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Published On: Wed, May 4th, 2016

Trey Parker to voice ‘Despicable Me 3’ villain, Balthazar Bratt

During Universal Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri announced new castings for 2017’s highly anticipated film: Despicable Me 3.

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, has joined Despicable Me 3 to voice 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.

He proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.  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.

“It’s been a year since Minions appeared on movie screens, and will be another year until they show up in Despicable Me 3 next summer.  Fans are always asking us for more content with the Minions, so the timing felt right for them to star in an all-new short film right before audiences experience Illumination’s newest original film, The Secret Life of Pets,” said Meledandri.  “The theatrical release of this short serves as an opportunity for some of the most talented storytellers, visual development artists, colorists and story artists in the Illumination family to flex their creative muscles and create a new piece of content for the big screen.”

Trey Parker to voice Balthazar Bratt in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ "Despicable Me 3"

Trey Parker to voice Balthazar Bratt in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me 3”

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