This Thanksgiving, Manhattan will share a memorable moment of Minion Madness with the world when a brand new “Despicable Me 2” float joins the 87 th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ®. In celebration of the national holiday and the upcoming release on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Dec. 10 and Digital HD on Nov. 26, 2013 of “Despicable Me 2,” the No. 1 comedy of the year rolls out a deliciously decorated cupcake parlor inspired by the blockbuster film. Featuring Gru, the reformed master criminal turned devoted dad, and the unpredictable Minions, the new Parade float promises to keep things lively and entertaining for millions of fans, both young and old.
The Minions of "Despicable Me 2" are set to create mayhem at the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade aboard a new float this November. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are thrilled to welcome the Minions back to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a float that is every bit as colorful and imaginative as the film itself,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of the Parade. “The impish Minions will be wreaking their good-natured mayhem on this float that captures the humor, heart and all-out fun of 'Despicable Me 2' in a way that will surely delight Parade fans from across the country.” “Being a part of The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an honor for all of us in the NBC Universal family,” said Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “'Despicable Me 2' is the kind of family entertainment that fans of all ages will enjoy this holiday season and we are delighted it will be included in such a beloved annual institution.”