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How to Watch Despicable Me Movies Series in Order, Release Date, Cast and More

How to Watch Despicable Me Movies Series in Order, Release Date, Cast and More

Gru and his band of cute yellow minions back to our theaters with "Minions 2: The Rise of Gru," this July. To watch the entire Despicable Me franchise in the right order. Here is the guide to binge-watch this popular Despicable Me movies in order.

How to Watch Despicable Me Movies Series in Order, Release Date, Cast and More

Like all kid's classic animation movies, 'Despicable Me' creates a small, quirky and lovable view of the world that beyond imagination. No fake innocence of other animated films designed to appeal as adults, Despicable Me is a constant reminder that we all have a bad child inside us. Steve Carell's stunning voice skills for Gru make this a film full of whimsy and off-the-wall wit.


Despicable Me is a healing animation movie, and it is perfect for whole family to watch. Gru a guy who vows to be a famous villain in the world, and finally turns out to be a loving father after adopting three little girls. The punch line is definitely enough.


By 2022, Despicable Me movies have 5 movies already released in total. The first three movies are‘Despicable Me’,‘Despicable Me 2’ and‘Despicable Me 3’. And since the first movie wins big in audience, the first Minion movie‘Minions‘came out in 2015, and its sequel ‘Minions 2: The Rise of Gru’ came out in 2022, however, Minions 2 movie is widely taken as Despicable Me 4 movie because the story is focusing on Young Gru. But, the real Despicable Me 4 is actually on the way, and according to news, Despicable Me 4 is set to released in 2023. So, Let’s expect it.


Below is how many Despicable Me movies are there and details of every Despicable Me movie series in release order:


1.Despicable Me (2010) 

2.Despicable Me 2 (2013)

3.Despicable Me 3 (2017)

4.Minions (2015)

5.Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)

6.Despicable Me 4 (2024)

7.Despicable Me 5 (Planned)


1.Despicable Me (2010)

Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, Vector, Dr. Nefario and Minions in Despicable Me (2010)


Despicable Me 1 is a story about the super intelligent villain Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), dissatisfied with the news that the Egyptian pyramids have been stolen by some new thief, and he decides to build a rocket to steal the moon with the help of Dr. Nefario (voiced by Russell Brand) and his lovely minions. In the process of getting a loan from a bad bank, Gru steals a shrink ray gun that is snatched by a new thief, Vector (voiced by Jason Segel). To get the shrink ray gun back, Gru decides to adopt three orphans -Margo (voiced by Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (voiced by Dana Gaier), and Agnes (voiced by Elsie Fisher), Use their entry to Vector's big house to sell cookies as a chance to steal, then secretly dispose of the three children when the plan succeeds. However, in the ordinary daily get along with, Gru found himself more and more inseparable from these three little kids and Despicable Me dog, but such sentimentality will seriously affect the careful plan to steal the moon.


Release Info

Despicable Me release date is 9 July, 2010 in the United States.

The movie was directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, produced by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment companies. Director Chris Renaud, who is also the director of The Secret Life of Pets, Sing, The Lorax franchises. And Pierre Coffin is known for the full Despicable Me and Minions movie franchises.


About the Main Characters and Despicable Me Cast

Gru – Voiced by Steve Carell, who is a popular American actor and comedian, known for his impressive performance in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, The Office’and‘Evan Almighty’. Gru from Despicable Me. He once stole the moon single-handedly and was regarded as a milestone by the whole baddie world. Although he is a big baddie, Gru is not bad in nature.


Agnes – Voiced by Elsie Fisher, who was born April 3, 2003 and stars in 2018 comedy drama ‘Eighth Grade’ and 2022 comedy horror movie ‘My Best Friend's Exorcism’. Agnes is the youngest of the three orphans, she is one of the lovely and lively characters on Despicable Me, likes unicorns, candies, listening to Gru’s bedtime stories.


Edith- Voiced by Dana Gaier, who has been voicing acting for Despicable Me and Minions movie franchises. Edith was an orphan until Gru adopted her. Edith Despicable Me is a mischievous child with strong curiosity. She often gets into trouble, dissatisfaction with the orphanage director, but she is dynamic girl who will never lose heart.


