Despicable Me (Peter Coffin & Chris Renaud) - 2010

Professional villain, Gru (Steve Carell) needs a shrinking ray and funding from the Bank of Evil so he can steal the moon and reestablish his reputation as the world's number-one super-villain.  However, his younger rival & villain/nerd, Vector (Jason Segel) has grabbed the shrinking ray from the Chinese and has it in his fortress guarded by a shark and a few heat-seeking rockets.  But Gru hatches a fiendish plot with the help of three orphan-ballerinas and his ever-present yellow minions.  The girls steal the show in this world without law enforcement or gravity enforcement.  Fun for all ages.  [JAM 8/7/2010]