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Despicable Me 3 and How the Grinch Stole Christmas set for release in 2017

Jan. 15, 2014by: Alex Maidy

With the massive success of DESPICABLE ME 2 last summer, Universal is upping the ante with the announcement that DESPICABLE ME 3 will be hitting theaters in 2017. This comes in addition to the already in production spin-off prequel MINIONS featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. DESPICABLE ME 2's worlwide gross of $935 million (on a $78 million budget) pretty much guaranteed that we would be seeing Gru and company for another adventure. Despite middling reviews, families flocked to the sequel while also providing Dreamworks and Pixar with a new contender for the animation crown in Hollywood.

Universal and Illumination Entertainment also announced that they will release their second Dr. Seuss adaptation with HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS in time for the Holiday season in 2017. Illumination had a hit with THE LORAX in 2012 featuring the voices of Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, and Zack Efron. After two mediocre live action Seuss films, Illumination brought some life back to the immortal stories.

Illumination also announced a second film to be released on December 21, 2016 but did not reveal any further details. MINIONS is slated to hit theaters on July 10, 2015 with an untitled film set for February 12, 2016. DESPICABLE ME 3 will bow June 30, 2017 followed by HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS on November 17, 2017.

Source: Deadline

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2:58AM on 01/16/2014

Nov. 17th, 2017. The new "Grinch" will be released exactly 17 years TO THE DAY from Jim Carrey's version.

Fuck...I feel old.
Fuck...I feel old.
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6:56PM on 01/15/2014
More Minions and Agnes is more than welcomed. When Gru says to Agnes never get older....great sentimental line, especially if you have kids. If I could freeze time my 4 year old right now...would be great. Alas...eventually he'll turn in to his 10 year old bother with an attitude :o(
More Minions and Agnes is more than welcomed. When Gru says to Agnes never get older....great sentimental line, especially if you have kids. If I could freeze time my 4 year old right now...would be great. Alas...eventually he'll turn in to his 10 year old bother with an attitude :o(
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6:27PM on 01/15/2014
The Despicable Me films are hilarious, well written, and the animation always looks great. Looking forward to Minions and Despicable Me 3.

Would love to see a sequel to Rise of the Guardians. Great film that deserves a sequel.
The Despicable Me films are hilarious, well written, and the animation always looks great. Looking forward to Minions and Despicable Me 3.

Would love to see a sequel to Rise of the Guardians. Great film that deserves a sequel.
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8:19PM on 01/15/2014
I don't think it performed well enough at the box office but I totally agree, really enjoyed it and want to see more. The groundhog and the leprechaun were mentioned; I'm sure those two would be fun.
I don't think it performed well enough at the box office but I totally agree, really enjoyed it and want to see more. The groundhog and the leprechaun were mentioned; I'm sure those two would be fun.
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6:15PM on 01/15/2014
Why bother with Despicable Me 3? I don't have kids, but I thought the only reason they liked the movies were for the minions (I find them annoying, but whatever). Do kids actually want to see Gru and his family?
Also, there is no way to improve on the classic animated Grinch movie they already show at Christmas on tv. The live action film already tried to expand that story to 2 hours, and while I like it, the animated short is perfect as it is.
Why bother with Despicable Me 3? I don't have kids, but I thought the only reason they liked the movies were for the minions (I find them annoying, but whatever). Do kids actually want to see Gru and his family?
Also, there is no way to improve on the classic animated Grinch movie they already show at Christmas on tv. The live action film already tried to expand that story to 2 hours, and while I like it, the animated short is perfect as it is.
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6:02PM on 01/15/2014

your a mean one, Mr Grinch

The Ron Howard Grinch movie didnt do so well at first came out, but has since become a bit of a cult classic. I know a lot of people who have admitted to liking that movie. I actually really enjoy that movie (i also kinda enjoyed the Mike Myers "Cat in the Hat" movie so what do i know). There are a ton of other Suess books that would make better movies that havent been done yet. "Oh The Places You Will Go", "Butter Battle Book", "Green Eggs and Ham"
The Ron Howard Grinch movie didnt do so well at first came out, but has since become a bit of a cult classic. I know a lot of people who have admitted to liking that movie. I actually really enjoy that movie (i also kinda enjoyed the Mike Myers "Cat in the Hat" movie so what do i know). There are a ton of other Suess books that would make better movies that havent been done yet. "Oh The Places You Will Go", "Butter Battle Book", "Green Eggs and Ham"
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10:00PM on 01/15/2014
What are you talking about? The Grinch made over 260 million in theaters.
What are you talking about? The Grinch made over 260 million in theaters.
12:45AM on 01/16/2014
it didnt do well critically. but "The Cat in the Hat" did much worse in both terms. I think they feel safer in animation with both "The Lorax" and "Horton Hears a Who" being hits.

Im saying it looks like they are trying to match the money to the last Grinch movie with the money of the animated films and it seems lazy. I'd love to see a Green Eggs and Ham" movie (a tale all about giving into peer-pressure)
it didnt do well critically. but "The Cat in the Hat" did much worse in both terms. I think they feel safer in animation with both "The Lorax" and "Horton Hears a Who" being hits.

Im saying it looks like they are trying to match the money to the last Grinch movie with the money of the animated films and it seems lazy. I'd love to see a Green Eggs and Ham" movie (a tale all about giving into peer-pressure)
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