Taglines: Before Gru, they had a history of bad bosses.
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.
Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone 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 a thrilling journey 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.
About the Story
Minions are small, yellow pill-like creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who have only one purpose: to serve history’s most despicable masters. But after accidentally destroying all their masters, including a T. Rex, a caveman, an Egyptian pharaoh, Dracula, and Napoleon, they decide to isolate themselves from the world and start a new life in the arctic.
By 1968, the lack of a master drives them into depression, so one fearless Minion leader named Kevin comes up with a plan to find a new one for his people. The rebellious short Minion named Stuart volunteers to join Kevin by accident and Stuart is shorter than Kevin while he is taller than Bob, while the lovable short Minion named Bob joins by begging Kevin, who thought he was too young.
After a long journey, the Minions arrive at New York, where they learn that Villain-Con, a villain convention where supervillains from around the world gather to search for henchmen, was to be held in Orlando, Florida. They manage to hitch a ride to Orlando. Coincidentally, the family who drove them there were criminals heading to Villain-Con as well.
The Minions were impressed by some of the villains, including a sumo wrestler and an aquatic supervillain called Frankie Fish Lips. In the end, they attempt to become the henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first female supervillain. Hundreds of audience members rush on stage to participate in Scarlet’s challenge, but they are eliminated easily by the supervillain. Amidst the confusion, Bob wins the challenge by swapping Scarlet’s ruby with his teddy bear, Tim. Scarlet declares the Minions her new henchmen.
Minions is an American 3D computer-animated adventure action comedy film, and a prequel/spin-off to the Despicable Me franchise. Produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, the film was written by Brian Lynch, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. The film stars Pierre Coffin (as the Minions), Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, and Geoffrey Rush. The film premiered on June 11, 2015, in London, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 10, 2015.
Directed by: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Steve Carell, Hiroyuki Sanada
Screenplay by: Brian Lynch
Film Editing by: Claire Dodgson
Music by: Heitor Pereira
MPAA Rating: PG for action and rude humor.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: July 10, 2015