Universal has released the teaser trailer and poster for Despicable Me 2. There aren’t any plot details or even footage from the film, but that doesn’t mean the marketing campaign can’t begin 15 months before the movie opens. So how do you sell a movie without the movie? The minions! By being adorable, the minions can sell anything. Granted, this is really more of an announcement trailer, although I have no idea why they’re “singing” the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann”. I can’t remember if that was a thing in the first movie or not.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer and poster. The film features the voice talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, and Al Pacino. Despicable Me 2 opens in 3D on July 3, 2013.
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Here’s the early official synopsis for Despicable Me 2:
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.