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Steve Carell voices Gru Despicable Me 4.

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Despicable Me 4 is the latest film in an animated franchise that made reformed supervillain Gru (Steve Carrell) and his army of chattering Minions household names. The franchise has grossed billions of dollars, and the latest film topped the weekend box office. But are these films growing up with their audiences, or are they still aimed at young children? And does it matter?

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