It sounds like a typical Hollywood film - the bad guys try to outdo each other, there's plenty of action and adventure. But that's not all, this one's animated and it's in 3D!
With so many excellent animated films in cinemas in the last several years, expectations are often very high indeed with each new addition to the genre.
The latest, Despicable Me, is the first effort from Illumination Entertainment, the animation subsidiary of Universal Studios, headed by former 20th Century Fox Animation chief Chris Meledandri.
Meledandri had overseen hit animated films such as Ice Age, The Simpsons Movie, Horton Hears a Who! and the live-action-CGI-hybrid Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Go to Despicable Me's movie details page to find out more about the movie.