MegaMind

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Overview

Notorious Metro City villian Megamind voice of Will Ferrell becomes an unlikely savior to the troubled metropolis after defeating beloved do-gooder Metro Man voice of Brad Pitt and creating a new opponent who refuses to play by the rules. Megamind was only an infant when his parents loaded him into an emergency escape pod and jettisoned him into space just as their planet was being sucked into a black hole. His destination: planet Earth. Meanwhile, another slightly more wholesome baby sets out on the same ...
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Overview

Notorious Metro City villian Megamind voice of Will Ferrell becomes an unlikely savior to the troubled metropolis after defeating beloved do-gooder Metro Man voice of Brad Pitt and creating a new opponent who refuses to play by the rules. Megamind was only an infant when his parents loaded him into an emergency escape pod and jettisoned him into space just as their planet was being sucked into a black hole. His destination: planet Earth. Meanwhile, another slightly more wholesome baby sets out on the same trajectory. But while the latter will ultimately land in the home of a wealthy couple and grow up to become Metro Man, hero of Metro City, poor Megamind finds his fate taking the opposite course when his pod crashes in a prison yard, leaving him to be raised by convicts. Later, in grade school, the kids all flock to Metro Man, leaving a frustrated Megamind to embrace a life of diabolical misdeeds. As the years go by, Metro Man and Megamind develop an intense adversarial relationship that pits them in battle over Metro City time and again. Undeterred by his unbroken losing streak, Megamind hatches an ingenious scheme to finally destroy Metro Man by kidnapping pretty reporter Roxanne Ritchi voice of Tina Fey, and luring the predictable hero into a deadly trap. Then something unexpected happens -- Megamind's plan actually works. Now, with Metro Man out of the picture, Megamind and his Minion voice of David Cross stake their claim on Metro City. But what good is ultimate power when you don't even have to fight for it? Realizing that life is simply out of balance without Metro Man to be the hero, Megamind creates a new foe who will be just as righteous and powerful as his fallen adversary. Unfortunately, Megamind's schemes usually have a way of backfiring, and when Metro City's newest savior proves even more evil than Megamind, the blue-hued antihero prepares to fight back with everything he's got.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Disc 1 - Blu-ray Movie; Megamind: The Button of Doom: Megamind and Minion return to battle an even bigger foe in this all-new Mega Comedy Adventure (HD); ; Enhance the Movie-Viewing Experience with the Animators' Corner featuring Picture-In-Picture Storyboards, Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Interviews; Uncover More Megamind Facts with the Trivia Track; Put your own hilarious twist on scenes from the film with the Interactive Comic Creator (HD); Meet the Cast (HD); Discover The Lost Scene (HD); Visit Megamind's Lair (HD); Experience AnimatorMan (HD); Learn to Draw Megamind (HD); Unleash The Reign of Megamind Video Comic Book; Filmmaker's Commentary; Fun High-Flying Games; ; Disc 2 - Filmmaker's Commentary; Meet The Cast; Discover The Lost Scene
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
It may have been just a fleeting thought, but any fan of superhero films is bound to have pondered precisely what Lex Luthor planned to do with all his power had he actually accomplished the unthinkable and defeated the Man of Steel. Screenwriters Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons certainly did, and they have plenty of fun toying with the possibilities in Megamind, an animated adventure comedy that plays just as well to grown-up movie geeks as it does to their wide-eyed minions. Megamind voice of Will Ferrell was only an infant when his parents loaded him into an emergency escape pod and jettisoned him into space just as their planet was being sucked into a black hole. His destination: planet Earth. Meanwhile, another slightly more wholesome baby sets out on the same trajectory. But while the latter will ultimately land in the home of a wealthy couple and grow up to become Metro Man voice of Brad Pitt, hero of Metro City, poor Megamind finds his fate taking the opposite course when his pod crashes in a prison yard, leaving him to be raised by convicts. Later, in grade school, the kids all flock to Metro Man, leaving a frustrated Megamind to embrace a life of diabolical misdeeds. As the years go by, Metro Man and Megamind develop an intense adversarial relationship that pits them in battle over Metro City time and again. Undeterred by his unbroken losing streak, Megamind hatches an ingenious scheme to finally destroy Metro Man by kidnapping pretty reporter Roxanne Ritchi voice of Tina Fey, and luring the predictable hero into a deadly trap. Then something unexpected happens -- Megamind's plan actually works. Now, with Metro Man out of the picture, Megamind and his Minion voice of David Cross stake their claim on Metro City. But what good is ultimate power when you don't even have to fight for it? Realizing that life is simply out of balance without Metro Man to be the hero, Megamind creates a new foe who will be just as righteous and powerful as his fallen adversary. Unfortunately, Megamind's schemes usually have a way of backfiring, and when Metro City's newest savior proves even more evil than Megamind, the blue-hued antihero finds himself forced into battle with an opponent who doesn't play by the rules. Great heroes and great villains go hand in hand; every caped crusader needs an arch nemesis to fight high above the crowded city streets, and no scoundrel is worth his weight in tears without a debonair do-gooder to scheme against. When that careful balance of power is upset, the entire comic-book universe goes supernova. Megamind screenwriters Schoolcraft and Simons have studied their superhero lore well, and in addition to understanding what makes places like Gotham City tick, they also know that the villain is often a far more compelling character than the hero. By creating the character of Megamind and then placing him in a vacuum of power, the screenwriters grant themselves license to subvert conventions in a way that's entertaining for older viewers weaned on DC and Marvel and highly enjoyable for the next crop of comic geeks, thanks to some clever references and memorable twists. Deconstruction can be tricky business, but much like one needn't have ever seen a slasher film to enjoy Wes Craven's Scream, Megamind works just as well as a playful postmodern jab as it does a fast-paced antihero comedy that's fun for viewers of all ages. Given Ferrell's unique vocal range and his penchant for going over the top, it's a bit of a surprise that his voice-over credits are somewhat few and far between. His manic delivery helps to give the character of Megamind a certain confidence that's easily crippled, a trait that makes him increasingly endearing as he gradually becomes the reluctant savior of Metro City. Brad Pitt, on the other hand, is essentially wasted in the role of Metro Man, though supporting players Fey, Cross, and Jonah Hill all seem to be having a blast behind the mic. Megamind is a movie designed primarily to entertain, not educate. Given the prominent use of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" in the trailers and commercials for the film, it should be obvious to parents that the focus of Megamind is more on the action and comedy than it is on the titular character learning any important life lessons. So, while the storyline is constructed around a positive concept about taking control of your own fate and realizing when you've inadvertently taken mischief a bit too far, it's the thrilling battle scenes and clever riffing on comic-book conventions that truly resonate. Between Megamind and Despicable Me, it's beginning to look like Hollywood has finally embraced the antihero in children's films. It should make for some intriguing discussions after the movie, and it will be interesting to trace the evolution of superhero stories once the latest crop of kids grow up and start penning their own screenplays.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2011
  • UPC: 097361246642
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Animated
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Bonus DVD
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 13,731

