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Minions The Rise of Gru: Everything We Know

December 13, 2019
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Gaba Luba Sa! Poulet Tiki Masala! Gibberish was never as fun as the Minions have made it now. The cute, tiny yellow creatures have enjoyed massive popularity since they were introduced in the movie, ‘Despicable Me.’ Fun Fact: The Minions have actually said “Poulet Tiki Masala” which translates to Chicken Tikka Masala in French. The voice-over artist, Pierre Coffin who voices the minions has mentioned how he employs multiple food references in the nonsensical rubbish that the creatures are shown saying. The upcoming movie, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ promises some more baloney, rib-tickling stupidity and an overload of cuteness.

It will be the fifth movie of the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise which started with the 2010 movie sharing the same name. It led to two direct sequels and a prequel/spin-off titled ‘Minions.’ ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ will serve as the sequel to ‘Minions.’ The franchise is the highest grossing animated movie series of all time, raking in $3.7 billion from all the movies. Moreover, it is also the fifteenth highest grossing movie series ever. Its success is unparalleled. One can expect ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ to fare well at the box office too. The movies are often promoted with tons of merchandise (most of which is designed by Mattel).

Minions: The Rise of Gru Plot: What is it About?

The title of the film suggests that the sequel to ‘Minions’ will focus on how the beloved yellow creatures came into contact with the ambitious super-villain, Felonious Gru. It can be assumed that the movie will function somewhat as an origin story. The movie is a sequel to 2015’s ‘Minions’ which was a spin-off of ‘Despicable Me.’

The 2015 film depicted how Minions evolved from yellow, single-celled organisms with the sole purpose of serving despicable masters. Over the course of human history, they found several villainous masters like Dracula, a T-Rex and Napoleon Bonaparte but they failed to keep any of them alive. Not ruled by anybody, the species begin to isolate themselves in a cave till Kevin, a brave minion decides to embark on a quest to find a new master. They find Scarlet Overkill, a villain who wants to steal the Imperial State Crown. (Spoiler alert) That movie ends with a young Gru stealing the crown that Scarlet had employed the minions to steal and the minions deciding that it is Gru that they wish to follow.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Cast: Who is in it?

Firstly, Steve Carell will return to lend his voice to the character of Gru like he has for all the movies of the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise which has had four feature-length movies so far. Carell has become an icon of comedy with his hilarious performances in a wide range of movies. He is best known for his depiction of an incompetent boss in the sitcom ‘The Office.’ Apart from that, some of the movies that he is known for include ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin,’ ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ ‘Get Smart,’ and ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ In fact, Life Magazine even dubbed him as “America’s Funniest Man.” He has lent his voice to other animated movies like ‘Over the Hedge’ and ‘Horton Hears a Who!’ as well.

Moreover, Pierre Coffin is also expected to return as the voice for the minions. He uses words from a variety of languages to come up with the seemingly non-sensical dialogues that the Minions speak. He has voiced the yellow creatures in all of the franchise’s movies before. Moreover, he has also served as the co-director for all the four movies before.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Crew: Who is Behind it?

The movie is directed by Kyle Balda and Brad Ableson. Balda is an American director and animator. Apart from ‘Minions,’ he is best known for co-directing ‘The Lorax.’ Moreover, he has also served as the animator for movies like ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Toy Story 2’ and the first ‘Despicable Me’ movie.

Moreover, the movie is produced by Illumination and is distributed by Universal Pictures.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Release Date: When Does it Premiere?

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ is slated to release on July 3, 2020 in the United States. We cannot wait to watch the gibberish uttering followers pull off more epic failures in a hilarious manner. Plus, we would also get to see how they met and started to follow Gru. Origin stories never get boring!

Minions: The Rise of Gru Trailer:

No trailer or teaser has been released for ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ yet. However, you can watch the trailer for 2015’s ‘Minions’ below if you have not seen the movie. If you have, this trailer could serve as a good jog down memory lane. It effectively portrays the previous movie’s premise and the comedic style of the series.

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