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Minions: The Rise of Gru: China censors ending of latest Minions film – more deets inside

Reuters reports that Chinese national censors seem displeased with the original ending of the film.

By: Mohnish Singh

Minions: The Rise of Gru, which recently hit theatres after facing a series of setbacks for two years due to Covid-19, is running with an altered ending in China.

Reuters reports that Chinese national censors seem displeased with the original ending of Minions: The Rise of Gru. Social media users in China noticed over the weekend that the ending of Universal Pictures’ latest animated film had been tweaked in an apparent attempt to teach audiences a lesson.

The animated film originally shows Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), the Minions, and co-conspirator Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin) driving off together, with the latter having successfully faked his own death.

However, the Chinese version is showing a different ending altogether. In the version shown in China, Gru “returned to his family” and “his biggest accomplishment is being the father to his three girls,” screenshots from the film allegedly read, as per Reuters.

Additionally, the outlet report that Wild Knuckles is said to have been apprehended by law enforcement and put behind bars for 20 years, per the added text before the credits.

It is the latest example of Chinese authorities changing a Hollywood film to make it what they deem to be more politically correct.

Earlier in 2022, Warner Bros confirmed that references to a gay relationship between male characters Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) were edited out of the latest Fantastic Beasts movie for the Chinese market.

In addition to Carell and Pierre Coffin, who voices the Minions: Rise of Gru’s voice cast includes Julie Andrews as Gru’s mother, plus Arkin as Wild Knuckles, who becomes a mentor of sorts for Gru.

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