New Despicable Me Trailer Introduces the Cute Kids

Well you knew it had to happen — what’s an animated movie without precocious cute kids? Apple‘s got the fourth and first really plot-heavy trailer for the Steve Carrell animated movie “Despicable Me”, which introduces the kids that our movie’s “supervillain” must care for. Hey, it still looks about a thousand times better than Will Ferrell’s similarly themed “Megamind”, that’s for sure.

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.

Featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement and Julie Andrews. Directed by Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin.

Arriving in 3D July 9, 2010.

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