History WesternAnimation / DespicableMe

13th Jun '17 5:49:27 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The film was a surprisingly huge hit. It received very good reviews; it earned a 81% "Certified Fresh"/ 89% (top critic) rating from Website/RottenTomatoes with their response, "Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Creator/{{Pixar}} and Looney Tunes, ''Despicable Me'' is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own." The film made $543.1 million worldwide with $56.4 million made in its opening weekend. This film is also Universal's 6th highest-grossing film & the 10th-highest-grossing animated feature of all-time in North America. In worldwide earnings, it is the sixth biggest film of Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, the fourth highest-grossing animated film of 2010.

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The film was a surprisingly huge hit. It received very good reviews; it earned a 81% "Certified Fresh"/ 89% (top critic) rating from Website/RottenTomatoes with their response, "Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Creator/{{Pixar}} and Looney Tunes, Franchise/LooneyTunes, ''Despicable Me'' is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own." The film made $543.1 million worldwide with $56.4 million made in its opening weekend. This film is also Universal's 6th highest-grossing film & the 10th-highest-grossing animated feature of all-time in North America. In worldwide earnings, it is the sixth biggest film of Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, the fourth highest-grossing animated film of 2010.
13th Jun '17 5:49:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The film was a surprisingly huge hit. It received very good reviews; it earned a 81% "Certified Fresh"/ 89% (top critic) rating from Website/RottenTomatoes with their response, "Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Pixar and Looney Tunes, ''Despicable Me'' is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own." The film made $543.1 million worldwide with $56.4 million made in its opening weekend. This film is also Universal's 6th highest-grossing film & the 10th-highest-grossing animated feature of all-time in North America. In worldwide earnings, it is the sixth biggest film of Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, the fourth highest-grossing animated film of 2010.

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The film was a surprisingly huge hit. It received very good reviews; it earned a 81% "Certified Fresh"/ 89% (top critic) rating from Website/RottenTomatoes with their response, "Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Pixar Creator/{{Pixar}} and Looney Tunes, ''Despicable Me'' is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own." The film made $543.1 million worldwide with $56.4 million made in its opening weekend. This film is also Universal's 6th highest-grossing film & the 10th-highest-grossing animated feature of all-time in North America. In worldwide earnings, it is the sixth biggest film of Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, the fourth highest-grossing animated film of 2010.
19th May '17 11:31:57 AM snichols1973
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: When Mr. Perkins rejects Gru's loan, he tells him: "Look, Gru, the point is, there are a lot of new villains out there, younger than you, hungrier than you, younger than you. Like that young fellow out there named Vector. He just stole a pyramid!
16th May '17 5:05:33 PM creader
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** Upon entering Gru's house for the first time, Edith quips that she thought their adoption by a "bald, rich guy" would be like ''Annie''. [[spoiler:And aside from obvious difference, that's the plot of the story with Gru and the girls: Adopts them for his own selfish reason, begins to (platonically) fall in love with them, has to give them for one reason or another, but managed to be a family in the end.]]



* [[NoHuggingNoKissing No Kissing Or Hugging Or Kissing]]:

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* [[NoHuggingNoKissing No Kissing Or Hugging Or Kissing]]:NoHuggingNoKissing: Gru's "rules" to the girls when they first come to his house.
16th May '17 5:00:38 PM creader
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* [[TruthInTelevision Art Imitates Life]]: The picture-book Gru makes at the end.



* AttentionWhore: Gru doesn't just want to be a villain. He wants to be the number one villain. Doctor Nefario assures him he is still number one when he talks to him.

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Gru doesn't just want to be a villain. He wants to be the number one villain. Doctor Nefario assures him he is still number one when he talks to him.



