Now you can enjoy the holiday season even more with the arrival of Despicable Me 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD including UltraViolet™ on December 10, 2013. For families on the go, you can see the film Digital HD for your holiday travel. There is also an extra 45 minutes of bonus features on the Blu-ray Combo Packs. This will include 3 all-new mini-movies starring the lovable Minions. Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment said, “Despicable Me 2 is the top box-office comedy of the year and is poised for spectacular success on home entertainment this holiday season. 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.”
This sequel to the smash hit from last year stars 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 talented voice cast including 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”).
This Thanksgiving, Manhattan was able to enjoy a brand new Despicable Me 2 float in the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Despicable Me 2 float was deliciously decorated cupcake parlor inspired by the hilarious film and featuring Gru, the reformed master criminal turned devoted dad, and a gaggle of his unpredictable helpers, the Minions. The float will also include a surprise visit from a new character.
The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack include a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™.
- Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6x the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
- DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
- DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more.
The bonus features you can see on the The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack include:
- Three All-New Mini-Movies Starring the Minions: Puppy, Panic in the Mailroom and 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.
The Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD are:
- 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
The movie shows us Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions, back with a cast of unforgettable new characters. This blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon shows Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad. Then the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. He is partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde and wildly unpredictable Minions and they must all figure out how to keep Gru’s cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father.