IMAX Corporation, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment announced today that Despicable Me 2 will arrive in select international 3D IMAX theaters beginning June 20. Here’s the press release:
IMAX Corporation, alongside Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, which are both divisions of Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), today announced that Despicable Me 2, the highly anticipated 3D-CG feature follow-up to the 2010 hit, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in select IMAX® theatres internationally beginning on June 20.
Universal and Illumination’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe, grossing more than $543 million and becoming the 10th highest-grossing 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.
“After the successful release of Dr. Seuss ‘ The Lorax, we’re looking forward to partnering again with Chris Meledandri, his talented team and our friends at Universal to offer international IMAX fans an opportunity to experience this highly-anticipated follow up to Despicable Me in immersive IMAX 3D,” said Greg Foster , Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment.
“Despicable Me 2 in IMAX 3D marks the latest release in what has grown to become an astonishingly successful partnership with IMAX,” said Duncan Clark , President of Distribution, Universal Pictures International. “We look forward to bringing international audiences a new, fully-immersive adventure as we share this memorable moviegoing experience alongside them.”
The IMAX release of Despicable Me 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.