Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Trailers for "Despicable Me 2" and Pixar's "Planes" Has Us Optimistic for 2013's Animated Films!

Andrew: Hello readers! Like we mentioned yesterday, we're back in the game of things and as we promised we're going to be chugging out more posts than the past few weeks have allowed. This includes a new feature we're fine-tuning involving a round-up of each week's movie trailers, but since that's not completely ready we're just going to go ahead and share two new(er) trailers for animated movies that we're looking forward to!

The first one is the animated movie we've been waiting years for, Despicable Me 2, the sequel to 2010's hit about a "super-villain" named Gru, voice by Steve Carell, who adopts a trio of young girls so they can gain him access into a rival's fortress and how they instead eventually melt his heart. Watch the trailer below to get an idea of the shenanigans Gru and the Minions will be getting into this time, as well as a Gru's fatherly side.

Reprising their roles in the sequel along with Carell are all three actresses who voiced Gru's daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher), plus Russell Brand is back as Gru's partner, Dr. Nefario. And though Jason Segel will not be back as Vector (sad face!), we WILL be getting the additions of Kristen Wiig (Correction: Wiig voiced Miss Hattie in the original, so she's technically returning too), Steve Coogan and Al Pacino! Should be a fun time and now that we know Despicable Me 2 is coming out on July 3rd, Sarah and I can't wait for the Fourth of July weekend to get here!

Another trailer that has hit the web recently is the first trailer for Disney/Pixar's newest film, Planes, and yes, if the name made you wonder, it IS a spin-off of the Cars films. When I heard Pixar was going this route I was a little hesitant, especially when I heard that Dane Cook (of all people) was going to be voicing the main character, but this trailer has done plenty to quash some of my concerns. Take a look yourself if you haven't seen it already and let us know what you think!


Does Planes look like a film that you'd look forward to seeing? Pixar's been a little up and down with their feature length films lately what with Cars 2 being tepid at best, Toy Story 3 being their most successful film to date, and then the so-so Brave that still managed to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar a month ago. I'll be interested to see what the future trailers for Planes looks like, but for now you can count me as "optimistic."

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