Yel­low again...

Gru and the gang are back in De­spi­ca­ble Me 3. We preview the lat­est movie... and some of the coolest Min­ions-themed toys and col­lecta­bles

Coventry Telegraph - - FAMILY TIME -

GET ready for Min­ion­ma­nia to take hold again. The cute lit­tle yel­low fel­lows are back on the big screen from June 30, in De­spi­ca­ble Me 3. Their mas­ter Gru, who’s now an agent for the Anti-Vil­lain League (AVL), man­ages to foil the theft of the world’s most ex­pen­sive di­a­mond by Balt­hazar Bratt – a former child ac­tor who por­trayed a young su­per-vil­lain in a pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion se­ries and who now wants to be one for real.

Fired for fail­ure, Gru and wife Lucy are re­lieved of duty by new AVL di­rec­tor Va­lerie Da Vinci, plung­ing Gru into an iden­tity cri­sis.

A mys­te­ri­ous stranger shows up to in­form Gru he has a long-lost twin brother – and the former su­per-vil­lain re­dis­cov­ers just how good it feels to be bad. The film looks set to be as hi­lar­i­ous as the first two out­ings, filled with a host of fa­mous voices. Steve Carell re­turns as Gru (and also voices his twin Dru), Ghost­busters star Kris­ten Wiig brings to life Gru’s wife Lucy, while Julie An­drews is Gru’s mum. Alan Par­tridge star Steve Coogan is AVL boss Si­las and co­me­dian and ac­tor Rus­sell Brand plays Dr Ne­fario, thr mas­ter gad­geteer. South Park co-creator Trey Parker is the voice be­hind Balt­hazar Bratt. The first two De­spi­ca­ble Me movies grossed around $1.4 bil­lion world­wide and spawned a host of Min­ions mer­chan­dise. Here are just a few of the buys avail­able in stores now.

Mega Bloks Min­ions Sta­tion Wagon Get­away, Smyths £9.99

Min­ions Talk­ing Bob with teddy, Toys R Us, £39.99

Min­ions wall clock, Deben­hams, was £10, now £8

Steve Carell will re­turn to voice Gru

De­spi­ca­ble Me 3 flash­ing ball, Aldi, £2.99

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