WATCH: ‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer With Steve Carell and Trey Parker

Despicable Me 3

The trailer for Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” released today. Steve Carell reprises his role as Gru, and “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker joins the fray as well.

The official synopsis, per ComingSoon.net, is as follows:

The team who brought you “Despicable Me” and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions,” returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. “Despicable Me 3,” directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in “Despicable Me 3” is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon “South Park” and the Broadway smash “The Book of Mormon.” Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

Additionally, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Julie Andrews all star in the film as well.

The first film, “Despicable Me,” received praise from critics and grossed over $543 million worldwide. The second film did even better, grossing over $970 million worldwide.

Check out the trailer below. The film hits theaters June 30 of next year.

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