Despicable Me 3
Illumination Entertainment wowed us with the introduction of ‘Minions’ years ago, and now they’re back with a third instalment to the successful film series.
Despicable Me 3 is a computer animated 3D comedy motion picture that voices Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Julie Andrews and Kristen Wiig to name a few.
In the third segment of the series, Gru teams up with his long-lost twin brother, Dru to fight against Balthazar Bratt, an 80’s child actor turned villain. The minions are on a sub plot of their own in the movie, seeing that they are annoyed with Gru turning anti-villain, while Lucy tries to be a mother to the girls. Gru and Dru have their own plot as well.
The movie is entirely CG animated, and make use of characters that were 3D modelled in the first two films. Balthazar is a new character in the film, and is a fiend that stepped out of the 80’s complete with a mullet, moustache and dance fight challenges.
Steve Carell voices both Gru and Dru. Since Gru’s character was always sour and cynical, it was only fitting to make Dru’s character bright, happy and excited. Co-director Pierre Griffin voiced the minions in the film and was the main man behind the Gilbert and Sullivan music scene. He recorded all the voices himself!
The film includes more Looney Tunes type sight gags; pop-culture references, with an emphasis on the 1980s tunes and ethos. The team used hand-drawn story panels then moved to “layout”, the first time where actual sets, actual characters, and cameras were present.The music scored is a combined effort from composer Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams.
The team watched the movie in its entirety every 2 months to ensure that the characters and the movie itself connected with the audience as it was created to be. They also gave minor creative details to each character, like Balthazar’s tiny bald spot, making him seem older and contradicting his moustache, which strengthened his personality.
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