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DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Announcements: "Despicable Me 2," "Smurfs 2," "Big" Anniversary

By Rich Heldenfels Published: October 7, 2013

"Despicable Me 2" will be on Digital HD on Nov. 26 and on DVD/BD/3D-BD on Dec. 10. Here's a listing of extras:

Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack. 

Three All-New Mini-Movies Starring the Minions—Introduced by Gru
Panic in the Mailroom
Training Wheels
The Making of the Mini-Movies—A fun-filled take on the making of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them. 
Deleted Scene
The Minions—A visit to Illumination Entertainment in Paris and Los Angeles to hear what it’s really like to work with the Minions.
Evil Minions—Bigger, badder and more purple than ever, the newest and fiercest addition to the Minion species can chew through metal and swallow a car. Find out more about the process that led to their creation and design.
A Gru-Some Transformation—A sit-down with Steve Carell as he discusses the transformation of Gru from the ultimate super-villain to super-dad and international spy. 
El Hombre Malo: The Villainy Of El Macho—Every great story needs a good villain, and Despicable Me 2 brings on the diabolico in the form of El Macho! Learn about the creation of this character and the actor who brought him to life—Benjamin Bratt.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ & DVD

Gru’s Girls—Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Kate Fisher and Dana Gaier weigh in on working with Steve Carell and playing the daughters of a world-famous super-villain! 
Gadgets Galore—Lipstick tasers, magnet ships, foam dart dispensers and jelly guns—these are the nifty gadgets of Despicable Me 2. Illumination Entertainment pulls back the curtain on what it takes to build a world that would leave even James Bond envious.
Feature Commentary With Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin

"Smurfs 2" will be in all formats on Dec. 3. The extras lineup:

Bonus Features on the 3D Blu-ray(tm) Combo Pack and Blu-ray(tm) Combo Pack Include:

·         Deleted Scenes

·         Two featurettes (also included on the DVD):

o   Daddy's Little Girl: The Journey of Smurfette - Learn all about Smurfette's "golden" past as we trace her origins back to Peyo's stories, and how that in turn inspired the filmmakers as they were putting together this newest Smurf's tale.  Then, hear from Katy Perry on how she tapped into her inner Smurf to pull off the role in the voiceover booth.

o   Animating Azrael - Discover how the filmmakers animated our favorite feline sidekick.

·         Three Blu-ray exclusive featurettes:

o   The Puurrfect Companion: Azreal's Tail - See how Azrael was created, from the live-action cat to the digital double, and how actor Frank Welker brought the character to life.

o   Evolution of the Naughties - Learn how the filmmakers designed the newest additions to The Smurfs, Hackus and Vexy.

o   The Naughties! The Tale of Hackus and Vexy - Meet the new characters, Hackus and Vexy, and hear from actors Christina Ricci and J.B. Smoove on what it was like to voice the Naughties.

o   Smurfs Mini-Movie "The Legend of Smurfy Hollow"

·         "The Legend of Smurfy Hollow" Mini-Movie -- When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy's investigation takes him into spooky Smurfy Hollow - and right into Gargamel's trap! Can Brainy and Gutsy, with the help of Smurfette, put aside their rivalry before Gargamel captures them, or worse, will they come face-to-face with the legendary ghost, the Headless Horseman?


DVD Bonus Features Include:

·         Deleted Scenes

·         Two featurettes:

o   Daddy's Little Girl: The Journey of Smurfette (see description above)

o   Animating Azrael (see description above)


Also on Dec. 10, the 25th-anniversary edition of the Tom Hanks gem "Big" in BD/DVD combo. Extras:

● Big Extended Cut 
● Big Brainstorming Audio Documentary by Writers/Co-Producers Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg 
● Deleted Scenes, Including 5 with Intros by Director Penny Marshall 
● Big Beginnings 
● Chemistry of a Classic 
● The Work of Play 
● Hollywood Backstories: Big 
● Carnival Party Newswrap 



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