Minions: The Rise of Gru

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Minions: The Rise of Gru
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Directed byKyle Balda
Brad Ableson
Produced byChris Meledandri
Janet Healy
Based onCharacters by
Sergio Pablos
Cinco Paul
Ken Daurio
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 3, 2020 (2020-07-03)
CountryUnited States

Minions: The Rise of Gru is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination. A sequel to the 2015 film, Minions, and spin-off/prequel to the main Despicable Me film series, it will be directed again by Kyle Balda, with co direction by Brad Ableson.[1][2] It is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 3, 2020 by Universal Pictures.[3][4]


The film will tell an origin story of the adventures of the Minions, working for a then tyrannical leader, Gru.[5]


On January 25, 2017, Universal Pictures and Illumination announced a sequel to its animated film of 2015, Minions.[6] It began production on July 19, 2017, with Good Vibes and Legends of Chamberlain Heights creator Brad Ableson added as co director.[7] On May 21, 2019, the film's title was revealed as Minions: The Rise of Gru.[8]


Minions: The Rise of Gru is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 3, 2020, by Universal Pictures.


Mattel announced that it had entered a three year deal to create merchandise, and LEGO will release sets of the Minions in 2020 based on the film.[9]


  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 21, 2019). "'Minions' Sequel Gets A Title; Movie Release Date Is In 2020". Deadline. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Hemmert, Kylie (May 21, 2019). "Minions: The Rise of Gru Revealed as Minions Sequel Title". Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Scott, Ryan (May 21, 2019). "Minions 2: The Rise of Gru Is Officially Coming in Summer 2020". MovieWeb. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Collinson, Gary (May 26, 2019). "Minions: The Rise of Gru set for July 2020". Flickering Myth. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  5. ^ Libbey, Dirk (May 23, 2019). "Minions Sequel Gets A Title, May Actually Be An Origin Story". Cinema Blend. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Busch, Anita (January 25, 2017). "Universal Dates 'Minions 2' & 'Sing 2,' Moves 'Secret Life of Pets 2' Back a Year". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  7. ^ Brad Ableson [@BradAbleson] (July 19, 2017). "Excited to share some news: I'm co-directing Minions 2! Proud 2 be working with @IllumEnt director Kyle Balda & wri…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Patrick Hipes (May 21, 2019). "'Minions' Sequel Gets A Gru-vy Title; Pic Bows In 2020". Deadline.
  9. ^ Assis, Claudia (February 14, 2019). "Mattel to launch 'Despicable Me' inspired toys ahead of 2020 'Minions' sequel". MarketWatch. Retrieved June 20, 2019.

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