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Category: Edition 2022

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.
It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto – a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please – this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.
When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader – legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles – Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts (and enrages) them, and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Original Title Minions: The Rise of Gru
Italian Title Minions 2 - Come Gru Diventa Cattivissimo
Category Out of competition
Section Special Events
Tipology Animation, Feature Film, Special Event
Duration 87'
Production Year 2022
Nationality USA
Directed by Kyle Balda
Co-directors Brad Ableson, Jonathan del Val
Screenplay Brian Lynch, Matthew Fogel, Cinco Paul
Editor Claire Dodgson
Animation Director Christophe Delisle
Production Design Edwin Rhemrev
Music Jack Antonoff
Visual Effects Greg Tallec
Original Voices Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Michelle Yeoh, Julie Andrews
Talent Manager Terri Douglas
Produced by Christopher Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud
Production Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures (USA)

Kyle BaldaKyle Balda

Born in Tucson, Arizona, in 1971, Balda has been working professionally in feature animation for the past two decades. He began his career studying traditional animation at California Institute of the Arts in 1991 and continued his training with LucasArts and Pacific Data Images. In 1993, Balda joined the crew of Industrial Light & Magic, contributing to such films as THE MASK and MARS ATTACKS! and serving as animation supervisor on JUMANJI. After working as animator on Peter Jackson’s THE FRIGHTENERS at Weta Digital in New Zealand, Balda returned to California to work at Pixar Animation Studios as an animator on A BUG’S LIFE and MONSTERS, INC. and as directing animator on TOY STORY 2. Alongside Chris Renaud, Balda co-directed DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX. Balda has also directed numerous Dr. Seuss and Minions shorts for Illumination. In 2017 he directed, with Peter Coffin, DESPICABLE ME 3.

Illumination Entertainment
Universal Pictures (USA)

Italian distribution
Festival contact
Universal Pictures International Italy (Italy)