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UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCES THE NEW DESPICABLE ME 2 TRAILER WILL LAUNCH WORLDWIDE ON ITUNES ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCES THE NEW DESPICABLE ME 2 TRAILER WILL LAUNCH WORLDWIDE ON ITUNES ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 201213:10 EDT Wednesday, October 31, 2012Event Marks the First Time the Studio Has Launched a Global Trailer on iTunes Despicable Me 2 Hits Theaters on July 3, 2013UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Pictures announced today that the new Despicable Me 2 trailer will have its worldwide digital debut as a global exclusive on iTunes.� This marks the first time in Universal's history that the studio has released a trailer worldwide on iTunes, with international versions available on the same day.� The new trailer for the 3D-CG comedy adventure is now available exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers (trailers.apple.com), the iTunes Movie Trailers App (www.itunes.com/appstore) and iTunes (www.itunes.com) via worldwide podcast in 155 countries and seven languages. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/LA33027LOGO) "Despicable Me is one of the most beloved and successful films in our studio's history," said Simon Hewlett, Executive Vice President, International Marketing, Universal Pictures.� "With this global trailer launch of Despicable Me 2 on iTunes, we are pleased to give moviegoers across the world a first look at this incredibly anticipated motion picture."About Despicable Me 2Universal 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.� www.despicable.me About Universal PicturesUniversal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).� Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal.� NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.� NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks.� Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.��SOURCE Universal PicturesFor further information: Mark Markline, Universal Pictures, 818.777.7847, mark.markline@nbcuni.com