13 July 2010 12:51 PM, PDT | Makingof.com | See recent Makingof.com news »

MakingOf recently sat down with screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio to speak about their most recent work, the just-released animated feature "Despicable Me," which topped all movies (including "Eclipse") at the box office last weekend with $56.4M.

After receiving the idea from Sergio Pablos and Chris Meledantri (Illumination Entertainment), both writers loved the concept of a villain who's trying to take over the world having to juggle the responsibilities of family life, saying "We thought it was great, that it was really funny, but it had the potential for great heart."

From storyboards to finished product, screenwriters have to exercise patience when it comes to seeing their work come to life.  Having previously worked on "Horton Hears a Who!" together, both Paul and Daurio realized the time and energy that it takes to bring their writing to the screen.  Expressing the satisfaction of the process, Paul states, "That's the thing that's amazing because. »

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