'Minions' Go Crazy in Super Bowl Spot for 'Despicable Me' Spin-Off
by Ethan Anderton
January 28, 2015
Surprisingly enough, the teaser trailer for Minions, the spin-off of Illumination Entertainment's animated hit Despicable Me, looked pretty great. There's a cool, original story that takes place before they even meet Gru (Steve Carell), and the film follows the little yellow creatures, always looking to help out their next master, looking for someone new to oversee them. And since the Super Bowl is right around the corner, we get a Super Bowl spot with the gibberish-speaking little guys going crazy, just like they're at the big game. Unfortunately, the film doesn't hit until this summer, but this should hold your kids over until then. Watch!
Here's the Super Bowl spot for Illumination Entertainment's Minions from YouTube:
You can still watch the teaser trailer for the animated spin-off prequel Minions right here.
The story of 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. Minions is co-directed by Kyle Balda, of The Lorax previously, and Pierre Coffin, of both Despicable Me 1 & 2 previously. Universal releases Minions in theaters in 3D starting July 10th, 2015 next summer. You in?