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Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming animated comedy Despicable Me, which stars an all-star cast led by Steve Carell. It follows a trio of orphans who try to get a notorious thief named Gru (Carell) to rethink his plan to steal the world’s most valuable treasures, including the Moon.

The film features a voice cast that includes Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Russell Brand, Jemaine Clement, Jack McBrayer and Julie Andrews. Check out the studio’s synopsis below:

Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Russell Brand, Jemaine Clement, Jack McBrayer and Julie Andrews.

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, “Despicable Me.”

Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Despicable Me is in theaters on July 9, 2010. Have a look at the trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.

What do you think of the first trailer for Despicable Me?


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