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China Censor alters the ending of animated film “Minions: The Rise of Gru”

China Censor has altered the ending of the animated film “Minions: The Rise of Gru” for domestic release.

In the international version, the Hollywood film ends with Gru and Wild Knuckles, the story’s two thief anti-heroes, riding off together after Wild Knuckles faked his own death to evade capture by authorities.

Minions: The Rise of Gru has grossed $835 million worldwide, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2022.

However, it emerges that the film won’t have a similar ending when released in China.

In China’s version of the film, Morality Triumphs!

The edit shows Wild Knuckles ending up in a prison for 20 years after being caught by the police.

It was revealed via several posts and screenshots from the film shared on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform similar to Twitter, that the censors tacked postscript changes.

Numerous online commentators mocked the edit, saying it resembled a power-point presentation of Chinese authorities.



Such practice is not the first reported edit-censor case of Hollywood films in China.

Last year, Chinese viewers of Fight Club had a very different ending when it appeared on a popular local streaming platform.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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