Minions: Rise of Gru will not arrive on Netflix US in 2022

Minions: Rise of Gru will not arrive on Netflix US in 2022
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Ever since Minions: Rise of Gru was released in theatres, it observed an exponential popularity that remains unparalleled to this day. Released on July 1, Minions: Rise of Gru is the second entry in the Minions franchise and the sixth overall in the Despicable Me. For all the Minion fans, here’s some good news for you. The Minions movie will be released on Netflix in the United States in 2023.

For those unversed, Minions: Rise of Gru is a “prequel seeing the untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.” According to What’s on Netflix, “It (the movie) was one of the biggest-grossing movies of the year.”

In the brand-new movie released in theatres this year, Steve Carrell voices Gru again, along with the rest of the crew including Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Alan Arkin, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

When will Minions: The Rise of Gru hit the Netflix library?

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As per the newly struck deal with Universal, Illumination movies will hit Netflix US, however, some nuances need to be taken into consideration. The movie was released theatrically on July 1st, 2022. 84 days later it arrived on Peacock on September 23, 2022.

According to What’s on Netflix, Peacock will reportedly hold onto the movie for four months. This implies that The Minions: Rise of Gru will hit the Netflix library on January 23rd, 2022. Additionally, it is also reported that the movie will stay on Netflix until November 23rd, 2022.

When will Minions: Rise of Gru hit Netflix globally?

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There has been no official information on the part of Netflix or Illumination movies regarding the Netflix release date of other nations. The Secret Life of Pets 2 was released on Netflix in the UK for six months; but the point is, that it arrived two years after its theatrical release. If we follow the schedule, this means that Minions: Rise of Gru will also hit Netflix globally in 2024. The same pattern can also be applied to Netflix Canada wherein they get Illumination movies for a year. As far as Latin American Netflix regions are concerned, they receive a new Illumination movie roughly three years after their theatrical debut.

Here’s the official synopsis of Minions: Rise of Gru (courtesy of IMDb):

“In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them.”

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