Steve Carell has a good animated match for his vocal talents in Gru, a master criminal who wants to be immortalized as the greatest bad guy ever.
A rival (voice of Jason Segel) has his own designs on that title, so Gru takes several orphans under his wing, intending for them to infiltrate his competitor's lair ... but they end up having an effect on him that he never anticipated. Russell Brand, Julie Andrews and Miranda Cosgrove also are heard. DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin; "Gru's Rocket Builder" game. *** (PG: V) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times