STEVE CARELL APPEARS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AS (FORMER?) SUPER-VILLAIN GRU ONTHE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW IN PROMOTION OF DESPICABLE ME 2 THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:           

Steve Carell to appear in character as the world's greatest (ex?) super-villain Gru in promotion of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's upcoming Despicable Me 2

WHERE:    

Exclusively on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

WHEN:       

Thursday, May 30, 2013: Check regional listings or go to www.ellentv.com for area showtimes. 

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About the appearance: For the first time since he created the signature voice for the infamous animated character, Steve Carell will appear in studio as the "real-life" Gru from Despicable Me 2.  Tune in to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and watch with Ellen as she finds out why it's actually tougher to raise three girls than it is to steal the moon, as well as what it's like to work with those mischievous Minions.

About the film: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.  In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.  

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.  www.despicable.me

DESPICABLE ME 2 arrives in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. 

SOURCE Universal Pictures



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