The reformed supervillain Gru and his lovable yellow minions will reunite on the big screen in "Despicable Me 3," Universal Pictures announced Wednesday. The animated film is scheduled for release on June 30, 2017.
The success of the two films, and the popularity of the jabbering, pill-shaped creatures known as minions, has already prompted Universal to drum up a spinoff prequel, titled "Minions," currently set for 2015.
Along with "Despicable Me 3," Universal announced dates for two more projects from its animation studio, Illumination Entertainment. The first, currently untitled, is an original animated comedy to be directed by Garth Jennings ("The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy") and scheduled for release Dec. 21, 2016.
The second is a new version of Dr. Seuss' "