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Illumination Presents: “Minions: The Rise of Gru” Official Trailer

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Everybody loves The Minions and their misadventures have been entertaining fans around the world since their first appearance in “Despicable Me”. This summer, they are out on their own in a new film from Illumination called “Minions: The Rise Of Gru”. The first trailer was just released so let’s enjoy that, the premise and the star-studded voice cast.

The Premise:
A continuation of the 2015 film, this time in the heart of the 1970s, a twelve year old Felonius Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. When the Vicious 6 fire their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles, Gru interviews to become their newest member. It does not go well, and only gets worse after Gru steals from them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

The Voice Cast:
Pierre Coffin as the Minions
Steve Carell as Felonius Gru
Taraji P. Henson as Belle Bottom
Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow
Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean Clawed
Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck
Dolph Lundgren as Svengeance
Danny Trejo as Stronghold
Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario
Julie Andrews as Marlena Gru, Gru’s mother
Alan Arkin as Wild Knuckles

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: This looks like a lot of fun but with a villainous twist of course. I’m sure that the release will open up a whole new world of toy opportunities as well and who knows, the annual Toy Fair is coming up and perhaps I will see some stuff at the event that is aimed at it. As far as my interest goes, I tend to wait for these on the streaming or cable networks that I pay for but as I close this announcement up I wonder what you think about it. Chime in down below in the comments section.

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