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Charlie joins his friends on a weekend trip to a remote cabin on the lake. They turn on the TV and discover hundreds of unnatural cloudlike clusters are hovering over Earth. The friends notice a similar eerie cloud floating high above their cabin. That night a beam of otherworldly light shoots down from the sky. They try to defend themselves, but aliens abduct a number of them and whisk them away to the mother ship.
Despicable Me 3 (stylized in marketing and onscreen as DESPICABLE M3) is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated action comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. It is the third main installment, fourth overall, in the Despicable Me film series and the sequel to Despicable Me 2 (2013). The film is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.
In the film, Gru teams up with his long-lost twin brother Dru in order to defeat a new enemy named Balthazar Bratt, a 1980s child actor who grows up to become a villain. Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove and Dana Gaier reprise their roles of Gru, Margo and Edith from the first two films and Julie Andrews returns as Marlena, Gru’s mother from Despicable Me (2010). Kristen Wiig and Steve Coogan return from Despicable Me 2, while Trey Parker, Jenny Slate and Nev Scharrel (replacing Elsie Fisher as Agnes) join the cast.
Despicable Me 3 premiered on June 14, 2017, at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and was released in the United States on June 30, 2017, by Universal Pictures in 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of 2017, the fourth highest-grossing animated film of all time and the 25th highest-grossing film of all time. It is Illumination’s second film to gross over $1 billion, after Minions in 2015, becoming the first ever animated franchise to do so.
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Julie Andrews, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Jenny Slate, Michael Beattie, Adrian Ciscato, Katia Saponenko
Screenplay by: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Film Editing by: Claire Dodgson
Art Direction by: Olivier Adam
Music by: Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams
MPAA Rating: PG for action and rude humor.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: June 30, 2017