Despicable Me is a 2010 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin (in their feature directorial debuts) and produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, and John Cohen; from a screenplay written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, which was in turn based on an original story by Sergio Pablos. The 1st feature film produced by Illumination Entertainment, it was distributed by Universal Pictures. Despicable Me stars the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, and Julie Andrews. In the film, longtime supervillain Gru formulates a plan to steal the Moon. Meanwhile, he starts a family by adopting 3 orphan girls, and must decide where his commitments lie.
Despicable Me debuted at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 9th, 2010, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 9th, 2010 by Universal Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics and earned $543.2 mil