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Theatrical poster
Directed byTom McGrath
Produced byLara Breay
Ben Stiller
Denise Nolan Cascino
Written byAlan J. Schoolcraft
Brent Simons
StarringWill Ferrell
Brad Pitt
Jonah Hill
Tina Fey
David Cross
Justin Long
Music byHans Zimmer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 5, 2010 (2010-11-05)
CountryUnited States

Megamind is an upcoming animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation. The film will be released worldwide in 3D on November 5, 2010 starring the voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Tina Fey.[1] Tom McGrath will direct the film.[1]


Megamind (Will Ferrell) and his life-long archenemy Metro Man (Brad Pitt) are aliens that were sent away from their respective home planets in time of crisis. Megamind, taking the role of super villain, tries to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way, each attempt a colossal failure thanks to Metro Man, who becomes the hero of Metro City. It seems that the pattern will never cease until Megamind kills Metro Man during one of his many botched hostage plots involving news reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey). Now freed from his rival's shadow, Megamind proceeds to take control of Metro City. Over time, Megamind comes to the realization that he no longer has any purpose in life without an enemy. To appease his depression, he turns Roxanne's lonely cameraman Hal (Jonah Hill) into Metro City's next big superhero, the fiery-headed Titan.[2] Unfortunately, Titan decides to utilize his new power against humanity as revenge for the lifetime of rejection he has endured, forcing Megamind to do the inevitable: become the hero of the crisis. Aided by his childhood sidekick Minion (David Cross), Megamind now sets out to stop Titan's rampage of destruction, thus beginning a path to redemption.[3]



The film was first titled Master Mind and then Oobermind.[4] Lara Breay and Denise Nolan Cascino will produce, and Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld will executive produce the film.[4] Ben Stiller was originally cast as Megamind, and later Robert Downey, Jr.,[5] but Will Ferrell was given the role, due to "scheduling conflicts" for Downey.[1] The film is written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons.[6]


Will Ferrell dressed as Megamind at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.

A 47-second teaser trailer of the film was released online on March 18, 2010 and then premiered in How to Train Your Dragon. A second trailer premiered on May 21, 2010 with Shrek Forever After and then in select screenings of Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. A third 4-minute trailer of the film premiered at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.


  1. ^ a b c "Ferrell, Pitt and Hill to voice Oobermind". SuperHeroHype. August 17, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Official movie site".
  3. ^ "Official movie site".
  4. ^ a b Skott Stotland (May 28, 2009). ""Master Mind" becomes "Oobermind"". Bam! Kapow!. Retrieved August 18, 2009.
  5. ^ Dennis Michael (April 4, 2007). "Mr. Furious Goes Evil". FilmStew. Retrieved August 18, 2009.
  6. ^ Alex Amelines (August 17, 2009). "DreamWorks reveals voice-cast for Oobermind". One Huge Eye. Retrieved August 18, 2009.

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