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[11/16/10 - 02:53 PM]
NBC's "Minute to Win It" to Debut Exclusive Sneak Peek of All-New Mini-Movie "Banana" from the Blu-Ray(TM)/DVD Release of "Despicable Me" on December 7
Plus: "The Sing-Off" will subsequently air the "Banana" mini-movie on Wednesday, December 8.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S POPULAR COMPETITION SHOW 'MINUTE TO WIN IT' TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF ALL-NEW MINI-MOVIE 'BANANA' FROM THE BLU-RAY(TM)/DVD RELEASE OF THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT FILM 'DESPICABLE ME,' FEATURING THE LOVABLE 'MINIONS,' ON DECEMBER 7

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILM SET FOR BLU-RAY(TM)/DVD RELEASE ON DECEMBER 14

NBC's A Cappella Singing Competition Series "The Sing-Off" Will Also Air "Banana" Mini-Movie on December 8 in Support of "Despicable Me's" December 14 Blu-ray(TM)/DVD Release

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - November 16, 2010 - NBC's popular competition show "Minute to Win It" will dedicate an entire episode on December 7 to the highly anticipated December 14 Blu-ray(TM) and DVD release of the animated hit film "Despicable Me." In addition, both "Minute" and NBC's singing competition series "The Sing-Off" will offer a sneak peek of the brand-new mini-movie "Banana," made exclusively for the "Despicable Me" Blu-ray(TM) and DVD Double Pack.

"Minute to Win It" will debut "Banana" on Tuesday, December 7 (8-9 p.m. ET). In addition to airing the first-ever sneak peek, "Minute to Win It" will showcase several of the mischievous "Minions" from "Despicable Me" throughout the special episode and will include audience giveaways.

"The Sing-Off" will subsequently air the "Banana" mini-movie on Wednesday, December 8 (8-9 p.m. ET).

The animated comedy blockbuster "Despicable Me" includes three all-new mini-movies created exclusively for the Blu-ray(TM) and DVD Double Pack and debuts December 14. The hilarious mini-movies, including "Banana," "Orientation Day" and "Home Makeover," star the unforgettably funny Minions. Additionally, both the Blu-ray(TM) and DVD are packed with more never-before-seen bonus features including games, behind-the-scenes featurettes and interactive play for hours of additional fun.

ABOUT DESPICABLE ME:

Get ready for a minion laughs in the funniest blockbuster hit of the year!

Vying for the title of "World's Greatest Villain," Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) - along with his hilarious crew of mischievous Minions - plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon! But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad. From executive producer Chris Meledandri ("Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!," "Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown"), and featuring the voices of an all-star comedic cast, including Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews, "Despicable Me" is "rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative" (Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine).

For more info about "Despicable Me" and special pre-order offers, visit www.despicableme.com.

For more Minion fun, visit www.minionmadness.com and on facebook, www.facebook.com/DespicableMe.

ABOUT UNIVERSAL FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80 percent-owned by General Electric, with 20 percent owned by Vivendi.

"Minute to Win It," hosted by All-American chef and television personality Guy Fieri ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"), features competitors participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games that can lead to a $1 million prize. In each one-hour episode, competitors face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point - but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win $1 million. The competitors, who come from all walks of life, are shown over 60 games prior to the competition and are encouraged to practice these one-of-a-kind challenges at home.

"Minute to Win It" is produced by Universal Media Studios with Friday Television. Craig Plestis, Tim Puntillo (NBC's "Identity"), Mattias Olsson and Jock Millgardh serve as executive producers.

For "Minute to Win It" embeddable clips and full episodes, visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/minute-to-win-it/

For artwork and complete press kit from the show please visit the NBC Universal Media village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/nbcentertainment/minutetowinit or contact benjamin.cohen@nbcuni.com.

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