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‘‘Despicable Me 4’ Streaming Release on Peacock and Netflix: What to Expect’

Universal Pictures’ latest installment in the Despicable Me franchise, Despicable Me 4, has hit theaters worldwide. This movie marks the sixth addition to the beloved series and follows the successful 2022 spinoff, Minions: The Rise of Gru, which grossed nearly $1 billion globally.

In Despicable Me 4, audiences will witness the continuation of Gru and Lucy’s story as they navigate the challenges of welcoming a new member to their family, Gru Jr. Their peaceful existence is disrupted when they encounter a new antagonist, Maxime Le Mal, and his partner Valentina, leading the family on an unexpected adventure. The plot thickens when a new neighbor, Poppy, recognizes Gru, setting the stage for comedic chaos.

Steve Carrell, reprising his role as Gru, expressed his enthusiasm for the character Poppy, describing her as a favorite and hinting at the fun-filled heist sequence in the film. The star-studded voice cast includes familiar names like Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, and Steve Coogan, among others, adding to the charm of the animated feature.

For those eager to enjoy Despicable Me 4 from the comfort of their homes, the wait may not be too long. Following its theatrical release on July 3, 2024, the movie is expected to stream on Peacock approximately three to four months later, around October or November 2024. This timeline aligns with a multi-year agreement between Universal and Netflix, ensuring a sequential release on both platforms.

As a point of reference, Kung Fu Panda 4, another Universal animation, premiered earlier this year and is set to debut on Peacock in July. This staggered release strategy allows fans to catch the film on different streaming services at various intervals.

For those looking to watch Despicable Me 4 sooner, digital VOD platforms like Amazon Prime Video and YouTube TV typically offer the movie for purchase or rental within 45 to 65 days of its theatrical debut. This means that audiences may have the opportunity to enjoy the film digitally as early as August 18, 2024.

Stay tuned for updates on the streaming release dates for Despicable Me 4 on Peacock, Netflix, and other digital platforms. In the meantime, check out the official trailer to get a glimpse of the animated adventure that awaits.