Floating Minions to win super cool prizes.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY 3D COMBO PACK AND BLU-RAY COMBO
* GRU-CONTROL -- Through a picture-in-picture window, see the making of
the film with behind-the-scenes footage and cast/filmmaker interviews
MISS HATTIE'S TOP SECRET COOKIE RECIPES -- Margo is proud to present the
recipes for those wonderful cookies that the loveable orphans under Miss
Hattie's care enjoy so much!
* BD-LIVE™ -- Access the BD-Live™ Center
through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the
latest trailers and more. o MY SCENES -- Bookmark your favorite scenes
from the movie.
* pocket BLU™ app -- For the first time available on
iPad®, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made
especially to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high
resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of
Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go that's bigger
and better than ever before. USHE's groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses
iPhone™, iPod® touch, iPad™, Blackberry®, Nokia® Smartphone,
Android™, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected
Blu-ray™ player and offers advanced features such as: o MINION ME --
Exclusively for iPhone® and iPad® -- Personalize photos of friends and
family by turning them into Minions. Pictures can be customized with
glasses, bowties, hats and hairstyles to make it really hilarious! Send it
to your friends with a Minion laugh. o MINION DOMINION APP -- Exclusively
for iPhone® and iPad® Control a Minion by turning, tilting, rotating and
shaking your phone. Tap the screen to make him speak, tap it again to hear
him laugh. Or do battle with the two-player "minion mash up."
Download to your iPhone and see who can inflict the most damage on the
other's minion. o ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to
operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback
and BD-Live™ functions with ease. o VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily
bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point
in the movie. o MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus
content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to mobile devices or to stream
from anywhere there's a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive
content on the go, anytime, anywhere. o KEYBOARD: Enter data into a Blu-ray™
player with your device's easy and intuitive keyboard to facilitate such
Blu-ray™ features as chatting with friends and sending messages.
BONUS FEATURES AVAILABLE ON DVD AND ALL VERSIONS:
* The World of Despicable Me
* Despicable Beats -- Director Chris
Renaud talks about the cool factor of renowned music producer Pharrell
* Gru's Rocket Builder -- In an all-new game, Vector has stolen
some of the most famous landmarks from around the world and replaced them
with the pieces to Gru's rocket. Players must return all the stolen
landmarks to the correct countries in order to build their own rockets
before Vector hacks into the system and steals the rocket plans. The
reward for completing the rocket is a launch to the moon!
* A Global
Effort -- Learn all about the global effort behind Despicable Me. A
director from France and another from the USA, plus an American and
English cast created a movie in France, with artists from all over the
world for a truly international movie!
* Commentary with directors Chris
Renaud and Pierre Coffin, featuring the Minions!
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with
flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to
the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout.
Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow Minions, we discover Gru
(Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He
is going to steal the moon. Yes, the moon!
Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink
rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he
vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the
immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see
something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
One of the world's greatest super-villains has just met his greatest
challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.
CAST AND FILMMAKERS
Directed By: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Screenplay By: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Sergio Pablos (Story)
Produced By: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, John Cohen
Executive Producer: Nina Rowan, Sergio Pablos
Production Designer: Yarrow Cheney
Editors: Pam Ziegenhagan-Stephan, Gregory Perler
Original Music: Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Miranda
Cosgrove, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Jemaine Clement, Danny McBride, Jack
SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment