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United States of America

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Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio and Sergio Pablos for Illumination Entertainment



“Despicable Me” is an American animated film released in 2010. The movie is directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud and produced by Illumination Entertainment. The film is about a supervillain named Gru who wants to become the greatest villain in the world by stealing the moon.

Gru is a tall, thin, and bald man who is known for his distinctive long nose. He is voiced by actor Steve Carell. He has a loyal assistant named Dr. Nefario, who helps him create his evil inventions. Gru’s biggest rival is Vector, another supervillain who has stolen the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Gru wants to outdo Vector by stealing the moon. To accomplish this, he needs a shrink ray gun that Vector has stolen from him. Gru adopts three orphan girls named Margo, Edith, and Agnes, hoping to use them to get the shrink ray back from Vector. Gru initially treats the girls as tools to his goal but begins to care for them.

The girls, who are looking for a family, are excited to be with Gru at first but quickly become unhappy with his villainous ways. Gru takes them to an amusement park and has a change of heart when he sees how happy the girls are. He begins to spend more time with the girls and starts to become attached to them.

Meanwhile, Vector discovers that the girls are in Gru’s possession and demands them in exchange for the shrink ray. Gru, realizing how much he cares for the girls, refuses to give them up. Vector then kidnaps the girls and takes the shrink ray from Gru. Gru and his minions plan a daring rescue mission to save the girls and get the shrink ray back.

In the end, Gru and his minions successfully rescue the girls and retrieve the shrink ray. Gru uses the shrink ray to shrink the moon and steals it. However, he discovers that the moon is not what he really wanted; he wanted the love and affection of the girls. Gru decides to give the moon back and adopts the girls as his own daughters.

“Despicable Me” is a heartwarming and humorous movie about the power of love and family. The film’s animation is visually stunning, and the voice acting is top-notch. The movie’s success led to two sequels, “Despicable Me 2” and “Despicable Me 3,” as well as a spinoff film, “Minions.”

Who are the main characters of Despicable Me?

Gru: A former super-villain, he is now a single father trying to raise his three adopted daughters.
Margo: The eldest of Gru's three daughters, she is independent and level-headed.
Edith: The middle child of Gru's three daughters, she is mischievous and playful.
Agnes: The youngest of Gru's three daughters, she is sweet and naïve.
Dr. Nefario: Gru's former right-hand man, he is a mad scientist with a love of all things dangerous.
Lucy Wilde: A beautiful and tough secret agent, she is tasked with keeping an eye on Gru.
Vector: A former super-villain and Gru's arch-nemesis, he is now a pathetic shell of his former self.
The Minions: Gru's loyal and lovable henchmen, they are small, yellow, and often bumbling.
The Fluffy Unicorns: Agnes's imaginary friends, they are small, rainbow-colored, and very fluffy.
The Anti-Villain League: A secret organization dedicated to stopping super-villains, they are the ones who recruited Lucy to keep an eye on Gru.
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