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WATCH: Steve Carell appears live as Gru from Despicable Me 2…

May 31st, 2013 by Marc 1 Comment

In what may be the most bizarre video of the day but it’s something we here at FTN love… madness for madness sake.

Steve Carell, in a promtional stunt for Despicable Me 2, appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show last night (Thursday 30 May, 2013)… as Gru. And, while he’s channeling a little bit of Uncle Fester, it’s hard not to laugh.

Let us know what you think in any of the usual ways…

Press release:
For the first time since he created the signature voice for the infamous animated character, Steve Carell appeared in studio as the “real-life” Gru from Despicable Me 2.

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

Featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Al Pacino, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Russell Brand, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Nasim Pedrad, Moises Arias. Directed byChris Renaud & Pierre Coffin.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • Andrew

    Would love to see them include tha in part in animated form on a TV screen in the movie, lol

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