Despicable Me 4 is a 2024 American animated comedy film produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. It serves as the sequel to Despicable Me 3 (2017), the fourth main installment, and the sixth overall installment in the Despicable Me franchise. The film was directed by Chris Renaud, co-directed by Patrick Delage (in his feature directorial debut), produced by Chris Meledandri and Brett Hoffman, and written by Mike White and Ken Daurio. It stars the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Joey King, Miranda Cosgrove, Stephen Colbert, Steve Coogan, Sofía Vergara, Renaud, Madison Polan, Dana Gaier, Chloe Fineman, and Will Ferrell.

Following an escape from his incarceration, Maxime Le Mal and his girlfriend Valentina seek revenge on Gru and his family, including his baby son, Gru Jr., putting them into relocation for their protection, where they meet their new neighbors, the Prescotts, and their daughter Poppy. In a way to even the odds, Gru and his minions ally with Poppy.
Development on a fourth Despicable Me film began in September 2017. It was officially confirmed in February 2022, with Renaud, Delage, and White attached as director, co-director, and writer, respectively. Production was underway by June 2022. Most of the main voice cast was announced in January 2024, with Hoffman and Daurio revealed as co-producer and co-writer, respectively. Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams returned from previous installments to compose the score and write original songs and themes, respectively.

Despicable Me 4 premiered at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on June 9, 2024, and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on July 3, 2024.

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