Despicable Me 3 – in theaters June 30, 2017 (fun giveaway ends on July 7, 2017)

*This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures.

The Minions are coming! The Minions are coming!

Coming to theaters on June 30, 2017 is the latest addition to the popular Despicable Me franchise, simply entitled Despicable Me 3.

In the new film all of our favorite characters return – Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, Gru’s new wife Lucy and of course everyone’s favorite – the Minions!

A new character will be introduced in this film, Gru’s long lost brother Dru.

Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis.  But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps—one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Check out the film’s trailer.


It look like a lot of fun. I cannot wait to see it in the theater with my family.

If you would like to learn more about the film you can visit the Official Website. In addition you can “like” the film on Facebook and follow the film on Twitter and Instagram. You can even check out GruTube.

The official film hashtag is #DespicableMe3.

In honor of the film’s release, a company called Thinkway Toys has released super adorable mini Minions that sign, dance and talk. They are called Mini Music-Mates.

They talk! They dance! They are Despicable Me 3 Mini Music-Mates! Each Minion comes with 3 different song clips with original voice and sound effects. Press the button on the base and watch it go! All Mini Music-Mates come with colorful backdrops. Connect multiple bases together and they dance in perfect unison! It’s a Minions dance party! The assortment includes Dave, Stuart, Tim, Carl and Mel! Even Gru and Agnes. Add to the fun with Jail Time versions of Tom, Tim and Carl. Each sold separately.

I was sent one of the Minion Mini Music-Mates to try out for myself. I received to review “Dave” to review.

There is nothing you need to do to enjoy playing around with this toy. It comes with batteries. You just have to press the button for a few seconds to move it from test mode to full play mode.

The toy talks, sings and dances, just like in the description. As he move his eyes move too, so it looks like he’s looking around as he’s talking, singing and dancing.

The volume is decent too. It’s not too loud or too low (there is not a volume control).

Each one comes with a different backdrop. Mine came with Dave in various dancing positions. You can choose to use it or not. You could even make your own backdrop.

Check out this video of my Dave Minion Mini Music-Mate toy.


It’s super cute.

These retail for $19.99 each. They are made for children ages 4+ up (or “big kids” like me).

If you would like more information about these toys please visit ThinkwayToys. You can also check out the hashtag #ThinkwayToys on social media.

I have a fun prize package for a lucky winner. The winner will receive:

  • $15 iTunes gift card to purchase the new Despicable Me 3 soundtrack
  • Despicable Me 3 Mini Music-Mate

The prizing is compliments of Universal Pictures and Thinkway Toys.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 7, 2017. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me if you are planning to go and see Despicable Me 3 – OR – who is your favorite character from the franchise?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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* I received the same prize package, compliments of Universal Pictures and Thinkway Toys. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and “mini zoo” consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher’s assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Gru is my favorite

  2. I am looking forward to seeing Despicable Me 3.

  3. Erika W. says:

    Yes, we will definitely go because my son is a huge fan of the movie franchise.

  4. Jennifer b says:

    Plan on taking my daughter, edith is one of my favorites

  5. I’ll see it with my 7 year old daughter.

  6. I like Kevin the Minion.

  7. Cheryl B says:

    I am planning on taking my Granddaughter to see this movie.

  8. I will see it with my niece.

  9. Janet W. says:

    Yes, I plan on seeing Despicable Me 3 with my grandsons!

  10. I would like to see Despicable Me 3

  11. Sara Estep says:

    I will be taking my kids to see it this weekend.

  12. janetfaye says:

    I plan to go with my grandson to see this movie.

  13. I am hoping to see a prescreening of it tonight with my wife!

  14. my little niece wants to see this movie

  15. I like Gru and Dru because they are both voiced by Steve Carell.

  16. Susan P. says:

    I’ll be taking the grandkids to see this movie.

  17. I am planning on taking both of my nieces to see this. They are so excited! I really love Gru!

  18. Gru is my favorite character!
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  19. I’d love to see this with my family 🙂
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  20. Steven Weber says:

    I plan on seeing this with my nieces and nephews.

  21. Robin Creager says:

    I plan on watching Despicable Me3 with my grandson. My favorite character is Bob although Stewart is also one I like too.

  22. elizabeth miller says:

    I am planning on taking my 11 year old, her best friend, and my 3 year old granddaughter to see this.

  23. Ellie Wright says:

    I plan on taking my two grandsons to see this.
    They’ve been seeing the previews and are really excited.

  24. Michelle C says:

    I am planning on seeing it with my kids! We really enjoyed the first movies!

  25. Nicole Martin says:

    I plan on taking my son!

  26. I’m planning on seeing Despicable Me 3 with my husband and nephew.

  27. Dan W. Dykstra says:

    My wife and I are going to see the movie.

  28. Sandra Preti says:

    Of course I will go see it! Can’t wait.

  29. Gru is our favorite character. He’s grumpy but has a heart of gold.
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  30. Kristen Joiner says:

    I will be going to see it and taking the children I babysit. It’s a cute series of movies and they love the minions.

  31. Margot C says:

    We wiill be there no matter what, we love Gru!

  32. Vicki Wurgler says:

    yes my granddaughter and I will see this movie

  33. We are planning on a family date night to go see this movie together!

  34. Terra Heck says:

    I’m hoping to see Despicable Me 3 with my two teen sons. Thanks.

  35. Angel Heaps says:

    yup we are going t o see it opening weekend and my favorite character is gru

  36. Yes, I’d like to see this new movie. My favorite character is the Minion with one eye.

  37. Mariaelena says:

    We will definitely go watch the movie! My kids love it!

  38. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I want to take my nieces and nephews to see it!

  39. Kelly Grant says:

    Yes I plan on taking my family.

  40. Kelly D says:

    Yes, my kids want to go see this movie.

  41. Jessica To says:

    I am planning on taking my son to see this movie.

  42. Nannypanpan says:

    My favorite character is gru

  43. I want to see this with my kids.

  44. Mandi Smith says:

    I can’t wait to take the kids to see this over the weekend. My fave minion has always been Bob

  45. amanda whitley says:

    i am going to see this with my kids and husband

  46. My favorite character from the movies is Gru because he changes throughout the movies, from being a grumpy man to a person who ends up happy with 3 daughters and a wife by the end of the second movie. He has changed a lot during these first 2 movies, and I can’t wait to see what will happen with him in the 3rd movie.