Minions: Rise of Gru – Picture: Illumination/Universal

Minions: The Origin of Gru It was one of the great movies of the summer and it’s on Peacock until the New Year. The second entry in the minions franchise and sixth overall in the My favorite villain The franchise opens in theaters on July 1 and will arrive on Netflix in the United States in January 2023, but a bit later than planned.

Coming seven years after the first minions film, this entry is a prequel that sees the «untold story of a twelve-year-old boy’s dream of becoming the world’s greatest supervillain.»

was one of the highest grossing movies 2022surpassing the likes of sonic the hedgehog 2, the batman, Y black adam.

Steve Carrell returns to voice Gru again, with other voices heard throughout including Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Alan Arkin, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.


When Minions: The Rise of Gru be on Netflix?

thanks to a agreement reached with Universal in 2021Illumination movies continue to arrive on Netflix US, albeit under different circumstances than in years past.

Prior to 2022, Netflix owned the entire pay window 1. Case in point, sing 2 notably, it came to Netflix (in the US) in June 2022 as part of that legacy deal between Universal and Netflix.

After the theatrical window, the film heads to Peacock for four months, Netflix for ten months, and then Peacock again for the final four months.

The film will be released in theaters on July 1, 2022. It then took 84 days to arrive at Peacock on September 23, 2022.

minions added to peacock

This timeline was a bit longer than the bad boyswhich made its way to Netflix on November 1, 2022.

Peacock will hold the film for four months, which means it was expected to head to Netflix on January 23, 2023..

That was confirmed when we learned the movie would arrive on January 23 via the January 2023 release schedule.

However the The film’s release on Netflix has now been pushed back a week, and is scheduled to arrive on January 30, 2023.

minions netflix release date delayed

Delay in the release date of the movie Minions: The Rise of Gru on Netflix

To see more Illumination and DreamWorks Animation movies coming to Netflix, check out our ongoing preview of their slate and when we expect them to hit Netflix here.


Will Minions: The Origin of Gru be on Netflix internationally?

Internationally, the picture is not so clear, which means we only have historical releases to release.

Netflix in the UK streamed The secret life of pets 2 for six monthsroughly two years after its theatrical release, which means if the same applies here, Minions: The Origin of Gru it will be available in 2024. The same goes for Netflix Canada, although they tend to have Illumination movies available for a year.

Latin American Netflix regions typically receive new Illumination movies approximately three years after they debut in theaters.

Image: Illumination


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