Can’t get enough Minions? Who could blame you. The little guys were the breakout hit of the 2010 film Despicable Me and its 2013 sequel Despicable Me 2, which is impressive given Steve Carell did an excellent job voicing the main character Gru. But their childish antics couldn’t be contained to a side role, and they were given their own film this past year in Minions. They are now even more ubiquitous, showing up as toys, pillows, Halloween costumes, and, just in time for the season, can now be sported as winter hats.
But if that doesn’t meet your Minion-mania, there is a new mini-movie out for your viewing pleasure. It has been released in anticipation of the release of Minions on DVD and digital. Check it out below:
It’s a cute short story that showcases their appeal and why they would get their own movie. The slapstick comedy and guileless nature is a welcome and refreshing break, even if the film didn’t necessarily receive a rapturous welcome. Regardless of the critical reception, it features an excellent voice cast including Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan and Steve Carell. Plus, it’s hilarious.
If you liked the mini-movie, be sure to look out for the release of Minions digitally on November 24 and on DVD starting December 8.
Here’s the official synopsis for Minions:
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. Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.