Margo- Voiced by Miranda Taylor Cosgrove, an actress, singer and songwriter. She is widely known for starring in Nickelodeon teen sitcom ‘iCarly’. Margo was an orphan and live together with Agnes and Edith. She is the eldest in the three Despicable Me gorl like a kindest elder sister. She is like a wise little adult who sometimes knows what Gru is doing right and wrong.


Minions (Tim / Bob / Mark / Phil / Stuart)- Voiced by Pierre Coffin, yes, the director himself. In the Despicable Me series, the Minions are capsule creatures made by Gru and Dr. Nefario out of two cups of banana puree, mutant DNA, and fatty acids. They evolved from a single cell hundreds of millions of years ago, dating back at least to the time of the dinosaurs.


The minions are currently owned by Gru and Nefario, and they mainly build projects for Nefario and Gru, and loyal to them.


Vector- Voiced by Jason Segel, who is an American actor and comedian, well known for his acting in sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’, movie ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, ‘Bad Teacher’and‘Sex Tape’. Victor from Despicable Me, actually is Vector, is the son of badass bank boss, with super high-tech weapons, he successfully stole the Egyptian pyramid, was the strongest villain of the century, stole the shrunken moon from Gru. ‘The Vector! That's me, 'cause I'm committing crimes with both direction and magnitude. Oh, yeah!’


Where to Watch Despicable Me Online?

Do you like to know where to watch Despicable Me? You can watch Despicable Me online on Fubo TV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV and USA Network. You can also buy or rent Despicable Me 1 via Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DirecTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand.


Is 'Despicable Me 1' Streaming on Netflix?

Neither Despicable Me movie Netflix access is available, nor is Despicable Me Disney access. However, Despicable Me stream services is available on Fubo TV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV and USA Network.


2.Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Gru and Lucy in Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Ever since Gru’s fate with three adorable little girls, Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher), Gru has been transformed into a kind adoptive father and a businessman who makes lousy pudding and Jam. Of course, everything is not perfect, and in the meantime, his old partner, Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand), has left him for another job because he missed being evil. In addition, Gru accidentally found that Margo had contact with a boy, and gradually began to ignore the family. This discovery made him quite angry. One day, Gru met a talented but reckless agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig voice) , one of the new Despicable Me 2 characters and got kidnapped by her. Agent Lucy works for the group company Anti-Villain League (AVL) that develop a drug that can change biological genes, but they are located in the Antarctic laboratory is stolen by mysterious thieves using a giant magnet, so the group recruited Gru to help handle with a powerful new super criminal. After some consideration, Gru accepts the task, with the super cute minions, and Lucy formed a hilarious villain partner for fighting evil. Gru's minions are gradually being arrested away, the plot is gradually floating to surface. At this point, the two 's investigation continues, but the trouble is mounting. In the common efforts of the people, a crisis of the world is solved. Through teamwork and everyday mission, Gru and Lucy fell in love with each other and finally get married. At Gru and Lucy's wedding, the youngest daughter Agnes recited a toast for them, and the whole family was happy.


In addition, the film has to mention the father Gru who is in a panic because of Margo's love. It must be that every father will feel such relief and worry and heartache when he sees his daughter finally grow up to fall in love and get married. Gru himself suffered setbacks in the face of love when he was young, which also led to his unconference and uncalm in the face of women in the future. However, he always met the one who was destined for his life.


Release Info

Despicable Me 2 was released on July 3, 2013 in the United States. And it was premiered in France on June 16, 2013 at Champs-Elysées Film Festival. The movie was directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin from Despicable Me 1. The production company is also by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.


About the Characters and Cast of Despicable Me 2

Gru – Voiced by Steve Carell, Once the world's most powerful supervillain, now a good dad. As luck would have it, he was recruited into the top-secret Crime Fighting Organization, forcing him to learn how to be a good guy and save the planet. Although usually bold, Gru has to face the challenges of her daughter's growth and couples with the man trouble this time.


Lucy- Voiced by Kristen Wiig, who is American actress and voice actress. She has performed in 2016 comedy movie ‘Ghostbusters’ as Erin Gilbert and 2011 rom-com ‘Bridesmaids’ as Annie Walker. Lucy is a careful agent who teams up with Gru to hunt down highly dangerous supervillains. She likes to upstage Gru with quirky props and is a martial artist in her own right. However, she does not have a deep thought, sometimes cannot hide pleasure and excitement, easy to attract unnecessary attention, especially unfavorable in spying work.


