Despicable Me 3, also DESPICABLE M3, a 2017 3D computer-animated epic comedy-drama adventure film, was produced by Illumination Entertainment. The third film from the Despicable Me film series and a continuation to Despicable Me 2 of 2013, was unveiled by Universal Pictures on June 30, 2017.
The film features Steve Carell as Gru and Dru, Pierre Coffin as the Minions, Steve Coogan as Fritz, Jenny State as Valerie Da Vinci, Trey Parker as Balthazar, Nev Scharrel as Agnes Gru, Dana Gaier as Edith Gru, Miranda Cosgrove as Margo Gru, and Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde.
At the time of its release, it was the fourth-highest grossing animated film of all time (after Frozen, Minions, and Toy Story 3) and the 24th highest-grossing film of all time. At the moment, it is the fifth highest-grossing animated film of all time (after Frozen, Incredibles 2, Minions, and Toy Story 3) and the 33rd highest-grossing film of all time.
Its conception was announced in September 2013 by NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. The date of its release was announced in January 2014. On April 13, 2016, Steve Carell was unveiled by Universal as the one who was to voice character Gru, and currently his long lost twin Dru. Trey Parker, a South Park creator, joined the cast to voice the character Balthazar Bratt.