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When is ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Coming To Disney Plus?

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’, is the sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions (2015) and the fifth entry overall in the Despicable Me franchise. If you’ve not had an opportunity to watch the movie yet, or maybe you can’t wait to rewatch it, you might be wondering if and when Minions 2 is coming to Disney+. Read on for the all details!

What is ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ About?

In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader — the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance — Wild Knuckles himself — and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Disney Plus Release Date

There is no question that Minions: The Rise of Gru (and the first movie) seems like a perfect fit for Disney+ on the surface. We can understand how an animated film usually leads you to believe it must be a Disney movie. Disney is, of course, the biggest animation studio in the world. However, both Minion movies were produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures.

This means that Minions: The Rise of Gru or any other movie produced by Illumination will not be arriving on Disney+ as it’s not a Disney movie. While things can change in the future, Illumination is a direct competitor to Disney, so we can file this movie under the “not going to happen” list. 

‘Minions 2’ Release Date Disney Plus (Internationally)

Internationally, things can be a little different for Disney+ as we have seen some titles that aren’t produced or distributed by Disney arrive on their streaming service. Specifically, the UK has seen both Paddington movies added, which isn’t a Disney title. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said they weren’t planning on licensing films for Disney+ internationally, but plans seemed to have changed. With Paddington, it’s believed this was added to help with the European quota, which requires a certain amount of content to be created in Europe.

However, just like the United States, it’s not expected that Disney will be striking any deals with Illumination/Universal Pictures for any of the Minion movies. 

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Where To Stream

As ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ is a Universal movie there it will be coming to Peacock after just 45 days in theaters. This means we expect to see the movie arrive sometime in mid August. However, no official release date has been announced at this time.

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