Eduardo 'El Macho' Pérez - Voiced by Benjamin Bratt, who is an American actor and has excellent performance in movies like ‘Miss Congeniality’with Sandra Bullock and‘Catwoman’with Halle Berry. El Macho, he is passionate and charming, and also the owner of the popular Mexican restaurant Salsa & Salsa, and his unbreakable Latin dance skills are enough to charm the ladies. He had an unusual personality and an enormous waist. Eduardo has his country's flag tattooed on his chest and displays it every chance he gets, using his muscles to make it fly.


Margo- Voiced by Miranda Taylor Cosgrove. Elder sister Margo, she began to notice boys at her age and became obsessed with texting friends instead of family, and Gru feel irritating about it.


Dr. Nefario - Voiced by Russell Brand, who is a British comedian and actor, he stars in the well-known movies such as ‘Get Him to the Greek’as Aldous Snow, and‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’as Aldous Snow. Dr. Nefario still does not give up the idea of being a supervillain, very miss the previous days of being evil together, accept the job offered by others and he decided to leave Gru.


Where to Watch Despicable Me 2 Online?

Same to Despicable Me 1, you can watch Despicable Me 2 on Fubo TV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV and USA Network. You can also buy or rent Despicable Me 2 via Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DirecTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand.


Is 'Despicable Me 2' Streaming on Netflix?

Despicable Me 2 movie is currently not on Netflix. You can stream it on Fubo TV, Peacock Premium, DirecTV and USA Network.

3.Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Lucy, Gru and Dru in Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Despicable Me 3 follows Gru and his wife Lucy, who are thrown out of the Anti-Valliant League after failing to defeat Brad, a Despicable Me villain who wants to destroy humanity. The Minions want Gru to return to his life of crime, but Gru insists on quitting, and the Minions angrily quit and part ways with Gru. When Gru is looking for a new life goal, and he found the lost twin brother Dru, who plans to join hands with Gru and steal the diamond from badass Balthazar Bratt and find another chance to help Gru get his job back, but the competition between the brothers let Gru into unexpected predicament. Gru's three adopted daughters were kidnapped by Bratt. Gru tries to get them back, and he has to fight a giant doll driven by Bratt. The result, of course, is that the Gru defeated Bratt, saved his daughters, and lived happily ever after.


Despicable Me 3 undertake the first two movies, funny and happy. The picture is bright, the little girls are still very cute and warm, it melts the hearts when seeing them. Gru and the minions, they want to be bad, but the goodness in their bones makes them bad enough to turn around halfway through. The details are good. Gru's interaction with the kids is always warm.


Release Info

Despicable Me 3 And it was premiered in France on June 14, 2017 at Annecy International Film Festival. The movie was directed by Chris Renaud,Pierre Coffin from Despicable Me 1 and 2, and co-directed by Eric Guillon, who has been working as Production Design and Character Designer in Despicable Me movies . The production company is also by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, same as the previous movies.


About the Characters and Despicable Me 3 Cast

Gru – Voiced by Steve Carell. Once the world's most powerful supervillain, he is drafted into the Anti-Valliant League to fight crime, forcing him to learn how to be a good guy to save the planet. But because of a failure in an action, Gru was expelled from the league, after finding his twin brother Dru invited him to resume his old business.


Dru - Voiced by Steve Carell. Gru's long-lost twin brother, in addition to looks and body exactly like Gru, he is rich, gentle, enthusiastic and charming. He had the shiny blond hair that had struck Gru so hard, a crisp white suit and a slightly naive smile.


Balthazar Bratt - Voiced by Trey Parker, who is an American animator, voice artist and actor. Known for his voice performance in South Park as Eric Cartman / Stan Marsh. Once a famous child star in the 1980s, Balthazar Bratt became famous around the world thanks to the popular TV show Brad the Devil. As time went on, he hit puberty and his TV show was taken off the air, leading him to rage and go bad and live in memory ever since. He transformed into a villain who wanted revenge on everyone who laughed at him.


Mel - Voiced by Pierre Coffin. One of minions that has a name, leading the minions get away from home, only to be arrested for trespassing on The Voice stage, while in prison because of the foam that makes up Gru's head brought back memories. Eventually leading the minions out of prison to return to Gru.


