Despicable Me 4 and Migration release dates set by Illumination & Universal

Despicable Me 4, Migration, Illumination Entertainment, Universal

Illumination and Universal have set dates for two of its forthcoming animated features, Despicable Me 4 and Migration. Gru and the Minions will return to theaters for Despicable Me 4 on July 23, 2024. Meanwhile, Migration is set to fly on June 30, 2023, the same weekend as the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.

Migration is an original animated feature that follows a family of ducks who convince their over-protective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime as they attempt to migrate from New England, through New York City, and down to the Bahamas. Benjamin Renner (Ernest et Célestine) will direct from a script penned by Mike White (School of RockThe White Lotus). Illumination founder Chris Meledandri produces.

Despicable Me 4 finds Steve Carell reprising his role as the reformed-villain Gru. Throughout the Despicable Me series of films, Gru has left a life of villainy behind in favor of becoming a father, husband, and secret agent. Of course, Gru’s hapless-yet-helpful helpers, the Minions, will also return in the sequel. Also returning are Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Miranda Cosgrove, and Steve Coogan. Chris Renaud (Despicable Me 1 and 2, The LoraxThe Secret Lives of Pets 1 and 2) is directing Despicable Me 4, with animation director Patrick Delage (Sing, Sing 2) co-directing.

Fans of the Minions won’t have to wait long to see their favorite pill-shaped mischief-makers in action because the long-delayed Despicable Me spin-off sequel, Minions: The Rise of Gru, will be released on July 1, 2022.

It won’t be long before Gru, his girls, Lucy, and the Minions are back in the public consciousness. If this sounds like a threat, you might want to switch to decaf. The Despicable Me franchise has brought a lot of smiles to families all across the globe, and it’s sure to do so again when Gru and the Minions return to theaters!

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.