Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in "one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!"


In Other Languages

Spanish Mi Villano Favorito 2
Portuguese Meu Malvado Favorito 2
Japanese 怪盗グルーの月泥棒2
Chinese 神偷奶爸2
Korean 슈퍼배드 2

Production timeline

  • July 13, 2010: While the first Despicable Me was playing in theaters, a sequel was announced.
  • June 16, 2011: The film's release date was specificially modified to July 3, 2013. No further new films were announced until July 23, 2012.
  • March 2, 2012: A teaser trailer was released with no footage from the film whatsoever.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer Worldwide March 2, 2012
Theatrical trailer Worldwide November 2, 2012
Theatrical trailer #2 Worldwide March 21, 2013
Original theatrical USA July 3, 2013
Digital HD USA November 26, 2013
Blu-ray Disc/DVD USA December 10, 2013
Cable television USA November 8, 2015
Terrestrial television (NBC) USA June 19, 2016

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for the Despicable Me series

The Despicable Me 2 DVD began production of copies on September 13, 2013. It was released in stores on December 10, 2013. Bonus material includes:

  • "Gru's Girls"
  • "Gadgets Galore"
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin

The film also contains English, Spanish and French spoken languages and subtitles, as well as a DVS audio track.





Despicable Me 2 - Teaser Trailer (HD) - Illumination

The teaser trailer for Despicable Me 2, as seen on Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.


Despicable Me 2 - Trailer (HD) - Illumination

The official trailer for Despicable Me 2, as seen on Wreck-It Ralph, Seasons 1-2 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Illumination's first Mini-Movie Collection.


Despicable Me 2 - Trailer 2 - Illumination

The second official trailer for Despicable Me 2, as seen on later Season 2 episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Epic, and Monsters University.

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