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Vying for the title of "World's Greatest Villain," Gru -- along with his hilarious crew of mischievous minions -- plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon! But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad. From executive producer Chris Meledandri and featuring the voices of an all-star comedic cast, including Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews, Despicable Me is "rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative".


In Other Languages

Spanish Mi Villano Favorito
Portuguese Meu Malvado Favorito
Japanese 怪盗グルーの月泥棒
Chinese 神偷奶爸
Korean 슈퍼배드

Production timeline

  • December 12, 2008: As of this date, the film was set for release on July 9, 2010. It was also so far Illumination's only film in production to date until July 15, 2009.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer Worldwide July 29, 2009
Theatrical trailer Worldwide November 20, 2009
Original theatrical USA July 9, 2010
Blu-ray Disc/DVD USA December 14, 2010
Cable television USA December 8, 2012
Terrestrial television (ABC) USA February 9, 2013

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for the Despicable Me series





Despicable Me - Teaser Trailer 1

The first teaser trailer for Despicable Me, released on July 18, 2009.


Despicable Me - Teaser Trailer 2

The second teaser trailer for Despicable Me, released on November 4, 2009.


Despicable Me - Teaser Trailer 3

The third teaser trailer for Despicable Me, released on January 7, 2010.


Despicable Me - Theatrical Trailer

The official trailer for Despicable Me.


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