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Ferrell Voice Only
Brad Pitt Voice Only, Voice Only
Tina Fey Voice Only
Jonah Hill Voice Only, Voice Only
David Cross Voice Only
Ben Stiller Voice Only
Justin Theroux Megamind's Father
Jessica Schulte Voice Only
Tom McGrath Voice Only, Voice Only
Emily Nordwind Voice Only
J.K. Simmons Voice Only
Ella Olivia Stiller Voice Only
Quinlin Dempsey Stiller Voice Only
Brian Hopkins Voice Only
Christopher Knights Voice Only
Mike Mitchell Voice Only
Jasper Johannes Andrews Voice Only
Jack Blessing Voice Only
Stephen Kearin Voice Only
Technical Credits
Tom McGrath Director
Michael Andrews Editor
André Araujo Production Manager
Lorne Balfe Score Composer
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Lara Breay Producer
Denise Nolan Cascino Producer
Stuart Cornfeld Executive Producer
Holly Edwards Associate Producer
Leslee Feldman Casting
Guillermo del Toro Consultant/advisor
David James Production Designer
Timothy J. Lamb Art Director
Maude Lewis Production Manager
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
Alan Schoolcraft Screenwriter
Brent Simons Screenwriter
Ben Stiller Executive Producer
Justin Theroux Consultant/advisor
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- MegaMind
1. Scene 1 [6:19]
2. Scene 2 [3:42]
3. Scene 3 [5:54]
4. Scene 4 [6:51]
5. Scene 5 [5:10]
6. Scene 6 [4:09]
7. Scene 7 [6:51]
8. Scene 8 [6:09]
9. Scene 9 [3:07]
10. Scene 10 [4:03]
11. Scene 11 [4:12]
12. Scene 12 [7:54]
13. Scene 13 [5:42]
14. Scene 14 [7:28]
15. Scene 15 [8:11]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- MegaMind
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
         French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         English Audio Description
         Filmmakers' Commentary
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Mega Features
      Meet The Cast Of Megamind
      Deleted Scene
      Filmmakers' Commentary
         View the Film With Commentary by Director Tom McGrath, Producers Lara Breay and Denise Nolan Cascino, and Writers Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons
         Commentary Subtitles
            English
            French
            Spanish
            Commentary Subtitles: None
      World Of Dreamworks Animation
         Kung Fu Panda
            [Music]
            [Film]
            [Computer Games]
            [DVD]
         Madagascar
            [Music]
            [DVD]
         Shrek
            [Music]
            [DVD]
            [Movie Tickets]
         How To Train Your Dragon
            [Music]
            [DVD]
      Previews
         Kung Fu Panda 2
         Rango
         Megamind THQ Game Trailer
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  • Posted April 11, 2012

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    Ferrell Fever.

    This was a good DVD with wild Will Ferrell. The plot is not new, yet the storyline was engaging and entertaining. It may be a little scary for youth under ten, yet it offers a great lesson about the need for power and domination. The animation was great for adults and the humor was at times laugh-out-loud funny. *Enjoyed this DVD.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

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    Mega Amazingly Clever Movie. The Second Best Of Dreamworks!

    The First being Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimmarron.

    I was surprised When I first watched it, it was so clever and funny. Adults and Kids Will enjoy it. I love This Movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What I thought was interesting is the way the eyes are, the eyes are so amazingly well done. Don't worry about his blue skin or big head being disturbing to you, you get quickly used to it.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

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    a good movie

    i thought that it was a clean funny movie. My whole family liked it, especially my brother. Both boys and girls can enjoy this, and there are no swears whatsoever even though sometimes Dreamworks puts a few in with their PG movies. I would definitely recommend this. It would make a good edition to any family's movie collection or netflix queue.

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