Despicable Me arrives on Blue-ray, DVD and digital download this week. Are you looking forward to seeing it? I’m very curious so we’ll certainly be watching it at some point in the near future. Here’s some more info on the movie, in case you aren’t familiar with it.
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.
Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement and Julie Andrews
I’m really curious about this movie. Have you seen any of the trailers? Here’s one.
I think that looks like it might be a fun movie. There are some great Despicable Me pre-order offers, be sure to check them out if you haven’t ordered your copy yet.
And check out the fun Minion Madness promotion that they’ve got going on too.
In celebration of the highly anticipated home entertainment release of the animated comedy blockbuster Despicable Me, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is launching “Minion Madness,” a groundbreaking points-based reward and social marketing program spotlighting the film’s endearingly mischievous characters, from now through January 2011. The program enables fans to earn points and participate in up to 25 sweepstakes entries each day through a variety of online and offline activities.
“Despicable Me is the event release of this holiday season, which also makes it the perfect movie to engage fans on social platforms like Facebook and mobile apps,” said Hilary Hoffman, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “Minion Madness is designed to deliver a unique experience that is both interactive and entertaining, ensuring that audiences of all ages have the opportunity to enjoy Despicable Me in a fun and memorable way throughout the holidays.”
From gift cards to all-expense paid family vacations, “Minion Madness” will award more than 15,000 prizes. Each week, gift cards in $10, $20, $35 and $50 increments will be awarded to winning players. In addition, three once-in-a-lifetime sweepstakes Grand Prizes will be awarded:
* Lifetime, all-access passes to Universal Studios theme parks.
* Family trip to New York City for the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
* Luxurious family vacation to Los Angeles complete with hotel stays and spa visits.
Once officially registered online as “Masterminds” on www.minionmadness.com, players earn chances to win prizes by participating in an array of entertaining and creative challenges, ranging from online games and videos to mobile activities to create, share and rate personalized Despicable Me content. For each activity completed, players are rewarded with their very own, ever-expanding personal army of online Minions. As the total number of Minions grows, so does the player’s chances of winning weekly and monthly prizes. The prizes also increase in value with each new Minion population benchmark level reached, escalating to as many as a whopping 100 $50 gift cards every week.
Some great prizes they’ve got, right?! I’ve got one too, just for you.
ONE winner will receive a prize pack containing one Despicable Me Nintendo DS game, two Little Brown & Namco Despicable Me books, and an adorable minion cap!
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