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9th May '17 9:31:18 AM Antediluvial
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Shrinking the moon will not decrease its mass. It would still weigh as much as the full-sized moon (7.3477 x 10^22 kilograms), so Gru could not carry it, and it being so close to the Earth would cause a variety of gravitational problems. The issues are partially addressed in-universe as the Moon begins to re-expand - Vector falls back onto its surface instead of it falling to crush him (again!), and then the rockets on his ship fire, allowing it to be well clear of the Earth by the time it regains its full size and mass.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Shrinking the moon will not decrease its mass. It mass (though it is implied the shrink ray Gru stole nullifies an objects mass; once the effects start wearing off, the object regains its original mass). The moon shrunk down would still weigh as much as the full-sized moon (7.3477 x 10^22 kilograms), so Gru could not carry it, and it being so close to the Earth would cause a variety of gravitational problems. The issues are partially addressed in-universe as the Moon begins to re-expand - Vector falls back onto its surface instead of it falling to crush him (again!), and then the rockets on his ship fire, allowing it to be well clear of though the Earth by the time it regains its full Moon continues growing in size and mass.destroys his ship in atmosphere, yet somehow regains size in space at its original orbital point and not the upper atmosphere.
8th May '17 3:47:35 PM Antediluvial
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Shrinking the moon ought not to decrease its mass. It would still weigh as much as the full-sized moon (7.3477 x 10^22 kilograms), so Gru could not carry it, and it being so close to the Earth would cause a variety of gravitational problems. The issues are partially addressed in-universe as the Moon begins to re-expand - Vector falls back onto its surface instead of it falling to crush him (again!), and then the rockets on his ship fire, allowing it to be well clear of the Earth by the time it regains its full size and mass.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Shrinking the moon ought will not to decrease its mass. It would still weigh as much as the full-sized moon (7.3477 x 10^22 kilograms), so Gru could not carry it, and it being so close to the Earth would cause a variety of gravitational problems. The issues are partially addressed in-universe as the Moon begins to re-expand - Vector falls back onto its surface instead of it falling to crush him (again!), and then the rockets on his ship fire, allowing it to be well clear of the Earth by the time it regains its full size and mass.
23rd Apr '17 9:14:42 AM nombretomado
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* DancePartyEnding: In-universe, even. Interrupting an excerpt from ''SwanLake''... with what? Something contemporary? A gratuitous rap remix? One better: ''Disco''. Which Gru turns out to be adept at. It's Music/TheBeeGees' song "You Should Be Dancing", complete with Gru mimicking Creator/JohnTravolta's moves from ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''.

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* DancePartyEnding: In-universe, even. Interrupting an excerpt from ''SwanLake''...''Theatre/SwanLake''... with what? Something contemporary? A gratuitous rap remix? One better: ''Disco''. Which Gru turns out to be adept at. It's Music/TheBeeGees' song "You Should Be Dancing", complete with Gru mimicking Creator/JohnTravolta's moves from ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''.
21st Apr '17 1:02:57 PM ThatTwerp
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The film's success convinced Universal, who for years had been reluctant to become a major challenger against Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/{{Pixar}} and Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, that the time had come for another player in feature animation, and sure enough, Creator/IlluminationEntertainment became their main animation powerhouse. The [[Film/{{Hop}} string]] [[Film/TheLorax of]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets future]] [[WesternAniation/{{Sing}} projects]] are due to the successes of these films, including a ride based on the film, called ''Ride/DespicableMeMinionMayhem'', which opened in 2012 at the Orlando Ride/UniversalStudios, followed by a duplicate being opened at the Hollywood park in 2014, with a third version set to open at the Japan park in 2017.

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The film's success convinced Universal, who for years had been reluctant to become a major challenger against Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/{{Pixar}} and Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, that the time had come for another player in feature animation, and sure enough, Creator/IlluminationEntertainment became their main animation powerhouse. The [[Film/{{Hop}} string]] [[Film/TheLorax of]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets future]] [[WesternAniation/{{Sing}} projects]] are due to the successes of these films, including a ride based on the film, called ''Ride/DespicableMeMinionMayhem'', which opened in 2012 at the Orlando Ride/UniversalStudios, followed by a duplicate being opened at the Hollywood park in 2014, with a third version set to open and then another duplicate being opened at the Japan park in 2017.
20th Apr '17 7:45:41 AM Qicetrini
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Unfortunately, a younger villain, Vector (Creator/JasonSegel), steals the shrink ray Gru was in the middle of stealing, and he needs to get it back. That's when Gru notices how willing Vector is to let orphans selling cookies into his house and ...[[CatchPhrase lightbulb]]! Gru proceeds to adopt the three orphans - Margo, Edith, and Agnes (Creator/MirandaCosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher respectively) - to carry out his EvilPlan.

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Unfortunately, a younger villain, Vector (Creator/JasonSegel), steals the shrink ray Gru was in the middle of stealing, and he needs to get it back. That's when Gru notices how willing Vector is to let orphans selling cookies into his house and ...[[CatchPhrase lightbulb]]! Gru proceeds to adopt the three orphans - Margo, Edith, Edith and Agnes (Creator/MirandaCosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher respectively) - to carry out his EvilPlan.
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