Where to watch Despicable Me 3

Wondering where to watch Despicable Me 3? Despicable Me 3 is available to watch on Fubo TV, FXNow, and DirecTV, and Despicable Me 3 free full movie is on USA Network. You can also buy or rent Despicable Me 3 via Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DirecTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand.


Is 'Despicable Me 3' Streaming on Netflix?

Despicable Me 3 movie is currently not on Netflix. You can stream it on Fubo TV, DirecTV, FXNow and Free on USA Network.


4.Minions (2015)

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob in the Minions 2015 movie


Minions centers on the pre-Gru era of the minions and specifically traces their origins. Since the dawn of the Earth, a strange creature has appeared on the blue planet. They evolved and metamorphosed into the minions we know. The Minions spent their lives searching for the evil boss, proud to be his sidekicks, but the thousands of years of effort turned out to be nothing. After a long hiatus, a minion named Kevin decides to hit the road again, taking Stewart, who loves music, and Bob, who can't do anything wrong, across the ocean to 1968 America. The three accidentally hear that Orlando is about to hold a Villain Con, so they rush to the past, and become the evil lady Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock) entourage. Soon Scarlett gives them a task, that is to steal the Queen Elizabeth's royal crown. The little guys who don't know what to do are going out grinning, and what awaits them is an unprecedented adventure.


Release Info

Minions was released on July 10, 2015, and it was premiered in London on June 11, 2015. The movie was directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. The production company is also by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.


About the Characters in Minions

Stuart - Voiced by Pierre Coffin. He's almost a teenager. He likes to be brave. He is also the only one of the Minions with only one eye. Don't ask him why he only has one eye, because there is only one. He doesn't really care about the plan to save the minions. For him, the adventure is much more enjoyable than the result, so he just likes to play, eat, play music and talk to girls.


Kevin - Voiced by Pierre Coffin. Kevin is the big brother of the three minions. He is very responsible and wants to be a hero. As the leader of the Minions. He rubbed Bob's dirt away, and cleared Stuart's way out, and almost got eaten as a banana.


Bob - Voiced by Pierre Coffin. Bob is the youngest of the three minions. He is very naive, curious and loving about everything, but Bob is also the timidest. So, bear became his best sustenance.


Scarlet Overkill- Voiced by Sandra Bullock, who is an American talented actress stars in ‘The Blind Side’ as Leigh Anne Tuohy and ‘Miss Congeniality’ as Miss New Jersey. Scarlet Overkill is the baddest female villain of all time, with world-conquering ambitions to become the world's first super female villain, is the star of Villain Con. Throughout the 1960s, they started in New York, went all the way to London.


Herb Overkill - Voiced by Jon Hamm, who is an American actor and stars in movies ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ as Tim Jones, and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ as Adm. Beau 'Cyclone' Simpson. Herb is Scarlett's husband, and he provided a lot of weapons invention.


Where to watch Minions

Minions is available to watch on DirecTV and Peacock. You can also buy or rent Minions via Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DirecTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand.


Is 'Minions' Streaming on Netflix?

Minions movie is currently not on Netflix. You can stream it on DirecTV and Peacock, or purchase it on multiple platforms such as Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DirecTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand.


5.Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)

Gru and minion Stuart, Kevin, Bob, Otto in Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)


The film is a direct prequel to the independent Minion film "Minions " released in 2015. This Despicable Me spin-off follows minions as they serve other masters in the pre-Gru era, but the teen Gru appeared in the spin-off film and the sequel will focus on how he bonded with the minions. The film complements Gru's family background and follows up with the previous film, Minions, who meet their favorite boss and how they get together. Young Gru has a dream to be supervillain since childhood, but also extreme worship to the Vicious 6.


The Vicious 6 came to Asia by a treasure map, stole a piece containing the energy of the twelve-zodiac jade plate, five in the Vicious 6 want to take over the power of it and kicked out the boss and recruit new member. Gru apply for this position but he was looked down upon by the Vicious 5, Gru got angry and stole the jade plate. In pursuit of Gru, the jade plate was handed to the minion David to take back first, David mistakenly exchanged it with a group of children. Minions looking for the jade plate, while trying to save Gru, they met the Chinese aunt Master Chow, she taught Minions Chinese kung fu. In the end, they will fight with the Vicious 5: Wild Knuckles, Belle Bottom, Jean Clawed, Nunchuck, and Svengeance.


