Gru’s rise marks the return of my ‘Despicable Me’ star

Animation is really a visual medium, not a movie genre. But to this end, Minions: the rise of a puppy It is exactly the family-friendly box office moviegoer that moviegoers might expect from modern day animated films. In particular, titular Minions have become iconic pop culture gems in their own right. And while it’s more than just a sequel to 2015 disciples2022 Minions: the rise of a puppy Brings two cast members from despicable me The franchise is back in the barn.

“Despicable Me” introduced the world to its beloved Minions

Minions Bob, Otto, Stuart and Dave attend the premiere of Minions: The Rise of Gru on June 25 in Hollywood. | Araya Dohini / Movie Magic

2010 despicable me It centers around a villain with big dreams of stealing the moon and the three young girls who inspired him to change his ways. Steve Carell’s Felonious Gru has earned its place in animated film history and its own franchise. But in hindsight, Gru’s yellow-skinned creatures eventually left an even bigger mark on pop culture.

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