BANANA!!! Man, it felt good to get that out of my system. Try it. Trust me. People will stop and stare, then leave you alone. At least the people who don’t get it. And let’s face it, who’s got time for that bunched-up-underwear crowd anyway?
Despicable Me was not only one of my favorite animated movies ever, but one of my favorite movies, period. Everybody loves those little, yellow mumbling minions and I’ve always been a fan of unbridled silliness. The first Despicable Me had both in spades. From the looks of the latest trailer for Despicable Me 2, this sequel appears to have kept the magic alive.
Maybe it’s just my inner child speaking, but they might have even topped themselves with this second outing. I know, I know. Sequels are almost always inferior in some way to the original, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Despicable Me 2 will be one of those rare exceptions.
I ain’t putting money on it, though. Well, unless you count buying movie tickets, a silo of popcorn, a reservoir of Coke, several dozen minion-related tie-in products, the BluRay, and a poster. THEN I guess you could say I’m putting money on it.
Don’t judge me!
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest 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.
I’m sorry, but for the next few weeks I’m going to be running around yelling, “BEE-DO BEE-DO!” You have been warned. Do not. I repeat, do NOT turn a fire hose on me under any circumstances. It’s more painful than it looks. Trust me.
As part of the marketing campaign for Despicable Me 2, which opens in theaters July 3rd, Universal has commissioned the creation of the “Despicablimp.” You’ve probably guessed it’s a blimp, but did you guess that it’s painted to look like a giant, floating minion? Of course you didn’t! (Okay, everyone missed it except you. You’re special.)
The Despicablimp is going on a cross-country trip and you can follow its progress at the Despicablimp Command Center. While you’re there you can enter to win a trip for 4 to the World Premiere of Despicable Me 2 in Los Angeles and you’ll even get to ride in the gigantic, gassy minion known as Despicablimp!
Want to see what you might be getting yourself into? Check out this time-lapse video of the Despicablimp getting a custom paint job after being all gassed up then being launched into the sky. Keep looking up!
So, would you ride in that thing? Heck yeah! And, by the way, if you win and you don’t want to ride in the giant gasbag you know where to find me. I’ve got my flying goggles on already.
As a “thank you” for visiting and putting up with my ridiculous wordiness, or wordiculousness (Yeah, that just made things worse, didn’t it? Well, suck it Noah Webster!) I leave you with this grand video send-off. From the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards I present to you the time-honored tradition of the Twenty One Fart Gun Salute. It always brings a tear to my eyes, usually for all the wrong reasons.
If you’re smart you’ll get all clickety on the links below which are guaranteed to bring you giggles galore. And no, “Giggles Galore” is NOT the name of the latest Bond girl. At least I don’t think it is.