Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru opening the Annecy Festival

See you on June 13 to finally discover Illumination’s new animated film.

After a hybrid edition, which offered many events via the internet in order to avoid large gatherings of people in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic, the next Annecy festival will be organized face-to-face this year. Precisely from June 13 to 18, 2022. And to inaugurate the festivities, the organizers are betting on a safe bet: The Minions.

Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru will therefore open the next Annecy Festival, seven years after the release of the first opus. “The Minions franchise is inseparable from Annecyexplains the artistic delegate of the Festival, Marcel Jean, in the press release announcing the news. From 2010, Me, ugly and mean had made the event there and, since then, each film of the series began its fruitful career there. The enthusiastic public of Annecy is the best there is to noisily celebrate the return of this happy band which is the emblem of the success of Illumination. We all want to see the public come back in large numbers and we need lightness and laughter. that’s why Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru appeared to us as the ideal film to open the 2022 edition of the Festival. For the Festival, it is also an opportunity to highlight both French and American know-how. We thank Illumination and Universal Pictures for providing this gift to festival-goers.”

This sequel, expected in cinemas on July 6, 2022, will tell the story of the meeting between the famous villain Gru and the Minions: how he assembled his team of super-villains before facing the terrible Vicious 6. Still created within the Illumination studio, it is co-directed by Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val. In production, we find the founder of the firm, Chris Meledandri, as well as Janet Healy and Chris Renaud (co-director of the first films of the saga).

Here is its trailer:

The Annecy Festival 2022 offers itself a beautiful poster: “And sails the ship of animation!”

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