Rub shoulders with Gru, Minion at The Boardwalk

2017-07-05 06:01
Fans will get the chance to meet Despicable Me’s Gru and one of his Minions, Mel, at The Boardwalk on July 5.                 Photo:SUPPLIED

Fans will get the chance to meet Despicable Me’s Gru and one of his Minions, Mel, at The Boardwalk on July 5. Photo:SUPPLIED

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

FANS of the blockbuster franchise Despicable Me are in for an exciting treat at The Boardwalk today, July 5, when Gru and one of his Minions, Mel, venture to the complex to meet their fans and promote Despicable Me 3’s cinematic launch in South Africa.

Buoyed by the response to the Minions’ roadshow to promote their movie Minions in 2015, The Boardwalk is looking forward to welcoming fans, young and old, in large numbers.

Fans will get to meet the famed Despicable Me characters and even have their photos taken with them.

South African movie fans have loved these charismatic characters since they made their debut in the first hit animation, Despicable Me.

In June 2017, Gru, Lucy and the girls return for a globe-hopping adventure featuring new characters and some big surprises.

There is a new super villain on the scene whose exploits cause Lucy and Gru to lose their jobs. The Minions, who are desperate for a life of crime, decide to leave Gru and go off in search of a new Big Boss.

It is also discovered that Gru has a twin brother in the shape of Dru – fantastically wealthy, charming and sophisticated and with a head of fabulous golden hair.

Despicable Me 3 promises audiences plenty of new story, new characters, new plot twists and Despicable Me sibling rivalry delivered with Illumination’s trade mark sweet and subversive style of comedy.

Gru and his Minion, Mel, will make grand appearances at The Boardwalk today from 10am. There will also be other fun-filled activities to make the day even more memorable for fans.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.