As the sly penguins have outgrown their “Madagascar” roots so have the lovable minions of “Despicable Me.” Taking place before the days of Gru (although it may end with his being involved), the Twinkie-shaped, mumbling servants are getting their own movie aptly titled Minions to go on a comical adventure to search for an evil leader to follow. The trailer alludes to their bumbling being the cause of the demise of previous masters (Napoleon, Dracula, among others) so their hunt in 1960’s New York for a suitable replacement should give them plenty of trouble to get themselves into. Watch the silliness in the above trailer courtesy of Illumination Entertainment.
Minions employs the voice talents of Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Katy Mixon, Steve Coogan, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Hiroyuki Sanada.
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them — from T. rex to Napoleon — the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he — alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob — ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: Saving all of Minionkind . . . from annihilation.
Minions search for their evil overlord in US theaters on July 10, 2015 and UK theaters on June 26, 2015.