DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Despicable Me 2'

This animated movie rose to the top of charts

In a year with only a handful of memorable animated movies, “Despicable Me 2” rose to the top of the American heap mostly by default. Facing the mammoth task of matching the critical and commercial success of the first, “2” did neither but didn’t embarrass itself either. With new voice additions Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt, “2” is more James Bond than mad scientist with lead character Gru (Steve Carell) keeping his edge while becoming a full-time good guy. The many special features push it into must-own territory for all families with children.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1/1080p), audio: English (2.0 Stereo, DTS-HD MA 5.1, Dolby 5.1), French and Spanish (Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1), subtitles: English and Spanish.

Special features:

• Three new mini-movie shorts

• Six featurettes

• Filmmaker commentary

• Additional DVD disc with UV HD

Universal, $34.98