UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCES THE NEW DESPICABLE ME 2 TRAILER WILL LAUNCH WORLDWIDE ON ITUNES ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
Event Marks the First Time the Studio Has Launched a Global Trailer on iTunes
Despicable Me 2 Hits Theaters on July 3, 2013
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Pictures announced today that the new Despicable Me 2 trailer will have its worldwide digital debut as a global exclusive on iTunes. This marks the first time in Universal's history that the studio has released a trailer worldwide on iTunes, with international versions available on the same day. The new trailer for the 3D-CG comedy adventure is now available exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers (trailers.apple.com), the iTunes Movie Trailers App (www.itunes.com/appstore) and iTunes (www.itunes.com) via worldwide podcast in 155 countries and seven languages.
"Despicable Me is one of the most beloved and successful films in our studio's history," said Simon Hewlett, Executive Vice President, International Marketing, Universal Pictures. "With this global trailer launch of Despicable Me 2 on iTunes, we are pleased to give moviegoers across the world a first look at this incredibly anticipated motion picture."
About Despicable Me 2
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
About Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
SOURCE Universal Pictures