Release Info

Minions: The Rise of Gru was released on July 1, 2022, and it was premiered in France on June 11, 2015 at Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The movie was directed by Kyle Balda and co-directed by Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val. The production company is also by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.


About the Characters in Minions 2: The Rise of Gru


Kevin / Stuart / Bob / Otto – Voiced by Pierre Coffin.

Gru – Voiced by Steve Carell. Gru is a suburban kid who idolizes the world's most powerful supervillain the Vicious 6, he devises a plan to become bad enough to join them.


Wild Knuckles - Voiced by Alan Arkin, who is an American actor and stars in ‘Edward Scissorhands’ as Bill and ‘Going in Style’ as Albert Garner. Wild Knuckles, the Vicious 6 leader who got the Jade and got kicked out. He kidnapped Gru and gave the Minions 48 hours to hand over the Jade plate.


Belle Bottom - Voiced by Taraji P. Henson, who is American actress stars in ‘Hidden Figures’ as Katherine G. Johnson and the drama TV show ‘Empire’ as Cookie Lyon. Belle Bottom, the leader of the vicious five who took Wild Knuckles' place, was modeled after PAM Greer's 70s look, a woman with a huge afro.


Jean Clawed - Voiced by Jean-Claude Van Damme. Who is one of the best karate fighter in the world and later stars in action movies such as‘Bloodsport’as Frank Dux, ‘Timecop’as Max Walker. Jean Clawed has a lobster claw, it's what the French think of as a supervillain.


Nunchuck - Voiced by Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress who acts in ‘Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘as Isabelle 'Izzy' Hartley, ‘Bedtime Stories’ as Aspen. Nunchuck is an elderly nun who loves to wield her nunchucks.


Svengeance - Voiced by Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor who stars in ‘The Expendables’ as Gunner Jensen and ‘Masters of the Universe’ as He-Man. With blonde hair and a golden beard, Svengeance is a supervillain who loves Swedish roller skating.


Stronghold - Voiced by Danny Trejo, American actor who acts in ‘American Sicario’ as Pedro, ‘Machete’ as Machete. The muscular supervillain Stronghold, who always wears huge metal gauntlets, is the strongest of all the members of the team.


Where to watch Minions 2: The Rise of Gru

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru is available to watch on exclusively on Peacock. And you can also buy or rent Minions 2 movie via Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DirecTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand.


Is ' Minions: The Rise of Gru ' Streaming on Netflix?

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru movie is currently not on Netflix. You can stream it on Peacock, or purchase it on multiple platforms such as Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DirecTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand.


6.Despicable Me 4 (2024)

Gru, his adopted 3 cute girls and minions in Despicable Me 4 (2024)


By 2022, there is already three movies of Despicable Me franchise. In February 2022, Universal Pictures announced that Despicable Me 4 will be released in North America on July 3, 2024. Meanwhile, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Miranda Casgraf and others will all return to voice the sequel, and Chris Renard, one of the directors of the first two Despicable Me films, will return to direct Despicable Me 4. The plot of this movie and the Despicable Me 4 cast is not revealed yet.


Release Info

Despicable Me 4 is set to be released on July 3, 2024 in United States, UK and Sweden according to IMDB.


Where to watch Despicable Me 4?

Despicable Me 4 is not released yet. For previous Despicable Me movies. After theatrical releases, Despicable Me 4 is mostly likely to be stream on Peacock and purchase or rent vie multiple platforms.


Is 'Despicable Me 4' Streaming on Netflix?

No. Despicable Me 4 is not available on Netflix.


7.Despicable Me 5

Gru and Minions in Despicable Me movie

Despicable Me 5 is not announced yet as Despicable Me 4 is set to coming out in the middle of 2024, however, Despicable Me 5 always refers to the second installment of Minions movie in 2022: Minions: The Rise of Gru. It is the sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions (2015) and the fifth entry overall in the Despicable Me franchise.


Where can I watch Despicable Me 5?

Want to know where can I watch Despicable Me? Despicable Me 5 is still under planning and not released yet. If you are referring Minions: The Rise of Gru movie, you can watch it on Peacock, or buy or rent it via Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DirecTV, FlixFling, AMC on Demand.


Is 'Despicable Me 5' Streaming on Netflix?

By now, Despicable Me 5 is not released on any platform including Netflix.