'Despicable Me' Announced for Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

Posted Thu Sep 23, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The hit animated film is coming to high-definition in two flavors just in time for the holidays!

Universal Studios has announced the family film 'Despicable Me' starring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Danny McBride, and more for Blu-ray on December 14.

The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack with 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Commentary with directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, featuring the Minions!; The World of Despicable Me; Despicable Beats: director Chris Renaud talks about the cool factor of renowned music producer Pharrell Williams; Gru's Rocket Builder: In an all-new game, Vector has stolen some of the most famous landmarks from around the world and replaced them with the pieces to Gru's rocket. Players must return all the stolen landmarks to the correct countries in order to build their own rockets before Vector hacks into the system and steals the rocket plans. The reward for completing the rocket is a launch to the moon!; A Global Effort: learn all about the global effort behind Despicable Me. A director from France and another from the USA, plus an American and English cast created a movie in France, with artists from all over the world for a truly international movie; Three all new, mini-movies starring the Minions (for a limited time only); The Voices of Despicable Me:go behind-the-scenes with Steve Carell, Json Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig and Julie Andrews as they give life to their animated characters. Includes character profiles for each of the cast members; and Super Silly Fun Land: join Agnes, Margo and Edith at the Super Silly Fun Land Theme Park and play Feed the Creatures and Freeze the Floating Minions to win super cool prizes.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be: GRU-CONTROL: Through a picture-in-picture window, see the making of the film with behind-the-scenes footage and cast/filmmaker interviews; Miss Hattie's Top Secret Cookie Recipes: Margo is proud to present the recipes for those wonderful cookies that the loveable orphans under Miss Hattie's care enjoy so much!; pocket BLU; My Scenes; and BD-Live.

Universal will also release 'Despicable Me - 3D' available on the same date that includes everything previously mentioned adding the film in 3D.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray combo pack is $39.99 and $49.98 for the Blu-ray 3D combo pack.

You can find the latest specs for 'Despicable Me' and 'Despicable Me - 3D' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under December 14.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Despicable Me (Blu-ray)
Despicable Me - 3D (Blu-ray)
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